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If you are a woman and illegally being paid less than a man performing substantially equal work at your company, it will be important to understand your rights to seek compensation for this illegal treatment. Before discussing the time period by which a claim must be filed, it’s important to understand what should be done in order to be in the best position for prevailing in your claim. As women’s rights in the workplace lawyers,…
Attention, New York employees—this new Equal Pay Law’s a game-changer!  This past summer (2019) New York state expanded its Pay Equity Law, making it illegal to pay someone less based on all “characteristics” including race, religion, disability or gender identity, etc. New York State (and New York City) also passed a salary history ban, so starting in 2020, no longer may a prospective employer ask about your salary history (which has historically only served…
Effective January 6, 2020, New York State will become the eleventh state (with New Jersey about to become the twelfth), with a salary history ban that applies to employment applicants. NY’s salary history ban law will: Prohibit employers from orally or in writing seeking, requesting, or requiring the wage or salary history from an applicant or current employee as a condition to be interviewed, or as a condition of continuing to be considered for an…
By Deborah O’Rell Learn what constitutes sexual harassment, what you should do to stop it, how to report it, and how to protect your rights in the event of backlash in the workplace. Download our Sex Harassment Guide 2019. Sexual harassment can include unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and verbal, physical, or visual harassment in the workplace. Sexual harassment is a form of sex (or gender) discrimination, just as pregnancy discrimination and…