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2 important moments in civil rights for American laborers

There are many important moments in American history as it pertains to civil rights. In the context of U.S. labor law history, there are two events that stand out: the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the 1966 California farm worker's strike.

What are the basic rights of New York employees?

The United States as a nation was built by the hard work of our forebears. Today, the prosperity of America is dependent upon those who continue the tradition of exchanging labor and services for a fair wage. This system works very well when all parties do their part. However, some employers take advantage of their workers by denying them even the most basic rights. This is just as true in New York as it is in other American states.

Head off litigation with an employment contract evaluation

In essence, an employment contract is an agreement between an employee and an employer. It is also a legal document defining many facets of an employment relationship. More and more businesses in New York have begun to make use of these employment law documents because they protect employers and workers alike. When a well-drafted contract is in place, it can prevent misunderstandings or disputes that may otherwise lead to litigation.

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.

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