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Just in time for the holiday season, when we expect most residents of New York to be generous, kind and understanding with their feelings and thoughts, we get this – more evidence that the New York City Fire Department (“FDNY”) continues to be an environment susceptible to discrimination. Last week, it was reported that two of the city’s Bravest had claimed that

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An unpaid intern position – the stepping stone to what ultimately could be your dream job. But before you even have the opportunity to interview for it, you’ll have to pay your dues, going through the trenches for a position, which is almost certainly not what you originally expected. Instead of doing substantive work that could further your experience in whichever field

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In a relatively surprising recent decision set down by New York’s Highest Court in Romanello v. Intesa Sanpaolo, S.p.A., (N.Y. Oct. 10, 2013), the New York Court of Appeals held that the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) continues to afford broad protection to aggrieved employees, but now places the burden on employers to prove that an employee cannot, without reasonable

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Back in October of last year, we posted a blog concerning a Federal Bill, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which Democrats in the Senate were trying to push through the Congress. Regrettably, due to the recent madness and polarization of the Congress, nothing was ever brought to the floor for a vote. Fortunately, New York City and its elected representatives have heeded

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You've just arrived at your desk at work and find an email on the computer directing you to immediately go to the Human Resources office. You had a slight suspicion that you were going to be let go, but it was just a fleeting feeling that you dismissed as paranoia. You then walk into the Human Resources office and are asked to

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New York City's legislature has finally come to its senses. New York City has now become the most populous city in the United States to make businesses provide workers with paid sick time equal to five days - after the New York City Counsel overruled Mayor Bloomberg’s veto to pass a law expected to provide protection to over 1 million workers in

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With another blow to employee rights, the Supreme Court recently issued a decision in Vance that will demonstrably hurt plaintiffs from filing sustainable employment discrimination suits under Title VII. The Supreme Court decided to put their own spin on how the term “supervisor” is defined in the context of Title VII, severely limiting and burdening potential employees from holding their employers responsible

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