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Domino's Pizza fired 25 employees due to wage-and-hour dispute

Recently, 25 Domino's Pizza employees were terminated after voicing their concerns about their wages, claiming that they were paid only "tipped wages" but were being forced to do long periods of untipped kitchen duties. Both state and federal law sets a limit on untipped duties like kitchen and cleaning work. The employees were reinstated after the New York State attorney General reached an agreement with Domino's Pizza; however, the agreement did not resolve the wage-and-hour dispute.

Employee rights protect workers from religious discrimination

The platform of employment law is built to protect workers from exploitation and all forms of discrimination or workplace bias, enabling the employees to become productive and successful in their endeavors. Here in White Plains, New York employees need to know that they can report any incidents or workplace issues that make them feel uncomfortable. Workers can also take advantage of the law if they are facing retaliation for being a whistleblower or being denied benefits or overtime pay.

Case suggests both men and women can be sexual harassment victims

A recent case involving a female co-chief executive officer of Archie Comics is suggesting that both men and women can be the objects of gender discrimination.

Security firm faces race discrimination lawsuit in New York

Workplace discrimination based on age, gender, sexual orientation, race and religion is not tolerated in New York. Employees have the right to work in a workplace free from all types of discrimination. A worker who has experienced workplace discrimination can take advantage of the law to ensure that the same incident does not happen again. Doing so also promotes awareness that anyone can be a victim of discrimination and employers as well as co-workers can be held liable if the discrimination is proven.

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