It's been a good month for those fighting the scourge of unpaid quote-unquote "internships," which are too often simply part-time or full-time jobs in disguise. First, NBCUniversal agreed to settle with a group of former unpaid interns for Saturday Night Live, who...
Month: November 2014
It takes courage to report sexual harassment in the workplace. Sometimes, however, that courage isn't met with respect from superiors or human resources departments, and instead is met with retaliation. Those are the claims in a federal lawsuit brought against Nassau...
Plainly speaking, discrimination claims are complex. For employees, dealing with discrimination in the workplace can be overwhelming and challenging. If an employee is part of a protected class (some examples include race, religion and gender) and discriminated...
It is illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee for taking leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). If an employer retaliates or discriminates against a worker for taking approved family or medical leave, then the worker can bring a civil...
In one of our recent posts, we discussed the New York False Claims Act and the protections and incentives it provides to qui tam plaintiffs who blow the whistle on companies that defraud the government. The recent unsealing of a federal False Claims Act lawsuit offers...
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