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What qualifies for workplace sexual harassment?

With sexual harassment laws in place across the country and employers and workers becoming more attuned to everyone's workplace rights, acts of sexual harassment should be a thing of the past. Unfortunately, some companies do not adhere to the law. If you are a worker in New York, then you should know the basics of sexual harassment: its definition, what qualifies as harassment and what steps to undertake to deal with it better in case you become a victim.

Sandwich chain faces employment claims

Now with nearly 2,000 franchises across the country, including many in New York, Jimmy John's sandwich company has steadily grown over the last three decades. Many people know the chain for its boast that it delivers its sandwiches "freaky fast." According to two former employees, though, there is also something freaky in the way the company pays its employees.

New York hospital nurses protest staffing conditions

In addition to wages and benefits, employers should also provide workers with appropriate working conditions. Good working conditions help workers be more productive. They can also ensure that employees are happy and well adjusted so that their performance is up to par. This is basically what nurses from a New York hospital are saying, after complaining that staffing levels in their hospital are unsafe. The hospital, however, does not seem to be taking their concerns very seriously.

Strike averted when LIRR comes to terms with rail workers

Commuter trains are commonly used in major American cities, but probably nowhere are they more essential to moving large numbers of workers and employees to and from their workplaces as in New York City. Commuter trains are both economical and essential for anyone who wants to avoid the hassles of driving in a crowded city. So when a potential strike looms because a rail line's management and the union workers who run the railway cannot reach agreement, commuters become extremely anxious.

NYC Human Rights Law prohibits workplace discrimination

For many people, the idea of discrimination seems antiquated. Although the practice has no useful purpose in the workplace, let alone society, some people intentionally and unintentionally practice discrimination. However, New Yorkers now know that both state and some municipal laws prohibit employment discrimination and protect employees' rights as both workers and citizens.

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