Popular Manhattan Bar Owner Required to Pay Settlement to Victims of Harassment and Discrimination

New York City bar Sweet and Vicious must pay a settlement of $500,000 following a 16-month investigation into the establishment’s engagement in discrimination, sexual harassment, and wage theft. The case is part of New York Attorney General Letitia James’ attempts to create safe and equitable environments for local employees. Employees Were Threatened, Harassed, Discriminated Against, …

Popular Manhattan Bar Owner Required to Pay Settlement to Victims of Harassment and Discrimination Read More »

Google Settles Pay Discrimination Matter

Google employees filed a class action lawsuit against the company, alleging that Google was underpaying its female employees. According to the settlement, Google did not admit to offering its female employees less pay than its male employees, giving women positions at lower levels than its male employees, or failing to pay employees what they claimed …

Google Settles Pay Discrimination Matter Read More »

EEOC Offers New Guidance on Caregiver Discrimination

Good news for caregivers as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new guidance on caregiver discrimination. The EEOC disseminated the report on March 14, 2022, and it supplements the former caregiver discrimination guidance rather than replacing it. The EEOC initiated these changes considering the Covid-19 pandemic, and even though not technically law, employers should …

EEOC Offers New Guidance on Caregiver Discrimination Read More »

Protections Against Caste Discrimination Added to University Policies

California State University recently made a minor change to its anti-discrimination policy that will significantly impact current and future students who attend the institution. This move will allow students who might otherwise be affected by oppression or discrimination based on their caste to receive certain protections under the university’s policy. By explicitly mentioning caste in …

Protections Against Caste Discrimination Added to University Policies Read More »

Risman & Risman Takes on Emirates Airline

A class action lawsuit was filed by our firm in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, alleging that employees of Emirates were not given severance pay to which they were legally entitled through the Emirates Severance Plan in violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”), that Emirates …

Risman & Risman Takes on Emirates Airline Read More »

Changes to New York Labor Laws Spell Good News for Whistleblowers

Whistleblowers in the state of New York will soon have more needed protection against retaliation from their employers. This new legislation was signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul and is effective as of January 26, 2022. Senate Bill S4394A will amend Section 740 of New York Labor Law to provide added job protections for those …

Changes to New York Labor Laws Spell Good News for Whistleblowers Read More »

New Legislation Protects New York City Gig Delivery Drivers

Under new legislation proposed and approved by New York City officials, food service workers will now enjoy greater protection and an increase in the minimum pay they can receive for their services. These reforms will allow hard-working service industry employees to receive fairer wages for the work they perform while promoting a safer and more …

New Legislation Protects New York City Gig Delivery Drivers Read More »

Cuomo Signs New York “No Wage Theft Loophole Act” Into Law

On August 20, 2021, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation to prevent businesses from committing wage theft against their employees. The “No Wage Theft Loophole Act” changes Article 6 of New York Labor Law to eliminate any exemptions that might allow employers to deprive their employees of wages to which they are fairly and …

Cuomo Signs New York “No Wage Theft Loophole Act” Into Law Read More »

Biden Cracks Down on Non-Compete Employment Clauses

President Joe Biden is planning to issue a large-scale executive order that will restrict the use of non-compete clauses and roll back requirements for occupational licensing for specific jobs and career paths. According to members of the Biden administration, these requirements and employment contract provisions do serious and material harm to the ability of workers …

Biden Cracks Down on Non-Compete Employment Clauses Read More »

How the NY HERO Act Protects Workers

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed into law a measure that affords workers an added level of protection against exposure to infectious diseases in the workplace. The New York Health and Essential Rights Act, more commonly referred to as the NY HERO Act, implements a framework that businesses and employers can use to protect …

How the NY HERO Act Protects Workers Read More »

Scroll to Top