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Workers Compensation Eligibility If Your Employer Intentionally Hurts You

If you are injured while working in Missouri, in most instances you are not eligible to sue your employer. But there are times when you can, which means that you may be able to collect noneconomic and economic damages.

Sexual Orientation Discrimination in New York

Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits workplace discrimination. Title VII, however, prohibits only the types of discrimination identified in the statute, including race discrimination, sex discrimination, religious discrimination, and national origin discrimination. For nearly two decades, the prevailing view from the country’s federal courts, including New York’s federal appellate court (the Second Circuit), was that Title VII does not prohibit workplace discrimination based on an employee’s sexual orientation. On February 26, 2018, the Second Circuit became the second federal circuit court to reverse its prior precedent and hold that Title VII does indeed prohibit sexual orientation discrimination. Today’s Long Island employment law blog discusses the Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc. decision.

Am I An Employee

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating against employees based on, among other reasons, the employee's race, religion, national origin, and sex.

Vaccines

With many states declaring flu epidemics and with the spread of other communicable diseases, many employers, particularly in the health care industry, are requiring employees to receive vaccinations.

Snow Days

Long Island is prone to Nor'Easters and other significant snow and weather events. A popular question is whether employers must pay their employees when the business closes due to snow or other inclement weather. Today's Long Island employment law blog discusses pay issues related to weather emergencies.

FMLA Retaliation Standard Relaxed

The Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) is a federal law which allows eligible employees to take a leave of absence from work for several reasons such as when dealing with a serious health condition of the employee or their family.

Arbitrating Employment Wage Cases

Many employers include an arbitration clause in their employment contracts. An employee who signs this contract, gives up his or her right to sue in court over any job-related issues that may arise such as claims for wrongful termination, minimum wage payment violations, and overtime pay violations. Today's employment law blog discusses recent developments about the applicability of arbitration clauses to claims of unpaid wages and overtime in New York.

Do I Have to Pay Interns?

Employers often wonder whether they have to pay their interns. This is a question courts have also grappled with over the past few years. Today's Long Island employment law blog explores the question of whether interns are employees, requiring that employers pay them at least minimum wage.

Are You a Victim of Sexual Harassment at Your Massachusetts Workplace?

Are You a Victim of Sexual Harassment at Your Massachusetts Workplace?

What Should You Do If You Feel You Emotionally Can't Go Back to Work After an Injury

Recently, things like PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) are being recognized as real and disabling conditions that may be under the scope of workers’ compensation.

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