Sexual harassment is a persistent problem that can affect any employee, regardless of gender, age, or sexuality. When it happens, it can make the workplace much more unpleasant, and may lead to both personal and professional consequences. Here are seven ways you may experience sexual harassment in the workplace:
This past September, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed a law that effectively bans so-called “captive audience” meetings from being conducted by employers. These meetings are often seen as an anti-union tactic intended to prevent employees from exercising their labor rights. Without this tool at their disposal, employers will need to resort to other means to curtail unionization at their workplaces.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued its final rule on determining whether two or more entities might be given joint employer status for a specific employee. The rule, which is set to go into effect on December 26, will significantly expand the number of people who may be considered to have joint employment. This may have significant consequences for many employees when it comes to issues like compensation, labor organizing, or holding employers accountable for labor or employment law violations.
Many employers will use mandatory arbitration clauses in employment contracts to force their employees to settle certain legal matters in private arbitration. These clauses can have a significant impact on employees’ ability to assert their rights and pursue justice when they are affected by labor and employment law violations. Here are five things you need to know about employment arbitration:
A New York law, recently signed by Governor Kathy Hochul, will make it more difficult for employers across the state to access the social media accounts of employees and job applicants. It also makes it illegal for employers to punish employees who refuse to share that information with them. This is intended to protect employees from abusive practices that might otherwise allow employers to monitor employees’ private or protected conduct.
On September 6, Governor Kathy Hochul signed a law that will make wage theft a crime under New York State law. Employers who intentionally deprive their employees of their hard-earned wages may now face a felony charge of criminal larceny. This is meant to curb the disturbing trend of wage theft, which has only become a greater problem over time.
Wage theft is one of the most serious financial issues facing workers across America today, and can cost victims thousands of dollars per year. In New York alone, it is estimated that wage theft costs workers approximately $3 billion per year in lost income. But what exactly is wage theft, and how can you protect yourself against it?
Every employer has a legal responsibility to ensure the workplace is safe for their employees. However, some employers do not take this responsibility seriously, resulting in an increased risk of injury or death to employees. Here are just seven common types of unsafe working conditions you may find in your workplace:
Employees have a legal right to strike against their employer over grievances with their workplace or their terms of employment. By striking, employees can force employers to the negotiating table for the purposes of collective bargaining, which can potentially improve their circumstances. Here are seven of the most common reasons that employees go on strike:
In the wake of an unprecedented heat wave, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an alert to employers to watch for the dangers of extreme heat. While high temperatures can be threatening to anyone, it can be especially dangerous for certain professions, where the risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke are high. Employers who force employees to work in these conditions without taking appropriate precautions can place their lives at risk.