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Jan 10
Woman signing divorce papers on Long Island.

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…

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Dec 13

Retaliation by Employers: Guidance from the EEOC

by The Law Offices of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP
Employer intimidating employee on Long Island.

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…

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Nov 17

The Difference Between Independent Contractors and Employees

by The Law Offices of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP
Independent contractor signing contract with employer.

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,…

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Nov 10

A Brief Introduction to Whistleblower Protections

by The Law Offices of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP
Employer arrested for illegal activity on Long Island.

Working for an employer that engages in illegal activities can be a very difficult position to be in. Many people fear that if they report the illegal activity, they will be fired or face other serious repercussions that will directly…

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Sep 27

An Introduction to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

by The Law Offices of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP
Our Long Island employment lawyers give an introduction to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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…

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