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Marijuana Drug Tests and Job Applications Marijuana laws have begun to shift in recent years. Not only does this affect how use of the drug is handled in general when it comes to legal issues, it also means employers must alter their approach to marijuana use by employees. However, just because the use of a […]

Home for Children

Judge grants Conditional Certification of Collective Action in the Southern District of New York Baez and Santana v. Cayuga Home for Children; Case No.: 20-cv-02912 As previously reported on this website, in Baez et al v. Cayuga Home for Children; Case Number:1:20-cv-02912-MKV, on April 8, 2020, Lead Plaintiffs, Ms. Baez and Ms. Santana, on behalf […]

Independent Contractor vs. Employee On August 10, 2020, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Ethan P. Schulman recently ordered Uber and Lyft to classify its drivers as employees, in a startling upset to the multimillion-dollar rideshare companies that base their business models on working with drivers as independent contractors rather than hiring them as employees.  Judge […]

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) has been enacted to temporarily extend the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) in order to support families due to sudden school and childcare changes.  Although many parents were able to manage working while taking care of […]


New Action filed in the District of New Jersey Cocco v. Stratas Foods LLC, d/b/a Admiration Foods, et al. Civil Case No.: 19-15979 (KM) On July 29, 2019, Plaintiff Cocco filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey against STRATAS FOODS LLC, d/b/a ADMIRATION FOODS (“Admiration”), and ROBINSON PEREZ, […]


Wage and Hour Law Imagine working hard for your employer only to learn you won’t be paid for your work. It sounds like a nightmare, but it happens more often than people realize. Luckily, there are laws in place that protect workers’ pay and ensure they receive the wage they deserve. According to information from […]

rights for all

New York’s Human Rights Law Extends Protection to Small Businesses The majority of federal laws protecting employees apply only to medium to large-sized businesses. This means that the millions of people who are employed by small businesses across the country do not receive the same protection that others receive just because their employer is smaller. […]

On Friday, July 17, 2020, former NHL player Jeremy Roenick filed a lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court against NBC Sports for wrongful termination.  Roenick’s suit alleges that the network discriminated against him as a straight man by terminating his employment because of off-color remarks he made on a Barstool Sports podcast, in violation […]

On April 27, 2020 Suffolk County joined 14 other municipalities across the state of New York in passing legislation that has come to be known colloquially as “Ban the Box.”  Ban the Box legislation limits or bans employer inquiries into the criminal history of an applicant during the hiring process.  The name refers to the […]

Grocery Cart

New Action filed in the Southern District of New York Taveras v. H & W Deli Grocery, Inc., and Pedro Santana, individually,Civil Case No.: 19-cv-05750-GHW On June 19, 2019, Plaintiff Taveras filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court Southern District of New York against H & W DELI GROCERY, INC. (“H & W […]


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