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Employees: know and protect your leave rights under federal, state law, P.2

In our last post, we began looking at some of the basic protections available to workers in terms of family and medical leave at both the state and the federal level. As we noted, the state of New York is progressive in this area, guaranteeing up to 12 weeks of paid family leave for most employees. Additional protections may apply at the local level.

Employees: know and protect your leave rights under federal, state law

Family and medical leave is an important issue nowadays, particularly with Americans starting families later in life and an increasing aging population. While some workers are lucky enough to have an employer who provides paid family and medical leave, not everybody is. This is because federal law doesn’t require employers to provide paid leave, at least not yet.

Work with experienced attorney to resolve employment disputes in arbitration

In our previous post, we briefly mentioned the fact that arbitration is known to often be favorable to employers, not only because it often allows them to select the arbitrator who hears their case, but also because it allows them to keep the proceedings private and avoid full accountability for potentially widespread workplace problems.

What rights do employees have under the National Labor Relations Act?

Previously, we looked at a recent memorandum written by the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board which opined that some college athletes may be considered employees having rights under the National Labor Relations Act. This federal law recognizes the right of employees to organize in order to seek improved working conditions and wages, and to forms unions to negotiate such matters with employers.

Be aware of your rights before blowing the whistle, P.2

Many individuals who become whistleblowers first attempt to address violations of law through their employer’s internal complaint process, but when that doesn’t work, they do have the ability to report directly to the enforcing agency. In our previous post, we said that it is important for employees who become privy to regulatory violations on the job to understand their legal rights with respect to whistleblowing.

Be aware of your rights before blowing the whistle, P.1

Those working in heavily regulated environments know that there is a great deal of noncompliance that goes on. Unfortunately, corporations too often do not foster robust compliance efforts, and don’t take employees seriously when they report wrongdoing through the internal complaint process.

Philip Taubman to being selected to the New York Metro 2016 Super Lawyers list

Taubman, Kimelman and Soroka LLP would like to announce, as well as congratulate Philip Taubman to being selected to the New York Metro 2016 Super Lawyers list within the Employment and Labor practice area! Philip has been nominated by his peers and has been consistently selected to the Super Lawyers list, which is limited to 5% of practicing attorneys!

NY AG settles case against TX company concerning non-compete agreements

For business, protecting confidential information is important to maintain competitiveness in the marketplace. Businesses can take a number of steps to protect confidential information, including making use of intellectual property protections and identifying trade secrets and establishing policies to secure them. 

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