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Employment Disputes

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...

What could cause a wage and hour dispute?

Once an employer hires an individual in New York or any other state, he or she is afforded certain rights and benefits in the workplace. These rights are referred to as employee rights, and while these rights and benefits are activated as soon as or even before...

Understanding employment rights for immigrants

Employees in New York and other states across the nation are afforded certain rights in the workplace. This is true regardless of their status in the country. When immigrants travel to the United States to work for a period of time, federal law protects them from...

What is a restrictive covenant?

  The relationship between an employee and employer is not always simple. It is not uncommon for employers to include a restrictive covenant within an employment contract. And it is crucial for an employee to have an understanding of the restrictive covenant not...

What should I look for in a severance package?

  When entering into a relationship with a new employer, it is not uncommon for both parties to include a severance package as part of the employment contract. A severance package can be beneficial to both parties, but it is important for an employee to...

Am I entitled to all my tips?

Employees working in the service or hospitality industry often rely on tips as a substantial part of their income. State laws in New York even offer special minimum wage restrictions for such occupations, including those in hotel service or the restaurant industry....