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Are Restaurants Liable for Customer Sexual Harassment?

Are Restaurants Liable for Customer Sexual Harassment?

| sexual harassment
Restaurants Liable for Customer Sexual Harassment? If you ask the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the federal courts, the answer to this question is unequivocally “yes.” Most waitresses, bartenders, baristas, and other customer-facing restaurant employees work for tips. As a result, a “polite smile” and friendly demeanor are encouraged. And, these individuals often are…Read the article
Should I Secretly Record Workplace Harassment Incidents?

Should I Secretly Record Workplace Harassment Incidents?

| sexual harassment
Generally, a picture, or a recording or video, is worth a thousand words. That being said, surreptitious recordings sometimes cause much more trouble than they prevent. This issue comes up a lot. Sadly, over 80 percent of women, and a sizeable percentage of men, have experienced workplace sexual harassment. And, claimants have the burden of…Read the article
Coronavirus and Office Lunches

Coronavirus and Office Lunches

| Coronavirus
As people go back to work following the Spring 2020 COVID-19 lockdowns, they are finding that work does not look the same. Food issues are a good example of these changes. Significantly, however, the new normal does not allow employers to make decisions on the fly. Many companies used to offer buffet-style meals and snacks…Read the article
Lawmakers Consider Ending Forced Arbitration

Lawmakers Consider Ending Forced Arbitration

| sexual harassment
Frequently, arbitration is an alternative to the litigation process. But in the sexual harassment context, arbitration generally exists to protect employers. Some lawmakers are demanding change. In February 2019, Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL) introduced the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Act. This straightforward measure would prohibit employers from requiring their employees to arbitrate sexual…Read the article
How To Create A Safe Work Environment

How To Create A Safe Work Environment

| Coronavirus
An important part of any successful business is having a safe working environment for your employees. When they feel as if they can safely do their job, they’re happy and you don’t have to worry as much about employee injury claims. Here are some useful steps that can help your business to increase the safety…Read the article
What’s the Difference Between Furloughs and Layoffs?

What’s the Difference Between Furloughs and Layoffs?

| Coronavirus
Some words, such as coronavirus and COVID-19, are synonymous. They mean the same thing. Other words, like furlough and layoffs, do not exactly mean the same thing. Both the l-word and the f-word mean the employee is not working. But there are some significant differences, mostly in terms of employee rights. In normal times, employers…Read the article
Class Action Lawsuit Filed Alleging Labor Law Violations

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Alleging Labor Law Violations

| Personal Injury
Napoli Shkolnik filed a class action lawsuit in the Supreme Court of New York, New York County on behalf of lead plaintiff Maria Vecchio and on behalf of all others similarly situated, against Quest Diagnostics Inc., ExamOne World Wide Inc., and ExamOne LLC.  Our firm is also seeking to represent other current and former Mobile…Read the article
Equal Pay Discrimination and What You Should Do

Equal Pay Discrimination and What You Should Do

| Civil Rights
Everyone works for a living and we expect to be paid a fair and honest wage for the work we do. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and some workers are getting cheated out of money that should be paid to them. And worst of all, it is being done by employers who are…Read the article
Are employers required by law to pay more for overtime?

Are employers required by law to pay more for overtime?

| Commercial Litigation & Class Actions
In the shortest answer possible, Yes.   At length, The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is the federal law which requires employers to pay one and a half times your normal hourly wage for all overtime hours. Your state may have overtime laws, as well. If your employer fails to pay you overtime wages for…Read the article
Marie Napoli on the MeToo Movement Against Sexual Harassment

Marie Napoli on the MeToo Movement Against Sexual Harassment

| Civil Rights
The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) defines sexual harassment as follows:  “Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature…when submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual’s employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work performance or creates an intimidating,…Read the article