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April 2016 Archives

Understanding your rights when your employer lets you go

It's a nightmarish scenario that plays out in offices, factories, warehouses and other worksites across the state of New York with unfortunate frequency: employees being randomly summoned into a conference room or a supervisor's office only to be told that they are being let go.

Questions arise over the legality of the 'female-only Uber'

The ridesharing giant Uber has seen its fair share of legal difficulties over the last few years, embroiled in lawsuits involving everything from allegations of improper employee classifications to inferior background checks. Indeed, the company has also been under fire over allegations that it's not doing enough to protect female drivers and passengers from the risk of assault.

A closer look at what the law has to say about sexual harassment

While most people start their workday thinking about what they need to get done, the meetings they must attend and the people with whom they must speak, there are others who start their workday thinking about nothing more than whether they will be left alone for the next eight hours.

U.S. women's soccer team files complaint with EEOC over equal pay

Last July, 23 million Americans were glued to their televisions to watch the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup final between the U.S. and Japan. The game, which saw the women's national soccer team emerge victorious by a final tally of 5-2, was the most watched soccer event in the history of U.S. television and rivaled the 23.5 million viewers who tuned in for Game 7 of the 2014 World Series.

New York becomes only the fourth state with a paid parental leave law

It may come as a surprise for most people to learn that the U.S. actually ranks as the only first-world country without any sort of mandatory paid family leave for parents. Indeed, the closet thing our nation has to a paid family leave mandate is the Family Medical and Leave Act, passed back in 1993.

What are some examples of wrongful termination? (PART 2)

In today's post we continue our discussion about different types of wrongful termination. In our last post we covered wrongful termination based on discrimination, which is probably the scenario that most people think of when they hear about this topic.

What are some examples of wrongful termination? (PART 1)

Although our readers have likely read about wrongful termination lawsuits and understand the general idea behind such a claim, many individuals may feel like filing a wrongful termination claim is a futile effort. There is a lot of talk about how difficult this is to prove, especially in a workplace that has "at-will" employment. For those that are not familiar with this term, it basically means that an employee or employer may choose to end their relationship with or without reason at any time. Our state is generally considered an at-will state.

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