NYC Employment Law Blog

What are the pros and cons of filing federal vs state lawsuit?

It’s really got to be a case-by-case analysis with a sort of robust discussion on strategy between lawyer and the individual, but often times you can get better judges in a federal court. You may get a better jury pool in federal court. Your case will likely be faster even though you have the added […]

  • Posted on: May 28 2019
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What are my options if I experience sexism in the workplace?

If you’re experiencing sexism in the workplace, you really have a number of options available to you and most of these should be laid out in your employer’s policy, which you should have received as part of your employment onboarding and also periodically throughout your employment. Your first option is always, you can confront the […]

  • Posted on: May 28 2019
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What is the statute of limitations for bringing an employment lawsuit?

Well, the statute of limitations for bringing an employment lawsuit is really gonna vary based on the type of claim you’re bringing. So for example, if you have an employment contract that’s been breached, you’re basically going to look to the New York Law of Contracts which is gonna say six years. So you would […]

  • Posted on: May 28 2019
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What are the benefits of class action vs individual suit?

The benefits between a class action and an individual suit really vary on each particular case. Class actions are particularly beneficial where you have individuals who do not necessarily have large claims individually but collectively have substantial claims. And that then provides us with sufficient leverage to bring your claims against an employer to get […]

  • Posted on: May 28 2019
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What types of workplace discrimination are prohibited by law? What types are not?

Federal and New York State and New York City law prohibits discrimination on numerous basis including age, race, national origin, sexual identification, disability, and being a caregiver status. Under Federal, State, and New York City law discrimination only exists if the discriminatory acts are because of a protected status. So if the employers targeting you […]

  • Posted on: May 28 2019
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If I am disabled, is my employer obligated to accommodate me?

Your employer is not required to accommodate your disability. What your employer is required to do is engage in an interactive process with you to see what type of accommodation that they can provide you that will allow you to continue performing your jobs while not create an undue burden for the employer. For example, […]

  • Posted on: May 28 2019
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Number of EEOC Lawsuits Decline While Settlements Increase in 2019

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed fewer lawsuits at the midpoint of its fiscal year, compared to the same period in FY 2018. At the same time, the settlements obtained thus far have increased by a substantial amount. This comes despite the fact that the EEOC has not had a full panel of […]

  • Posted on: May 26 2019
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Long Island Company Settles Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

West Babylon-based A&F Fire Protection Co. Inc (A&F Fire) recently settled a race discrimination and retaliation lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The company, which designs and installs fire sprinkler systems, has agreed to pay $407,500 to cover lost wages and other damages awarded to a class of black and Hispanic employees. […]

  • Posted on: May 25 2019
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Department of Labor Issues Proposal for Joint Employer Regulation

On April 1, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a proposed rule clarifying regulations regarding joint employers status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Some observers believe this is a rollback of regulations that had previously been proposed by the DOL under the Obama administration. In any event, the proposed rule is particularly […]

  • Posted on: May 24 2019
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