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Law Office of Yuriy Moshes P.C. blog is a law firm blog for up to date content. Check back here often for news, legal developments and tips. We look forward to hearing from you and thanks for reading our blog. We welcome suggestions on topics you would like featured in the blog. Whether you are another lawyer, a current or past client, we look forward to a nice dialogue about today’s legal trends. We aim to update our blog on a weekly basis, and check out our Facebook page for legal tips of the day.

We specialize in the subjects of real estate, foreclosure defense, personal injury, labor and employment matters and civil litigation. Please see our posts related to these topics.

paid time off
10May

Paid Time Off, Vacation Time and Paid Sick Leaves

Vacation and sick leave or paid time off? And what is the difference between them? Being a business owner, especially with additional employees, choosing the best time-off compensation can be confusing. If you’re sure how to set up the best time-off policies for your company, call our law firm or fill out a form for a free consultation. Our expert staff at the Law Offices of Yuriy Moshes can assist you with the best work vacation options for your company, while still following relevant local, s...

what is confidential information
14Apr

Confidential Information Basics

For almost as long as businesses have been competing with one another, the need for Confidentiality Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements and the like have been an absolute must if a business were to protect their competitive advantages from others. In today’s digital world, the need for confidentiality and agreements is an absolute must as the sharing of secrets is easier than ever now; as simple as the clicking “send” on your phone or email system.  Before we get to the nitty gritt...

tipped employees rights
15Mar

Laws For Tipped Workers and Employees

In the big apple, and other major metropolitan areas around the country, many employees work in the service industry. Of those employees, a majority of them work jobs that are dependent upon tips. Tipping and the laws that regulate such employment give tipped employees rights that they should be aware of and regulate employers in how they can and cannot treat their workers. As tipped workers, it is important that you know the laws and your rights, especially when starting a new tipped worker jo...

new york employment background check law
08Jan

New York Employment Background Check Laws

Employers conduct background checks as a matter of business for new hires, promotions and when circumstances may dictate investigating a matter or employee.  Many such checks (like making sure a prospective employee has no prior records , particularly in sensitive areas like finance and government).  But some may use background checks for unfair and unscrupulous purposes.  If you feel you’ve been subject to an unfair or illegal NYC background check, our experienced background check law attorney...

garnishment of social security disability benefits
26Nov

Social Security Disability Benefits and Garnishment

When a person is unable to work, social security benefits can be life-saving. These monetary benefits often help those struggling financially to survive. Obtaining social security benefits can be a long process, and if the individual owes certain debts, their social security benefits could be at risk. When unpaid debts are sent to debt collectors or collection agencies, garnishment orders could allow these agencies to seize money from bank accounts in which social security benefits are depos...

inappropriate text messages at work
27Oct

What to Do If You Receive Inappropriate Text Messages from Coworkers or Bosses

While many things about business as usual have changed during the course of the global pandemic, Sexual Harassment and Employment laws have not changed. Employees of companies of every size have a right to expect a working environment free from sexually aggressive behavior, language, jokes and inappropriate text messages. It is NOT ok to receive unwanted inappropriate text messages at work or inappropriate text messages from co-workers.  Workplace Discrimination Lawyers Free Consultatio...

mandatory flu vaccine
30Aug

Employers and Mandatory Flu Shots. Can an Employer Require a Flu Shot?

In light of recent healthcare news, it’s not unrealistic to be asking yourself: Can my employer require me to get an influenza vaccination? The answer largely depends on where you live and what type of work you do. For example, in Rhode Island, all healthcare workers are required to get a flu vaccine.  Workplace Discrimination Lawyers Free Consultation Whether your state is a right-to-work state or employment at-will state can also make a difference. This article specifically foc...

new york surveillance camera laws
04Aug

Can Employers Use Video Cameras to Monitor Workers?

Work productivity, misappropriation of company time and resources, workplace violence, Capital riots and the security of employees working on January 6th: Video surveillance plays a crucial role in the workplace across the country.  But how much is too much for employers who may be getting a case of “Big Brother syndrome”? There are state and New York surveillance camera laws in place to help define and place limits on what employers can record or monitor in the workplace, particularly whe...

can you sue a boss for bullying
29Jun

Can You Sue a Boss for Bullying in New York?

New York provides significant rights to employees compared to most other states. Even so, New York is an at-will employment state, meaning that employees can be fired at any time for any or no reason. With the constant fear of termination, many employees believe that they must withstand bullying or other inappropriate behavior from their superiors.  The truth is, however, that employees should not have to withstand bullying or other activity that creates hostile work environments or cro...

can you get fired for complaining
05Jun

Can You Get Fired for Complaining about Your Boss?

We all deserve to work in a healthy, safe environment and to have coworkers and bosses who treat us respectfully. Sadly, not everyone has this experience in their workplace. Some managers and employers treat their employees very poorly or allow their employees to work in situations that place the employees’ health or safety at risk. At some point, almost everyone will face a moment in dealing with their employer in which we feel at odds with our boss. That sensation is fairly normal. What is no...