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When to Find an Employer Attorney Near Me

When you think of employment law issues, you may think of an employee getting a lawyer. However, sometimes employers need lawyers, as well. While employers should be able to handle most employment issues on their own, there are times when the laws are complicated and they need advice so they can avoid legal trouble, which…


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Employment-At-Will Doctrine

All states, including New York, are considered employment at-will states. If you are an employee or employer, what does this mean for you? Basically, this means that either party can end their employment at any time. A worker can quit a job for any reason. At the same time, an employer can also decide to…


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How to Handle Discrimination Complaints

Ideally, employees would be free to go to work and perform their duties without fear of discrimination. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Employee discrimination is common in many workplaces and it can severely impact one’s performance. A person can face discrimination for many reasons. Some people are discriminated against because of their age…


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Workplace Surveillance Laws

Think your boss is not watching you play Solitaire on your computer because she is at an offsite meeting? Think again. More and more employers are installing cameras in the workplace to spy on employees. According to a survey from the American Management Association (AMA) and The ePolicy Institute, 48% of the workplaces surveyed use…


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Can You be Fired While on Disability Leave?

You suffered a slip and fall incident and broke both your arms. You are currently at home, on disability leave, while your broken bones heal. You will have to be off work for three months. Since you are on disability leave, your job is protected, right? You should not have anything to worry about, right?…


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Unemployment Claims in New York State

Most people want to work and earn income, so it can be devastating to lose your job through no fault of your own. However, companies often go through tough financial times, and as a result, they may need to lay off employees. Some employees are let go due to wrongful termination, however, which is illegal….


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Unfair Hiring Practices Lawsuit

People should be hired for positions based on how well they can do the job in question. Do they have the skills and experience needed? How much education do they have? However, some employers base their decisions on other factors, as well. For example, some prefer to hire recent college graduates to keep their workforce…


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How do I File a Claim Against My Employer?

In an ideal world, employees would have no issues with their employers. Everyone would work harmoniously without harassment or discrimination. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Workplaces are not always friendly. A co-worker, client or supervisor may discriminate or harass you to the point where you do not even want to come to work…


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Shared Parental Leave Discrimination

Working and parenting are not mutually exclusive. A man or woman can be both a great parent and a great employee. After the birth of a child, either or both parents may take time off work to bond with their baby through parental leave policies in their state and through their employers. After all, while…


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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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