COVID-19 has cash strapped some employers. But best practices during the pandemic do not have to cost much to protect employers from employment discrimination claims. COVID-19 caught everyone off guard. Smart businesses recognize how potentially deadly the virus is. Here is how they respond. Be sincere and honest. You expect employees to be loyal to… Read More


Video transcript discusses how employment lawyers review noncompetition agreements across New York State remotely: I’m Jonas Urba, a New York employment lawyer here with Employment Law Reality Check talking about employment agreements and noncompetition provisions. Those are coming up all the time with work from home and COVID. More employees are working all over the… Read More


Video transcript by a New York employment lawyer, suggesting that rebuttals to PIPs or corrective action plans are usually a good idea: I’m Jonas Urba, a New York employment lawyer here with Employment Law Reality Check. Today we’re talking about PIPs. Sometimes known as corrective action plans (CAPs) or any type of final warning or… Read More


Settlement Terms and Agreements are generally drafted by employment lawyers, not courts. The Second Circuit admits that many overtime cases are less than $20,000 in spite of federal law which requires federal judges to conduct fairness reviews to compare the amount of attorneys’ fees being paid versus how much clients receive.  Federal courts in the… Read More


Domestic worker who was not paid overtime alleged a hostile workplace. A domestic worker, “live-in nanny” and full-time student alleged not being paid 1 1/2 times her normal wage rate for regularly working 44 hours per week. She was denied 1 rest day every 7 days, was not paid for 3 rest days each year,… Read More


Under the FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) a registered nurse consultant who works from home, rarely interacts with supervisors, applies her employer’s clinical guidelines while analyzing medical services to determine medical necessity, lacks final decision authority given by her employer / insurer to medical directors for coverage denials, is still not owed overtime pay under… Read More