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- New York’s Highest Court Expands Availability of Punitive Damages under the New York City Human Rights Law
New York City Wrongful Termination Attorney David S. Rich explains that New York's court of last resort recently lowered the standard for obtaining punitive damages under the New York City Human Rights Law.
- Age Discrimination Expert Witness Testimony in Employment Cases
Discrimination against someone based on age is a common occurrence, but employers are able to get away with these actions due to the lack of proof. Expert witnesses are necessary in these claims when the company discriminates for someone either too young or too old to demonstrate evidence to the judge or jury.
- Employer Wants to Rehire the Harasser I Complained About
Employers are often held responsible for the acts of their employees, including supervisors and coworkers. Vicarious liability in this context is premised on the principle that employers are generally responsible for the acts of their supervisors and that employers are expected to prevent harassment in the workplace. If an employer rehires a person who it knows has committed harassment in the past, it may be subject to potential liability if harassment recurs.
- Whistleblower Protections in New Jersey
Whistleblower protection laws exist on the federal and state level to protect workers who report misconduct from retaliation by their employers.
- What Are the Laws Involved in Employment Tips?
Employees that work as servers or wait staff earn a meager amount per hour and the rest is compensated through tips provided by customers. However, there are laws that govern these tips and the tax implications could cause the employees to violate various laws when they do not understand what must be done each year.
- Breach of Contract Legal Issues Involving Teachers
Contracts for employment bind teachers to an administration and a school district. Equally, these educators are provided the benefits and employment length of the legally binding agreement period, and this may entail laws, the offer, and other considerations that could affect the school board and the students.
- Are Pooled Tips for Waiters Legal?
In the United States, most servers work for less than the standard employee and are compensated by tips from customers as expected in the country. However, based on what laws are in effect and when they are implemented, wait staff may be subjected to pooled tips where all the employees share the amount after it has been collected for the day.
- Is It Legal for a School Not to Renew My Teaching Contract if I Reasonably Expected It to Continue?
When a teacher is contracted to work at a specific school, it is often reasonable to expect that his or her continued working relationship will provide for a renewed contract for future teaching. However, sometimes, the administration has determined that the teach is no longer the right fit at the end of the contract and may hire someone else.
- Independent Contractors
When it comes to determining employment rights and responsibilities, the most important factor is the definition of employer and employee.
- Teaching Contracts: Minimum Amount of Notice Requirement If Contract Does Not Specify
Teaching jobs and other jobs in schools often work differently than other types of jobs. Teachers are usually provided with a contract for a year or longer during which they can depend on continued employment. However, they may receive notification that the school district plans not to renew their contract and may wonder about their legal rights in these situations.