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Blind Persons Afforded Equal Protection for Online Ordering

On July 21, 2017, the Southern District Court in New York held that Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (the “ADA”) covers claims by disabled individuals who seek to use a company’s resources online.  The case is Markett v. Five Guys Enters. LLC.  In this case, the plaintiff, who is blind, sought to order food from

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New I-9 Form Released

Today, a new version of the Form I-9 was released by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.  The I-9 is a form that must be used by employers to document their efforts to verify the identity and employment eligibility of its employees.  The new version of the form can be found here: https://www.uscis.gov/i-9. This form must be

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New York City’s Fair Workweek Law

Mayor Bill de Blasio recently signed the Fair Workweek legislation, which is a series of laws that go into effect on December 1, 2017.  The laws are designed to create more predictable work scheduled for fast food workers in New York City. Law Number 1 requires fast food employers to provide written notice to the employee of

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Protection from Discrimination for Employees Battling Cancer

It should go without saying that employees battling cancer are entitled to equal protection from discrimination and adverse treatment in the workplace. However, sadly, this is not always the case – and cancer-based discrimination cases are unfortunately on the rise. Recently, the Journal of Oncology Practice published a groundbreaking study concerning the effects of a cancer diagnosis

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The United States Department Of Labor Withdraws Prior Interpretations On Independent Contractor And Joint Employment

On June 7, 2017, the United States Department of Labor (the “DOL”) announced that prior interpretations by the Wage and Hour Division on independent contractors and joint employment were being withdrawn. The guidance on independent contractors came from an Administrator’s Interpretation released in 2015, in which the DOL concluded that under the broad definition of “employ” under

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Employee Discipline and Wrongful Termination

You may have a claim for wrongful termination if your firing is considered illegal. A termination may be illegal for a variety of reasons—from discrimination to retaliation for asserting your rights. In most situations that involve discipline, a termination will not be illegal. That is, if an employee is terminated because they are doing something wrong or they are

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