Sexual Harassment

August 17, 2018
NYC NY Sexual Harassment Laws

Contractors Now Protected Under NYC & NYS Law From Workplace Sexual Harassment

Are You An Independent Contractor In NYC Facing Sexual Harassment? Independent contractors such as consultants, suppliers, freelancers, and vendors work more autonomously than employees, generally setting their own fees/rates as well as their own schedules. Employees and independent contractors were protected differently under the law when it came to employment-related matters involving sexual harassment claims. Repercussions of the #MeToo movement has lawmakers reconsidering independent contractors and their protections against workplace sexual harassment. On May 9th, […]
August 10, 2018
Sexual Harassment Laws In New York

Transparency Is Key: Confidentiality Clauses In Sexual Harassment Cases

Confidentiality clauses were often included in settlement agreements in cases of workplace sexual harassment. Learn why Cuomo has opted to prohibit the inclusion of these clauses.
June 25, 2018
New York New Sexual Harassment Laws

Provisions of NYS 2019 Budget To Combat Workplace Sexual Harassment

Additional protections against workplace sexual harassment signed into law by Governor Cuomo as part of the 2019 NYS budget. Learn more.
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 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 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.