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Monthly Archives: May 2022

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Is My Work Environment Hostile?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

It is all too easy for anyone who may experience negative interactions at work to argue that their work environment has become hostile. However, a true “hostile work environment” must meet several specific criteria under both New York and federal law, and even if your current position fits that bill, it may not be… Read More »

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Misclassification

What Are My Options If I Suspect I’ve Been Misclassified?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

When someone accepts an offer of employment, they are then classified on their employer’s books as an employee. This means that they are entitled to certain guarantees and benefits, such as access to workers’ compensation insurance, minimum wage, and overtime pay. However, some unscrupulous employers misclassify their employees as independent contractors, ostensibly to save… Read More »

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How Do I Make An ADA Claim Against My Employer?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

While disabled workers are at least theoretically protected from discrimination in the workplace, in reality, many employers try to ignore federal and state laws like the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) for a variety of reasons. Some may try to disguise discriminatory intent behind facially neutral communication, while others do not even hide their… Read More »

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NonCompete

Are Non-Compete Agreements Legal In New York?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

In some industries, employees may be asked to sign what is known as a non-compete agreement, either upon their hiring or upon their departure. Non-competes, as they are referred to, came about to help companies protect trade secrets when employees departed, as without them, there was nothing to stop an employee from using those… Read More »

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