Law Blog

Gill v. Moody Mart 2 Inc.,Et al. Civil Case No.: 19-cv-02171-JMA-AKT

Convenience mart
New Employment Law Action filed in the Eastern District of New York

Gill v. Moody Mart 2 Inc., and HO 110 Inc., and Hill Enterprise Inc., and Tariq Mahmud, individually, Civil Case No.: 19-cv-02171-JMA-AKT

Continue reading
  162 Hits
162 Hits

Are You a Victim of Delayed Workplace Retaliation?

singled out
Delayed Workplace Retaliation

Laws exist to protect workers who voice concerns about workplace discrimination from retaliation. But for these laws to provide the protection they guarantee, workers need to recognize an action as retaliation.

Continue reading
  179 Hits
179 Hits

Independent Contractors Affected by New Laws

Gig economy
Employment Law Update - New Laws for Independent Contractors

A new freelance law to protect California independent contractors recently went into effect and a similar law could be coming to New York State.

Continue reading
  180 Hits
180 Hits

Mako v. Linda Richards Inc. et al.; Case No.: 19-cv-02660-CS

Office management
Judge grants Conditional Certification of Collective Action in the Southern District of New York

Mako v. Linda Richards Inc. et al.; Case No.: 19-cv-02660-CS

Continue reading
  296 Hits
296 Hits

Boone and Clarke v. Alpha Corporate Transportation and Taxi Service Inc. d/b/a Alpha Taxi Et Al. Civil Case No.: 19-cv-02808-CS

Taxi
New Class and Collective Employment Law Action filed in the Southern District of New York

Boone and Clarke v. Alpha Corporate Transportation and Taxi Service Inc. d/b/a Alpha Taxi, and Edward Samraldi, individually, Civil Case No.: 19-cv-02808-CS

Continue reading
  217 Hits
217 Hits

Padilla v. Urban Garden Center, Inc. et al.; Case No.: 19-cv-09660(LGK)

landscape
New Employment Law Class and Collective Action filed in the Southern District of New York

Padilla v. Urban Garden Center, Inc. et al.; Case No.: 19-cv-09660(LGK)

Continue reading
  214 Hits
214 Hits

Are You a Victim of Pregnancy Discrimination? Here’s What You Can Do.

pregnant at work
Employment Law, Pregnancy Discrimination

For some women, working during pregnancy is one of the most challenging things they will ever do. None of the usual stresses of work go away once you’re pregnant and you’re also faced with all of the nagging physical ailments that might accompany pregnancy – digestive distress, poor sleep, aches, and pains, etc.

Continue reading
  217 Hits
217 Hits

Is Your Employer Liable for How Customers or Clients Treat You?

Unhappy customer
Employer Liability for Treatment of Employees by Customers

Most jobs involve interaction with people other than your co-workers. Whether you work in an industry with customers or you are responsible for meeting the needs of clients, just about everyone with a job has to deal with people in one way or another. Customers and clients are a vital part of keeping your employer in business and keeping you employed, so it’s essential to make sure they are satisfied.

Continue reading
  324 Hits
324 Hits

Am I a Victim of Workplace Retaliation?

Running for the exit
Workplace Retaliation

In addition to the laws in place to protect you from discrimination in the workplace, the law also protects you from retaliation. Your employer cannot penalize you for reporting some types of wrongdoing, including discrimination and harassment – this is called engaging in legally protected activity.

Continue reading
  323 Hits
323 Hits

New York State Enacts Law Banning Salary History Inquiries Goes Into Effect

Payday
The New York State Law Banning Salary History Inquiries

On July 10, 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill that will impact employers in New York with regard to inquiries asked of potential employees during interviews. The new law, effective January 6, 2020, will prohibit employers in New York from inquiring about an applicant’s salary history (including compensation and benefits) and from depending on that applicant’s previous wage or salary when deciding whether to extend a job offer or determining what that applicant’s prospective pay would be. This amendment to the New York Labor Law, specifically Labor Law Section 194-a, further prevents an employer in New York from seeking such information from the applicant’s previous employer. Moreover, employers are banned from retaliating against applicants or employees who refuse to disclose such information. If an applicant believes that an employer violated this law, he or she may bring a civil court action or can contact the Division of Labor Standards.

Continue reading
  319 Hits
319 Hits

Actress Gabrielle Union Fired From America’s Got Talent After Complaints of Racism and Unhealthy Workplace

Exit

NBC Universal once again finds itself entangled in another employment scandal after actress Gabrielle Union was dropped as a judge on the show, America’s Got Talent, amid complaints of racism and an unsafe workplace. According to reports, NBC fired Union – a known advocate for minority communities - because she spoke out about the toxic and racist workplace culture during production of the show. Union allegedly spoke out about several discriminatory practices during her time on the show, including being told by producers that America would not get behind a ten-year old black rapper; that the network discouraged her from wearing certain outfits and hairstyles they considered “too black” for viewers; and for raising concerns that host Simon Cowell was creating an unhealthy workplace by smoking indoors. But it was her complaint to producers about a racist joke comedian Jay Leno allegedly made about Korean restaurants during taping that apparently sealed her fate. Though producers allegedly dismissed Union’s complaint, the joke was cut from the show, then in retaliation, they terminated her three-year contract after just one season as a judge on the show. 

Continue reading
  431 Hits
431 Hits

Can Catholic Schools Discriminate? The U.S. Supreme Court is About to Weigh In.

discrimination
Catholic Schools and Discrimination

The United States Supreme Court will review two decisions from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit involving the ministerial exception to federal employment discrimination law claims. On December 18, 2019, the Supreme Court granted petitions for a writ of certiorari in St. James School v. Biel and Our Lady of Gudadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru, both decisions from the ninth circuit in which Catholic religious schools argued that the ministerial exception protected them from claims of discriminatory employment practices.

Continue reading
  363 Hits
363 Hits

Mako v. Linda Richards Inc., and Linda Barry a/k/a Linda Bretti, individually, and Frank Bretti, individually, Civil Case No.: 19-cv-02660

clothing boutique
New Employment Law Class and Collective Action filed in the Southern District of New York

Mako v. Linda Richards Inc., and Linda Barry a/k/a Linda Bretti, individually, and Frank Bretti, individually,Civil Case No.: 19-cv-02660

Continue reading
  473 Hits
473 Hits

Melgarejo v. New York Fish & Vegetable, Inc., d/b/a “NY Fish and Vegetables,” and Lee’s Fish & Fruit, Inc., and David Lee, individually, Civil Case No.: 19-cv-02439-AT

72092284
New Class and Collective Action filed in the Southern District of New York

Melgarejo v. New York Fish & Vegetable, Inc., d/b/a “NY Fish and Vegetables,” and Lee’s Fish & Fruit, Inc., and David Lee, individually, Civil Case No.: 19-cv-02439-AT

Continue reading
  376 Hits
376 Hits

Can I Be Fired for My Political Views?

exit employment
Political Views and Employment

The United States is gearing up for a big presidential election in 2020 and most people have strong opinions about the candidates.

Continue reading
  466 Hits
466 Hits

Are Atheists Protected from Religious Discrimination in the Workplace?

equality
Atheism and Religous Discrimination in the Workplace

Most people know they are entitled to protection from religious discrimination in the workplace, but what if you don’t practice a religion? Do any of the current laws against discrimination in the workplace protect you if you are a non-believer?

Continue reading
  646 Hits
646 Hits

3 Questions about Workplace Surveillance

Security Camera
Employment Law and Workplace Surveillance

Everyone is entitled to a certain level of privacy, but a reasonable expectation of privacy varies based on where you are and what you are doing. For instance, what’s reasonable in your own home is different from when you are riding a public bus or sitting in a restaurant.

Continue reading
  1083 Hits
1083 Hits

New York City Human Rights Law Expands Employment Protections to Independent Contractors and Freelancers Effective January 11, 2020

equal rights

On September 12, 2019, the New York City Council passed a law (Int. 0136-A) that will impact New York City employers. This new law, effective January 11, 2020, will expand the scope of the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) to provide protections for independent contractors and freelancers. This law will ensure that independent contractors and freelancers are protected by the New York City Human Rights Law and will give them the right to file potential complaints with the New York City Commission on Human Rights when they face harassment or discrimination based on a protected class. This amendment further clarifies how to determine whether an employer has the requisite “four or more” with regards to coverage under the NYCHRL, explaining the protections will apply to employers who employed at least four workers (including independent contractors, freelancers, certain employer’s family members) at any time during the twelve months before the start of the discriminatory act.

Continue reading
  1128 Hits
1128 Hits

Former Fox News Employees Request Release From Non-Disclosure Agreements

NDA
6 Former Fox News Employees Request Release from NDAs

Six former Fox News employees, including former news anchor, Gretchen Carlson and former political consultant, Julie Roginsky, became the latest in a growing list of female employees who are demanding to be released from Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) they signed as part of their sexual harassment and discrimination settlements with Fox. The NDAs prohibit them from talking about the alleged unlawful conduct in any form. Both Carlson and Roginsky accused their former employer, Roger Ailes, former President and Chairman of Fox News, of sexual harassment and discrimination. According to court documents, Carlson alleged that Ailes "sabotaged her career because she refused his sexual advances." Roginsky alleged that she was denied a co-hosting job on a show after she refused to have a sexual relationship with Ailes.

Continue reading
  453 Hits
453 Hits

William R. Nolan v. The City of New York, et al. Civil Case No.: 19-cv-00187

Constitution
New Civil Action filed in the Eastern District of New York

William R. Nolan v. The City of New York, et al.Civil Case No.: 19-cv-00187

Continue reading
  3863 Hits
3863 Hits

Logo

910 Franklin Avenue
Suite 200
Garden City, NY 11530
Tel: 516-248-5550
Fax: 516-248-6027

655 Third Avenue
Suite 1821
New York, NY 10017
Tel: 212-679-5000
Fax: 212-679-5005