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Is Political Discrimination in the Workplace Legal?

With the next national election cycle on the horizon, employees may be discussing politics in the workplace. Although the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees each individual the right to freedom of expression and speech, employers have a right to limit their employees’ political activities in the workplace. 

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New York Strengthens Workplace Harassment Laws

On March 16, 2022, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed three bills into law that will strengthen legal protections for victims of sexual harassment. Despite these enhanced protections, workplace harassment continues to be a persistent problem in both big and small companies, as well as municipal agencies. The best way to protect...

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Common Overtime Wage Violations in New York

Under federal and state law, eligible workers are entitled to overtime pay, but overtime violations are commonplace. If you believe your employer has failed to properly pay you overtime, talk to an experienced employment lawyer. Let’s take a look at how employers in New York violate overtime pay rules.

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What Does At-Will Employment Mean In New York?

When it comes to firing workers in New York, employers have an unfair advantage. All workers in the state are employed “at will,” which means they can be fired with or without cause and with no advance warning. Employers cannot terminate employees for unlawful or discriminatory reasons, however, or in violation of...

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