On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects employees in New York and around the country from employers’ retaliatory acts after reporting violations, like sexual harassment. An employer, however, must intend that actions punish someone for lawful conduct before suffering liability for retaliation. In a recent 4th Circuit case, the Court held that to hold… Read more »
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On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Thursday, October 12, 2017
If a New York employer selects a candidate for any reason other than his or her qualifications, it could be seen as discrimination. As a general rule, employers are not allowed to discriminate against an applicant based on characteristics such as race, gender or national origin. To avoid discrimination, employers may be well served to… Read more »
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On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Wednesday, October 11, 2017
If a New York worker or any other worker is considered exempt, he or she must receive a set wage each pay period. It is not allowable for an exempt employee to have his or her pay docked because of the quality or quantity of work performed. In other words, an exempt employee must be… Read more »
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On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Federal law makes no provision at all for breaks. State law is ambiguous: while employees must be paid for these breaks, employers are not required to provide them. The fact remains that breaks are customary at most places of employment, the reason being that workers who don’t get a few minutes to chill can become… Read more »
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On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Businesses in New York that hire interns usually have to pay those interns for their work, but there are some circumstances under which interns do not have to be paid. Under labor laws, there are six conditions that must be met in order for an intern to be an unpaid worker. A primary difference between… Read more »
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