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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.

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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...

Can An Employer Ban Personal Employee Cell Phone Use During Work Hours?
05May

Can An Employer Ban Personal Employee Cell Phone Use During Work Hours?

In light of the mass shooting tragedy that occurred on April 15, 2021 in Indianapolis at a FedEx ground facility in which nine people were killed, including the gunman, questions have risen in regards to an employee's right to have a cell phone while at work. In Indianapolis, an ex-employee of FedEx opened fire and executed various co-workers before shooting himself.  Many Americans, including FedEx employees, have questioned FedEx’s company policy of prohibiting cell phone usage while in ...

employment lawsuit
01May

How Long Does an Employment Lawsuit Take in NYC?

Employment law claims come in many shapes and sizes. Accordingly, their lengths vary wildly. Generally, employees would like to settle their lawsuits quickly, rather than battle with their current or former employer in court. To understand how long an employment lawsuit will take, you must first have a basic understanding of employment lawsuits in New York State. Labor Lawyers NYC Free Consultation Types Of Employment Lawsuits  In NYC Employment lawsuits are common in New York...

employment law updates
29Apr

New York State Employment Law Updates for 2021

New York leads the country in providing protection for its workers. Its progressive attitude toward workers’ rights results in numerous and frequent state law changes that impact most employees in the state. Generally, employers should be aware of how these changes impact their legal obligations. Many employers may find themselves in violation of laws that changed without their knowledge. This is especially true for small employers who are exempt from some state laws but not all. If you are an ...

filing a discrimination lawsuit
04Apr

Filing a Discrimination Lawsuit in New York

Discrimination can take many forms.  In years past, common types of discrimination involved unwanted comments or advances in the workplace.  Women were not allowed to vote until 1920.  Laws mandated where certain non-white races could and couldn’t congregate in businesses or public places. Plessy v. Ferguson (163 U.S. 537) sanctioned the legality of racial segregation through the “separate but equal” doctrine.  Irish and Jewish people were discriminated against, particularly...