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.
What Employees and Employers Should Know About Healthcare Worker Bonuses A NYS Healthcare worker bonus was part of the money allocated for the 2023 state budget. In fact, New York State allocated $1.2 billion in bonuses for frontline healthcare workers. The bonus has...
What leaves are permitted for family members? Taking family leaves is a right that employees have through both federal and New York State laws. Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Based on federal law, employers with 50 employees, who worked for 20 weeks in the...
What work schedule rights do you have? Work schedule rights for employees fall under NY State laws. As an employee, you may wonder what your rights are regarding work schedules. Employees Rights under NYS Laws Special laws apply to minors, individuals younger than 18...
Prohibitions for Retaliation Extend to Leaked Personnel Files In March 2022, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed a bill into law that broadened employees' protection against retaliation. New York laws protect employees who file discrimination or harassment claims....
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,...
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