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Blog Posts in April, 2020

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  • Unemployment Benefits in the Age of Coronavirus
    Unemployment Benefits in the Age of Coronavirus

    With record numbers of people seeking to collect unemployment benefits, applying has become very difficult for many. Understanding the various components can be even more complicated. There are ...

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  • Your Rights Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (
    Your Rights Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA")

    The federal government enacted the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), which provides job-protected paid leave to employees affected by COVID-19. The law went into effect on April 1, ...

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  • Disability Discrimination and COVID-19
    Disability Discrimination and COVID-19

    Disability discrimination is prohibited by the New York State and City Human Rights Laws as well as the federal Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Disability discrimination occurs when an ...

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  • Hate Crimes on the Rise in NYC Due to COVID-19
    Hate Crimes on the Rise in NYC Due to COVID-19

    According to recent New York Police Department data, coronavirus-related hate crimes against Asian-Americans have risen in New York City. Since March 7, police officials have confirmed that the NYPD ...

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  • US Supreme Court Issues Decision For Age Discrimination Claims By Federal Workers
    US Supreme Court Issues Decision For Age Discrimination Claims By Federal Workers

    On April 6, 2020, the United States Supreme Court held in Babb v. Wilkie that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“the ADEA”), provides heightened protections for federal employees. The Court ...

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  • New Enacted Key Protections For Employees in New York State
    New Enacted Key Protections For Employees in New York State

    The 2021 New York State Budget, which passed on Thursday, April 2, 2020 contains key protections for employees in New York State. Significantly, New York State now requires paid sick leave for ...

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