May 11, 2018
New York Tip Credit Sexual Harassment

Will Tipped NY Workers Get Paid Minimum Wage Without The Tip Credit To Deter Sexual Harassment?

Federal law and most states allow restaurants, bars, caterers & hotels to apply a tip credit so their service workers can meet minimum wage requirements. An alarming number of tipped workers, especially women, report that relying on tips exposes them to sexual harassment. Will New York eliminate the tip credit?
May 9, 2018
Illegal Tip Pooling New York

When Is Tip Pooling In New York Considered Illegal?

"Tip pooling" is when food service workers who directly receive tips (such as waiters, waitresses) share their tips with service employees who are not directly tipped (such as food runners, bussers). But tip pooling can be illegal. Is your employer engaging in unlawful tip pooling? Here's how to know.
May 4, 2018
Discrimination Mental Disability New York

Is Discrimination Against Workers With Mental Disabilities On The Rise?

A Case Of Discrimination Based On Mental Disability Until 2013, Nola Smith was a registered nurse at the Medical Surgical Department of North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, now known as Northwell Health. She started work at Forest Hills Hospital, which is now part of the North-Shore-Long Island system, in 2008. Nola suffered from anxiety and panic attacks, for which she was prescribed medication. She negotiated a “flex” schedule with the hospital, consisting of no […]
May 1, 2018
New York Sexual Harassment Attorney

Sexual Harassment In The Financial Industry Is All Too Common

The epidemic of workplace sexual harassment has become the norm in many industries over the past century. A nationwide call to action has brought this issue to the surface. Among numerous industries where sexual harassment is rampant, the financial industry has its own alarming rate of sexual harassment complaints – for more than one reason. Learn more.
April 6, 2018
First Steps Filing Sexual Harassment Lawsuit New York

FAQs on the First Steps In Filing A Sexual Harassment Lawsuit In New York

FAQs on the first steps in filing a Sexual Harassment Lawsuit in New York, as discussed by Brandon Okano, Senior Associate of Leeds Brown Law, P.C.
March 29, 2018
Leeds Brown Law, P.C.

Leeds Brown Law, A Sponsor Of Hofstra Law’s “Distinguished Alumni on the Bench” Event

On March 19th, 2018, members of Leeds Brown Law, P.C., attended a reception, partially sponsored by the firm, at the Hofstra University Club.
March 9, 2018
Suffolk County Bill Sexual Harassment Work 2018

Lawsuit Against The Weinstein Companies Resolves To Protect And Compensate Victims

The Weinstein Company wants to sell, but New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is demanding that any deal made increases the settlement funds available to victims for compensation. As an example, in a recently proposed sale, the estimated amount of the victim’s compensation fund was $90 million.