When you started your new job, the owner of the company for which you began performing duties may have informed you that you would work as an independent contractor. You may have accepted this classification because you performed your duties at home and had the ability to set your own working hours. However, these aspects do not necessarily mean that an independent contractor classification is right for your situation.
In case you haven't heard, if you work for one of the many private employers in New York's boroughs, you could be paid at least a portion of your wages while you are out on family leave. Earlier in 2017, legislators passed a law that requires private employers (public employers have the option to opt in) to begin offering employees this opportunity beginning on Jan. 1, 2018.
If you can't afford to take off work, you are in the same boat with many in New York. This is why you dread getting sick or when someone in your family falls ill. However, it may be that a situation is imminent, and you will have to take some time to get your family through it. It could be something tragic like the terminal illness of a loved one or joyous like the impending birth or adoption of a child.
Whether you are one of the few, lucky New York residents who absolutely loves what you do for a living, or merely tolerate it because you hoped your job would be stepping stone toward a larger dream, in either case, going to work should not negatively affect your health and well-being. You may not get along with every one of your co-workers and may even lock horns with your boss from time to time, but overall, your work environment should not place you at risk for harm.
In the United States, every individual has the right to freedom of religion or the right to refrain from any organized religious practice if he or she chooses. This right carries over into the workplace as well, but unfortunately, various types of religious discrimination still affect New York workers.
Diabetes is an illness that can affect many areas of your life, but with careful management, it does not necessarily have to impact your ability to work. Many people with this disease are able to have successful, lengthy careers, but others may find that they face certain types of mistreatment, even discrimination, because of the severity of their medical condition.
Allegations of discrimination are in the headlines on a daily basis. Perceptions and stereotypes about one’s race, gender and other features continue to influence how people, institutions and businesses interact. When it comes to employment, discrimination is illegal. Protected classes include race, national origin, gender, religion, disability and more. What this means, is that an employer cannot make their judgment based on any of the attributes list above.
Not long ago, the economy was so bad, many people were just happy to have a job. When you are just grateful to be employed, you may overlook certain things: A schedule that conflicts with your family commitments, a lower wage than you are used to making, or working outside the office on nights and weekends.
Federal, state and local laws protect employees from discrimination based on a number of protected classifications, including race, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital or parental status, age, disability, and sexual orientation. When an employee is subjected to what he or she believes to be discrimination on the job, taking steps to address the problem can be intimidating.
As state and city governments across the country debate how much - or how little - they want to protect their transgender and gender non-conforming citizens, New Yorkers can rest assured that city law has their back in multiple ways.