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…

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…

Employment discrimination law can be very complicated and has many subtle features of which it can be difficult to keep track. Let’s assume that you have been discriminated against by your employer, received a Right-to-Sue letter from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), and now need to file a federal employment discrimination lawsuit. In New…

Illegal employment discrimination on the basis of criminal convictions is more common in New York than many want to believe. For those with criminal records, especially felony records, reintegration into society can be very difficult. If you have a criminal record, do not lose hope that you will be treated fairly be employers. But if…

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