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  • Coronarvirus Racial Discrimination
    Coronarvirus Racial Discrimination

    COVID-19 started in Wuhan, China. That’s a geographic location. Having Asian ancestry – or any other ancestry – does not make someone more susceptible to the virus or more contagious. Unfortunately, ...

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  • What Is the Difference Between Furlough & a Layoff Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic
    What Is the Difference Between Furlough & a Layoff Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Companies across the United States are being forced to layoff workers as entire industries are crippled because of the coronavirus pandemic. According to a Marist Poll, nearly 1 in 5 US workers lost ...

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  • Employee Rights in the Time of Coronavirus
    Employee Rights in the Time of Coronavirus

    In this increasingly uncertain time, here is information that we hope is helpful to employees who are impacted by the coronavirus. New Paid Leave for COVID-19 New York State has now guaranteed ...

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  • Jury Vindicates Concierge of Posh Residential Building Alleging Discrimination in Workplace
    Jury Vindicates Concierge of Posh Residential Building Alleging Discrimination in Workplace

    On March 10, 2020, the New York Law Journal reported that a New York County jury awarded the estate of a former residential building concierge $1.5 Million in combined compensatory and punitive ...

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  • How to Know If You Are Eligible for Overtime Pay
    How to Know If You Are Eligible for Overtime Pay

    In the U.S., any non-exempt employee who works more than 40 hours per week is eligible for overtime pay. Overtime pay must be at least one and a half times the employee’s regular rate of pay. Whether ...

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  • SPH Partner Brian Heller to Lead Panel at the City Bar's Employment law Institute
    SPH Partner Brian Heller to Lead Panel at the City Bar's Employment law Institute

    On Friday, March 6, 2020, Brian Heller will be leading a panel at the New York City Bar Association’s 6th Annual Employment Law Institute on March 6, 2020. The Institute is now widely viewed as the ...

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