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what kind of lawyer do i need to fight workplace discrimination

Discrimination in the workplace is a serious issue that takes many forms. It can be overt or covert, and it can happen to anyone at any time. If you have experienced workplace discrimination, you may be wondering about your legal rights and what kind of lawyer you need to fight back. Here’s what you need […]

caregiver protection

New York City’s Human Rights Law now includes protection for individuals who qualify as caregivers. The extension of the existing law now protects anyone who falls under “caregiver status.” Who Qualifies as a Caregiver? NYC’s Human Rights Law includes a definition section to help people determine whether or not they are protected under the law. […]

Minimum Wage Increase

Minimum Wage Increase The New Year ushered in changes for New York workers. These changes include an increase in the minimum wage and new sick leave law. New York is one of several states that guarantee pay for workers recovering from an illness, caring for a sick family member, or seeking treatment for a variety […]

Sick Leave

The New York Sick Leave Law, effective September 30, 2020, amends the New York Labor Law by adding Section 196-b, mandating that many New York employers provide paid sick leave (SB 7506B, Part J)[1].  Specifically, employees may start to accrue sick leave starting September 30, 2020, and may use the accrued sick leave starting January […]

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 […]


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 […]


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