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Top 3 Questions about Breaks and Workday Hours

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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.

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New York’s Laws Protecting Job Safety for Domestic Violence Survivors

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New York Job Safety for Domestic Violence Survivors

New York recently implemented additional job protection for survivors of domestic violence.

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COVID-19 and Returning to Work

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Returning to Work as Businesses Reopen in New York

As New York State begins to permit many non-essential businesses to reopen after months shut down to flatten the COVID-19 pandemic’s curve, many employees may fear returning to work amidst the on-going pandemic.  However, there are certain precautions an employer can take to attempt to ensure their employees’ safety during this on-going pandemic.

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New York Employment Law in the Age of COVID-19

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COVID-19 is changing employment law

Over the last two months, the COVID-19 pandemic has tremendously impacted life as we know it. In particular, the pandemic has caused economic uncertainty and has forced state governments to issue stay-at-home orders, forcing businesses to furlough and/or lay off millions of employees.

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Are Employees Legally Entitled to Meal Breaks?

Most of us can imagine it in our heads – construction workers sitting on the side of the road digging into their lunch pails, or people in business suits heading out to grab a bite of something nearby, enjoying the sun before returning to finish the workday.

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What You Need to Know about OSHA

OSHA, which stands for the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, is responsible for overseeing safety and health in the workplace. The organization has a number of rules and regulations focused on creating and maintaining a safe work environment. The agency is concerned about both the physical and emotional well-being of our US employees.

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