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Freelancing Isn’t Free – New York City Council Passes Ordinance To Protect Freelance Workers

Cases involving unpaid or underpaid wages make up a significant portion of the employment lawyer’s caseload.  The federal Fair Labor Standards Act requires payment of minimum wage and overtime or most employees.  New York State’s Labor Law also provides strong

Posted in Employment Law, Freelancers

Women’s Equality Agenda Expands Protection For Women In The Workplace – Part IV

This is the fourth in a series of articles on the employment protections that are now law as part of the Women’s Equality Agenda, a series of eight bills signed by Governor Cuomo on October 21, 2015. Part I may

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Women’s Equality Agenda Expands Protection For Women In The Workplace – Part III

This is the third in a series of articles on the employment protections that are now law as part of the Women’s Equality Agenda, a series of eight bills signed by Governor Cuomo on October 21, 2015. Part I may

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Posted in Employment Law, Pregnancy Discrimination

Women’s Equality Agenda Expands Protection For Women In The Workplace – Part II

This is the second in a series of articles on the employment protections that are now law as part of the Women’s Equality Agenda, a series of eight bills signed by Governor Cuomo on October 21, 2015. Part I may

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Women’s Equality Agenda Expands Protection For Women In The Workplace – Part I

Today New York State Andrew Cuomo signed a package of eight bills which comprise the Women’s Equality Agenda. The bills all have the purpose of advancing women’s rights in the State of New York. The act contains several provisions that

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Wage Board Recommends $15.00 Minimum Wage For Fast Food Workers

The New York State Fast Food Wage Board has issued a series of resolutions recommending that the minimum wage for fast food workers be increased to fifteen dollars an hour. The New York State Minimum Wage Act establishes a minimum

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Department of Labor Issues Administrator’s Interpretation To Combat Worker Misclassification

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires the payment of minimum wage and overtime to employees. Many employers circumvent the law by classifying workers as “independent contractors.” On July 14th, the United States Department of Labor (“the Department”) issued an

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