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It’s the sad truth living in New York City, a population in the millions, but you so often hear of the story of someone who was working (rather happily) and was suddenly fired – this news coming as a total surprise. In reality, this subjectively perceived status quo was chock full of warning signs. Upon closer examination and in hindsight, the employee

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Unpaid interns in New York City are finally receiving the safeguards against discrimination/harassment that should have been afforded to them long ago. The New York City Council voted unanimously to extend the protections of the New York City Human Rights Law to unpaid interns. Interns will now be protected from illegal discrimination and harassment, similar to how paid employees have been since

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In New York State, as an aggrieved employee you have the right file a discrimination complaint with several administrative agencies – the New York State administrative agency, which is known as the New York State Division of Human Rights (“SDHR”) or the Federal counterpart, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). If you work in New York City, you also have the option to

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Normally, when an employee is faced with the tall task of approaching their employer to request an accommodation for a disability, a first inclination is hesitation - whether an employer will react with disbelief or disdain, or even suggest that maybe the job at hand is not “a good fit” and it’s time to move on. Collectively, this amounts to a terrifying

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On January 30, 2014, New York City entered a new phase of combatting pregnancy discrimination in the workplace with the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act finally going into effect. The law will now require employers to reasonably accommodate pregnant workers, similar to the reasonable accommodation that is required to be provided for disabled employees under the New York City Human Right Law. This

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Two weeks ago, the Supreme Court heard a case, United States v. Quality Stores Inc. No. 12-1408, that will ultimately determine whether severance payments to employees who were involuntarily dismissed are taxable under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act tax (“FICA”), which helps pay for Medicare Health Insurance and Social Security retirement pensions. Companies and their employees typically pay FICA taxes. Specifically, the

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New York is finally moving in line with other states to bring minimum wage levels closer to what is necessary to keep people above the poverty line. The first of three increases to the New York State minimum wage took effect on December 31, 2013. The minimum wage will increase to $8.00 per hour on December 31, 2013; $8.75 per hour on

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