Employment Law

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 […]
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.
February 28, 2018
Centerplate Wage And Hour Lawsuit

MAOR v VOLUME SERVICE AMERICA, INC.

Judge Melissa A. Crane, J.S.C., of New York Supreme Court, New York County, authorized distribution of notice to catered event workers, who worked for Volume Services America, Centerplate, or Javits catered events dating from August 2008 to the present.
February 27, 2018
Gay Discrimination Work New York

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals Delivers Big Win to Gay Workers in New York

Yesterday, in a landmark 10-3 ruling, the Second Circuit became the second federal Court of Appeals to hold that Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) includes protections against sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace. Employers in Connecticut, New York, and Vermont can no longer discriminate against gay and lesbian workers with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, without running afoul of Title VII’s prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sex.
June 15, 2017

Court Rules on Classification of Black-Car Drivers in NY

Appeals Court Rules that Black-Car Drivers in New York are Independent Contractors In April 2017, a federal appeals Court in New York issued a ruling that may (or may not!) have a ripple effect on gig economy workers and businesses. In 2014 a federal district court ruled in favor of Corporate Transportation Group and its affiliate companies (CTG) that run a black-car service in New York City and the surrounding area. CTG was the defendant […]