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June 2017 Archives

Similarly situated employees in a discrimination lawsuit

Race-based workplace discrimination is generally illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, but it occurs far too often in New York and around the country. For affected employees who choose to file a lawsuit, it may be appropriate to include a similarly situated employee when establishing a pattern of discrimination.

Federal appeals court rules that ADEA covers state agencies

Private sector employers in New York and around the country with 20 or more workers must follow the provisions of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. However, courts have disagreed on whether or not the 20-employee threshold should apply to state agencies like police and fire departments. A federal appeals court ruled on June 19 that the 1967 law covered public employers regardless of the size of their payrolls. An attorney representing the Arizona fire department involved said that the Supreme Court will likely be called upon to resolve the matter.

Seven Sneaky Ways Companies Avoid Paying Overtime

The biggest cost for most businesses is labor. It makes sense then that top management would pursue ways to cut costs and increase the company's bottom line. One of the ways companies try to save money is by making workers perform more than one job. Another way is to not pay workers overtime.

No More "Clopening" For Food Workers

In March of this year the New York City Council's Committee on Civil Service and Labor reviewed and considered six bills that, if passed, will significantly impact fast food workers. One of the bills involves "clopening." 

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