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Category: Employment Law

A spokesperson for New York City’s Department of Buildings recently commented that in its first five days of enforcing COVID-19 safety protocols, the department issued 88 citations, which included 41 orders to stop work at construction sites. These citations come after the Department’s use of Geographic Information System technology, which…

COVID-19 numbers increase, but the economy also continues reopening. To anticipate challenges, many companies, including Amazon, plan on testing workers for COVID-19. To further complicate this issue, however, there is little federal guidance on how to navigate the illegality of such employment practices. Employers Begin Taking Preventative Measures Many employers…

In June, a divided Supreme Court ruled in favor of extending federal discrimination protections to LGBTQ workers from employment discrimination. This decision marks a substantial shift. LGBTQ activists throughout the country have fought for decades to see revisions of this kind made to Title VII. While the four liberal Justices…

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…

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