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April 2014 Archives

Have credit checks become a form of discrimination in hiring?

A credit report can help determine the creditworthiness of an individual. Throughout the United States, including New York, credit card companies routinely use credit reports from independent credit rating agencies to figure out if someone applying for a credit card has the ability to repay the person's debt.

Unpaid interns in NYC protected from sexual harassment

Sexual harassment remains a problem in workplaces all across the United States, New York included. The behavior exacts an emotional toll on its victims. Although employed workers, both full- and part-time, are protected by law from sexual harassment in the workplace, unpaid interns have not been for decades.

Female employee allege rights violated by Sterling Jewelers

As most New Yorkers know, men and women are regarded as equal under the law when it comes to employee rights. This equality applies to wages and hours, workplace safety and even employment opportunities. For some female employees of Sterling Jewelers, a well-known jewelry retailer, this has not been the case according to a class-action lawsuit they recently filed against the retailing giant.

McDonald's New York franchise owner settles employee dispute

Westchester County, New York, residents are well aware of the popularity of McDonald's. Management of the largest fast-food restaurant has stated that the best people in the world work at McDonalds, as employees serve nearly 70 million people per day. Despite that praise, employees at some New York City locations were unhappy about its labor practices.

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