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  • What You Need to Know About the New Independent Contractor Laws in New York
    What You Need to Know About the New Independent Contractor Laws in New York

    Understanding Your Rights as a Non-Employee In the United States, federal laws protect employees from discrimination, harassment, and unfair employment practices. They are guaranteed certain rights ...

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  • Does Title VII Ban Employer Discrimination Based on Sexuality?
    Does Title VII Ban Employer Discrimination Based on Sexuality?

    Are LGBTQ+ Workers Protected Under the Law? Though many states, including New York, explicitly state that employees may not be discriminated against or fired due to their sexuality, no US laws ...

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  • House Passes Bill Banning Forced Arbitration
    House Passes Bill Banning Forced Arbitration

    The Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act just made it through the House of Representatives on September 20 th , 2019. The move represents a significant milestone for the American working ...

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  • How Lara Spencer’s Comments About Ballet Demonstrates Implicit Bias
    How Lara Spencer’s Comments About Ballet Demonstrates Implicit Bias

    Good Morning America anchor Lara Spencer apologized for her comments about the news that Prince George will be taking in a ballet classes. “The comment I made about dance was insensitive it was stupid ...

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  • Discrimination During the Interview Process
    Discrimination During the Interview Process

    Even before you become an employee, you have legal rights as a job applicant under federal law. The law prohibits employers from discriminating against prospective employees based on age, race, ...

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  • Can I Sue My Employer for Emotional Distress?
    Can I Sue My Employer for Emotional Distress?

    Typically, an individual can recover damages for the emotional distress associated with the injuries they suffered due to the wrongful actions of another person. This differs from the economic damages ...

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