Whether you are an employer or an employee, it’s important to stay up-to-date on developments in employment law to protect your rights in the workplace. Our blog highlights the most relevant news, bills, lawsuits, and “how-tos” of employment law for working professionals. Our blog also includes our firm’s most recent news.
Wednesday Worklaw Alert: Int. 136-A Provides Further Legal Protection for Independent Contractors and Freelancers in NYC
Last October, New York City put Int. 136-A into place, a law that provides further legal protection for independent contractors and freelancers in NYC. The law allows for employment protections under the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) to be extended to independent contractors and freelancers, meaning that these workers can now bring harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and other complaints to the NYC Commission on Human Rights or file a lawsuit in court. The law went into effect in January
Last week, Amazon warehouse worker Michelle Posey filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) accusing the company of pregnancy and disability discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. Both of these pieces of legislation protect employees from discrimination on the basis of a disability or pregnancy. According to Posey’s filing, Amazon routinely either ignores or drags its feet in responding to requests for workplace accommodations. Additionally, she points out that
U.S. Women’s National Team Reaches Settlement with U.S. Soccer Regarding Travel and Working Conditions
Claims filed by soccer players of the U.S Women’s National Team (USWNT) alleging worse travel accommodations and working conditions than the U.S. Men’s National Team (USMNT) have been settled according to court documents filed last week. As a result of this settlement, U.S. Soccer is amending its policies to include changes such as an equal number of charter flights for the men’s and women’s teams and an effort to have women’s matches played in top tier venues and on grass
A severance agreement is a contract between you and your employer that outlines each of your responsibilities and rights when you are terminated from your job. Oftentimes, severance agreements are worded in ways that benefit the employer at the cost of the employee. An employment lawyer can assist in reviewing your severance agreement and, if necessary, negotiate the terms with your employer to ensure you know your rights and are maximizing your benefits.
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Wednesday Worklaw Alert: New Jersey Unpaid Wages and Overtime – A Guide to Recent Changes to NJ Wage Law
In August 2019, acting Governor Oliver signed the New Jersey Wage Theft Act, or WTA, into law, effectively making New Jersey’s wage and hour laws some of the most stringent in the nation. The WTA’s strict penalties for wage and hour violations are especially important for both employers and employees to consider as businesses begin to reopen in the midst of the COVID-19 health crisis. Notably, the WTA does not contain a provision that offers protection for employers due to
Tyson Food, the second largest processor of chicken, beef, and pork in the world, is facing criticism after an employee’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges that, when the pandemic was first spreading in the United States, managers bet money on the number of employees who would become sick with the virus. The family of Isidro Fernandez, an employee who died after working for Tyson during the pandemic, claims that he caught the virus while working at
The Law Office of Christopher Q. Davis is pleased to announce the opening of our New Jersey office, located at 354 Eisenhower Pkwy, Building 2, Suite 2775, Livingston, NJ. Our firm is proud of the work we have done for our clients in our New York Office, and we are excited to achieve successful results in New Jersey as well. We plan to continue to represent people with real workplace problems and help them find real working solutions. If you
Last Tuesday, a federal court denied the Justice Department’s attempt to block a defamation lawsuit filed by journalist E. Jean Carroll against President Trump. Caroll has accused Trump of raping her in a dressing room in the 1990s and published this account in her latest book. Trump has dismissed the allegations, denying ever meeting Carroll and claiming that she made up the incident in order to increase sales of her book. He also told reporters, “She’s not my type.” Carroll