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How can I make sure my severance package is what it should be?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

Sometimes, your employer may simply decide to downsize, but if this happens to you, you will usually be entitled to severance pay if you are laid off due to no fault of your own. Severance is additional pay granted to a departing employee in exchange for a release of claims against the employer. However,… Read More »

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Is a class action lawsuit a possible option in my employment law dispute?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

Most often, an employment law dispute is between an employee and their employer. However, if the same pattern of behavior is happening to multiple employees, it may be a good idea to investigate the possibility of a class-action lawsuit against your employer. When many employees have been affected by the same actions on the… Read More »

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Is discrimination against military personnel against the law?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

Over time, the role of the military in U.S. society has changed, and become more and more open to interpretation. However, the people serving in and out of uniform are individuals who are entitled to the same rights as any other person (and in certain specific situations, arguably even more). To this end, laws… Read More »

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Have I been wrongfully terminated?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

Like every other state in the U.S., New York is an “at-will” state, meaning that with rare exceptions, any employee may be terminated, at any time, for any reason. However, those exceptions are important – there are certain occasions in which a firing can be unlawful, and if you believe that yours was, it… Read More »

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Should I be paid for overtime work?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

If an hourly employee works more than 40 hours per week, in most cases they are entitled to collect time-and-a-half (1.5 times their hourly wage) for working overtime. However, too often employers find reasons to decrease or avoid paying employees what they are truly worth. While it is true that some workers are ‘exempt’… Read More »

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How will my pregnancy be handled at work?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

For many people, becoming pregnant is a joyous event. However, those people who are able to bear children can very often experience discrimination on the job, for a variety of reasons. If you are experiencing unequal or unfair treatment due to your pregnancy, or to complications resulting from your pregnancy, neither federal law nor… Read More »

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Am I entitled to paid family leave from my job?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

Given the current state of U.S. affairs, more and more people are having to juggle work obligations and family concerns to take care of themselves or their loved ones. If this has happened to you, know that you do not necessarily have to soldier on while missing work. There are options that you may… Read More »

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Is there ever a time when an employer can legally discriminate?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

Employment discrimination is uniformly seen as unfair or unethical, but many are unaware that there are several ways that an employer can legally discriminate. If you suspect that you are being discriminated against at work, it is a good idea to contact a knowledgeable attorney to determine that you do in fact have a… Read More »

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What exactly is a hostile work environment?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

One of the most overused phrases when dealing with problems at work is the ‘hostile work environment.’ While no employee should ever feel unsafe at work, a true ‘hostile work environment’ has a fairly narrow definition, and if one exists at your place of work, it is actionable. However, it is crucial that you… Read More »

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Do I get meal and rest breaks during the workday?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

Everyone needs to eat and use the restroom during a given day, even at work. Many employees are surprised to know that meal and rest breaks are not covered under federal law, and many employers would not offer them if not pushed to by custom. That said, New York law does require certain breaks… Read More »

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