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Do I Fall Under An Overtime Exemption?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

If you are an hourly employee, you are generally entitled to what is called time-and-a-half or overtime pay for every hour you work over 40. This means that if you make $15.00 per hour, you would receive 1.5 times that – $22.50 per hour – for hour #41 and so on. However, there are… Read More »

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Is It Possible To Be Discriminated Against Based On Fears Of Having COVID-19?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

With the COVID-19 pandemic approaching almost a full year of existence, it is not an understatement to say that society has been forever altered in countless ways. One of the most pernicious, however, is a rise in discriminatory behavior against those thought to either have COVID-19, or those who are seen as somehow responsible… Read More »

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How Do I Spot Sexual Harassment In My Workplace?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

With recent news surrounding another public official accused of sexual harassment, more and more discussion is going on in terms of what exactly constitutes sexual harassment, both in and out of the workplace. Very few cases are as cut and dried as what one might see in pop culture, and with pervasive myths still… Read More »

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What Rights Do I Have As A Whistleblower In New York?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

Choosing to become a whistleblower is a very serious undertaking for any employee, because of the potential retaliation from your employer if they find out about your activity. However, many unethical employers cannot be held accountable without intervention and assistance from their employees, who can provide unique inside viewpoints about what exactly is going… Read More »

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What Exactly Is In The Average New York Severance Agreement?

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Contrary to what many people believe, there is no actual law requiring that a New York employer pay an employee severance upon their termination. However, there are situations where it may still be required, usually to do with employment contracts. If you are in a position where you are being offered severance by your… Read More »

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Is it possible to file a class action employment discrimination lawsuit?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

When an employee has a grievance against their employer, the overwhelming majority of the time, it will be handled in-house, or in a charge filed with the relevant employment authorities in New York City, State, or at the federal level. However, when an employer’s pattern of behavior affects more than one person in the… Read More »

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What exactly constitutes harassment in the workplace?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

While the majority of harassment cases reported in the media tend to be sexual in nature, workplace harassment is endemic, and can take many different forms. New York law prohibits all kinds of harassment, and provides you options if you have experienced this type of behavior on the job. An experienced attorney can be… Read More »

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How do I fight employer misclassification?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

When you work for a company, it is understandable that one might assume they are classified as an employee. However, this is not always the case, and if you are classified as an independent contractor when you are an employee, or vice-versa, it can lead to you not receiving the salary or benefits that… Read More »

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I think my non-compete agreement is invalid – how do I tell?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

Non-compete agreements (NCAs) are contracts of sorts where an employer and an employee agree that the employee, and any side business or other endeavor, may not directly compete with their employer during or after their term of employment. They are technically legal in New York, but they are ‘strongly disfavored’ by most courts. Because… Read More »

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How is disability discrimination dealt with in New York?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of disability or perceived disability. It is enforced by each state, New York included, in tandem with the state’s own antidiscrimination provisions. The ADA is the law that a disabled person will generally cite if they believe… Read More »

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