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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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can you get fired for complaining

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?

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 ...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

can you get fired for refusing to work overtime

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 ...

is severance pay mandatory

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...

consequences of lying in the workplace

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...