The HR Specialist: New York Employment Law

When the EEOC sued First Wireless Group over allegations that it fired Hispanic employees who questioned pay disparities, the company got aggressive …

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Morgan Stanley won the latest round in its high-profile battle with IT employee Arthur Riel, who was fired for sharing e-mails that revealed questionable management practices at the firm …

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Try this one: A New York City school psychologist who suffered from asthma and migraines approached an incoming principal about continuing his accommodations, which included an air-conditioned office. The principal allegedly replied, “If you require an accommodation, you should get yourself a job that doesn’t require an accommodation”

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The New York Human Rights Division is facing age and race-discrimination lawsuits by two former employees who say they were tossed out for being old and white …

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Zablocki Industries, which operates Aunt Heddy’s Bakery in Brooklyn, has agreed to pay $25,687 in back wages and interest to six employees to settle a U.S. Labor Department lawsuit …

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Three former managers from the Guilderland plant of crate manufacturer IFCO Systems, headquartered in Houston, pleaded guilty to conspiring to hire illegal workers …

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New York employers in the restaurant industry need to be vigilant. The state’s minimum wage law places tight restrictions on how you divvy up money collected in a tip pool …

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The state’s economy keeps humming along. Private-company payrolls increased 1.1 percent statewide in the past year, while New York City payrolls jumped 2.0 percent during the same period …

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New York employers are cheating the state workers’ compensation system to the tune of $500 million to $1 billion a year, according to estimates in a Fiscal Policy Institute (FPI) study …

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Ever wonder how your health care costs stack up against those of employers in other parts of the country? You can find out by accessing the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s database

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