The HR Specialist: New York Employment Law

The ADA requires employers to try to accommodate disabilities so workers can perform the essential functions of their jobs. Accommodation can include special equipment. But employers must not delay the accommodations process. If it takes too long to get the equipment a disabled employee needs, employers may be liable …

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Attention: HR pros in financial services firms: If you’ve worried that reporting a terminated employee’s alleged wrongdoing to the National Association of Securities Dealers might leave you open to a defamation lawsuit, relax.  The Court of Appeals of New York has ruled such statements are absolutely privileged

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New York employees who quit their jobs for good cause are generally eligible for unemployment compensation payments. But does a newfound faith requiring no Sunday work justify quitting? …

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In something straight out of “Benny Hill,” a New York City welfare office manager overseeing 21 Human Resources Administration employees terrorized her female staff by chasing them around their desks, planting heavy lipstick smooches on their cheeks

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The Centerport Fire District will pay over $350,000 to settle an EEOC age-discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of 22 volunteer firefighters who were denied pension credit for service after age 65 …

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A male corrections officer filed a sexual harassment suit against the city of New York for sexual advances made by a female captain at Riker’s Island …

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A group formed to free restaurant workers from the yoke of exploitation is about to be sued for exploiting them in turn …

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Although the Workers’ Compensation Reform bill recently signed into law provides just a skeletal outline of what New York’s workers’ comp program will one day look like, both business and labor groups are cautiously optimistic …

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The U.S. District Court, Southern District, recently ruled that a few comments made by a supervisor to a disabled employee did not rise to the level of a hostile work environment …

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The New York Human Rights Division is investigating whether tax refund anticipation loans are discriminatory …

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