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Rochester Employment Blawg

I regularly publish articles about the latest employment and labor law news, as well things to consider when you believe your workplace rights have been violated. I also publish the updates on collective and class action lawsuits that Cordello Law PLLC is pursuing, both pending and recently settled.

New Minimum Wage for Fast Food Workers in New York
  $10.50 in New York City and $9.75 for the rest of New York State for 2016 -- are the new minimum wage rate for fast food workers that was phased in on December 31, 2015. These new minimum wage rates apply to fast food establishments that primarily serve food or drinks such as coffee shops, juice shops, donut shops and ice cream parlors where customers order and pay before eating and is part of a chain of 30 or more locations, including individually owned establishments associated with a brand...
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Workplace Rights in Rochester, New York (Part 3 of 3)
Common Question Regarding Unemployment Benefits My clients regularly have questions regarding their eligibility for unemployment benefits. Fortunately the New York State Department has a great website that answer many of the most common questions https://www.labor.ny.gov/unemploymentassistance.shtm The following is some of the routine questions that many folks have when learning about the process for filing for unemployment benefits. When should you file for unemployment benefits? I tell clie...
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Workplace Rights in Rochester, New York (Part 2 of 3)
Often times I meet with clients who believe they have not been paid properly. Employees in New York are eligible to file claims against their current or former employers if they believe they are owed wages. The following blog will deal with some of the frequent questions that clients have about filing a claim for unpaid wages. As always this blog is not a substitute for legal advice rather it is meant as a starting point in helping to inform New York employees of their workplace rights. For lega...
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Workplace Rights in Rochester, New York (Part 1 of 3)
New York State has the distinction of being the first state in the nation to enact a Human Rights Law. In doing so, New York also became the first state to establish a permanent agency to enforce such legislation. This law prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, credit, places of public accommodations, and non-sectarian educational institutions, based on age, race, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, military status, and other specified classes.
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Statute of Limitations Video

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Statute of Limitations Video
Statute of Limitations. It's important to file your claim in a timely manor.
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