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October 2017 Archives

Racial discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act

Race is a weighty topic in American politics because the laws and policies that our nation's lawmakers enact have direct impacts on how we live our lives. Race is also an important topic when it comes to our workplaces. In New York and the rest of the United States, employers are prohibited from discriminating against individuals based on their race.

What should be covered in an employee handbook?

Although some New York businesses are enterprises run exclusively through the efforts of individuals, most companies require the work of employees to maintain their operations. While having employees is an incredible asset, problems and issues can arise when those workers do not have clear guidance on what is expected of them. Employee handbooks can be effective business tools to provide workers with information on employer policies and employers with documentation of what they expect from those individuals who work for them.

Movie producer fired after allegations of sexual harassment

New York residents can often name the actors who portray riveting characters in their favorite movies. They may be able to recognize the work of directors who include trademark effects or stylistic choices in the films they release. Usually, though, they may not have a clue who financed the movie as a producer.

5 Things To Consider Before Signing A Severance Agreement

A severance agreement is a document that specifies certain terms and conditions for a leaving employee. It is in the best interests of both parties to ensure this document is clear, well-written and decisive. Before signing the agreement, however, there are a few things that an employee should pay specific attention to.

Supreme Court hears arguments on employee class action suits

The United States Supreme Court just began its nine month session and chose as one of its first cases a matter that involves the ability of employees to file class action lawsuits against their employers. New York employers may have a vested interest in how this matter plays out, as it could impact the rights their workers have to sue them in a collective manner.

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