Employee Rights

Family leave rights employees should know

For most people, family comes first. Unfortunately, when someone is sick or has other needs that require you to take time off work, it can be challenging. You may wonder if you can afford to take considerable time off work to take care of your family, particularly if...

Negotiating a severance agreement

You have seen the writing on the wall. Your job is about to be outsourced and you will soon join the ranks of the unemployed. But while that might be inevitable, you may still have some power. You might be able to walk away with a severance agreement or package that...

What will negate a severance contract?

Pushing for an appropriate severance package could be a major part of your employment contract negotiations. You know you will need time to secure another job in the same industry or with a similar title, and you will need income for that transitional period.  You may...

What classifies as workplace retaliation?

Retaliation happens when an employer takes adverse action against an employee for engaging in a protected activity. Under the law, employees are protected from any type of retaliation by their employer for the following: Resisting harassment and/ or sexual advances...

What employer retaliation looks like

New York law generally prohibits employers from demoting, terminating or taking other adverse actions against employees who engage in protected activities. The following is a look at some other examples of employer retaliation and how you may be able to demonstrate...

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