The laws around the way that jobs are advertised are changing in New York. On November 1, the Wage Transparency Law will go into effect. This is an amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law. Essentially, the amendment says that businesses have to list the pay...
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Fast-food workers can’t be fired without cause under a new city law
It has been an unfortunate mentality among many employers that fast-food workers are disposable like the paper and plastic wrappers that they serve food in. In at-will employment states, white-collar and professional workers aren’t any more legally protected from...
New sexual harassment laws offer greater protection to victims
New York State has enacted laws designed to combat sexual harassment. Back in 2018, New York enacted some expansive sexual harassment laws. In August 2019, Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill that is designed to strengthen the anti-sexual harassment laws that are...
Are you unintentionally donating your time at work?
The old song says that working your fingers to the bone gets you nothing but boney fingers. However, you may also get overtime pay, which is one and a half times your normal hourly wage. In New York, overtime pay kicks in after you have worked 40 hours in a...
Former Trump spokesperson sues campaign for discrimination
A lawsuit filed in New York by a former spokesperson for Donald Trump alleges that the campaign discriminated against her because of her pregnancy. The former spokeswoman for the 2016 Trump campaign says that several of the campaign's top advisers pushed her out of...
Female doctors report salary discrimination
Even highly skilled professionals in New York may face workplace discrimination on the job. For example, many female doctors report that their male counterparts make more than them despite equivalent training, education, skill and success. When surveyed,...
Worker says he was sexually harassed at Chipotle
Chipotle Mexican Grill is a popular fast food restaurant with many locations in New York City. On Dec. 3, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced that the company agreed to pay $95,000 to a former employee who alleges that he was sexually harassed by his...
Alphabet investigating executives for sexual misconduct
The board of directors for Google's parent company, Alphabet, has begun a sexual harassment investigation into certain company executives, including the company's chief legal officer. Employers in New York and across the country have a legal obligation to provide...
Challenging workplace discrimination and harassment
Despite widespread media coverage of the damaging effects of racism and sexism at work, New Yorkers continue to face harassment and discrimination on the job. Dealing with workplace discrimination can be emotionally devastating as well as damaging to a person's...
Racism and ageism are still common in American workplaces
Workers in New York and around the country are more likely to report witnessing or experiencing workplace discrimination than European workers according to the results of a recent survey. The online review company Glassdoor asked 1,100 American workers about...
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