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.
The Law Office of Christopher Q. Davis files lawsuit against ASI System Integration and Technical Staffing Professionals
The Law Office of Christopher Q. Davis filed a collective and class action lawsuit against ASI System Integration and Technical Staffing Professionals on behalf of all Field Service Technicians in New York. The Law Office of Christopher Q. Davis filed the complaint on August 3rd in New York’s Southern District.
The lawsuit alleges that ASI System Integration and Technical Staffing Professionals failed to
Serena Williams, once the top women’s tennis player in the world, recently alleged that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has discriminated against her. It’s no secret that professional sports players are randomly drug tested to ensure that no athlete has an unfair advantage due to performance-enhancing substances. However, ever since her return to tennis following the birth of her daughter, Alexis, Serena claims that USADA testers have shown up at her house at all times of the day. Serena has
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It is no secret that motherhood is a lot of work. Most mothers today also pursue equally demanding professional careers. Recently in the media, several working mothers have shared their experiences balancing professional and family life. Considering the impressive stories of these women can help us all to appreciate working mothers and discover how they manage their responsibilities.
Serena Williams made a controversial decision to compete in the 2017 Australian Open while pregnant. Just days before the tennis tournament,
Unequal pay and pregnancy discrimination are two of the most challenging gender-based obstacles that women face in the workplace. We often hear that parenthood (in this case, motherhood) is one of the most difficult and rewarding jobs that exists. With the increase of full-time working parents in the workforce, parents must balance the demanding vocation of motherhood while also maintaining an equally demanding professional career. Balancing work and family life is even more difficult when a woman faces pregnancy discrimination or
Recently, the highest federal appeals court in New York reviewed the age discrimination claim of a human resources worker of the Archdiocese of New York. The worker, Michael Franchino, who was 67 years old at the time of his firing, previously claimed at the trial level that he was a victim of age discrimination in the human resources department of the Archdiocese of New York after he endured years of age-related jokes made by his peers while management stood idly
New York City employees in the restaurant industry, including servers, chefs, sous chefs, bartenders, dishwashers, and others, have increasingly been wrongfully denied their overtime wages. According to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), overtime pay “must be paid at a rate of at least one and one-half times the employee’s regular rate of pay for each hour worked in excess of 40 hours per week.” When determining the regular rate for a tipped employee, such as a server, all components
Increasingly, people around the world are rising to the task of finding solutions for the problem of gender discrimination and unequal pay in the workplace. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, sex discrimination involves treating an employee or job applicant unfavorably because of that person’s sex. Anti-discrimination laws in New York State, New York City, and across the globe protect people from sex discrimination regarding all aspects of employment, such as hiring, firing, pay, promotions, layoffs, benefits, and
The “Me Too” movement has raised important issues regarding the severity and prevalence of sexual harassment in the workplace. As women have shared their “Me Too” stories, they have sparked legislative action, such as the New York City Council’s passage of the Stop Sexual Harassment NYC Act last April. This act expands the obligations of employers to prevent sexual harassment from happening in the workplace. Regarding this new legislation, employers and employees ought to know their obligations and rights when
As more and more people order items online, the field of logistics constantly grows. Logistics workers include delivery drivers, assemblers, couriers, dock workers, and more. Any item that you’ve shipped to your home or business has likely arrived with the help of several different logistics workers. Currently, there is an unfortunate trend in the legal field among logistics employers and companies who hire logistics contractors. Several of these employers and companies currently pay their workers unfair overtime wages,