The HR Specialist: New York Employment Law

Employers rarely lose sex discrimination lawsuits if they can show that everyone who broke the same rule received the same punishment.

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Carefully document the settlement process. Be able to prove you suggested having the employee ask a real attorney to review the proposed settlement.

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Employees who claim their employers discriminated against them must show that the alleged action was “adverse,” not merely uncomfortable, inconvenient or even unfair.

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Participating in a training program doesn’t mean an employee can win an Equal Pay Act claim by arguing some participants—who essentially undergo very similar training—are paid more for comparable work.

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It is crucial to plan as if every termination will be challenged.

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New York employers could be facing higher salary thresholds for exempt workers. They are also confronting a new workplace challenge: the distraction of legal fantasy sports betting.

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Grand Healthcare System, headquartered in Queens, will pay $2,006,796  to 844 employees in five locations after the company improperly classified the employees as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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An Indian restaurant and banquet hall in Garden City, N.Y., will pay $285,800 in back wages and liquidated damages to 24 workers to resolve allegations it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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The owner of three Buffalo area gas stations will pay $84,000 in back pay to 41 employees.

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Expect both houses of Congress to use their power to reshape the employment law landscape.

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