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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • If You Get a Severance Agreement, What Should It Include?
    If You Get a Severance Agreement, What Should It Include?

    Generally speaking employers offer severance when there is a layoff, job elimination or to reward a loyal employee who is leaving. Severance is a benefit, not a right. The idea of a severance ...

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  • Exempt vs. Nonexempt: Do You Have a Wage & Hour Claim?
    Exempt vs. Nonexempt: Do You Have a Wage & Hour Claim?

    Every worker and employee in New York is guaranteed fair pay for fair work, no matter their profession. If this promise is unfulfilled by an employer, then the employee can use a wage and hour claim ...

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