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WRONGFUL TERMINATION IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY NEW YORK- UNDERSTANDING THAT THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS WRONGFUL TERMINATION, BUT THERE ARE WAYS YOUR JOB IS PROTECTED

I.  INTRODUCTION– As an employment and labor lawyer in Westchester County, New York, I can’t begin to tell you how many calls I get from people who want to sue their employer for wrongful termination. Many of these calls are from people who were terminated under unfair circumstances and are seeking to sue in order to right a wrong. I hate to break it to them that there is no lawsuit for wrongful termination. Most people do not have the job protection they think they have. For example, I have seen someone lose their job because they came to work late too many times because they were caring for a sick child and they were not protected by the Family and Medical Leave Act. This was legal, even though I believe it was morally wrong. This article briefly explains why there is no such thing as wrongful termination and also explains the ways your job is protected. (more…)

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TIPPED EMPLOYEES- HOW TO COMPUTE YOUR OVERTIME & OTHER PAY THAT YOUR BOSS OWES YOU.

INTRODUCTION

You have a right to receive the minimum wage for each hour worked and overtime for any hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a workweek. Tipped employees, such as waiters/ servers routinely get short changed because their employer (boss) takes advantage of the tip credit and then violates many of the rules regarding how a tipped employee is to be properly paid.  Here is what you need to know as a tipped employee. (more…)

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TIPPED EMPLOYEES TIP POOLING & TIP SHARING, WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

INTRODUCTION

A common practice in the restaurant industry is for tip earning employees to combine their tips for the day and then divide the earned tips amongst each other. This practice is called “tip pooling”. Another practice is where employees who earn tips divide the tip amongst the employees who helped to serve a specific customer. This is known as “tip sharing”. Many employers violate the laws that govern how tip pools and tip shares are to be managed. Here is what you need to know. (more…)

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