Tyson Foods and JBS USA along with their subdivisions took millions of dollars in federal contracts, all while enforcing a COVID-19 response that puts Black, Latino, and Asian workers at more risk than their white counterparts a complaint to the U.S. Department of Agriculture states. Worker advocacy groups such as Food Chain Workers Alliance, HEAL
As employers prepare to reopen after being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some may feel inclined to give vulnerable workers special accommodations. However, new reports from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission states that even accommodations made with good intentions violate the age bias law if older employees are singled out. The report issued
On Monday the Supreme Court ruled that federal law prevents the discrimination of LGBT employees, an important win for advocates of gay and trans rights — and a surprising decision by a mostly conservative court. By a vote of 6-3, the court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bans
Here is part 2 of Worker’s Rights in Covid. In this short video, we discuss your rights as a worker during the current pandemic. There is great information to protect yourself or your loved ones. Here’s a brief preview of what to expect.
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.
On Wednesday, May 6th at 8pm EST, I will be featured on Manhattan Neighborhood Network as we discuss job protection during the current Covid pandemic. Tune in for the latest information about protecting your job. Here’s a brief preview of what to expect.
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
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
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
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