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…

Many employees and job applicants in New York City struggle with employment discrimination on a daily basis. According to the EEOC, nearly 130,000 claims of employment discrimination were filed last year. In one of the largest and most diverse cities in the world, it is disturbing to consider how much discrimination occurs daily. Any employee…

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…

For many years, there was a split of authority in the Second Circuit as to whether an employee who was wrongfully denied minimum wage and/or overtime compensation could collect liquidated damages in New York under two laws – the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and the New York Labor Law (“NYLL”) – for the same…

Sometimes we have to work overtime and when we do this, we expect extra money. What if your employer doesn’t pay you anything extra when you are forced to work overtime? You should know your rights and how New Jersey and New York overtime laws protect you. Overtime pay refers to the additional compensation owed…

Although they can be advantageous for employers, non-compete agreements can be extremely detrimental to employees. They narrow career paths, block opportunities, and force employees to stay in undesirable jobs. Non-compete agreements can also affect third parties, like customers and patients, who might find their former hairdresser or doctor refusing to provide service or care solely…

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