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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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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...

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Fired For No Reason In New York

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 [contact-form-7 id="330" title="Get a Free Consultation From Expert Lawyers!"] New York is an employment-at-will state.  This means that you can be fired fo...

what is an adverse employment action

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...

age discrimination examples

Age Discrimination Examples in the Workplace

As the death toll continues to rise due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and with various states, particularly New York, continuing to implement various safeguards and lockdown precautions, many people continue to remain unemployed and are looking for work. With so much uneasiness in the job market these days, good jobs are hard to come by and those with existing jobs are doing everything they can to keep the ones they have. This is especially relevant for older people in the workforce. Although they ...

is ny a right to work state

Is New York a Right to Work State?

When it comes to New York state labor laws, New York is very serious about its citizens who work in the state of New York.  Compared to other states around the country, New York is a leader when it comes to employment rights.  Accordingly, there are a number of employment laws that protect its residents as a condition of employment work law.  In its pursuit to support employees and union workers, one law that New York does not abide by is the right to work.  The right-to-wor...

At-Will Employment in New York

At-Will Employment in New York

What is At-Will Employment in New York? New York is an at-will state, meaning that, but for one of the exceptions, all employees are considered “at-will” employees. This means that an employee can be fired without warning at any time for any reason or no reason at all. Unfortunately, the employer’s reason for terminating an at-will employee can seem unfair, unethical, or even immoral, but could still be deemed lawful. Exceptions to General New York Employment At Will Rule New york is a...

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Social Security Disability Surveillance, Disability Surveillance Tactics, and Importance Of a Long Term Disability Insurance Lawyer

If you’ve applied for social security disability, whether it is for SSI or SSDI benefits, or if you are currently receiving social security disability benefits, it is important to be aware that the social security administration can revoke those social security disability benefits and take them away from you if they feel that you either do not qualify or no longer fit the criteria or definition of being disabled. New York Long Term Disability Insurance Lawyer Free Consultation [contact-fo...

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Knowing Your Rights Regarding Workplace Social Media Policies

There's no mistake about it. Social media is a permanent fixture of not only New York City’s social fabric, but of the world’s. Everywhere you turn, everybody, young and old, are using social media to communicate, learn, entertain themselves, advertise, and express themselves. Everybody has a cellular phone now, which means everybody finds themselves turning to social media, both on and off the clock. However, using social media at work could draw criticism from your employer. Not all posts...

suing for emotional distress

Can I Sue my Employer for Stress and Anxiety?

Can I sue my employer? When an employee may experience emotional distress at work, the employee may ask, “Can I sue for emotional distress?” Unlike bodily injuries, emotional distress injuries are more difficult to measure. Since emotional injuries, such as PTSD, depression, or anxiety, are not tangible injuries where you can easily measure the injury or what happened, they can be more difficult to pursue. However, just because they are more difficult does not mean that you cannot pursue a clai...

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Polygraph Tests in the Workplace

Life is hard enough and working for an employer or difficult boss does not make life any easier. Accordingly, should your employer make accusations against you for, say example, alleged theft, sexual harassment, drug use, or some sort of deception, and asks or requires you to take some sort of polygraph test, you do have certain rights as an employee. This article shall address polygraph tests in the workplace, the employee polygraph protection act and the accompanying employee polygraph protec...