Recently, workers in New York and other American cities have become very sensitive about their employment rights. While it is wonderful to see people from all walks of life standing up for their rights, employers are having a hard time complying with employment law.
If you've suffered from sexual harassment in the workplace, you may be looking into your legal options. You know that what happened to you was unfair, unjust and illegal. You want to know what to do.
Often, unless you have an employment contract, you can be fired with relatively little reason. As long as they don't fire you because of your gender, race, age or another protected class, your boss has a lot of freedom to keep or terminate your employment.
Have you ever had the experience of noticing that the people around you at the office were getting younger and younger? The longer you stay in your career, the more chance there will be of something like this happening to you. You might even become the oldest one at work.
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.