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.
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.
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.
When you interview someone or hand out applications, you may ask for the person's date of birth. In many cases, this is perfectly legal. You can gather information about employees or potential employees.
Workplace discrimination can be tricky. Even when you know you are experiencing it, what can you do to gather evidence? How can you show someone who does not walk in your shoes every day that you are being treated unfairly?
You have a tip jar on the front counter when you are at work. Customers frequently stuff in a few dollars or at least their spare change. By the end of the night, you often have a good amount of money in the jar.
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."
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.
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?
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.