Discrimination is a pervasive, troubling issue in every state and industry. And while it is something that workers have experienced for many years, discrimination is a subject that is particularly visible right now.
Quality, affordable childcare can be very difficult to find in New York. As such, many people favor the idea of welcoming an au pair into their home. Au pairs, unlike nannies and other childcare providers, are usually young women who live in foreign countries but have special authorization to work in the U.S. Through the program, they receive room and board from their host families.
Proper compensation is something every worker in New York deserves. And whether you are an employee, contractor or another type of worker, you have the right to take action if you are not receiving appropriate wages.
The holiday season is in full swing, and while many people have time off from work and take vacations, that is not the case for everyone. For some people, working on the holidays is unavoidable; for others, working on the holidays is a great way to earn some extra money.
Starting in 2019, employees in New York State will see increases in overtime exemption thresholds and minimum wage go into effect.
If you work more than 40 hours a week in New York, you may very well expect that you would receive overtime pay for those extra hours. For most employees, this would be the case.
Hundreds of thousands of people work in jobs where they don't just depend on their paycheck, they also depend on tips. This includes people who work in food service, hospitality and occupations like aestheticians and parking attendants.
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.
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.
One common aspect of employment today is our nearly constant connection to our phones and email. Because our daily work lives are so connected to our phones, many people aren't sure of when their work days actually begin and end. Work time spills into personal time, and vice versa. That situation raises the question: shouldn't you be getting paid for the time you spend on work-related texts and email while off the clock?