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  • What is the Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act?

    The Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act, typically known by its acronym "SONDA," prohibits discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation in employment, housing, public accommodations, education, credit, and the exercise of civil rights. New York has ...

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  • The Status of Pending Federal Legislation to Protect Sexual Preference

    On June 24, 2009, and August 5, 2009, respectively, members of the United States House and Senate introduced the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2009 (ENDA)legislation that would ban job discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace. Previou...

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  • Domestic Violence Victims as a Protected Employment Class in New york State

    Refusing to hire, discharging or in any other way discriminating against a victim of domestic violence in the workplace now violates New York State law. Being a victim of domestic violence or being perceived as a victim of domestic violence has joined age, race, creed, color, nat...

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  • Should a Failed Small Business File Chapter 7 Bankruptcy or Simply Wind Down?

    There are some underpinning rules that the owners of a failing business should adhere to, regardless of their decision to pursue bankruptcy or simply wind down their business: The board of directors of an insolvent company owes its duty ofloyalty to the creditors, not the owners...

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  • The Administrative Law Judges who Preside at New York State Department of Humam Rights Hearings

    What is an Administrative Law Judge?: An administrative law judge (ALJ) in the United States is an official who presides at an administrative trial-type hearing to resolve a dispute between a government agency and someone affected by a decision of that agency. The ALJ is usually ...

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  • Penalties for Sexual Harassment

    Employers, rather than individuals, are liable for sexual harassment in the workplace. This guide offers an overview of common penalties for sexual harassment.

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  • Sexual Harassment Laws

    This guide offers an overview of sexual harassment laws, the federal and state laws that prohibit unwelcome and offensive sexual behavior that adversely affects a person's job.

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  • Collecting Back or Unpaid Wages in New York

    For certain jobs at certain levels of compensation, you may contact the Department of Labor for assistance collecting wages owed to workers. Once they file a claim with the Department of Labor, Labor Standards investigates and endeavors to collect on these claims for: Unpaid wa...

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  • Genetic Information Discrimination

    Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), which prohibits genetic information discrimination in employment, took effect on November 21, 2009. Under Title II of GINA, it is illegal to discriminate against employees or applicants because of genetic i...

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  • What Counts as a "Disability" When We Discuss Disability Discrimination?

    What is and is not considered a disability can be a complex subject. The term is extremely broad under New York State and New York City human rights law, in some instances including disabilities such as substance addiction and alcoholism. Under Federal Law, disability is defined ...

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