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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Employment Law News and Links – June-July, 2017


The label of what we employment lawyers call “employment law” encompasses so many aspects of the day-to-day lives of workers in America, it’s no surprise that week after week, we see news stories popping up across the country that directly touch on our area of the law. Here’s a roundup of some of the recent stories, both local and national, that are directly relevant to employees.

City of Los Angeles hits Carl’s Jr. with whopping wage theft penalty

Fast-food chain Carl’s Jr., known for both its racy ad content and for being something New Yorkers keep hearing about without actually seeing, was found by the City of Los Angeles to have Read more . . .


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

So, Who Gets Sued? Examining Liability for Employment Law Violations Up the Corporate Ladder


This month, the Court of Appeals, New York’s highest court, answered several questions “certified” to it by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals that are important for certain employees considering bringing a lawsuit against an employer to understand.

That’s a mouthful, so let’s unpack it before we go further, because this post is going to include a lot of legal speak: the Second Circuit Court of Appeals is a federal appellate court. It decides appeals from cases tried in federal district courts. The New York Court of Appeals, meanwhile, is the highest state court in New York, and it reviews decisions from state trial courts. So there is a two-tiered system of justice in which cases brought in federal court proceed federally, while cases brought in state court proceed in the state court system.
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Monday, April 17, 2017

7th Circuit: LGBT Discrimination is Illegal Under the 1964 Civil Rights Act


Last week, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, a federal appellate court tasked with reviewing the decisions of district courts in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, dropped what can legitimately be called a legal bombshell. In Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, the 7th Circuit became the first federal appeals court to find that under the Civil Rights Act (the 1964 law that barred private entities and businesses from discriminating on the basis of sex, race, religion, or national origin) discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals is also illegal.
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

#NYCForWomen Forum at John Jay College


March is Women’s History Month, and on March 9th, Serrins & Associates was proud to attend the #NYCForWomen forum held at John Jay College, which featured a variety of panels and speakers looking at the state of women’s rights and equality.  You can take a look at some highlights and photos from the event here.

The event was sponsored and organized jointly by the John Jay College departments of Africana Studies, Gender Studies, and External Affairs, and the New York City Commission on Human Rights.
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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Is New York a safe haven for workers under a Trump Administration?

There’s an excellent and informative article up at Law360 asking an important question and providing a somewhat comforting answer. The question: are employers justified in feeling that the Trump administration will, via regulatory authority and possibly legislation, relax employee protections in the name of “freeing business”? And the answer: maybe – but employers still have to contend with the strong state-level protections employees enjoy through the United States, including in New York.


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Sunday, March 12, 2017

AGE DISCRIMINATION: A Closer Look


Two months, two separate lawsuits: in late February, the second former employee in as many months launched a lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler America, the Michigan-based car manufacturer, alleging that its corporate headquarters engaged in systemic age discrimination, denying raises and promotions to older workers. One claim from the complaint: top executives viewed photographs of employees during performance evaluations, and said evaluations resulted in suspiciously low scores for over-55 workers, even those who had been glowing reviews by their immediate supervisors. This comes on the heels of a Read more . . .


Sunday, February 12, 2017

The Do's and Don'ts of Suing an Employer

No doubt, going up against an employer or potential employer can be an intimidating experience. This is true regardless of whether the employer is a massive, global corporation, or a smaller local business. Either way, the employee faces a power and money imbalance that can make litigation seem impossible.


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Monday, January 30, 2017

So You Think Your Boss Is Breaking the Law – An Introduction to Employment Law


Welcome to the Serrins & Associates blog and website! On this blog, we’ll be bringing you continuous updates on current issues, events, rulings, and laws in the area of employment law. We’ll also be answering frequent questions employees have about litigating against their employer, or choosing whether to bring a case at all. In this post, we’ll provide an overview of some common types of employment law cases. If your employer has been engaging in any of the behaviors listed below, it would be wise to speak with an employment lawyer.


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