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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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filing a discrimination lawsuit

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...

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Can a Company Require Its Staff To Take a Mandatory Vaccine for COVID in NY?

Recently, President Biden declared his efforts towards fully vaccinating 300 million Americans by the end of summer. As of February 27, 2021, both AstraZeneca and Novavax are in Phase 3 trials. The FDA issued its third emergency use authorization (“EUA”) for the Janssen – Johnson & Johnson vaccine on the same day. Though it seems like the end is on the horizon, Americans are filled with questions. Can citizens be mandated to take a COVID vaccine? How would these mandates work, legally sp...

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Terminated On Your Day Off

Employment attorneys commonly hear termination stories about firings that simply seem immoral or plain wrong. As employment lawyers, we have heard plenty of stories about bizarre firings, such as termination over workplace arguments and fights, gossiping about a colleague’s personal life, or downloading personal files onto a work computer. While these situations may not all seem like valid reasons to fire someone, they all were perfectly legal. Labor Lawyer NYC Free Consultation ...

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Termination, Earned Wages, and Severance Pay: What You Need to Know

Losing one’s job can cause tremendous stress on yourself and your family. From a financial standpoint, joblessness can result in an immediate strain on you and your family. From a purely medical standpoint, the stress of being fired begins to mount and can result in deep depression. Adding insult to injury, many employers will tend to shortchange employees upon firing. This can often take the form of not timely paying their prior-earned wages or going back on severance agreements. That’s why...

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Consequences of Lying in the Workplace in New York

A big component of any work relationship is trust. An employer needs to be able to trust that their employees will act with integrity, represent their business in the best possible way, and honor the best interest of the business. Likewise, an employee needs to have trust that their employer will be honest in how they conduct business and how they interact with their employees. Fellow employees need to have trust that their coworkers are trustworthy. When people lie, any professional work relat...

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Pregnancy and Maternity/Paternity Leave In New York

If you are a new parent in New York, you are entitled to part of your normal compensation for missed work resulting from the birth of your child. New or expecting parents should view maternity leave and paternity leave in two separate phases: The first phase, often called pregnancy disability leave, arises under short-term disability law. This first phase provides compensation for the new mother when she is unable to work due to the physical act of childbirth. The second phase, often called par...

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NYS Paid Family Leave 2021 And NYC Paid Sick Leave Law

The New York Paid Family Leave 2021 Act not only offers employees the right to take time off from their jobs to care for themselves or their loved ones, it actually offers benefits which increase every year.  For example, the NYS Paid Family Leave 2021 Act, which became effective on January 1, 2021, now offers paid safe and sick leave of up to 12 weeks.  The new law offers these benefits to workers who stay home to care for a new baby or family member with a bad health condition, or w...

understanding labor practices

Understanding Labor Practices: What Employers Need To Be Aware Of

Labor laws for both unions and employers are governed by the National Labor Relations Act. Any action by either the union or employer that violates the Act can result in claims being brought on behalf of the employee. This article shall address what the National Labor Relations Act is, how it protects against unfair labor practices, address understanding labor practices through an understanding of labor practices through this worksheet, illustrate various examples of real-life unfair labor prac...

fired for no reason

What to Do If You Got Fired for No Reason

You may have experienced this yourself.  An employer fired you for no reason, leaving you wondering why you even deserved to be fired.  It wasn’t your performance.  You were never late and always on time.  What could the reason be?   Why were you fired without cause? Labor Lawyers NYC Free Consultation New York is an employment-at-will state.  This means that you can be fired for no reason or any reason whatsoever.  It also means that you could be te...

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What Constitutes an “Adverse Employment Action” in the Context of FMLA Retaliation Claims?

Forrest Gump famously compared life to a box of chocolates, and he is right that you never know what may happen. Life has a bad habit of interrupting your perfect plans at the wrong times. For this reason, the federal government allows all qualified employees to take leave for a qualifying reason to be discussed further below. If you have experienced unlawful retaliation, you should contact an attorney to discuss your possible legal claim for unpaid leave under the Family and Medical Leave A...