WSNYC Blog: The Latest in Employment Law

On September 15, 2021, two New York State federal judges ruled for temporarily blocking the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for New York City public school staff and all New York healthcare workers.   Covid-19 Vaccine Mandates On August 16, 2021, Cuomo announced that all healthcare workers in New York state must get at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by September 27, 2021. Similarly, on August 23,  2021, Mayor de Blasio mandated that all New York…
According to an article published on CNBC, the Bipartisan Policy Center and Morning Consult conducted a survey to determine whether paid family leave can push unemployed Americans to return to work sooner. The survey found that 37 percent of employees who have stopped working due to the pandemic would agree to come back to work if their employer offered paid family leave. Furthermore, 58 percent of American employees who have reduced their hours also…
A recent Associated Press (AP) article exposed the United States Postal Service (USPS) for systemic wage theft throughout recent years. The piece begins by introducing Nancy Campos, a 59-year-old mail carrier working in Midland, Texas, who has repeatedly been cheated out of her pay. In January, she worked thirteen days in a row without a lunch break and even worked on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. That day, she took a picture of her time…
Three black former factory workers filed a $30 million lawsuit against Kraft Heinz (KHC) for repeated threats and racial discrimination from their coworkers and supervisors. According to a CNN Business article, the lawsuit was filed in the US Eastern District Court of California last week by Alex Horn, Lance Aytman, and Keith Hooker. The plaintiffs claim that they, and other black employees at the factory based in Tulare, California, have been victims…