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In parts of New York, New Jersey, and elsewhere in the country, many employers have been performing employee temperature checks as well as temperatures checks of vendors to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Creating these protocols also help customers feel safe about visiting essential businesses. While companies like…

As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States grows past 100,000, many companies have sent workers home for what is still an uncertain length of time. There are also reports of employers requiring workers to physically report to work during the COVID-19 outbreak as well as details…

In the past few days, the federal and New York state legislatures have altered rules regarding employee sick leave and family leave. While both business owners and workers are attempting to navigate various challenges posed by the global pandemic, it is critical to appreciate the basics of these changes. The following…

You got the interview. Now it is time to put your best foot forward and make a great impression. Anyone who has looked for a job knows that a job search can be exhausting and emotionally fatiguing for even the most resilient job seeker. So, what happens when an employer…

According to a​ ​recent poll​ reported by NPR, as many as 81% of all women surveyed claimed to have been the victims of sexual harassment at some point in their lives. This remarkable, but perhaps unsurprising, statistic highlights the fact that sexual harassment continues to be very much a part…

When an employee of a company or agency exposes his or her employer’s legal violation, that employee becomes a “whistleblower.” Whistleblowers can be employees who expose illegal practices ranging from sexual harassment to violations of environmental or safety regulations. Laws Protecting Whistleblowers Various whistleblower protection laws exist on both the…

Long Island Employment Discrimination Lawyers Explore Marital Status Discrimination A large percentage of the American population is divorced. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control, over 813,000 divorces and annulments are filed each year. Divorce is a common occurrence that should never impact one’s ability to obtain or…

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is charged with the enforcement of Federal laws that prohibit discrimination by employers against employees and those seeking employment. The types of discrimination that are covered under these laws include discrimination due to race, color, origin, sex, equal pay, pregnancy, sexual harassment, genetic…

In a report published in 2015, the U.S. Government Accountability Office concluded that over 40% of workers in this country have non-standard employment arrangements, i.e., jobs that fall outside of the traditional relationship between employers and employees. This growing group, defined by the GAO as a “contingent workforce,” is comprised…

People with disabilities today are protected by the law when they’re at work, at school, or seeking to participate in a government program. They enjoy several civil rights guarantees afforded by the law, but that wasn’t always the case. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed in 1990, setting…

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