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What is "Collateral Estoppel" and How Does it Affect the Rights of a Fired NYC School Teacher?

New York education law provides certain legal protections for tenured public school teachers. A teacher can only be fired or disciplined after a Section 3020-a administrative hearing. These hearings do not follow the same evidentiary and procedural rules as civil trials in ...

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Blog posts in November, 2018

  • Am I Exempt from Overtime Laws if I Receive Compensation on Top of My Base Salary?

    The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes the basic overtime and wage hour rules for employees throughout the country. A key part of these rules ...

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  • The Risks of Representing Yourself in an Employment Discrimination Claim

    Many people attempt to deal with an employment discrimination without first consulting a qualified attorney. This is often a mistake for several ...

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  • Mexican Restaurant Group to Pay U.S. Labor Department $628,000 for Wage Violations

    Overtime and wage hour violations are rampant throughout New York's restaurant industry. Many restaurant workers are deliberately kept in the dark ...

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  • Google Employee Walkout Highlights the Epidemic of Sexual Harassment in NYC

    On November 1, Google employees located in New York City and throughout the country staged a massive walkout to protest the company's handling of ...

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  • What Qualifies as an "Adverse Employment Action" Under Disability Discrimination Law?

    Disability discrimination occurs whenever an employee is the victim of an “adverse employment action” related to his or her impairment. An adverse ...

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  • Addressing Sex and Gender Discrimination in the Hiring Process

    Despite the fact that everyone knows there are laws against gender discrimination , many New York employers still think they can get away with ...

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  • Who is Considered a "Joint Employer" for Purposes of Discrimination Law?

    When bringing a lawsuit for race discrimination , or any other type of discrimination claim for that matter, it is important to clearly identify who ...

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  • Supreme Court: Federal Age Discrimination Law Applies to All State, Local Government Agencies

    There are a number of laws designed to combat age discrimination in the workplace. The most prominent is the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of ...

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  • Buffalo Company to Pay $465,000 to Settle EEOC Charges

    All New York employers must be mindful of their legal duty to avoid engaging in any acts that may qualify as disability or pregnancy discrimination . ...

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