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Category: Employment Law – For Employees


It’s not just inmates who suffer: Poor conditions in federal prisons affect guards, staff

News reports of adverse conditions at federal prisons, including lack of heat at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn (MDC Brooklyn) earlier this year, have had defense…

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New laws aim to protect transgender New Yorkers, criminalize certain offenses

Of the approximately 1.4 million people in the United States who identify as transgender, according to a recent study, many have experienced harassment or assault at school and…

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NYC employers: Are you prepared to comply with new lactation room requirements?

New York City employers should be ready to comply with new lactation laws, which are significantly stronger than current state and federal laws. The new laws go into effect March…

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Instacart labor conflict affects local shoppers, reflects widespread issue

Megan Morris parks in the Wegmans lot in Johnson City from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to work as an on-demand shopper for Instacart, a grocery delivery service conducted through apps. She…

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Employees in New York State could benefit from new, proposed ‘call-in’ rules

Employees may benefit from New York State’s revised proposed rules for “call-in” pay and scheduling. Employers, however, may face challenges complying with the new rules, if…

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Strengthened Human Rights Law means NYC employers must take specific, written action in response to reasonable accommodation requests

A recent amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law that requires employers to respond to reasonable accommodation requests from employees in writing likely comes as good…

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Can an employee be fired because his or her spouse works for a competitor?

A New York Court recently answered the question whether an employer, in order to protect trade secrets and proprietary information, can fire an employee whose spouse works for a…

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Visa-holders encouraged to act quickly as possible changes to immigration law near

Thousands of individuals with H-4 visas who have been permitted to legally work in the United States since a 2015 rule change allowed it may be at risk of losing that…

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What employees need to know about New York’s new sexual harassment law

Employees in New York State should be aware that it is now state law that their employers—regardless of size—provide them with written sexual harassment policies. As of…

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EEOC expands rule to help those with disabilities obtain jobs in federal government

Although a growing number of disabled Americans are finding jobs, disabilities continue to be an obstacle to obtaining employment for many. The unemployment rate among disabled…

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