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What is the definition of a Whistleblower when it comes to Employment Laws

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A whistleblower is an employee that reports workplace conditions that could be unsafe or illegal. Unfortunately, unscrupulous employers might retaliate against whistleblowers by firing them, laying them off, cutting their hours, and more. The good news is that your employer can’t retaliate against you for reporting protected disclosures thanks to the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA). If you’ve been affected by …

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Is your employer responsible for providing PPEs in New York State?

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If you’re a worker who needs personal protective equipment to perform your job, you might be asking this question: Is my employer responsible for providing PPEs? In New York State, the answer is yes. But of course, there are employment law regulations that guide who and what is required. Below, we’ll look at those requirements as explained by the top …

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Employment law basics for remote work employees in New York State

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Employment law basics, including remote work, have significantly changed with the pandemic. Before the year 2020, it was common for every worker to work in an office and very few people worked from home. Now, everything has changed. According to a 2020 study by the National Bureau of Economic Research, 35.2% of people reported that they started working from home …