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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 discrimination when employee mistreatment is discussed, this circumstance encompasses a broad range of situations. One of these includes false statements that harm the character and reputation of an employee, which is referred to as defamation.

Protecting your rights during an employment dispute

Deputes can arise in different atmosphere and for different reasons. For some employees and employers in New York, these disputes could occur in the workplace. When companies are faced with employment litigation, it may be a difficult situation to address. Nonetheless, there are specific rights afforded to employees and mechanisms to protect employers. Thus, it is important to understand the facts and details of any claims asserted by an employee.

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 employment begins, this unfortunately does not mean that all employees in fact get the rights and benefits they are entitled to.

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 employment discrimination. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC, enforces these laws

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 only during the time of employment, but especially after, as the contents and restrictions may carry on well after the employee leaves the company.

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 understand what goes into the agreement and what rights might be taken away when signing the new contract.

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