Understanding Your Employment Rights
Our blog provides articles related to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower, hostile work environment, overtime pay and other areas involving employment law. While our blog posts are not intended as legal advice, they can help you gain a basic understanding of employment law and the legal system. Generally speaking, a greater understanding of employment rights tends to defuse the stress and feeling of overwhelm that many people experience when dealing with legal matters.
Is it legal for your employer to access your social media? There is no New York State law that protects social media privacy in the workplace. This is especially true if you are using a company computer, mobile device or other company device with an internet...
Are there questions your prospective employer or employer should not ask? New York law protects your rights in employment interviews and the workplace under New York State Human Rights Law. It is wise to know your rights so you can recognize discrimination, should the...
How to recognize employee misclassification for overtime Overtime misclassification can occur when your employer erroneously classifies you as exempt for overtime. How can this happen? There are various ways in which it occurs. Salaried employee misclassification...
How are employees covered with Covid-19 tests? COVID-19 tests are a pressing issue for employers and employees. Many establishments require testing to ensure an employee is not sick with the virus. Doing so prevents contagion in the workplace. However, the question...
The religious accommodations companies must make for employees Companies can be subject to a religious discrimination lawsuit when they fail to make religious accommodations for employees. Such was the case when the EEOC sued Greyhound Bus on behalf of a Muslim woman....
Are you a victim of workplace retaliation? What is retaliation in the workplace? It occurs when an employer takes adverse action against an employee but has no legal right to do so. An example would be a situation where an employee has filed a discrimination claim,...
Disabled Worker Discrimination for Not Accommodating Remote Work The Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently filed a pandemic disability discrimination lawsuit. They did so when a company failed to provide reasonable accommodations. Under the ADA, companies must...
Protecting Customers and Employees Against Privacy Rights Violations In July 2021, New York City passed a law regarding biometric identifier information. The law applies to consumers and employees, providing them with legal protection. They would now potentially have...
What Are the Differences Between Title VII and Title IX Cases? Sex discrimination cases under Title IX and Title VII differ significantly in certain aspects. Title VII is from the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title IX is a section of the Education Amendments of 1972....
NYC Fast Food Workers Gain Significant Rights Rights for New York City fast food workers have significantly changed. On July 4th new laws went into effect. At Will Employment Ends for Fast Food Workers in NYC Prior to the new laws, NYC fast food employers could fire...
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