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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Wages, Hours and Overtime

You work hard.  You want to know that your employer is paying you what you have earned and is abiding by the laws governing workplace hours and overtime.  This can be tricky, though, because these laws are complicated.  If you … Continue reading

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What Is the Difference Between an Employee and an Independent Contractor?

Who Is an Employee? An employee is a worker who is under the direct control of his or her employer. Typically, an employee must comply with specific work rules and expectations. In exchange, the employer must pay wages and other … Continue reading

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Bronx Hiring Discrimination Lawyers Explain Your Rights

Discrimination laws apply at every level of the employment process, from hiring to termination. Discrimination in hiring can be particularly insidious, however, because a prospective employee may not even realize that she lost a job opportunity due to discriminatory hiring … Continue reading

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I Quit! Can I Still File A Claim for Wrongful Termination?

“I quit! Can I still file a claim for wrongful termination?” At the Law Offices of Delmas A. Costin, Jr., we are often asked this question by good employees who walked away from a bad situation. If you were forced … Continue reading

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A Bronx Employment Lawyer on Overtime Opportunitites

Most employers are required under federal and New York law to pay overtime. The general rule is that all employees who are not exempt must be paid one and one-half of their regular hourly rate for each overtime hour worked, … Continue reading

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Our Employment Discrimination Lawyer Will Help Clients Understand Age Discrimination Laws

Your employment discrimination lawyer will assist you with understanding how the law will protect you from being subjected to age discrimination. A Bronx Employment Lawyer Will Explain Age Discrimination Laws in Employment Both federal and state laws are in place … Continue reading

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Our Bronx Employment Attorney on Issues in a Retaliation Case

Employment retaliation cases are inherently difficult to prove; seldom does an employment discrimination lawyer find the proverbial “smoking gun” as evidence. More typically, the case must be developed through circumstantial evidence. Basic Considerations The basic claim regarding retaliation involves the … Continue reading

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Our Bronx Employment Lawyer Addresses Proving Sexual Harassment

Clients sometimes ask our Bronx employment lawyer how they can best prepare for a sex harassment deposition. Prior to the deposition, you will need to meet with your attorney to ensure that your clearly understand the key elements of the … Continue reading

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Your Rights After Termination

The wrongful termination lawyers at The Law Offices of Delmas A. Costin Jr. often help people who have been fired from their jobs. While employers are allowed to fire employees for almost any reason, there are certain circumstances under which … Continue reading

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Retaliatory Intent and Direct Evidence

It is important to understand retaliatory intent, and your employment discrimination lawyer may be able to help you. Under the law, one important issue for a retaliation case is proof of the employer’s motive for engaging in the adverse employment … Continue reading

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