Employees who experience discrimination or bias from a supervisor are in a difficult situation. While discrimination is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, many employees prefer to first explore alternatives to litigation. One alternative is to seek a lateral transfer to move into a better work environment.
Signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio on May 4, 2017, a new measure designed to close the gender wage gap will take effect on October 31. An amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law, the legislation makes it illegal for an employer to look into an applicant's salary history. City lawmakers believe questions about salary history can lead to discriminatory payment practices.
New York City is the third U.S. city to enact legislation requiring fast-food and retail employers to provide employees with advanced notice of work schedules.
Many employers are wary of class action lawsuits, and for good reason. Wage and hour class action lawsuits can result in significant financial loss and can threaten the health of a business.