Winter 2019 E-Newsletter

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What Federal Laws Protect You in the Workplace?
The United States has developed a system of laws and regulations that have contributed to safeguarding an employee’s status in the workplace. These laws protect employees from illegal hiring and firing and allow employees to bring civil cases in court against their employers for unfair labor practices. Federal statutes pertaining to employment law include, but are not limited to: Fair Labor Standards Act; Family and Medical Leave Act; Civil Rights Act of 1964; and Americans with Disabilities Act.

Minimum Wage Hike
In April 2016, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law that would gradually increase the minimum wage in New York to $15 an hour. The legislation grouped New York into three different geographic areas: New York City, Long Island and Westchester, and the remainder of New York State. The hike in wages for each area will vary based on the geographic area an individual is employed in.

What You Should Know About the “Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC” Act
The media cycle of the past year has been flooded with hundreds of stories of sexual harassment committed by those in positions of power. People are becoming less afraid of sharing their experiences with sexual harassment, which has sparked the #MeToo movement which seeks to unveil the sexual harassment and assault that too often has been concealed.

What You Should Know Before Hiring an Intern
Whether or not an intern is paid is usually a deciding factor in considering hiring one. While many internships are not paid, labor laws usually allow the intern to work for college credit. However, there are restrictions to this exception. An internship must abide by specific criteria in order to be exempt from the Minimum Wage Act and Orders, which outlines New York’s laws regarding pay and overtime.


Steven Mitchell Sack’s reputation speaks for itself: The Employee’s Lawyer™ possesses a 4.9 rating with over 25 five-star Google reviews. Admitted to practice in New York with offices in New York City and East Meadow, New York, Mr. Sack concentrates his practice on protecting an employee’s rights and for over 38 years has fought for those who have had their rights infringed upon or denied.


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