shadow
Keeping Your Interests Ahead of Your Employer's

Protecting Your Rights in the Workplace Is All We Do

Queens Employment Law Blog

Understanding Religious Discrimination: What is Considered Religion Under Federal Law?

The First Amendment allows every American religious freedom. We all have the right to practice whatever religion we choose, whether it be Christianity, Catholicism, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, or some other recognized religious practice. When it comes to practicing religion in the workplace, Americans are also protected in that regard. Religious discrimination is not tolerated in…

Tags:
Comments: Leave a comment

How Do Social Security & Disability Work If I’m Paid Under the Table?

Many New Yorker’s are paid under the table for work. This means they are paid cash by the employer. Neither the employer nor the employee pays taxes on the money earned. They do this to save money in the short-term, but this practice can have long-term implications. Your eligibility for unemployment benefits, Social Security, and…

Tags:
Comments: Leave a comment

How Does Overtime Work?

Since you started working for pay, you may have been under the impression that any time you work more than 40 hours in one week, you are entitled to overtime pay. While this is a common belief, it’s not necessarily true. Overtime laws vary from state to state. The laws also exempt certain occupations, so…

Tags:
Comments: Leave a comment

Pumping at Work Laws for Breastfeeding Mothers

Giving birth to a child is an exciting experience for many mothers. Many take time off work to bond with their new baby. However, that excitement often turns to stress when women plan to return to work. Many workplaces are not family friendly and many employees face discrimination when they have families. If a woman…

Tags:
Comments: Leave a comment

When is it Illegal to Fire an Employee & The Cost of Employee Turnover

Almost every company has had an employee who was simply toxic. This person may have brought down morale with a persistently negative attitude, stolen from the office, or constantly clocked in fewer than eight hours a day. These types of workers come with emotional and financial costs for companies. The cost of employee turnover is…

Tags:
Comments: Leave a comment

What You Need to Know About Creating a Sexual Harassment Policy

Every company has specific rules and policies in place. For example, you may be given a week of vacation time after one year of employment. Perhaps you can work from home on Fridays. Maybe jeans are not allowed. Perhaps you need a badge to enter your building. As you skim through your company handbook, you…

Tags:
Comments: Leave a comment

What to Do if Coworkers Complain About an Employee’s Accommodation

There is still a lot of disability discrimination in the workplace, and while employers are making reasonable accommodations to ensure that employees’ rights are protected, many companies are dealing with a different but related issue. They grant an employee an accommodation, only to hear complaints from the employees who do not require such accommodation. This…

Tags:
Comments: Leave a comment

Is There a Penalty for Paying Employees Under the Table?

Most employers pay their employees via direct deposit or a paper check. Some, however, prefer to pay “under the table” with cash. You may have heard this term, but what does it really mean. And most importantly, is it legal? Under the table compensation involves the payment of cash with neither the employee nor employer…

Tags:
Comments: Leave a comment

Are Height, Weight or Lifting Requirements Legal?

You may have seen job ads requiring that you lift a certain amount of weight, like 50 or 75 pounds. You may have noticed a job description requiring you to be a certain height. Maybe an ad discriminated against overweight employees. If you’ve seen these ads, you’re not imagining things. Employers are getting picky with…

Tags:
Comments: Leave a comment

Does an Employer Have to Grant Every Request for Accommodation of a Religious Belief or Practice?

As Americans, we have constitutional rights. One of these is the right to practice religion. While we can practice religion on our own time, many people are worried about engaging in religious practices while in the workplace. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, you cannot face discrimination based on your religion….

Tags:
Comments: Leave a comment

Quick Case Evaluation

Bold labels are required.

I have read the disclaimer.

Privacy Policy.

Office Location

Ricotta & Marks, P.C.
1 Old Country Road, Suite 347
Carle Place, NY 11514

Toll Free: 800-240-9269
Fax: 800-483-4508
Carle Place Law Office Map

Long Island City Office
3110 37th Avenue, Suite 401
Long Island City, NY 11101

Phone: 800-240-9269
Toll Free: 800-240-9269
Fax: 800-483-4508
Long Island City Office Map

facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinyoutube

FindLaw Network

Back to Top