The HR Specialist: New York Employment Law

If a former employee unsuccessfully applies for a new job opening with you, your previous records can justify why you declined to rehire him or her.

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A federal trial court in New York has reiterated that Title VII’s sex discrimination provisions do not allow suits over sexual orientation discrimination.

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Sometimes, an employee facing discipline will fight back with allegations of her own. Handle those allegations separately from any pending disciplinary action, and be sure to carefully document each step of both processes.

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You’re almost guaranteeing a lawsuit if you make the termination experience unnecessarily unpleasant.

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A woman who won a jury award against her employer for pregnancy discrimination may end up collecting even more money as punitive damages under a New York City ordinance.

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The New York Department of Labor has issued regulations covering how employers manage payroll direct deposit and debit cards.

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If your business is planning or considering downsizing at these levels, then a review of the WARN Act needs to be undertaken early in the process.

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It takes more than a handful of incidents to create hostility, even if they could be viewed as offensive and not appropriate for the workplace.

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The employment law cases the Supreme Court refuses to hear can be almost as important as those it decides.

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It’s not enough that an employee alleges he or she has been diagnosed with what may be a disabling condition.

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