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So many uphill battles yes, but ... Boy, have women come a long way!

October 15, 2011

Over the course of a decade, changes in social opinion and the economy led to significant advances in women’s roles in society and in history.

Major social changes between 1964 and 1974 allowed women to strive to be more than housewives and homemakers.

“This entire sex for the entire history of the world was regarded as an inferior class of having less rights and less opportunities, with no hope to choose their own destiny in life.

All of this changed in a 10-year period. The idea of fairness in the civil rights era was a key factor in women ascending in the public world.

After those 10 years, however, women still had a long way to advance in society; they were ridiculed, harassed and laughed at for thinking they could do jobs that men had occupied. Even though women were allowed an education, they still faced prejudice in the work place.

Moods began to change in the 1970′s and 1980′s when the economy required two incomes to finance homes and cars. As soon as the birth control pill became available, the rates of applications of women to medical school and law school broke barriers.

It is truly spellbinding to think what women have gone through for women like me to have the right.

Contact our office to speak to an experienced NYC & NJ employment lawyer regarding employment discrimination, wrongful termination and medical leaves.

November 6, 2011
Race Discrimination Suit Filed Against Quinn Emanuel Law Firm

On October 28th, former staff-attorney, Kisshia Simmons-Grant, filed a lawsuit against Quinn Emanuel in New York City alleging race discrimination.  Ms. Simmons-Grant worked for the law firm from November, 2006 to August, 2010, as part of a group of 20-25 staff attorneys.  The group was paid on an hourly basis, and Ms. Simmons-Grant claims that they were […]

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October 25, 2011
New York Wage Theft Protection Act

The New York Wage Theft Prevention Act (the “Act”), in effect April 12, 2011, amends the New York Labor Law to provide greater protections for employees in New York. The Act also imposes tougher penalties for employers who fail to pay their employees overtime or minimum wage. Increased Employee Notice Requirements The current Labor Law in […]

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October 24, 2011
Gender Discrimination lawsuit Filed in New York City Against Proskauer Rose Law Firm

Rosenthal v. Proskauer Rose, 111343-11: Former CFO of Proskauer Rose, Elly Rosenthal, sued the law firm for $10 million for alleged gender discrimination in New York. Ms. Rosenthal claims that after 16 years of excellent performance, the law firm demoted her, denying her pay increases, then wrongfully terminated her employment after she took medical leave for breast cancer treatment. Plaintiff claims […]

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October 15, 2011
I Really need a Job… But do I have to give up my Facebook username and Password to land it?

With the unemployment rate above 9%, millions of Americans are desperately in search of a job. Yet, is it fair for employers to ask applicants for their username and password to social media sites like Facebook? Today, more than 50% of employers rely on social media when recruiting applicants. At first glance, why shouldn’t an […]

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October 15, 2011
So many uphill battles yes, but ... Boy, have women come a long way!

Over the course of a decade, changes in social opinion and the economy led to significant advances in women’s roles in society and in history. Major social changes between 1964 and 1974 allowed women to strive to be more than housewives and homemakers. “This entire sex for the entire history of the world was regarded […]

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March 26, 2020
Family Paid Leave

Governor of New York State, Andrew Cuomo, has guaranteed workers job protection and financial compensation in the event they are subject to an order of mandatory or precautionary quarantine or isolation issued by their local board of health, the Department of Health, or the state of NY. The majority of workers will receive financial compensation […]

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March 26, 2020
FACT SHEET: New York State’s Emergency Paid Sick Leave Legislation

Amid the current coronavirus (COIVID-19) outbreak, the New York Legislature has enacted legislation that gives workers emergency paid leave for coronavirus. To better understand this legislation, and its conditions and requirements, we have shared below a Fact Sheet compiled by A Better Balance on New York State's Emergency Paid Sick Leave Legislation containing all that […]

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March 26, 2020
New York State Passes Emergency Paid Sick Leave Bill Amid Coronavirus

Wednesday, March 11th in Albany, NY, state lawmakers voted in empty chambers on bills following emergency coronavirus (COVID-19) protocols put in place after two lawmakers tested positive for the deadly virus. The New York State Senate and Assembly passed a bill expanding paid sick leave to all public and private sector workers affected by mandatory […]

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March 28, 2020
Labor Dept. Issues Guidance on Paid Leave Law in Regards to Coronavirus

March 25th, 2020 - In order to help workers and employers navigate the leave provisions of the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) relief package, The U.S. Department of Labor has issued guidance that helps many employers pay employees that are unable to work because of coronavirus related issues.  Fact sheets and Q&A documents are being used for […]

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May 1, 2020
Watch Me on the Show Raising The Bar This Sunday!

This Sunday, May 3rd at 9pm EST, I will be featured on Raising The Bar as we discuss Worker's Rights during the current Covid pandemic. Tune in for the latest information about your rights in this troubling time. Here's a brief preview of what to expect.

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