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April 2016 Archives

Employment dispute and non-competition agreements

Depending on the line of work a New York employee enters, during the contract negotiation stage of new employment, an employer may present the soon-to-be employee with a non-competition agreement. This agreement is designed to protect the employer from a future ex-employee using knowledge, information or trade secrets against the ex-employer.

FIFA still under fire for employee mistreatments

Many New Yorkers are familiar with the International Federation of Association Football, or FIFA. In 2022, FIFA will play its popular international World Cup tournament in Qatar. During preparations, however, FIFA has come under fire for the deplorable conditions of migrant workers building stadiums to host the games.

LGBT community fights for their rights across the country

With the passing of "Religious Rights" laws in North Carolina, Alabama and potentially Tennessee, recent headlines across the country are dominated with the battle over Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) rights. Specifically, their right for protection against discrimination. Regardless of your beliefs though, here in New York, it is important to understand employees have rights that protect them from all forms of discrimination.

Singer Kesha battle continues with producer, label

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for abuses of power to occur, whether it is in a personal relationship, in politics or, as what appears to be the issue in singer Kesha's case, in the workplace. Workers throughout New York and across the country are protected from discrimination and harassment on both federal and local levels. But, sexual harassment still occurs. And, the situation can get especially tricky, as evident in Kesha's case, which involves a contract dispute with the alleged sexual abuser, her record producer.

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