Employment at Will: When Is It Legal To Be Fired In NY?
There are many situations in which a termination can be unlawful, but the place you should always start is that in New York State, an employee can be fired for any reason or […]Read More
Are Ghost Guns Legal in New York State?
‘Ghost guns’ are seemingly flooding the country, being used in all sorts of horrible crimes from drug dealing to murder to robbery. The ghost gun earned its name because it bears no serial […]Read More
Is the New NYC Employment Law Targeting the Use of AI in Hiring a Good Thing?
New York City has enacted a law to prevent discrimination against people by robots, which is to take effect Jan. 2, 2023. The City Council has enacted a law to prevent bias by […]Read More
New York and LA Big Law Firms Sell Out By Representing Russian Banks: Shame On Them
From the Desk of Joe Carbonaro Some big Law firms in New York and LA have sold out again, this time agreeing to represent Russian interests in this time of global crises. In […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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- […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More