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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…)
HOW TO KEEP YOUR COMPANY HEALTH INSURANCE USING THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT (FMLA) AND AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADAAA).
One of the most important things to consider when you or a loved one suddenly becomes disabled or seriously ill is how you pay for medical treatment when you or a loved cannot continue working.
Here are some strategies and answers to this question:
When tragedy strikes in the form of illness or a disabling physical or mental condition, the last thing you want to worry about is keeping your job. Here are the answers to some of the biggest questions that arise when you are faced with a medical condition that impacts your ability to work. (more…)
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…)
It seems restaurant employees such as servers, are some of the most mistreated and shortchanged employees working today. Employers seem to try and take as much out of the tipped employee’s pay as possible. Here are the facts to help you know about uniform regulations and what the boss can and cannot deduct from you pay. (more…)
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…)