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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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Hostile Work Environment Examples
23May

Hostile Work Environment Examples

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 witness of one. If you find that something similar has happened to you, talk to an employment lawyer to ensure that it really was illegal harassment. If your lawyer’s advice is that your rights and freedoms have ...

Time Clock Rules for Hourly Employees
22Mar

Time Clock Rules for Hourly Employees

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. Workplace Discrimination Lawyers Free Consultation [contact-form-7 id="330" title="Get a Free Consultation From Expert Lawyers!"] The FLSA requires that time records show the date and time a worker’s workweek starts,...

Lunch and Meal break laws in New York. The full guide [2019 Edition]
06Mar

Lunch and Meal break laws in New York. The full guide [2019 Edition]

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 meal break. Sometimes, we are so engrossed in our work that we skip lunch by choice. Sometimes a work schedule is so packed that we hardly can find a minute or two to have a sip of coffee, ...

At-Will Employment in New York
06Feb

At-Will Employment in New York

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 as an employee in New York, this post is for you. At-Will Employment Lawyer NYC Free Consultation [contact-form-7 id="330" title="Get a Free Consultation From Expert Lawyers!"] Here we will discuss the followin...

denided
14Jan

Can an Employee Be Terminated While on Medical Leave?

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. Labor Lawyer NYC Free Consultation [contact-form-7 id="330" title="Get a Free Consultation From Expert Lawyers!"] What federal employment laws govern medical leaves of absence...

nys disability pregnancy
09Dec

Pregnancy and Maternity/Paternity Leave In New York State

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 to make the life of a new parent easier as well as support new families in this most important time. In New York, when you take maternity/paternity leave under the NYPFL Law, you...

favoritism in the workplace
07Nov

Favoritism in the Workplace

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. Favoritism At Work Lawyer NYC Free Consultation [contact-form-7 id="330" title="Get a Free Consultation From Expert Lawyers!"] After reading the article you will have a deep understanding of: Favoritism in the workplace ...

pay discrimination in the workplace
23Sep

Equal Pay Act

Although the Equal Pay Act (“EPA”) was passed 55 years ago, women still do not earn equal wages as their male peers. Pay Discrimination Lawyer NYC Free Consultation [contact-form-7 id="330" title="Get a Free Consultation From Expert Lawyers!"] 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 amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), is a federal law that prohibits ...

Signs you re being discriminated against at work
26Aug

How to Recognize Signs of Employment Discrimination at Work

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. Labor Lawyer NYC Free Consultation [contact-form-7 id="330" title="Get a Free Consultation From Expert Lawyers!"] Any employee could become a victim of illegal employm...

Am I employed at will?
12Aug

Terminated On Your Day Off

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 seem like valid reasons to fire someone, they all were perfectly legal. Labor Lawyer NYC Free Consultation [contact-form-7 ...