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Monthly Archives: June 2021

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Can I Make A Claim For Unpaid Minimum Wage?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

As of this writing, the minimum wage in New York is significantly higher than the current federal minimum wage ($15.00 per hour, vs $7.25 per hour). That said, minimum wage employees are still treated as largely expendable by a lot of employers, and it can be easy to think that any kind of unfair… Read More »

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What Constitutes “Reasonable” Accommodations At Work?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and other laws that govern behavior in the workplace all mandate reasonable accommodations must be provided for employees who require them, provided that it would not be an undue burden to do so. However, the word “reasonable” is a highly subjective one, and its meaning changes not only… Read More »

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Is Being Pregnant A Protected Characteristic?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

When a person becomes pregnant, it is usually considered a happy occasion in the family. However, some employers will see a pregnancy as an opportunity to cut that employee’s hours, deny them advancement, or to generally not treat the employee the same as any other, non-pregnant person. The average person might think temporary conditions… Read More »

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Am I Entitled To Meal And Rest Breaks Under New York Law?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

Many employees are surprised to learn that U.S. federal law does not guarantee them the right to meal or rest breaks during a work day. Many states have enacted laws that do, New York among them, but some of the details surrounding those breaks are still misunderstood. In some situations, unethical employers may try… Read More »

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