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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 […]

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic many healthcare professionals have turned to social media to express their frustration regarding treating large amounts of COVID-19 patients and the lack of personal protection equipment provided by their employers.  Some of the postings by healthcare professionals have gone viral thereby persuading healthcare corporations to confront the issues raised by their […]

Religious School Teachers and Employment Discrimination Protections Under the Law On July 7, 2020, the United States Supreme Court ruled by a margin of 7-2 that teachers at religious schools whose duties include religious instruction do not receive employment discrimination protections under federal law. The two cases before the Court on this issue – – […]

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New Action filed in the Eastern District of New York Ruggiero v. The Springs Tavern, Inc., and Charlene Desmet, individually, and Daniel Desmet, individually, Civil Case No.: 19-cv-02429-GRB-AYS On April 26, 2019, Plaintiff Ruggiero filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court Eastern District of New York against THE SPRINGS TAVERN, INC. (“Springs Tavern” […]

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United States Supreme Court: Employers Prohibition of Discriminating Against Employees Due to Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity On June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the protections of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) cover individuals who are discriminated against because of their sexual orientation […]

SCOTUS Blocks Attempt to End DACA On June 18, 2020, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision blocking The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, commonly known as DACA. The decision ensures that DACA recipients can continue to work legally and employers can continue to […]

Reasons to hire an employment lawyer. When you need an attorney, you want someone who has experience dealing with the laws that affect your situation the most. This is true all the time, but it’s especially true when your legal issue has to do with the workplace. Working with an employment lawyer means someone will […]

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Employment Law – Harassment by your Boss If you are harassed by a co-worker, you speak to your boss or the human resources department about it. But what if it’s your boss who is harassing you? You might not feel as comfortable speaking up and reporting it. It’s illegal for your supervisor anyone in your […]

What You Need to Know about New York’s Lactation Laws New lactation laws went into effect in March 2019 in New York City. The laws stipulate minimum requirements for employers and mandate that there be a written lactation room policy for employees. All employers are also required to create lactation rooms that would be available […]

Employment Breaks and Workday Hours Workers in New York City are protected by employment laws that address work hours and breaks during the workday. Some employees are legally entitled to breaks and in some cases, those breaks must be a specific length of time. What are three of the most common questions asked about breaks […]


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