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Law Offices Of David S. Rich - Employment lawyer

Text Us: (347) 389-7755

Employment Attorney For Executives And ProfessionalsWe represent professionals, executives, supervisory employees, and other white-collar employees in a vast array of labor, employment, and employee benefits matters in Manhattan and New Jersey, including, for example, the following:

Three Lesser Known Manhattan, NY Labor Laws to Discuss with Your Employment Attorney

1. The Five-Day Separation Letter

Manhattan requires employers to provide a written letter notifying an employee of their official separation, regardless of whether the employee resigned, was terminated, or was laid off. Employers must notify the exiting employee in this letter of the exact date of the end of their employment and the date that the cancellation of their employee benefits will take place. This notification letter must be mailed to the employee by the employer with five days of separation.

It is also required for the employer to give the five-day letter along with a Record of Employment form from the Manhattan Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division. The employer must fill out the top section of this Record of Employment form before providing it to any exiting employee, whether or not they were involuntarily terminated. If you separated from your employment and were not provided a five-day letter or a Record of Employment, consider contacting a Manhattan employment lawyer to discuss your options.

2. Three Hours of Paid Voting Leave in Manhattan, NY

Until recently, employees in Manhattan were entitled to leave their jobs for two hours in order to exercise their right to vote. However, this law was amended in 2019 and now, Manhattan employers are required to give any employee who is registered to vote three hours of paid leave to go vote. This voting leave has be used either at the beginning or the end of the employee’s shift, rather than in the middle. Additionally, employees who wish to leave to vote must notify their employer in advance, at least two business days before the election.

There used to be an additional law stating that any employee who had four or more consecutive hours of access to the polls before or after their working hours was not entitled to any paid voting leave. This rule has been done away with. Refusal of an employer to grant a request for paid voting leave is now a criminal misdemeanor. If you were refused your right to paid voting leave in Manhattan, NY, contact an employment law firm.

3. Updated Manhattan, NY Sexual Harassment Training and Policy Laws

For many years, very few states were requiring employers to provide any amount of sexual harassment training to their employees. In recent years, however, there has been pressure to mandate this training all across the country. Since late 2018, employers in Manhattan have been legally required to provide all employees with either state-provided sexual harassment training, or with their own customized training program, which must comply with certain state standards.

Employees must be retrained on an ongoing annual basis. All sexual harassment training must clearly explain what sexual harassment is, including providing examples of unlawful sexual harassment. It must also provide information about relevant laws concerning sexual harassment in the workplace and the remedies that are available to victims. If you have been accused of sexual harassment at work and you did not receive training from your employer, consult an experienced Manhattan, NY employment lawyer immediately.

Executives, professionals, managerial employees, and other white-collar workers in Manhatan and New Jersey:

  • Do you believe you have been wrongfully terminated?
  • Have you been fired, denied a promotion, demoted, denied employment, or suffered discrimination in compensation or in the terms, conditions or privileges of employment because of your actual or perceived age, race, creed, color, national origin, gender, pregnancy, gender identity and gender expression, disability, marital status, domestic partnership status, caregiver status, sexual and reproductive health decisions, sexual orientation, alienage, citizenship status, arrest or conviction record, credit history, domestic violence victim status, sex offenses victim status, or stalking victim status?
  • Has your employer retaliated or discriminated against you for opposing any illegal practices or acts or for filing a harassment or discrimination complaint?
  • Are you owed unpaid wages, unpaid commissions, or unpaid bonus(es)?
  • Are you negotiating your employment contract or a business agreement?
  • Is your employer internally investigating you for unlawful sexual harassment, other unlawful workplace harassment, or other misconduct?
  • Has your employer failed to make reasonable accommodation to your needs as a person with disabilities?
  • Do you have any other type of dispute with your employer?

If so, contact a Manhattan Employment Attorney for Executives and Professionals at the Law Offices of David S. Rich, LLC today. At the Law Offices of David S. Rich, LLC, we will work hard, and we will utilize our extensive experience, to enforce your rights, obtain for you the compensation that is owed to you, and/or secure, for you, the executive compensation that you deserve.

David Rich

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