There are countless details that go into the decision to buy a new home. Prospective buyers consider everything from square footage and location to taxes and layout. With so much to think about, it can be easy to overlook certain elements, particularly when they don't seem like a pressing issue.
Every worker in New York deserves fair compensation for the work they do. In fact, there are numerous state and federal laws in place to protect workers and their wages. However, despite these laws, there are plenty of cases involving employees who are unpaid or underpaid.
In recent months, sexual harassment in the workplace has been at the forefront of national news. Between allegations of misconduct against celebrities and political figures and the growing #MeToo movement, it seems as though a news story comes out every day about an alleged incident involving workplace sexual harassment.
A good employment relationship relies on trust. Bosses and owners have to be able to believe each other's promises and know the ways to find recourse if words are not kept. Fortunately, federal and state laws protect employees in New York from suffering excess losses in or failing to receive compensation.
Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a pivotal ruling in the case of Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro. The lawsuit involved five service advisors at a car dealership who sued their employer over its failure to pay them overtime wages. The case bounced through multiple higher courts before receiving a final ruling--in favor of the employer.
There are a lot of reasons that you may decide not to leave the office for a lunch break. And, on the other side, there are a lot of reasons an employer may ask you to take part in a work activity during lunch.