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January 2016 Archives

Delving into the problems of race in the film industry

Our New York readers may have been following the recent backlash in Hollywood following the announcement of the Academy Award nominees. Among the 20 slots dedicated for actors and actresses, no minority candidates were nominated this year.

How do I know if I've been wrongfully terminated?

Sometimes the relationship between an employee and an employer can become less than ideal. It is important to understand that as an employee, you are granted certain rights to protect yourself, and your job, in the workplace. There are both state and federal laws in place, as well as government agencies in place to make certain that an employee's rights are maintained, and that a company is not taking advantage of its workers.

Understanding severance packages

In certain lines of work, during the hiring process employees and employers may come to an agreement or understanding regarding the process in the event of an untimely employment termination. If an employer gives an employee compensation following a termination, this is called severance. There are many reasons why an employer may offer a severance package to an outgoing employee.

New ruling against Whole Foods may help protect workers' rights

In workplace conflicts, especially conflicts between two parties where no other witnesses were present, the dispute is often just "he-said, she-said." However, employees concerned about their rights might see more protections following a landmark ruling by the National Labor Relations Board against the popular food chain Whole Foods.

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