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Salary Discussions at Work

Talking about salaries at work has often been considered a taboo topic, and employers may even have rules in place to prevent their employees from engaging in such conversations.  However, it is important to know that an employee’s right to discuss their wages is generally protected by law. What Does the Law Say? Under Section

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Everything You Need To Know About the NFL Investigation

On May 4th, California and New York attorneys general Rob Bonta (CA) and Letitia James (NY) announced a joint investigation into the NFL which will focus on workplace discrimination and hostile work environment.  So far, AGs Bonta and James have issued the NFL and its executives a subpoena seeking information related to possible federal and

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What Are the Signs You Are Being Discriminated Against At Work?

Under federal law, employers may not discriminate in the workplace on the basis of age, disability, pregnancy, race, national origin, religion, gender and sexual orientation.  Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits employers from treating employees differently in hiring, firing or other terms and conditions of employment.  Further, it is illegal for employers to

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No Walk In the Park: Why Warner Bros Is Suing SouthPark

The landscape for streaming film and television programming is constantly changing.  Streaming services, both independent and network-owned, are constantly vying for exclusive rights to popular shows and content.  In 2019, Warner Bros. made a groundbreaking deal when they entered into an agreement with South Park Digital Studios LLC (SDPS) for the exclusive streaming rights to

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Are Employees Entitled to a Lunch Break in Florida?

Many workplaces give employees time to eat during their workday even though it may not be legally required.  Whether employees are entitled to a lunch break in Florida generally depends on their employer’s internal policies and the specific terms of the offer letter or employment agreement.  However, there are some federal and state law caveats

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What Topics Should New York Employers Steer Clear of During the Hiring Process?

The hiring process can be stressful and discouraging, leading applicants to feel as though they do not have control over their futures.  However, regardless of the job they are pursuing, applicants still have rights within this process that employers must respect. During the hiring process in most New York state counties, private and public employers

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Your Standard Severance Agreements May Now Violate the NLRA

Companies often part with employees, whether through furlough, termination for cause, or mutual agreement.  When employees leave a company, they sometimes sign an agreement detailing the terms of the separation.  It is common for these severance and settlement agreements to include non-disparagement, confidentiality, and non-disclosure clauses.  However, a recent National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision

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Understanding Basic Overtime Laws in New York

The Recent Changes to Minimum Wage Laws in New York  As of December 31, 2022, The New York Minimum Wage Act (the “Act”) requires that all employees working in the state receive at least $14.20 an hour or $15.00 an hour if they are in New York City, Long Island and Westchester.  Under the Act,

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What is the Statute of Limitations in Employment Law Claims?

Whether you are an employer or an employee, it is important to know the employment laws that may affect you or your company.  One aspect of employment law important to both employees and employers is the time limit requirements on claims arising from an employer’s violation of labor and employment laws.  These time limits are

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