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June 2016 Archives

Am I being properly paid by my employer?

If would be nice if everyone could say that they do not work for the money, but solely for the joy of the job. Sadly, not everyone can make that claim, and most people work because they need money to survive -- whether it is for food and shelter, to support a family or even for leisure activities. On the other side of the coin, most businesses are in business to profit. In order for both sides to be in agreement over their goals, wages or salaries must be established and adhered to during the course of employment between a worker and the person's employer.

School in Queens may have discriminated against 3 black teachers

It is uncommon for the federal government to step in and file charges in a local discrimination lawsuit, but such is the case in Queens at a local high school, where charges were filed against the New York City Education Department on the grounds of racial discrimination.

Pension proposal for public workers advances in N.J. Assembly

On Monday, June 6, 2016, the Judiciary Committee of the New Jersey Assembly voted to advance a referendum on a constitutional amendment concerning pension payments for public employees. The move, which was approved 6-2, will now make its way to a full vote in the New Jersey Assembly. If approved, the issue would go on the state's voting ballot in November.

How are workers are protected from employer retaliation?

In any business, employees may feel as though they have much less power than their employer. This may lead to employees not reporting violations by their employer - including potentially unsafe workplace conditions - for fear of being fired. But did you know there are both federal and state protections in place to protect workers in such situations?

New York state attorney general accuses Domino's of wage theft

On Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Eric Schneiderman, attorney general of New York, filed a lawsuit against the popular pizza chain, Domino's on the grounds that it systematically does not pay its employees their deserved wages. What makes this suit especially interesting is that the lawsuit is not directed at a specific store or franchise, but rather the corporation itself.

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