It appears that you may be a victim of what is referred to as "quid pro quo" sexual harassment under Title VII and New York Human Rights Law. You definitely need to speak to an employment lawyer as soon as possible as statute of limitations apply to sexual harassment claims.
Under federal labor law, employers of "tipped employees" can take a tip credit of 5.12 if employees make a certain amount in tips. Therefore the federal minimum wage if all requirements are met is $2.13 per hour.
Under New York labor law, however, employers are not allowed such a large tip credit. So, tipped employees in NY are entitled a higher minimum wage of $5.00 per hour.
Tipped employees that work over 40 hours per week are entitled to overtime at time and a half.
It depends on what you plead to, if anything. You should get a certificate of disposition from the court where you plead guilty. I would then contact a criminal defense lawyer who can answer your questions.
I agree with the answers posted by my colleagues. An arrest for DWI that did not involve personal injury or extensive property damage should not be cause - in and of itself - for your naturalization application to be benied. That being said, sometimes the USCIS officer conducting the interview misapplies the law and denies a naturalization when it should be granted. Unfortunately, I have seen this happen too many times, which is why I always recommend to naturaliation applicants with any...
As my colleagues indicate above, it appears that you may have a claim for sexual harassment and hostile work environment against your employer, under federal and state law. In addition, depending on what you mean by touching you "inappropriately," you may even be able to press charges against him for harassment. You should speak with an employment attorney as soon as possible in order to properly assess your situation.
If there is an arrest warrant I would advise you to hire an attorney that will contact the detective assigned to your case and schedule a date and time for you to turn yourself in. Although it has been two (2) years, It is my experience that you are more likely to get a favorable bail determination from the Court when you voluntarily turn yourself in than when you are picked up and brought in wearing handcuffs.
I agree with my colleagues; however, I want to add that if you are participating in an HR investigation into alleged vioaltion of a federal or state law such as Title VII (discrimination or sexual harassment) or NY Human Rights Law, there are anti-retaliation provisions that prohibit your employer from retyaliating against you for participating in such an investigation. You may want to consult with a Labor and Employment attorney if you have any more specific questions.
Your interests and the interests of the insurance company responsible for paying workers' compensation benefits are not the same. It's not unusual for the insurance company to deny valid claims, miscalculate your benefits, or offer you far less money than you deserve if you have suffered a permanent disability. If you have suffered a serious injury, an attorney can help you obtain all of the benefits you deserve.
In New York, if you have applied for unemployment benefits and your claim has been denied, you are entitled to a fair hearing before an administrative law judge at the New York State Department of Labor (DOL). If you wish, you can be represented by a lawyer at this hearing.
A lawyer cannot charge you a fee for representing you at the hearing unless (1) you win, and (2) the fee is thereafter approved by the DOL. The rates are regulated by the DOL and are capped so that you will never pay an...