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Same-Sex Sexual Harassment

When people think of sexual harassment in the workplace, the typical situation that comes to mind is a male supervisor asking a female employee for sexual favors. However, sexual harassment can actually take on a variety of forms. A co-worker or client can harass another person in the office. A woman can harass a man….


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Service Dogs in the Workplace

You probably see service dogs out and about while running errands. Service dogs, unlike pets, are allowed to be in public places under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). What if you are disabled and need a service dog while at work? Surprisingly, there are no employment laws that explicitly allow service animals in the…


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Older Worker Benefit Protection Act

Age discrimination is still an issue in America. Employers seek out young, energetic workers in favor of older employees who may be set in their ways or may not have the skills and education that companies desire. Still, discriminating against someone solely based on their age is illegal, as set forth in the Age Discrimination…


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Importance of Employee Handbooks

When employees join a company, it is important to ensure they are all on the same page. Maybe the company has set procedures for communication. Perhaps the company has certain rules in place regarding breaks and time off. Instead of making the employees guess as to what rules they need to follow, it is a…


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How to Investigate and Handle a Sexual Harassment Claim

Employees have the right to work in an environment free of harassment. Unfortunately, sexual harassment is common in many workplaces. Many workers face verbal and physical harassment, as well as sexually explicit remarks and unwelcome sexual advances that can create a hostile work environment. Employees do not need to be subject to this behavior. If…


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What is Labor Trafficking?

You may have heard of human trafficking, in which people use force or coercion to make victims perform labor or sex acts. Labor trafficking is quite similar. This term refers to modern-day slavery. It is when a person forces another to perform labor and other services for little to no pay. This is illegal. There…


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Paid Time Off to Vote in New York

The presidential primary election occurs in New York in April 2020. Other elections will take place later on in the year. Many New Yorkers are excited to participate in the voting process and pick their candidates for various offices, as well as cast their votes on issues that are important to them. However, voting typically…


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New York’s Domestic Violence Leave Policy

Domestic violence is an issue that unfortunately affects many people in New York and across the rest of the country. Many are abused by their spouses, partners, parents, adult children, and other household members. Domestic violence can cause bruises, broken bones, head trauma, and other injuries. In some cases, victims are raped by their attackers….


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Signs of Age Discrimination in the Workplace

When hiring a person to fill a job, employers should look at factors such as experience, skill, and ability to work well with others. Is the person reliable? Does he or she have good references? Unfortunately, some employers cannot look past a person’s age. Many companies try to portray a fresh, youthful environment, so they…


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Discrimination Against Single Mothers in the Workplace

Many employees face discrimination in the workplace because of their race, age, disability, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. Others are discriminated against because of their marital or family status. This is especially true for single mothers. Many single mothers are in their situation because they are divorced or widowed. These women are often hardworking and…


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