Resigning Properly

Most people do not know how to resign properly. The slightest mistake can expose you to a lawsuit or cause the forfeiture of valuable benefits. Some people resign without receiving a firm job offer from a new employer. Later, after learning the new job did not materialize, they are unable to be rehired by their […]

Class Action Lawsuits

A class action lawsuit can be used when a number of people wish to participate in a lawsuit but the class is too numerous, or it would be too expensive to try each case separately. These individuals commence a case and retain lawyers to represent them and retain a class representative to represent them and […]

Damages in Employment Litigation

Damages are awarded to a prevailing party in a lawsuit. They may come in the form of money, or in some cases, the court may order the opposing party to perform a certain action.

Types of Damages:

Compensatory Damages: This is a sum of money awarded to a party that represents the actual harm suffered […]

Army Found to Have Unlawfully Discriminated Against Transgender Employee

In a recent groundbreaking decision announced on October 23, 2014, the United States Office of Special Council found that the United States Army discriminated against a transgender civilian worker who transitioned from male to female.

According to the report, the employee, a disabled vet, was working in the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development […]

New York Court Rules Against Starbucks’ Employees in A Suit about Tips

If you are working at Starbucks and think your “shift supervisors” shouldn’t be sharing in your tips, then it may be time to move out of New York State and into Massachusetts.

The 2nd Circuit Court, whose jurisdiction extends to New York, Vermont and Connecticut, ruled against baristas in a class action claiming that their […]

New Statute Affecting Pregnant Women and Employers Scheduled to Take Effect January 30, 2014

Effective January 30, 2014, a new statute in New York City requires employers with four or more employees to provide reasonable accommodations to a pregnant employee or an employee recovering from childbirth or a related medical condition if the employee requests an accommodation and the accommodation will allow the employee to perform the essential functions […]

Steven Mitchell Sack Offers Five Effective Ways to Reduce Lawsuits Resulting from Incidents Occurring at Holiday Parties

Attorney Steven Mitchell Sack, “The Employee’s Lawyer,” suggests ways to minimize litigation that may arise from situations brought on during corporate holiday parties.

Mr. Sack’s tips include:

Distribute a zero tolerance memo for sexual harassment. The document should define what constitutes inappropriate behavior and remind workers that anyone who commits sexual harassment before, during, […]