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Can an employer order an employee who is identified as high risk to come back to work if they have no COVID 19 symptoms?

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Wednesday, February 24, 2021

New York City Employment Law The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the lives and livelihoods of millions of Americans. Nearly everyone knows someone or is related to someone who has contracted the virus. It has become real and tangible for people across the country. Employees who have been working from home for some time,… Read more »

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The Dangers in Identifying Your Workers as Independent Contractors

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Monday, February 22, 2021

Many employers would like to classify certain of their employees as independent contractors rather than as employees.  It works for the independent contractor because nothing is deducted from his salary.  It works for the employer because, in addition to not having to withhold taxes, they do not have to pay state unemployment tax, comply with… Read more »

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Why it is Important to Have a Pandemic Response Plan

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Monday, January 25, 2021

The 2020 pandemic has affected organizations of all shapes, sizes, and niches in one way or another. Much has been learned about emergency responses, but it’s now time to use this experience as a learning curve and platform for future-readiness tools. The world now sees the immediate and prolonged threat a pandemic poses to routine… Read more »

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What is an Appropriate Pandemic Response Plan

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Monday, January 11, 2021

Has your business taken the steps necessary to develop a pandemic response plan? If not, by working with an experienced employment law attorney, New York City employers can ensure they are taking the right steps. Among the most important steps that a business can take is making certain they are updating policies and procedures. As… Read more »

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5 steps to foster an inclusive workplace

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Tuesday, February 4, 2020

The population of New York City truly reflects the broader world, with people from all different nations, cultures, religions, sexual orientations and backgrounds calling the Big Apple home. In the last several years, businesses have not only seen the benefits of having a diverse workplace that reflects New York, but an inclusive workplace as well.

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Small businesses can benefit from independent contractors

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Small businesses make up a large portion of America’s economy. Here in New York, there are more than 2 million small businesses across the state that provide jobs for more than half the state’s workers. Whether they run a small convenience store or a start-up firm, business owners know that their workers play a significant role in keeping the cash flow moving. However, hiring full-time employees can create expenses that expand beyond their hourly wages.

Because of this, small business owners may want to consider hiring independent contractors instead of full-time employees to help their business remain competitive and profitable in a crowded market.

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With new law New York employers must allow natural hairstyles

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Wednesday, July 31, 2019

If your company has a policy on hairstyles, you may need to update it. New York businesses can no longer ban natural hairstyles.

Following California, New York has become the second state to pass a law prohibiting discrimination against natural hairstyles. The law hopes to reduce racial discrimination in the workplace, especially towards African-Americans.

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What are my employee’s rights after a miscarriage?

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Despite 1 in 4 pregnancies resulting in miscarriage, the topic is still extremely taboo. Many businesses are not equipped with a procedure that lays out how to handle time off in this situation. The emotional pain of losing a child could reasonably prevent a woman from returning to work. However, it is the physical injuries… Read more »

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What should you put in an employee handbook?

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Success happens when things come together and operate as one. From marketing to sales to customer relations, there are many components that make up a successful business. Managing your employees is one of these parts and it is a critical element of any business. When thinking about hiring employees you should also think about creating… Read more »

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