Long Islanders hold MLK tribute ahead of DC dedication

By: News 12 Long Island
(10/14/11) HEMPSTEAD
New York Employment AttorneyLong Islanders held a special tribute in Hempstead today ahead of Sunday’s official National Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial dedication in Washington, D.C.
The major theme of the gathering at the Antioch Baptist Church of Hempstead was Dr. King’s dream and whether it’s been realized on the Island and around the country.
Although many may feel the racism that Dr. King had fought against is now in the past, some say it is not so.
“Nassau County is still one of the most racist counties in America,” says Bishop Frank White, of the Nassau County Council of Clergy “There is still white flight when black folks move in.”
When asked what Dr. King would say about the world if he were alive today, some of the civil rights activists say he would have mixed emotions.
“We need to keep the fight and the struggle because there are still issues that need to be dealt with,” says Rev. Dr. Phillip Elliott, of Antioch Baptist Church.
Many of the people who gathered in Hempstead today say they will be at the memorial dedication Sunday.
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Johnson v. Nassau County Social Services

This action was instituted to address the County of Nassau’s policy of not paying employees with less than ten years of tenure for their overtime hours which were banked over the course of their employment. These hours were banked for overtime worked, vacation days or sick days which were not used. Essentially, these workers were required to work overtime without compensation at all.

  1. Nassau County Social Services Overtime Complaint
  2. Court Order Conditionally Certifying Overtime Class

Nassau sued on retiring cops' pay cap

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Instead of saving millions, Nassau County’s recent cap on termination pay for retiring police officers could prove costly under a federal class-action lawsuit filed recently that claims the new limit amounts to age discrimination.
“Despite the appearance of neutrality, this policy and practice has a disparate impact on employees age 40 and is in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Employee Retirement Security Act of 1947,” said Garden City lawyer James Vagnini in U.S. District Court in Central Islip.