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Bad Language: A Good Reason to Fire People?

Posted in Labor & Employment in Construction

What is an employer to do when an employee goes on a tirade at the work place or on social media?  In general, an employee cannot be disciplined by his employer for statements about work-place concerns, such as wages or conditions of employment. Even the employee’s use of obscenities may be legally protected if used while complaining about the terms … Continue Reading

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The U.S. Government’s Recent Crackdown on Employer Misclassifications of Workers: What it Means for New York Construction

Posted in Labor & Employment in Construction

Currently, many employers throughout the U.S. Economy classify workers as “1099” independent contractors to reduce labor costs. By classifying a worker as an “independent contractor” instead of as an employee, employers avoid having to pay payroll taxes, the expenses associated with workers’ compensation and unemployment, employee benefits, and the time and money associated with administering and complying with various … Continue Reading

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