EEOC Releases Information about Employment Discrimination Against Caregivers

Caregiver Stereotypes Can Result in Violation of Federal Laws

EEOC Releases Information about Employment Discrimination Against Caregivers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today released a technical assistance document, “The COVID-19 Pandemic and Caregiver Discrimination Under Federal Employment Discrimination Law,” and an update to its COVID-19 “What You Should Know” explaining discrimination against employees and job seekers with family caregiving responsibilities. Based on existing EEOC policy guidance, these documents […]

Support Nail Salon Workers and the New York Healthy Nail Salons Coalition

Support Nail Salon Workers and the New York Healthy Nail Salons Coalition

Nail salon technicians experience harrowing conditions on the job: labor rights violations at their workplace, wage theft, health and safety concerns which have worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic. With no proper ventilation and little personal protective equipment, nail salon workers are risking their lives to barely earn a minimum wage. Now, nail salon workers are […]

Construction Deaths in New York Increased During First Year of Pandemic, Report Shows

Construction Deaths in New York Increased During First Year of Pandemic, Report Shows

By Ethan Geringer-Sameth, Gotham Gazzette The construction industry was more deadly to workers in New York in the first year of the pandemic than in the two years prior, reversing a multiyear decline in the statewide fatality rate, a new report shows. Forty-one workers were killed on construction sites in New York in 2020, including […]

Free Consultations for Workers with Long-Haul COVID-19 to File Workers’ Compensation Claims

Free Consultations for Workers with Long-Haul COVID-19 to File Workers’ Compensation Claims

Workers who believe they contracted COVID-19 due to exposure at work, especially those suffering from ongoing long-haul symptoms, have rights and can file for workers’ compensation claims. There may be both cash and medical benefits that you can receive. With the pandemic into nearly two years, many hardworking New Yorkers are still experiencing long-haul COVID19 […]

Company Settles With Home Health Aides Seeking Unpaid Wages for Round-the-Clock Care

State guidelines and federal regulations mandate that home health aides working 24 hours at a client’s home get eight hours for sleep and three hours of meal breaks, all unpaid. But many workers say the rule routinely leads to underpayment because their patients actually need constant care, leaving the aides little time to sleep or take breaks.

Company Settles With Home Health Aides Seeking Unpaid Wages for Round-the-Clock Care

Workers Against Wage Theft protest Gov. Cuomo for falling to act on Wage Theft problem that steals $1Billion in wages from workers each year. – New York City, New York/USA March 2, 2020 (Shutterstock) By Liz Donovan, City Limits For about six months during 2013 and 2014, Feng X. Liu spent multiple nights each week […]