NY Governor Paterson Threatens to Lay-off One Thousand Workers

On July 29, 2010, Governor David Paterson warned Thursday that he will have to lay off at least 1,000 workers to help balance the state’s budget.  New York Daily News reports Stephen Madarasz, a spokesman for the state Civil Service Employees Union, declined to respond to Paterson’s prediction, but said the union believes the governor is obligated to honor a no-layoff agreement.  The state has more than 130,000 workers under Paterson’s direct control.  Read more: NY Daily News

New York’s monthly statewide unemployment rate has been on the decline since February 2010.  New York State’s three month average unemployment rate for April, May and June is 8.3%.  Those who are employed understand that now, more than ever, employment of any kind is crucial, and that “job security” has become a thing of the past.  During these tough times many companies are forced to lay-off workers to keep afloat.  Though many companies will act within the bounds of the law, some may use tactics that are unlawful.  It is crucial that employees know and understand their rights under the law.  The attorneys at Leeds, Morelli & Brown, P.C. work to uncover unlawful business practices and empower employees to stand up for their rights.

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