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Donning, doffing and getting paid: protective gear and the FLSA

To a truly remarkable degree, the English language has become the world's language. The reasons for this are of course complex. But one factor in its favor has long been the fact that English is a very inclusive language. By…

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Fighting to make persistence pay off

Few organizations can match the American Association of University Women’s long tradition of fighting for pay equity and equal opportunity for women.   The organization founded in 1881 is active today at more than one college in Queens as it…

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New York AG seeks answers from NFL on discrimination

The Attorney General for New York has sent a letter to the National Football League requesting that they clarify their policy on equal opportunity hiring following reports from recruits that they were being questions about their relationship status and sexual…

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New York City council enacts jobless discrimination bill

The New York City Council overrode Mayor Bloomberg's veto of the jobless discrimination bill that we discussed in a previous post, making New York among the earliest adopters of this type of protection for job seekers. The new law will…

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Facebook CEO’s book ignites controversy on gender discrimination

Many New York readers have already come across more than one article commenting on the new book by Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg. The book has ignited major controversy and a wider discussion about women in the workplace, including raising important…

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New York museum named in gender discrimination case

The former director of El Museo del Barrio in Harlem is pursuing a gender discrimination lawsuit against the museum, saying that she suffered from a hostile work environment and eventually wrongful termination because of her gender. The complaint was filed…

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Mayor vetoes protections for New York’s unemployed

Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently vetoed a bill passed by the city council that would have offered protections to unemployed job seekers who are facing hiring discrimination based on their employment status. The city council has said that they intend to…

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Lady Gaga Sued for Overtime Pay

Pop sensation, Lady Gaga is facing a lawsuit brought by her previous assistant, Jenifer O'Neill, who claims that the songstress owes her $393,000 in unpaid overtime, plus additional damages. Hired on as an assistant in 2009, O'Neill was contracted at…

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