Monthly Archives: November 2013

Unemployment Insurance Reform for Claimants

On March 29, 2013, Governor Cuomo signed legislation reforming the Unemployment Insurance system. Beginning October 6, 2014, the New York State minimum weekly benefit rate will increase from $64 to $100, and the maximum benefit will increase from $405 to $420 and will continue to increase each year thereafter. The Department of Labor is charged […]

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Court Rules No Religious Discrimination Without Accommodation Request

An employer’s failure to hire a Muslim woman who showed up to her job interview wearing a headscarf was ruled not religious discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, because the applicant never requested religious accommodation, thus failing to provide the notice element for a claim. The Muslim woman filed a […]

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