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Supreme Court Rules Employers May Compel Employees to Surrender Class Action Rights
Supreme Court Rules Employers May Compel Employees to Surrender Class Action Rights

There are many employment law situations in which it may benefit workers to band together and pursue joint legal action. For instance, if an employer routinely fails to pay overtime–in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and New York State law–the affected ...

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Blog posts in May, 2018

  • Can I be Fired by the City for Expressing My Political Views?

    The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says that “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech.” This means the government cannot ...

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  • Is it Against the Law for Supervisors to Openly Mock My Disability at Work?

    As a general rule, laws protecting workers against employment discrimination include harassment or other “adverse employment actions” designed to ...

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  • Does Buying a Business Mean You Also Acquire its Liability for Employment Discrimination?

    Businesses frequently change hands. Smaller companies may merge into larger ones. Owners may decide it is time to retire and turn the business over to ...

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  • New York City Adopts New Measures to "Stop Sexual Harassment"

    The New York City Council recently passed a package of new laws designed to address the prevalence of sexual harassment and hostile work environment ...

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  • Is it Against the Law for My Boss to Replace Me With a Younger Woman?

    Sex discrimination is usually presented in the context of a woman passed over for a job or promotion in favor of a less-qualified man. But what about ...

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  • U.S. Department of Labor Launches Pilot Program to Encourage Self-Reporting of Wage Hour Violations

    The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) protects the right of all qualified employees to receive minimum wage and overtime pay from their employers. If an ...

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  • How Long do I Have to File an Employment Discrimination Lawsuit?

    Timing matters when it comes to employment discrimination claims. Federal and state laws impose strict deadlines for employees who may be the victims ...

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  • New York Extends Sexual Harassment Protections to Non-Employee Contractors

    In response to the growing #MeToo movement against workplace sexual harassment , New York legislators recently expanded the protections of the state's ...

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  • Brooklyn Jury Orders Company to Pay $5.1 Million in Religious Discrimination Case

    Many New York employers choose to implement programs designed to foster a healthier and more productive working environment. Employers must be careful ...

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