By | October 10th, 2013|Categories: Wages & Hours|

THIS POST CONTAINS SOME SPOILERS Jesse Pinkman has a lot of things on his mind, including an open DEA investigation and the violent death of everyone he's ever loved.  Unpaid wages are probably not high on his list of priorities. Still, he may want to think about talking to an employment lawyer when the dust settles, [...]

Overtime Pay Basics – Video

By | September 26th, 2013|Categories: Wages & Hours|Tags: , , , |

Are  you entitled to overtime pay?  This video explains the basics. Everyone is Assumed to be Entitled to Overtime Pay Under the law, everyone is assumed to be entitled to overtime pay.   It does not matter how you are paid or what kind of work you do.  Even people who earn a salalry are [...]

NY Wrongful Termination – Know Your Rights.

By | August 23rd, 2013|Categories: Wrongful Termination|Tags: , , , , |

NY Wrongful termination occurs when an employee is fired for an illegal reason.  But NY wrongful terminations are rare.  This is because most all New York employees are employees-at-will.  An employee-at-will can be fired for any reason, or no reason at all. Fairness is not required.  The only way to remove yourself from the employment-at-will category is to [...]

Severance Packages – Key Points for Every Agreement

By | August 22nd, 2013|Categories: Featured, Severance Pay|

A severance package is designed to ease your transition out of the company. Your employer wants to make sure you leave quietly and you want to obtain a cushion to hold yourself over until you find a new job. The points below are important to anyone trying to evaluate a severance offer.  If you need assistance, contact our New [...]

Severance Agreements – How to Improve the Terms

By | August 22nd, 2013|Categories: Featured, Severance Pay|

Severance agreements are often open to further negotiation. Companies typically expect that their initial severance pay offer will be met with a counter offer. For example, if you have been offered four months of severance pay, your employer may be willing to pay six or seven months of severance if you ask for it. There is no [...]