In today’s world, making a sound recording is easier than ever. But, as easy as it may be, recording a telephone or in-person conversation is not always legal. If you run afoul of state or federal wiretapping laws, you may expose yourself to serious consequences, including criminal prosecution and civil liability. Importantly, even legally recorded conversations
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
In New York, there are several ways to protect your name, image and likeness. New York’s Civil Rights Laws §§ 50 and 51 arm individuals with a cause of action to protect their identity from being used commercially without authorization. While these laws do not protect all possible right of privacy claims, the laws can offer relief
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
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,
While employers are recommended to give employees time to eat lunch, a meal break is not necessarily a requirement in every state. Federal and state laws vary on what employers must do. Even where meal breaks are mandated, in states like New York, the rules vary regarding how and when breaks are given. DOES NEW
All lenders are required to charge interest on loans, but New York State usury law protects certain borrowers from interest rates that are too high. Usury is defined as the lending of money at an exorbitant interest rate. In New York, the maximum rate of interest on a loan is 16% per annum. If a
In recent years, many people have been the victims of revenge porn. Revenge porn is not only intrusive, but it can destroy relationships, careers and lives. Due to the destructive and harmful nature of revenge porn, most states (all but two) have enacted laws to provide victims with remedies and protection. What is Revenge Porn?
In November 2020, New York expanded its free speech protections through a new anti-SLAPP law. The statute seeks to deter lawsuits against parties who speak out on an issue of public interest when the purpose of the suit is to discourage individuals from exercising their First Amendment rights. Both sides should pay careful attention to
The Empire State has some of the most comprehensive legal protections for employees in the country. Employees in New York State have a right to paid time off under the state’s paid sick leave law. Understanding this law, among other relevant employment statutes in New York, is key to navigating your rights as an employee
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