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Fire Department Discrimination Against African American Non-Firefighter Employees

{Read in 2:30 minutes} The New York City Fire Department is filled with extremely brave men and women, some out in the field and many behind the scenes. While there is certainly a long and illustrious history of dedication and incredible courage, unfortunately over the years there have also been repeated allegations of racial discrimination. As […]

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Workplace Discrimination or Harassment? What Should You Do!!

{Read in 6 minutes}  Recently I posted an article reminding employees that they must file a harassment complaint within 180-300 days after the latest occurrence. While working on that blog, the question came up about what an employee should do if they are the victim of harassment. Report the Behavior First and foremost, report the […]

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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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