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.
Recently, a group of former and current employees from Insomnia Cookies filed a class and collective action lawsuit against their employer. The company is known for delivering warm cookies and catering to students, many in New York City, who often order late at night. This group of employees alleges that the company has committed widespread mileage-related wage violations. These types of violations occur when a company requires an employee to use their personal car for work and they don’t reimburse them appropriately for driving-related expenses. According to the legal complaint, Insomnia Cookies
Many women and people of historically underrepresented groups are familiar with the glass ceiling: an invisible barrier that keeps a demographic from rising beyond a certain level in a profession. Mothers or expectant mothers face a second barrier, the maternal wall which is, unfortunately, becoming more common in the workplace. The maternal wall occurs when a woman becomes pregnant and is unfairly discriminated against at work. She may be denied a promotion, or a bonus, or her salary may lag behind
Increasing Wifi access has made it possible for people to work at all times, even when they are far away from the office. For example, many workers are now choosing to work during their commutes. Mobile devices allow people to receive and send work emails with ease outside of work hours. So, should work completed during a commute be considered paid working time? Recent studies and employment policies in other countries provide us with potential answers.
A research team
In New York City, an increasing number of unpaid wage lawsuits have been filed involving food preparation and delivery workers. This trend holds true for smaller restaurants and large chains alike. These workers, who are essential to the operation of a restaurant, often get skirted on overtime, tips, equipment costs, and more. Several high-profile cases demonstrate the severity and frequency of illegal violations against these workers.
Chop’t Creative Salad Company
Delivery and food preparation workers across New York City recently reached an
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