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Causes for Unpaid Wage and Hour Claims

Unpaid wage claims are very common amongst employees in New York. All business owners who have employees are expected to keep up with the constant changes in both federal and state wage and hour laws such as minimum wage, the exempt and nonexempt salary threshold,...

STUDENTS MAY SUE SCHOOLS FOR BULLYING AND HARASSMENT

Oftentimes, when a child is suffering as a victim of harassment or bullying at school, a parent’s automatic reaction is to attack and seek legal ramifications when possible. However, it is not a simple task to sue a school district for bullying or harassment as each...

WHISTLEBLOWER LAW AMENDMENTS AND NYS DOL MODEL NOTICE

Labor Law Section 740 is most commonly referred to as New York’s Whistleblower Law. New York State recently amended its Whistleblower Law to further protect employees from retaliation and make it easier to file claims against employers.   The New York State Department...

NEW YORK SICK LEAVE FINAL REGULATIONS

Both employees and employers alike seem to be unaware of the New York State Sick Leave Law (“NYSSLL”) or that the New York State Department of Labor (“DOL”) adopted final regulations effective December 21, 2021. The DOL regulations clarified some of the many...

NEW YORK’S LATEST COVID-19 MASK MANDATE

Recently, on December 10, 2021, New York State's Governor Kathy Hochul announced a new mask requirement to wear masks in all indoor public places unless such businesses or venues implement a mandatory vaccine requirement as a prerequisite. This new requirement went...

New Employment Law Changes for 2022

New York State recently updated several employment related laws that will impact almost everyone. Below is just a snapshot of some of the recent changes for the year 2022. Notice Requirement for Employee Electronic Monitoring Employees are now entitled to some...

Religious Accommodation for COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

Many employers are now issuing a mandatory policy for employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccination to further protect the workplace and others from spreading the virus.  As a result, many employees are objecting to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine under Title VII as a...

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