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Imagine starting a new job and things seem to be going well. You’re excited about your new opportunity and the future seems brighter and brighter every day. Suddenly, you start getting messages from a co-worker on Facebook. At first, they seem innocuous, but things start heading into uncomfortable territory. You begin getting messages that you’re absolutely certain are sexual harassment, but these messages are being sent to your private social media account after business hours. Do you have any legal
Severance agreements can be difficult to interpret and when emotions are running high after losing your job, you may not be in the best position to clearly understand everything that is written in the agreement. It’s always in your best interest to work with an New York severance agreement attorney who can review the agreement for potential issues. Here are 5 severance agreement red flags you need to be on the lookout for.
General Release of All Claims
Imagine being the CEO of a struggling company, only to learn that your company is going to be sold to another, larger corporation and you’ll be out of a job. For most people, this would be bad news – however, for Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, this is likely cause for celebration. Why?
Because according to a regulatory filing by Yahoo on March 13, 2017, Mayer is set to receive a cool $23 million severance pay package. This breaks down to about
Gender discrimination is having a moment in the employment law world. An ongoing problem at all levels and in all types of employment positions, gender-based discrimination and harassment is omnipresent—but as 2016 comes to a close, it’s clear that heightened scrutiny on racial issues this year has given gender discrimination a multifaceted character, in turn leading to a well-deserved increase in attention from major firms and in public discourse. Surrounding the dialogue are three key questions: What happens when issues of
In 2012, the New York-based company Suffolk Laundry Services was sued after a manager allegedly subjected Latina immigrant workers to verbal and physical sexual harassment. In 2009, B&H Photo & Electronics Corp. faced allegations that the company had paid Hispanic warehouse workers less than non-Hispanic workers, failed to promote them, and failed to provide them health benefits. And in 2006, a suit filed against Porpiglia Farms, Inc. claimed that the New York orchard had discriminated against Jamaican migrant workers and
Overtime Pay and the Retail Revolution in Brooklyn: How the New “Final Rule” Will Impact The New Retail Sector
*As of January 1, 2020, the FLSA has been updated to increase the minimum salary level for exempt executive, administrative, and professional employees from $455 a week ($23,660 annualized) to $684 per week ($35,568 annualized). Additionally, the total annual compensation required to meet the test for a highly compensated employee, who is exempt from overtime requirements largely on the basis of total compensation paid, has increased from $100,000 to $107,432.*
From DUMBO and Atlantic Avenue’s boutiques to Downtown Brooklyn’s new retail
We are living in an age of unprecedented levels of employment among working families. In 2015, just 6.9 percent of families in the United States included an unemployed person, down from 8.0 percent in 2014. In fact, a whopping 80.3% of families in the United States comprised of at least one employed member in 2015.
But more employment for working family members in New York has not necessarily translated into more opportunity and well-being for those employed, particularly for those working
If you ask a dozen New York City residents what makes New York great, you’ll hear a dozen different answers. NYC is considered unique for its diversity; for its opportunity; for its atmosphere; and for its history—but did you know that NYC has the bragging rights to the most comprehensive human rights protections in the country?
While many cities and states throughout the U.S. have some form of anti-discrimination law on the books, the New York City Human Rights Law is
Firm Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Le Pain Quotidien on Behalf of Servers for Tip Pool and Wage Violations
Recently, The Law Office of Christopher Q. Davis filed a Collective Class and Class Action Lawsuit on behalf of all tipped Servers employed at Le Pain Quotidien’s restaurants throughout the United States. As our Firm’s investigation revealed, and as we alleged in the Class Action Complaint, LPQ’s Servers were denied minimum wage and overtime compensation pursuant to an unlawful “tip credit” policy, denied lawful “spread of hours” pay, denied lawful reimbursement for the cost of laundering required uniforms, subjected to LPQ’s
The Law Office of Christopher Q. Davis recently filed an FLSA collective class and Rule 23 class action against Cablevision Systems New York City Corporation, Cablevision Systems Corporation, and CSC Holdings, LLC on behalf of all hourly Field Service Technicians employed in the Bronx and Brooklyn and who were denied minimum wage compensation, “straight time” compensation, and overtime compensation. Pursuant to our Firm’s investigation, and as alleged in the Class Action Complaint, Cablevision required Field Service Technicians in the Bronx