Tag Archives: New York

What Is An Exempt Employee?

While “exempt” can have a number of different meanings (especially in the context of public and civil service employees), generally an “exempt” employee is one that is exempt from the minimum wage and/or overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards … Continue reading

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Can My Employer Force Me To Take A Drug Test?

Generally, the answer is yes and your employer can terminate you if you fail the drug test. Legal Background The United States Supreme Court first upheld the right of an employer – in this case the federal government – to … Continue reading

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What is the Difference Between the EEOC and the New York State Division of Human Rights?

The missions of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and New  York State Division of Human Rights (State Division) are very similar: both are responsible for enforcing laws that make it illegal to discriminate against employees in New York that … Continue reading

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Does My Employer Have to Let Me Take Maternity Leave?

If your employer has more than 50 employees, then the most likely answer is yes.  If your employer has less than 50 employees, then your employer likely will not have to provide you with maternity leave if they do not … Continue reading

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