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Valli Kane & Vagnini LLP - National Job Discrimination Attorneys

At the employment litigation law offices of VKV, we believe the most important service your attorney can provide is to give you the courage that comes with knowledge. When you come to us for a free consultation about your employment issue, we will listen to you with the compassion you deserve. We will clearly explain the laws that govern your issue so that you will have the knowledge to make an informed decision. When you have a VKV attorney representing your cause, you have the knowledge and power to act with courage.

Black New Yorkers Strike Back

Black New Yorkers strike back at city program that seized their properties for developers The plaintiffs say the program unfairly aided gentrification and pushed Black and Latino residents out of their homes and neighborhoods. Sherlivia Thomas-Murchison’s mother worked for nearly
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The Restrictions on Attorney Fees and Settlements in FLSA Deals

{6 minutes to read}  Earlier this year, the United States Court of Appeals in the Second Circuit made a decision that will change how courts analyze attorney’s fees in the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) actions. It is widely accepted
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Criminalizing Wage Theft, New Jersey, New York, and California

Janitors, servers, and construction workers have something in common. They are likely to face wage theft in industries that underpay and undervalue their workers. To address wage theft, workers have filed private lawsuits and/or have reached out to their state
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SB7848A Increases Worker’s Ability to Bring Claims of Sexual Harassment to Court

By Shaloni Pinto and Aimee Christianson {Read in 4 minutes}  With the passage of New York Senate Bill 7848A, the state will make it easier for workers to bring sexual harassment claims to court. Aimed to prevent sexual harassment in
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Valli Kane & Vagnini Attorneys Named to 2018 New York Super Lawyers List

We are pleased to announce that Sara Wyn Kane, a partner at Valli Kane & Vagnini LLP has been selected for the 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent
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Ex-Mitsubishi Atty Claims Sex Bias Led To Her Ouster

Law360 (September 19, 2018, 8:30 PM EDT) — A Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. unit illegally refused to promote one of its top attorneys to general counsel because of her gender and fired her under false pretenses after she complained about the
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CBS Agrees To Settle Parking-Spot Guards’ OT Suit For $10M

Law360 (August 22, 2018, 10:21 PM EDT) — In the latest settlement between a major studio and production assistants hired to guard parking spaces, CBS Television Studios and its affiliates have agreed to pay $9.98 million to resolve allegations they
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Supervisor sues Omni hotels, alleging sexual harassment and retaliation when she reported it

A former supervisor with Omni Hotels & Resorts has filed suit against the Dallas-based company, alleging sexual harassment and saying the company broke federal laws governing equal pay.
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North Dakota workplace discrimination trial set for 2019

A racial discrimination lawsuit brought by six workers on a North Dakota job site is set for trial in late 2019.
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Compliment Or Come-On? Confusion Over How To Define Sexual Harassment

The sexual harassment scandals over the past couple of months are causing some workers to rethink some of their office behaviors. Is it still OK to compliment a colleague on the way he or she looks?
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ABC, Marvel to Pay $1.75M to Settle TV, Movie Set Pay Claims

ABC Studios and Marvel Television Inc. will pay $1.75 million to settle claims it didn’t pay overtime to set workers, according to an agreement that received final court approval.
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Davita Rx Agrees to Pay $63.7 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

DALLAS – DaVita Rx LLC, a nationwide pharmacy that specializes in serving patients with severe kidney disease, agreed to pay a total of $63.7 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations relating to improper billing practices and unlawful financial inducements to
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Civilian FDNY employees file discrimination lawsuit

According to a new lawsuit, discrimination in the FDNY isn’t limited to actual firefighters. In a new class-action lawsuit, filed by seven civilian employees Dec. 1, the New York City Fire Department is accused of racially discriminatory practices against its
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The EEOC and Sara Lee: A Landmark Discrimination Case in Texas

After a two year investigation into complaints of civil rights and health violations, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a $4 million settlement for former employees at the Sara Lee factory located in Paris, Texas. This case marks the largest settlement
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FDNY sued for discrimination — again

Nearly three years after the city agreed to pay $98 million to settle claims of bias in its hiring of black and Hispanic firefighters, New York’s Bravest is being sued for discrimination again.
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Valeant Unit Settles Sex Discrimination Claims For $7.2M

Law360, Los Angeles (July 12, 2016, 4:56 PM EDT) — Valeant-owned Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp. will pay $7.2 million to settle a class action alleging gender discrimination and other claims brought by female sales representatives of the medical cosmetics company, according to
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Hanging Monkey, Racial Graffiti, Among Evidence in Harassment Lawsuit

A stuffed monkey hanging from the ceiling in the shipping department at Univar USA’s Dallas distribution chemical facility is part of the evidence two Dallas men are providing in their lawsuit alleging racial harassment by some co-workers.
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Former Marshalls assistant managers sue TJX Cos.

Two former assistant store managers who worked at Marshalls have filed suit in US District Court in Massachusetts against The TJX Companies and related entities, alleging that the company violates wage and hour laws. The suit, filed Dec. 11, names
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Soap Opera Actress Sues Over Not Being Considered for Reemployment

Victoria Rowell says she went to “Herculean efforts” to reprise her role as Drucilla on “The Young and the Restless,” including communicating with Leslie Moonves and Michael Lynton.
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Former The Young and the Restless Star Victoria Rowell Sues CBS and Sony for Retaliation

Former The Young and the Restless star Victoria Rowell is suing the show’s network and producers for racial discrimination – and she’s pointing the finger at CBS
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