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How the Fair Labor Standards Act Affects Small Businesses

February 26th, 2020|0 Comments

If you are a small business owner, there are some potential traps laid by New York’s Labor Law (NYLL) and the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that even the most well-intentioned amongst you could fall prey to.  The New York State Labor Law and the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act are powerful tools for [...]

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Wrongful Termination

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The term “wrongful termination” is misleading because in New York and most other states, without a written agreement for a specific term, employment is “at will.”

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Employees in the state of New York are protected from sexual harassment by federal and state laws, in addition to the New York City Human Rights Law. From bold sexual advances

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Hiring and firing employees can be tricky. There are legal implications for both, and you should be well-informed before you do either.

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As an employer, when hiring, you may inadvertently create an employment contract giving the employee greater rights than New York state law does.

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