employment law

Employment Law

Employment Law Covers All Aspects of the Employer/Employee Relationship

Employment Law is a broad area of the law, but common cases involve disputes over the proper payment of wages, overtime hours, and discrimination claims.


Employment law is governed by federal, state, and local laws, as well as administrative agency regulations, and judicial decisions.
 

At The Siegel Law Firm, we represent employers and employees in all areas of Employment Law.

Employment Discrimination

 

Discrimination against employees is still common in the United States.  We work with businesses to ensure their operating processes and procedures do not discriminate against any individual or class of people.  We have experience counseling companies on compliance with employment laws, as well as defending against claims of discrimination including race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, physical disability, and age, in addition to wage claims. 

 

Discriminatory acts perpetrated against individuals may include bias in hiring, promotion, job assignment, termination, compensation, retaliation, and harassment.

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Legally Mandated Training and Notifications

 

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued guidelines that employers in all states should provide regular sexual harassment training to all employees and ensure they understand their rights and responsibilities.  While federal court decisions have made it clear that harassment training should occur in all 50 states, New York State has passed laws to make training a legal requirement.

All employers in New York are required to provide all employees with anti-harassment training annually. The training must be interactive and include an explanation of what constitutes unlawful or sexual harassment, examples of conduct that would be considered unlawful or sexual harassment, information on state and federal laws concerning sexual harassment and resources for victims, and information on employees’ rights and forums for resolving complaints administratively and judicially.
 

All employers in New York City with more than 15 employees are required to provide annual anti-sexual harassment training to all employees, supervisors, and managers. In addition, employers must provide anti-sexual harassment training to new employees who work more than 80 hours per year within 90 days of hire.  We can help your company provide the necessary training to ensure compliance with these requirements.

 

New York Labor Law Posting Requirements

 

Besides training, employers in New York are also required to post notices in their offices in shared spaces so all employees may see them.  Several types of notices are required to be posted through the New York Labor Laws, Human Rights Laws, and several others.  These notices include information regarding Criminal Convictions Records used for employment, discrimination, minimum wage, health and safety, unemployment, worker’s compensation, smoking, fringe benefits and hours, equal pay, sexual harassment, among several others.  If notices are not properly displayed, employers may be liable for any issues related to any of the areas where notices are mandated.

Contact the Siegel Law Firm Today

 

Whether you are an employer or an employee, if you are dealing with any employment-related dispute, or would like to further discuss employment compliance or training, call The Siegel Law Firm to schedule a consultation to discuss your situation.

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