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.
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.
Employment retaliation is when an employer takes action against an employee for reporting violations of labor or employment law, such as discrimination or harassment. Every employee is supposed to be legally protected against this behavior, but this does not stop dishonest employers from engaging in potentially illegal action against employees who report their misbehavior. Here are seven signs of employment retaliation you should watch out for:
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?
Mayor Eric Adams has signed an amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) that will make height and weight discrimination illegal within the city as of November 22, 2023. The issues of height and weight discrimination are often overlooked, but an increasingly prominent issue in employment law. This would address those concerns by making it illegal to discriminate against an employee based on their height or weight unless one of a handful of exceptions applies.
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:
Under a new proposed rule by the United States Department of Labor, all employees making under $1,059 per week in the United States would be eligible for overtime pay. If adopted, this would potentially give an additional three million employees eligibility for overtime, when they would otherwise be excluded. This helps to close certain loopholes that employers have used to keep employees from earning overtime they might otherwise be entitled to. Continue reading “Proposed DOL Rule Would Make 3 Million Eligible for Overtime”