To be eligible for benefits under the Family and Medical Leave Act, you have to meet the following requirements: You've worked for your current employer for at least a year. In the last 12 months, you've worked 1,250 hours. At least 50 people work for your employer...
Month: July 2014
Since the 1990s, discrimination against federal employees based on their sexual orientation has been prohibited. However, up until recently, the protections didn't extend to federal workers who identify as transgender. As we discussed in our previous post --...
Despite the common stereotype of employees who care little about their employers or doing a good job at work, many New York residents strive to be ethical, professional and efficient in the workplace. Some employees find themselves in positions where an employer is...
Recently, the New York City Council held its first public hearing on the emerging issue of wage theft and exploitive working conditions on the sets of NYC-based reality television shows. The hearing was prompted by a recent report released by the Writer's Guild of...
As many New Yorkers can attest, harassment and discrimination in the workplace are serious issues. In fact, President Barack Obama has asked his staff to compile an executive order regarding discrimination in the workplace against lesbian, gay, bisexual and...
While federal law protects people with disabilities, New York City law is even more protective. This is particularly true for the doctrine of "reasonable accommodations" - when an employer must work to accommodate an employee's illness. To see the difference, it is...
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