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Monthly Archives: December 2020

Employee

Has the COVID-19 pandemic affected employment discrimination claims?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

As of this writing, the United States is being hit by another spike in cases of COVID-19, affecting every industry and forcing employees into difficult positions. However, none of this is grounds for allowing employers to act unethically, and where true discriminatory action exists, employment discrimination claims have continued to be filed. If you… Read More »

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What does being misclassified mean?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

In the current difficult economic climate, it is crucial for every worker to receive the pay to which they are entitled. However, some employers, trying to tighten their own belts, may engage in unethical behavior that includes trying to maneuver workers into a classification where they are not entitled to overtime pay or even… Read More »

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Does “at will” employment mean you can be fired at any time, for any reason?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

As of this writing, every state in the U.S. is considered an at-will state, which means that an employee can be terminated without cause, at any time. However, this would seem to fly in the face of federal and state nondiscrimination laws, which forbid terminating employees based on certain characteristics. The truth is that… Read More »

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How are employment contracts handled in New York?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

The overwhelming majority of employment opportunities in the United States are filled on what is referred to as an ‘at will’ basis. This means that either the employee or the employer can terminate the work relationship at will, with no notice required on either side. If you accept a job without signing an employment… Read More »

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