Have you or a loved one been discriminated against based on the color of your skin in New York? If so, it is time to speak up and fight for your rights! The days when unfair treatment based on such irrational criteria have to end once and for all. Our country has laws that protect…

Disabled persons belong in the workforce too. Federal and State laws grant them the same rights and privileges the non-disabled workers have and, on some occasions, enhance these privileges in order to level the playing field for disabled and non-disabled employees. Yet, some employers and coworkers do not respect disabled workers and even discriminate against…

We have discussed already what a hostile work environment is, but that was just the theory. Now we want to provide you with a number of hostile work environment examples to give you a better idea of what it really is and to help you determine yourself whether you have been a victim or a…

Failing to implement time clock rules for hourly employees as well as non-exempt salaried employees is not an option for employers. The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and numerous other state laws require employers to keep records of all non-exempt employees’ hours worked. The FLSA requires that time records show the date and time…

Most ordinary workers are aware that New York State lunch break laws exist, but many are often confused about the extent of their rights under the law. Meal break laws in New York protect workers by requiring their employers to give them at least a 30-minute break period for meals. Not everyone always takes a…

If you work in New York, it is important to understand the at-will employment doctrine, which means that an employer can fire an employee without any notice at any time for any reason or even no reason at all. If this is concerning to you and you would like to know more about your rights…

Can an employee be terminated while on medical leave? Can you be fired while collecting short-term disability benefits? Can you lose your job for being sick? At the Law Office of Yuriy Moshes, P.C., our experienced attorneys can help you navigate complicated employment laws to figure out if you were unlawfully terminated. What federal employment…

Who is Eligible to Receive Benefits under the New York Paid Family Leave Law for Maternity/Paternity Leave? If you are a new parent and work in New York State, you are entitled to salary replacement payments under the New York Paid Family Leave Law (“NYPFL Law”) while out on paternity/maternity leave. This law is meant…

While favoritism in a workplace is a bad practice, it is unfortunately very common. People enjoy working with friends, which often inadvertently turns into favoritism at work. The effects of favoritism in the workplace is a negative one, as it can destroy employee morale. After reading the article you will have a deep understanding of:…

Although the Equal Pay Act (“EPA”) was passed 55 years ago, women still do not earn equal wages as their male peers. If you believe that you are the victim of sex-based pay discrimination, the EPA is in existence to protect you. What is the Equal Pay Act? The EPA, passed in 1963 as an…

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