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Employment Law

Our attorneys are dedicated to enforcing the Federal and New York State employment laws and workplace rules, which involve discrimination of many types, including disability, age, gender, sexual orientation. We obtain money due for wage and hour violations, fight retaliation against employees who have asserted their legal rights and enforce the rights of military service members who work for civilian employers

If your employer violates any Federal or state employment laws, you have the right to pursue legal remedies.

“If you are one of the bottom 99% of the workforce and find yourself at the mercy of the 1%, who own and manage businesses, it is our law firm’s mission to represent you and protect your legal rights. We understand how easy it is for the powerful to take advantage of the little guy. When you need legal help to resolve a troubling employment issue, we are here for you. We are experienced trial lawyers who take pride in fighting for our clients.”

~ Attorney William Cafaro

Workplace Discrimination

Many Federal and State Laws, as well as New York City laws, prohibit discrimination in the workplace and entitle employees to certain protections. READ MORE>>

People may be subjected to various types of workplace discrimination, including the following:

disability-discrimation
Federal, New York State and New York City laws prohibit employers from discriminating against individuals with disabilities or individuals who are perceived to have disabilities.
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Age-Discrimination

Federal, New York State and New York City laws protect most workers age 40 and over from discrimination in the workplace. The primary laws addressing age discrimination are:

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sexual-harassment

Federal and New York State laws prohibit discrimination in any aspect of employment, from hiring, promotions, job assignments, promotions, fringe benefits and pay to training, layoffs, firing or any other condition of employment based upon gender.
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workplace-retaliation

Retaliation is any adverse action an employer takes against you for asserting your rights under Federal, State and Local employment laws.
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USERRA

USERRA is an acronym for The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994. The law protects the reemployment rights of service members…
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Under federal and New York State law, it is illegal for an employer or another person in the workplace to harass or take any negative actions against you because of your national origin.
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Wage & Hour Violations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is responsible for enforcing federal labor laws, pertaining to: (READ MORE>>)

Overtime-violations

Employers try to reduce their expenses wherever possible to increase their profits. To do this, they sometimes mislead salaried employees to believe…
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Misclassification

When hiring new employees, there are various misclassification strategies employers use. For example misclassifying you as exempt for the purposes of overtime…
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Domestic-Employees

In New York, a Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights is a law that among other provisions, gives domestic workers:

  • The right to overtime pay at time-and-a-half after 40 hours of work in a week, or 44 hours for workers who live in their employer’s home;
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Tipped Employees Violations

Tipping is an acceptable practice in most service-oriented employment at restaurants, hotels and other establishments, where employees provide direct service to their customers.
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Prevailing Wage

Construction industry employees who work on publically funded or assisted projects are entitled to the “prevailing wage rates” in the area where the work is taking place. The New York State Department of Labor and New York City Office of the Comptroller have established prevailing wage rates based on category of employment within New York Counties and these are periodically updated.
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Class Action Lawsuits

A class action lawsuit has many advantages over filing as an individual. Class actions increase efficiencies in the judicial process and lower legal costs for all parties.
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In class action lawsuits, notices are sent at various times. The first notice is sent at the time the lawsuit is certified as a class action. In most cases, you will be included in the class automatically…
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Other Protected Classes in Workplace Discrimination

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psychiatric-discrimination

excessive-workplace-stress

FMLA - Family Medical Leave Act

whistleblower

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LGBT

Call our office at (212) 583-7400 to arrange a no cost, no obligation case review.
Find out if you have grounds to file a claim to recover compensation from liable parties.

Law Offices of William Cafaro

 

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