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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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Advice for the Everyday Victim of Workplace Sexual Harassment

Recent Hollywood celebrity harassment stories related to Harvey Weinstein have hit the news, but the issue of workplace sexual harassment is not new.  Rather, workplace sexual harassment is quite common and happens on a daily basis.  Even President Donald Trump has been accused of workplace sexual harassment in the past.  Additionally, investigations by human resources departments into allegations of workplace sexual harassment are often either slow or non-prob...

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When a Termination is Illegal – A Brief History of Employee Legal Protections

Most people dread getting fired from their job. Termination carries so many negative consequences from a lack of immediate income to the possibility of long-term placement issues. Under the American system of employment law; however, a termination is not always illegal.  Not even close.  In fact, most of the time, firing an employee is perfectly lawful.  The American employment system is commonly known as at-will employment--in other words, any employee can quit for any reason and anyone can be ...

Termination, Earned Wages, and Severance Pay: What You Need to Know

New York Federal Court Holds that Pre-Litigation FLSA Settlements Do Not Require Approval by the Court or DOL

In Gaughan v. Rubenstein, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 107042 (S.D.N.Y. July 11, 2017), the Southern District of New York held that a pre-litigation settlement agreement releasing an employer “from any and all claims and rights of any nature whatsoever” is fully enforceable even without being approved by a court or the Department of Labor (“DOL”). By way of background, Plaintiff worked as a paralegal for Defendant (an attorney) at the rate of $17.50 per hour, with overtime at $26.50 per hour. After D...

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Final Rules and Regulations for the New York City Fair Chance Act

Even when an applicant with a criminal history has shown extensive rehabilitation efforts and good conduct since the offense in question, many employers still nonetheless discriminate against, and refuse to hire, applicants with criminal records. As such, in 2015, New York City enacted the Fair Chance Act (“FCA”), more commonly known as the “Ban the Box” law, and on August 5, 2017, the New York City Commission on Human Rights’ Final Rules and Regulations (“Rules”) for the FCA went into effect.&...