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Blog Posts in March, 2020

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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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  • Harvey Weinstein Sentenced to 23 Years in New York
    Harvey Weinstein Sentenced to 23 Years in New York

    On October 23, 2017, journalist Ronan Farrow published an article in The New Yorker called " From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein's Accusers Tell Their Stories. " The piece, ...

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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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