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June 11, 2013 is the date that New York City’s new law prohibiting discrimination in the hiring process of persons based on employment status finally goes into effect, specifically focusing on the “unemployed.” The legislative intent behind this amendment of the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL") is steeped in the reality that the unemployed are having an extremely difficult time

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Targeted discriminatory harassment occurs every day in New York City, regardless of the type and size of workplace.  It can happen at a mammoth Fortune 500 company on Wall Street or even a small business specializing in graphic design in a shared space in Brooklyn. What if the target of this discriminatory harassment is you?  What if you are being incessantly harassed at

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One could easily assume that New York State and New York City share identical laws giving equal protections for victims of workplace discrimination, with employees failing under a myriad of protected classifications.  Unfortunately, despite it being 2013, this is not the case in fact.  In particular, despite great strides having been made in protecting the civil rights of the gay and lesbian

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In a progressive step in the right direction, the Department of Labor (DOL) recently expanded the definition of "son or daughter" to now allow an eligible employee to take medical leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to care for an adult child who is unable to care for themselves because of disability related limitations, not considering the age of

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Employee handbooks are commonly saturated with limitations imposed by employers, who do everything in their power to quash any negative writings and/or speech about the company or its personnel.  A company will typically draft rules prohibiting an employee from speaking publicly about a company in a negative light.  This has recently translated to the world of social media, expanding to language that was usually

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They are at it again. One of New York’s most long standing papers is being accused of age discrimination and disability discrimination. In this case, a picture editor at the Daily News, David Burns, is accusing the paper of being “harassed and overlooked for promotions based on his age and health issues.” This is not the first time the Daily News is

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By Maya Risman To have the choice to work from home can be a total blessing.  Making your own hours.  Not having to converse with annoying co-workers. Working at your own pace and on your own time. But what if working from home was not a choice? What if circumstances dictated the necessity to abruptly leave your office desk and quickly shift

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