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Supreme Court Approves Forcing Employees into One-On-One Arbitration, Exacerbating the Power Imbalance Between Employees and Employers

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court killed one of the few remaining mechanisms for employees to get some measure of justice for the illegal acts of their employers – class arbitrations. The National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) was enacted in … Continue reading

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The statutory rights of employees of the State and political subdivisions of the State absent from work as the result of a work-related injury or disease

The statutory rights of employees of the State and political subdivisions of the State absent from work as the result of a work-related injury or disease Singleton v New York State Off. of Children & Family Servs., 2018 NY Slip … Continue reading

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A delay in a disciplinary hearing resulting from an employee’s adjournment request may be properly counted against the employee for purposes of determining his or her entitlement to back pay

A delay in a disciplinary hearing resulting from an employee’s adjournment request may be properly counted against the employee for purposes of determining his or her entitlement to back payOATH Index No. 1355/17A civil engineer failed to report for a … Continue reading

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INDEPENDENT EMPLOYEES: A NEW CATEGORY OF WORKERS FOR THE GIG ECONOMY

Many companies, particularly in the Gig Economy, have been the target of lawsuits alleging that they have misclassified workers as independent contractors rather than employees. These issues often present bet-the-company litigation, with billions of dollars and the companies’ very business … Continue reading

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California Supreme Court Narrows Rule for Independent Contractors Forcing Many Business to Reclassify Workers as Employees

On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court sent shock waves through businesses using independent Contractors.  The Court substantially narrowed the existing 30 year old rule for classifying workers as independent contractors under California wage-hour law. In Dynamex Operations West, … Continue reading

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