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Employers beware: If you hire an illegal immigrant and he or she is hurt at work, you may have to pay future lost wages based on the going rate in New York ...

Now that New Jersey has become the third state to allow civil union among same-sex couples, employers need to rethink some of their HR policies and practices, particularly with employee benefits ...

A New York jury has awarded the former editor-in-chief of The Source, a hip-hop magazine, $15.5 million in damages from her sex discrimination lawsuit ...

While the ADA says organizations must provide reasonable accommodations to people with qualifying disabilities, be aware that many apparently serious conditions aren’t limiting enough to be considered disabilities ...

The ADA requires employers to identify the essential functions of all jobs and make reasonable accommodations for disabled employees to perform those tasks. But if you pile too many tasks onto that “essential functions” list, you may court trouble ...

After 23 years, New York-based Davis Vision has lost its contract to provide vision benefits to state employees ...

The ACLU, AFL-CIO and other groups have filed a petition accusing the United States, New Jersey and several other state governments of human rights violations by refusing to grant equal rights to illegal immigrant workers ...

A former math teacher at Canisius High School in Buffalo recently filed suit against the school, alleging she was wrongly denied tenure despite her excellent reviews ...

A police officer recently won a harassment lawsuit against the city of Margate for the city’s response when the U.S. Army Reserve called him to active duty ...

In August 2006, Gov. George Pataki signed New York’s new Military Spouse Leave Law, which allows spouses of deployed military reservists to take up to 10 days of unpaid leave from work each year ...

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