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The unfortunate problem of unpaid wages affects many New York workers today. This problem is one that a team of handymen from Queens decided they’ve had enough of. George Fan of K. Peng Realty Corp. is facing a New York unpaid wage dispute for nearly a quarter of a million dollars for refusal to pay wages to a father and son who worked for 35 years and six years without pay, respectively.
Father-Son Handyman Team Remained Unpaid for 35 Years
When terminated from a job in New York, a severance agreement may be offered. While a severance package may look great at first, it’s important to critically review the document before signing. You may be able to negotiate better terms to help bridge the gap as you search for another job. Here are a few of the most crucial things to consider negotiating in a New York severance agreement.
How Much Your Severance Pay Will Be
The most significant of all terms
Pregnancy discrimination is a particularly dangerous form of sexism in the workplace given how much pressure exists on working women to work increasingly longer hours, particularly in the financial industry and tech industry. For pregnant women in these and other industries, while opportunities exist for women to take more leave when they become pregnant, discrimination often lurks upon their return.
Since men often do not need as much leave as women, they have more opportunity to advance to higher positions within a
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 employers, like those in every other state in the U.S., are required to uphold the Family and Medical Leave Act. This act allows for employees who are eligible to take unpaid leave for specific reasons – such as a serious illness or having a child – and be certain that they will still have a job when the leave is over. But just what kind of job can you expect to come back to?
You Have the Right to
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