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Does New York Law Cover Maternity Or Bonding Time Leave?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

Having a baby is a joyous event for many people, but for some, it can create logistical issues. A common concern for people who are about to deliver is whether or not they can take leave from their job to do so. The United States does not offer paid maternity leave nationally, but several… Read More »

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New York Whistleblower Law Modified To Grant Further Protections

By Mansell Law, LLC |

In late October 2021, New York’s Governor Hochul signed a bill into law that makes changes to New York’s law surrounding private-sector whistleblowers and their rights in the face of retaliation. The amendments to the law were proposed given the recent rise in whistleblowers, particularly in cases related to COVID-19 and workplace safety precautions… Read More »

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Am I Entitled To Workers’ Compensation Benefits As An Undocumented Worker?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

Like it or not, there are many undocumented workers in New York, filling all types of positions in all types of establishments. While undocumented immigrants are not technically permitted to work in the United States, many choose to do so in order to support themselves or their families, and they do have certain workplace… Read More »

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Am I Entitled To FMLA Leave?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

The federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a law that permits covered workers to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per calendar year. If you file the request correctly and intend to take leave for an accepted reason, the leave should be granted. That said, too many employers resent having to… Read More »

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What Protections Do I have As A Whistleblower?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

Over the last couple of decades, whistleblowers have acquired a higher profile in pop culture. There are countless television shows and films that tell the same story: a courageous whistleblower informs on their unethical employer, they experience harassment or even threats to themselves, but somehow it all works out in the end. In reality,… Read More »

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Former Broadway “Hamilton” Actor Files Discrimination Complaint

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In mid-October 2021, Suni Reid, who formerly appeared in “Hamilton” on Broadway, filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging discrimination based on gender identity by both the Broadway company of “Hamilton” and a later touring company they were affiliated with. Reid is transgender and nonbinary, using they/them pronouns, and they… Read More »

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Governor Hochul Pushes For End To Remote Work

By Mansell Law, LLC |

During the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands – if not hundreds of thousands – of employees have changed over to working remotely, primarily for safety reasons. In November 2021, Governor Hochul began to urge New York employers to bring their employees ‘back to the office’ – which, despite her intentions, may cause serious problems for certain… Read More »

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Explaining New York ERISA Claims

By Mansell Law, LLC |

One employment law fact that may shock many workers is that neither federal nor New York state law requires employers to provide any kind of benefits (such as health insurance, workers’ compensation, pensions, and scholarship funds, among others). If an employer chooses to offer benefit plans, however, they must do so in compliance with… Read More »

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Am I Experiencing Disability Discrimination In New York?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

In the last two or three years, so much about the ‘standard’ New York workplace has changed fundamentally. However, as employers adapt and change to a new normal, some things do remain the same – namely, that no worker should be treated differently on account of a disability or the perception of a disability…. Read More »

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Should I Opt Into A Class Action Employment Discrimination Lawsuit?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

Sometimes, employers will adopt a company-wide policy that proves to be discriminatory toward a specific class of people. In this situation, a class action lawsuit will often be the most efficient tool to use in trying to change the workplace. However, the average employee will very often be unsure as to whether they should… Read More »

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