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Wage and Hour Litigation: Are You Being Paid What You Deserve?

{6 minutes to read}  In addition to employment discrimination the firm practices wage and hour litigation. Wage and hour litigation is mostly comprised of two separate violations, minimum wage and overtime.  The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the New York Labor Law (NYLL) delineate the rules for employers regarding paying Minimum Wage and Overtime.

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New York State’s Sweeping Anti-Sexual Harassment Legislation

{Read in 4 minutes} In response to the #MeToo Movement, New York State and New York City overhauled their sexual harassment policies to give women additional protection in the workplace. It is important that women know they now have additional rights that they did not have before. It is also important that employers know they […]

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Workplace Discrimination? Get that Complaint Filed!

Employees in this country have protections against workplace discrimination and harassment. These include protection from sexual or racial harassment, national origin, religion, age, disability, and gender (including sexual orientation) discrimination. These forms of harassment and discrimination are spelled out under Title VII, and its amendments, which is the statute enacted as a result of the […]

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Legal Victory for Thousands of Rite Aid Store Managers

The latest from Valli Kane & Vagnini: Plaintiffs in Roberts et al. v. The TJX Companies et al., 1:13-CV-13142 (D. Mass.), on behalf of themselves and other Merchandise Assistant Store Managers have filed a class and collective action against TJX entities 

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Punitive Damages now more readily available in NYC Human Rights Law cases

A recent legal decision increases the likelihood that successful plaintiffs will be able to recover punitive damages when asserting discrimination claims in New York City.

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Gender Pay Gap

Women seemingly always have fought an uphill battle in the fight for wage equality with their male counterparts. As the number of women in the workforce has increased over the years, that gap between male and female wage earners has gotten narrower, but the gulf is still perhaps too wide compared to what it should […]

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