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February 2018 Archives

Restaurant workers lobby for higher wages

Long Island restaurant workers may start making more per hour since a number of state lawmakers, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo, are considering raising the minimum wage in this industry. New York is one of several states that pays restaurant workers more than the federal minimum of $2.13 per hour but less than the full state minimum wage.

New employment laws pass, protecting fast food workers in NY

Employers could easily take advantage of employees unaware of the laws protecting their rights if not careful. It is a sad reality, but only with knowledge and taking legal action when necessary can employees be protected from work-related exploitation. Recent laws have passed to make it harder for fast food service establishments to offer unfair scheduling to its employees.

One-third of complaints to EEOC involve race discrimination

The report for fiscal year 2017 published by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission shows the extent of discrimination throughout American workplaces. People who feel they have been mistreated on the job in New York due to their race may be interested to know that 33.9 percent of the complaints sent to the commission regarded race discrimination.

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