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How employers can guard against charges of bias

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Friday, November 3, 2017

Employers in New York and across the United States are prevented by federal law from discriminating against employees on the basis of race, sex, age, religion and some other factors. However, some employers may engage in perfectly legal behavior that could be perceived as discrimination. Companies can protect themselves against unfair charges of discrimination by… Read more »

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Court sides with employer in Title VII retaliation case

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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How to hire with confidence

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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DEALING WITH NEW YORK STATE’S NEW PAID FAMILY LEAVE LAW

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Starting on January 01, 2018, employees in New York will be eligible for 8 weeks of Paid Family Leave (“PFL”). Employees will be eligible for payments equal to 50% of their average weekly wage or 50% of the average NY weekly wage, which ever is smaller. The average weekly wage in New York is $1305.92…. Read more »

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How employers reduce the odds of a lawsuit

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Monday, September 25, 2017

Sexual harassment lawsuits may cost New York employers a lot of money. They may also act to tarnish a company’s brand. Therefore, it is critical for employers to take steps to prevent such lawsuits from occurring. In some cases, it may be as easy as updating corporate policy related to sexual harassment in the workplace…. Read more »

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Proposed overtime salary threshold increase blocked by court

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Business owners in New York might be interested in learning that the Obama-era wage-and-hour rule that would have increased the salary threshold for overtime eligibility to $47,000 per year was blocked by a federal court. A judge in Texas stated that the salary threshold was simply too high and would result in many managers being… Read more »

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Consequences of not being compliant with wage laws

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Monday, September 11, 2017

New York employers face the additional burden of complying with New York State’s wage and hour laws.  Like the Fair Labor Standards Act, the New York State Labor Law sanctions employers for not paying time and a half for all hours worked over 40 hours in a week and awards liquidated damages in many circumstances…. Read more »

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