NY State Employment Discrimination: It’s Not That Simple

New York State and City anti-discrimination laws go significantly further than federal law to protect employees from discrimination by employers.  New York protects more categories of people and makes proving some forms of NY state [...]

Can NY Employers Require Their Employees to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine?

COVID-19 Vaccines: Can a NY employer require you to get one? And should they? The answer is generally, yes, but first we need to distinguish between a private sector employer and a public- state or [...]

By |April 7th, 2021|Categories: COVID-19 employment guidelines, Employment Law|Tags: |0 Comments

My Take on NY State Paid COVID-19 Vaccination and Family Leave Guidelines

On March 12, 2021, Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill granting public and private employees paid leave in order to get a COVID-19 vaccine, specifically four hours per injection. The NY State Paid COVID-19 [...]

If I Were Conducting the Trump Impeachment Trial Here’s What I’d Do

Democrats, bless their naïve little hearts, are trying to impeach Donald Trump using only the law while staying within the bounds of fairness and what’s relevant. That is very democratic of them; that being said, [...]

By |February 7th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Criminal Defense Law|Tags: |0 Comments

New York Coronavirus (COVID-19) Workplace Rights

The New York State legislature is considering whether to enact a new law that would nullify any employment agreement in which the employee waives his or her right to sue the employer due to negligent [...]

By |July 27th, 2020|Categories: Employment Law|Tags: , |0 Comments

How the Fair Labor Standards Act Affects Small Businesses

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 [...]

By |February 26th, 2020|Categories: Employment Law, Labor Law, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Statute of Limitations Extension Opens the Door for Adult Victims of Childhood Abuse

It’s been said all good things come to those who wait. For adult victims of childhood sexual abuse, their “good thing” may finally be here. New York recently joined the growing number of states extending [...]

By |August 19th, 2019|Categories: Child Victims Act|Tags: , |0 Comments

Sweeping Changes to NY State Sexual Harassment Laws Will Help Victims

Earlier this week, New York’s law on sexual harassment was changed significantly. Governor Cuomo signed a bill extending the statute of limitations in which sexual harassment claims can be filed under New York State law [...]

By |August 16th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Sexual Harassment|Tags: , |0 Comments