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  • If You Are an Unpaid Intern, Can an Employer Discriminate Against You?
    If You Are an Unpaid Intern, Can an Employer Discriminate Against You?

    Believe it or not, until recently, it was perfectly legal for an employer to discriminate against you if you are an unpaid intern. A recent New York Federal Court decision held that unpaid workers are ...

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  • NYC New Paid Sick Leave Law Signed Into Law
    NYC New Paid Sick Leave Law Signed Into Law

    In an indication that Mayor De Blasio is making employee rights a major priority, the first bill he signed into law last week was the Earned Sick Time Act.The new law will require all businesses in ...

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  • Sexual Harassment Doesn't Always Involve Sex
    Sexual Harassment Doesn't Always Involve Sex

    Can you have a sexual harassment case without there being any sex involved? Absolutely! A recent case demonstrates that s exual harassment does not have to be "sexy" or provocative in nature -- it can ...

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  • Social Media Can Come Back and Bite You in Employment Discrimination Actions
    Social Media Can Come Back and Bite You in Employment Discrimination Actions

    Are you one of the many people who now document every event in your life on social media? Your friends and family may not be the only ones looking. Yesterday the EEOC stated that many employers in ...

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  • Is It Racial Discrimination if a Black Supervisor Uses Racial Slurs to Criticize a Black Subordinate?
    Is It Racial Discrimination if a Black Supervisor Uses Racial Slurs to Criticize a Black Subordinate?

    It is well known that a hostile work environment is present if an employer denigrates an employee's race which can lead to damages for racial discrimination in the workplace. But what if the employer ...

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  • Schwartz & Perry Wins $1.33 Million Verdict Against UPS for Sexual Harassment
    Schwartz & Perry Wins $1.33 Million Verdict Against UPS for Sexual Harassment

    Davida Perry and Brian Heller, attorneys at Schwartz Perry & Heller LLP, obtained a $1.33 million verdict against UPS in a sexual harassment case this week. (Rivera v. UPS). Our client, a mother of ...

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