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December 2016 Archives

The perils of incorrect classification at work

Improperly classifying workers has become a significant problem in New York and around the country. In most cases, workers are given improper classifications to cut costs and reduce liability. Some court cases have dealt with this issue and have attempted to show that employers cannot expect to get away with classifying an employee as an independent contractor.

Some employees must be compensated for meal breaks

Many full-time employees in New York companies are allowed to take a meal break each day. A meal break typically lasts about 30 minutes to an hour, and it may or may not be paid for. When facing the question of whether or not an employee should be compensated for a meal break, courts look at each case on an individual basis.

Age discrimination in the hiring process

Looking for a new job in New York is not always a fun process. While people are out of work, they may become more worried about how they will pay their bills with each passing day. When employment discrimination issues are added to the process, a job search can become even more stressful.

Is tip sharing legal in New York?

Many residents of New York City and the state of New York may start their professional careers working as servers in restaurants. For some it's a part-time job to pay the bills during college. For others, it's a career decision by someone who wants to manage or own a restaurant later in life.

ADA workplace accommodations for disabled persons

New York employees who have a federally recognized disability should be familiar with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations for disabled workers so that they can obtain and maintain their jobs.

EEOC guidelines on national origin discrimination

There are countless people living in New York City who are allowed to work in the United States even though they were not born in the country. Whether a person is a naturalized U.S. citizen or a foreign national with a work authorization, the individual is protected from national origin discrimination in employment. Unlawful national origin discrimination may occur even if an employer wrongly assumes that an employee or job applicant is from another country.

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