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Is your severance offer fair?

At some point in your career, you may receive a severance offer from an employer. This is not always an easy scenario to navigate, and it is important for you to understand the issues so that you can make an informed decision about the offer and potentially negotiate the terms.

When should on-call employees be paid for their time?

Various industries use on-call employees to fill gaps in staffing needs. Being an on-call employee might seem like a pretty sweet deal. You can sit around and wait to see if you are going to get called in to work. After all, if your employer wants you to wait around, you'll get paid, right?

Is it legal in New York to force employees to work off the clock?

For workers making an hourly wage instead of a salary, overtime pay can be a major boon. Extra hours require at least 150 percent their usual rate of pay, making time worked beyond 40 hours in any given pay period more lucrative. Unfortunately, due to that increased cost, many employers try to avoid paying overtime wages.

4 tips for victims of wage theft

When you put in endless hours, along with blood, sweat and tears, you expect to receive the compensation you are due. Furthermore, you expect your employer to deal with you honestly. But, that does not always happen. Not all employers look out for their staff. In fact, some of them actually steal from their employees.

What are my rights at work as a breastfeeding mother?

Women who have a baby and choose to breastfeed often worry about having to go back to work. Some women might consider not returning to work and instead stay home with their baby. This is due, at least in part, to the fact that they are worried about how they will pump milk while they are at work.

A basic primer in New York wage laws

You work hard for your money, so you probably want to make sure that you get everything that is due to you when payday comes around. New York law sets specific provisions to help citizens understand a few basics points about their pay.

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