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Is New York an at-will state?

The corporate world does not have as much loyalty as you may assume. In most cases, this means you can be fired -- or you can quit -- for almost any reason at all. Technically, you do not even need a reason. You can quit your job because you're bored or your boss can fire you because "it's just not working out."

Brief overview of the Family Medical Leave Act

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is one of the most important pieces of legislation when it comes to employers and employees. FMLA was revised back in 2009 with new rules going into effect on January 16 of that year. FMLA helps employees take leave from work for various reasons without worrying that they will lose their job. Let's take a brief look at the latest revisions of the FMLA in this post.

How do I know if I have been wrongfully terminated?

Working for a company for any amount of time means that you put a lot of love, sweat, tears and time into your job. No one wants to be let go of a job. People want to leave on their own terms, not when the company says it's time. A lot of times, being let go can fall under the wrongful termination category. This is when the law comes into play. So, how do you know when you've been wrongfully terminated?

New York Attorney General to investigate Weinstein Company

An inquiry has been opened into the Weinstein Company by the Attorney General of New York, Eric T. Schneiderman. The inquiry seeks to determine if the claims made against the company's co-founder, Harvey Weinstein, are broad-ranging and show violations of civil rights and gender discrimination.

Do I have to wear a medical device provided by an employer?

As an employee, you depend on each and every one of your coworkers to keep the wheels on the wagon for your operation. Many businesses looking to strengthen their core teams are now offering employees a variety of wearable devices that can help improve overall health and performance, but not all employees are ready to get on board with wearable medical devices, known as wearables.

Navigating issues related to restrictive covenants in the employment relationship, P.2

Previously, we began looking at the topic of restrictive covenants in New York, and specifically at noncompete agreements. As we noted, the general rule with noncompete agreements in New York is that they must be reasonable as to both duration and geographical area.

Navigating issues related to restrictive covenants in the employment relationship, P.1

For businesses, protecting intellectual property and trade secrets is an important task to ensure valuable creations and business information does not unfairly benefit other companies. There are different tools and strategies businesses can use to protect themselves, including patents, copyrights, and trademarks, as well as trade secret enforcement.

Will SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch be friendly to businesses in employment discrimination claims?

For businesses, protecting intellectual property and trade secrets is an important task to ensure valuable creations and business information does not unfairly benefit other companies. There are different tools and strategies businesses can use to protect themselves, including patents, copyrights, and trademarks, as well as trade secret enforcement.

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