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Monthly Archives: April 2022

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Are Meals And Short Breaks Required Under New York Law?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

The average worker usually labors under the impression that meal breaks and rest or smoke breaks are guaranteed by law. In reality, the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require employers to provide these amenities – though several New York state laws do mandate meal breaks. If you work a job in… Read More »

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Does ERISA Protect New York Employees?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) was passed in 1973, at the federal level. It was designed to establish minimum standards for private retirement and health plans (more specifically, voluntary plans, provided by employers even though no law makes them do so), ensuring that retired workers receive what they put in. However, sometimes,… Read More »

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Class-Action Suit Claims Employees Were Not Paid On Time

By Mansell Law, LLC |

Some of the most common employment disputes involve payment – how much, for what, and when. In a lawsuit filed in early February 2022, a group of employees at Party City alleged that they were only paid bi-weekly, while New York law requires that workers must be paid weekly. While the facts of the… Read More »

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Do I Have “Religious Freedom” In The Workplace?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees freedom of religion in that “Congress” (and government in general) cannot favor one religion over another. However, what many people miss in this day and age is that the First Amendment does not apply to private enterprise, or in some cases, only applies in specific… Read More »

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