The days when New York employers could request employees to undergo drug testing for marijuana and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are now gone. According to the updates of the New York City Human Rights Law, New York pre-employment drug testing is prohibited. If a prospective employer requests such a test from you, he or she is conducting…

New York is a big city where people from all around the world make a wonderful melting pot of cultures and diversity. You would think that respecting each other’s rights is the norm here, and that’s the truth in most cases, yet discrimination is still omnipresent. When discrimination is present in everyday life, you can…

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects Americans against disability discrimination in the workplace cases. It protects you against any kind of past, current, or perceived disability on a federal level. ADA defines disability as any of the following: Any physical or mental impairment that substantially limits any of the major life activities, such as…

If you have faced illness and needed to take some time out of work, then you are likely familiar with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) by now. Nothing is easy during times when life-altering illnesses strike, hence the US laws provide protection. In most cases, this means that your employer cannot ask you…

Some disputes with employers and coworkers can be resolved with better communication, but some require difficult negotiations or filing a lawsuit. When times call for that, you’ll need an employment lawyer to help you get monetary compensation or other justice for the violations you have suffered. Many people restrain from fighting for their rights because…

You may have considered cyberbullying to be only a teenage problem, but it is not. People of all ages from all around the world suffer from cyberbullying. Since a whole lot of our lives has moved to the online world, so has bullying. Cyberbullying is bullying that occurs through electronic devices, including smartphones, tablets, computers,…

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…

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