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November 2018 Archives

Illegal workplace discrimination claimed in class action filing

Worker rights are prominent in the news in New York and across the nation. With the growing number of people who have different lifestyles and are seeking to be treated in an aboveboard manner without illegal workplace discrimination hindering their employment and chances for advancement, it would be expected that companies will express greater vigilance in preventing employment violations. However, it is still happening and much of it is based on issues such as pregnancy which seemed to have been settled long ago. Whether the person or persons who are mistreated are employed by a large or small company, they must remember they have rights and a legal filing is possible to receive compensation.

New York State requirements for hourly pay and overtime

New York State employees who believe they are not getting what they are owed from their employers in terms of compensation have recourse to seek that their rights be adhered to through a legal filing. First, however, it is essential to understand what the law says specifically about what the minimum wage is and how much they are supposed to receive for overtime. People who are not receiving what they are supposed to under the law could have the basis to file a lawsuit.

Former college employees say employee rights were violated

When employees in New York State have been mistreated by an employer in any way, they have the right to seek compensation in a legal filing. Understanding when to take that step can be confusing and it can be an intimidating process to move forward with employment claims. However, it is often the only strategy available to achieve justice. Fighting for employee rights is a worthwhile endeavor not just for the individual or individuals who were subjected to wrongdoing, but for others who might be confronted by these problems in the future.

Company countersues employee fired for employment law violations

In New York and across the nation, greater focus has been placed on employment law and how employees can be protected from unfair, illegal and abusive treatment by their employers. In many instances, there is a perception that the employer is always wrong in how the employee is treated and should be sanctioned for it. Many employees are filing lawsuits in response to these situations. This is not just true for lower-level workers, but for those high on the corporate latter as well. Companies and businesses must remember that they have the right to protect themselves and even file suit if they have been wronged.

An employment law firm can help employers with a legal defense

Employment disputes have become a common topic in the media today in New York and across the nation. While many of these stories are focusing on the employee's perspective and mistreatment with sexual harassment, workplace discrimination, wrongful termination and other employment law violations, it is easily forgotten that employers also have rights. Simply because an employee is making a claim against an employer does not mean that it is true or that it reached the level of a violation severe enough to warrant legal action.

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