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Reality TV writers lose out on $40 million in unpaid overtime

According to federal and New York state law, when someone who works over 40 hours per week, he or she is owed overtime pay, if eligible. If the individual's position is not exempt from overtime wages, he or she must be paid 1.5 times the amount of his or her regular pay for each hour over 40 hours. While overtime hours are non-negotiable, some employers will attempt to avoid them by getting employees to lie on their timecards. Ultimately, however, anyone who has claim to unpaid overtime has a right to those wages, either directly from the employer or through a wage and hours law lawsuit.

Bullying is not just a playground phenomenon

We've all been picked on before, sometimes for really trivial reasons, but most of us do not expect to be bullied at the office. It makes sense, the office is where you work and where you are expected to be professionals, but there are many workplaces in Manhattan and across the country that could be called hostile work environments.

Workplace discrimination suit filed against Archie Comics co-CEO

Gender discrimination continues to be an issue in the workplace; however, most people only think about it as being a women's issue. A recent lawsuit filed in New York is a twist on the typical workplace discrimination case. The plaintiffs in the suit, the majority being white men, claim that the female co-CEO of the company bullied them and referred to them as male genitalia during a business meeting. The defendant is disputing the suit.

Agency has found cause for woman's sexual harassment claim

A woman who was employed as a caregiver for disabled clients has recently come forward with a complex mix of complaints. Nursing home client abuse and sexual harassment in the workplace are at the center of her allegations. This woman is not a resident of New York, but such incidents can occur in any work setting.

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