The Law Offices of Jeffrey E. Goldman
Let's work together
646-835-2063

July 2017 Archives

Restaurant workers and the 80/20 Rule

New York employees in tipped occupations such as waiting on tables should be aware of the 80/20 rule, which requires minimum wage payment for certain activities by tipped workers. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, if an employee performs two jobs, one that is tipped and one that isn't, the employer is in many cases required to pay minimum wage for the non-tipped work.

Understanding religious discrimination

Workers in New York are protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 from religious discrimination in the workplace. Specifically, employers are prohibited from engaging in any discriminatory behavior during the hiring or termination processes and setting conditions and terms of employment based on an individual's religion.

Many workers struggle with wage discrimination

Wage discrimination can be experienced by workers in New York for a number of reasons. While gender is a major example, wage discrimination can be experienced by both women and men. Older workers and workers with disabilities have also reported wage discrimination on the job.

The consequences of misclassifying workers in New York

Entrepreneurs who set up businesses in New York sometimes seek to avoid paying employment-related expenses like payroll taxes and disability insurance premiums by classifying workers as independent contractors rather than employees, but doing this can have serious repercussions. The state has pursued cases of worker misclassification aggressively in the past, and an executive order signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in July 2016 established a permanent task force to combat the problem.

You have rights. Let us help you assert those rights.
Email Us For A Response

Contact Us To Find Out How We Can Help

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Contact Information

The Law Offices of Jeffrey E. Goldman
501 Fifth Avenue
Suite 1900
New York, NY 10017

Phone: 646-835-2063
Fax: 212-949-5085
Map & Directions