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March 2016 Archives

Is the $15 minimum wage heading to New York?


Following a deal last week between California state Governor, Jerry Brown, legislators and labor leaders, it appears likely that a bill will pass raising minimum wage incomes across the state of California to $15 per hour by the year 2022. Although, this has yet to occur anywhere in the United States on a statewide level, it is not without precedence. Several cities, including San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle, have already adopted the $15 minimum per hour wage for employees. Here in New York, similar legislation is being discussed in Albany.

The link between the NFL and brain injuries


New Yorkers who watch football know that it can be a brutal sport for the players. The best athletes in the world compete in a sport that involves collisions and impacts on every play. As a result, it is no wonder that there has been suggested links to head trauma among current and retired players. Yet, until a few weeks ago, the National Football League (NFL) never officially acknowledged there was any link.

How is one protected against race discrimination?


Race relations in the United States has been making headlines over the last few years and remains one of the most talked-about political topic on the news and in social media. Whether it is the "Black Lives Matter" group's presence at political rallies or the "OscarsSoWhite" hashtag trending on Twitter or Facebook, its impact cannot be ignored.

All New Yorkers are entitled to a safe workplace


The United States has one of the highest standards in the world when it comes to employee protections. There are both federal, state and local laws and organizations available to help employees throughout New York and the country who believe their employee rights may have been violated.

Company sued for discrimination in New York


As the largest non-chain store in the United States for photo and video equipment and electronics, B&H Photo in New York City is well known by New Yorkers. The store is under fire, however, following a recent discrimination lawsuit filed by the United States Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, or OFCCP. According to the lawsuit, B&H Foto & Electronics, Corp., "systematically discriminated" against Hispanic employees and female, black and Asian job seekers at its Brooklyn Navy Yard Warehouse.

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