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The law protects you from sexual harassment and retaliation after reporting

Even with city, state and federal laws that are designed to protect employees from workplace harassment, sexual harassment remains a widespread problem in workplaces in New York and throughout the U.S. In many cases, victims of sexual harassment don't know where to turn for help, or they fear that filing a complaint or taking legal action will result in retaliation.

Restaurant worker says employer cut hours to avoid providing health benefits

The Employment Retirement Income Security Act, commonly called ERISA, sets standards for private sector pension and health care plans and establishes protections for employees who participate in the plans. Section 510 of ERISA specifically prohibits interference by employers in employees' receipt of benefits, including health insurance.

A few things you should know about FMLA leave

The Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, is the federal law that requires covered employers -- those that employee 50 or more people within 75 miles -- to provide up to 12 weeks a year of unpaid leave to eligible employees. The leave could be for an employee's serious medical condition or for the serious medical condition of an employee's immediate family member.

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