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New York’s Freelance Isn’t Free Act New York’s Freelance Isn’t Free Act, officially titled Establishing Protections for Freelance Workers Act is a New York City law created to protect workers. Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the law in an effort to strengthen protections for freelance workers. The new law establishes and enhances existing protections and […]

New York regulations on employee scheduling proposed On December 12, 2018, the New York State Department submitted proposed regulations on employee scheduling for public comment. These proposed regulations require employers to compensate employees for unscheduled shifts, canceled shifts and “on-call” shifts. Under the proposed regulations, for unscheduled shifts, the employer must pay the employee an […]

What is “Cooperative Dialogue”?

“Cooperative Dialogue” in Employment Law Making a request for accommodations in the workplace can be a stressful and intimidating process for many. Luckily, New York has enacted guidelines to make the process easier for employees and employers. As of October 2018, all New York City employers with four or more employees are required to use […]

What is a Failure to Hire Lawsuit? If you’re searching for a job you already know how stressful the experience is even under the best of circumstances. The lucky ones who manage to land their dream job after just a few interviews still must deal with stress, uncertainty, and uncomfortable or awkward situations. But what […]

What is “Constructive Termination” Employees suffering from illegal discrimination and/or retaliation at work are often fired from their job as the culmination of a series of adverse actions taken against them. However, what if there is such a strong hostile work environment rife with discrimination and retaliation that causes an employee to want to quit […]

The short answer in New York is: maybe. To retaliate literally means to respond or reply. Thus, many actions against employees are a response to action(s) that an employee has taken. It is not illegal to take an adverse action against an employee in response to something that employee may have done that the employer […]

New Class and Collective Action filed in the Southern District of New YorkGray v. Mid-Bronx CCRP Early Childhood Center Inc., and Mid-Bronx Community Council, Inc., d/b/a Mid-Bronx Council, and Mid-Bronx Senior Citizens Council, and Concourse Area Housing Corp., and Walter E. Puryear, III, individually Civil Case No.: 1:18-cv-07934 On August 30, 2018, lead Plaintiff Ms. […]

New York State Minimum Wages Increase on December 31, 2018 As the holidays approach, it is easy to lose track of time, and before we know it, we are several months into 2019. However, please remember that the minimum wage is set to increase on December 31, 2018 for New York City and New York […]

Employee misclassification is one of the most common problems in the workplace. In some cases, misclassification is a mistake and an employer just doesn’t understand the different classifications or their responsibilities concerning each type. But in other cases, employers intentionally misclassify employees to avoid providing benefits. If you’ve been misclassified and your employer insists you’re […]

On November 6, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Mount Lemmon Fire District v. Guido, holding that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (“ADEA”) applies to state and federal government employers regardless of their size. In Mount Lemmon, a small Arizona municipal fire department terminated its two oldest employees, […]

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