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Month: June 2017

What are employee rights for a meal breaks in New York?

Some of the most basic aspects of employee rights are often unknown to workers. There could be many reasons for this from not understanding the law or pressure from the employer. Regardless, workers should be aware of such issues as their time allowed for meals and...

Employee rights to wages for tipped workers

Many people in New York State work at jobs with much of the income based on tips. These individuals might not fully understand that they still have certain employee rights within the context of their tipped incomes. For example, there is supposed to be a basic hourly...

What is considered defamation in the workplace?

Employees in New York and other states expect the workplace to be a safe and fairly enjoyable environment. While laws outlining an employee's rights help protect this expectation. it still is not always realized. While most think about harassment and outright...

Do my employee rights allow for paid family leave?

In New York State and across the U.S., the concept of paid family leave is drawing renewed attention as part of the basic employee rights they are accorded. Many people are totally unaware that they might have the ability to take paid family leave. Some, if they try...

What is gender discrimination?

As a previous post noted, female workers in New York and other states unfortunately experience pregnancy discrimination. This type of discrimination is a form of gender discrimination, and if it persists in the workplace, it presents problems in the work environment...