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. People with prior convictions have difficulty in restoring their civil rights to vote and carry firearms, among other rights. However,…

How does unemployment work in New York? No one actually wants to know the answer to this important question, because no one wants to imagine losing their job or needing to rely on unemployment severance. However, many need to know the answer. Imagine that you have been working for a company for a while when…

Lawyers are famous for their use of complicated and hard to understand writing. Sometimes when ordinary people (read: non-lawyers) receive lawyers’ emails, documents or contracts they pass over the document without developing a deep comprehension of the material. They shrug that off because they expect legalese to be complex and think that it all must…

As personal injury attorneys, we are often asked: how long does a lawsuit take? The question is understandable. If you have suffered an injury, you likely need financial compensation immediately to help you recover. For example, car crash victims need to pay their vehicle repair bills. Victims of slip and fall incidents may need chiropractic…

Equal housing opportunity is more than a myth or a fine notion: it’s the law. The federal Fair Housing Act, which is celebrating its 50the anniversary this year, enforces equal housing opportunity across the country. Equal housing opportunity is a critical concept in the modern real estate market and it is important to know what…

Website marketing for attorneys is a complicated topic that many attorneys do not fully understand. In the digital age, attorneys are expected to maintain an informative and professional website to market their legal services to the public. This obligation has beneficial effects on both clients and attorneys, as clients have easy access to legal solutions…

Prior to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), discrimination in hiring, firing, and workplace conditions against the disabled occurred daily.  This discrimination happened in a widespread manner despite the fact that many persons with disabilities have a working functionality.  Disabilities are commonplace across the United States.  According to the 2011 American Community…

It is not uncommon, particularly in today’s political environment, to paint immigrants as having fewer rights than U.S. citizens. This is true in some respects. For example, DACA recipients are widely held to not enjoy rights to gun ownership under the 2nd amendment. Most workplace discrimination lawyers and wrongful termination lawyers know better. In the employment…

In Edwards v. Nicolai, 153 A.D.3d 440, 60 N.Y.S.3d 40 (1st Dept, Aug. 22, 2017), the New York Appellate Division, First Department, found that a female employee adequately stated a claim for gender discrimination when she alleged that she was fired because her employer’s wife thought she was too “cute” and a threat to her…

Overtime can be a great thing for employees, but it can turn into a nightmare if an employer does not follow Labor Laws when it comes to overtime pay. Here are the top common overtime mistakes made by employers in New York. Classifying employees as “exempt” when they are not. According to NY labor laws,…

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