Month: June 2021

“Weingarten Rights”: What They Are, and What They Are Not

A unionized employee who is subject to an investigatory interview that could lead to his/her discipline may request that a union representative be present during investigatory interviews that may lead to his or  her discipline.  While seemingly simple, this right, commonly referred to as “Weingarten rights,” is greatly misunderstood by both employers and employees. What’s a …

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At-Will Employment Challenged by New York City Ordinance

Currently, employees in the fast-food industry, like employees in every other industry in New York City, are considered “at-will” employees.  That is, they can be fired for any lawful reason, or no reason at all. However, at-will employment in New York City’s fast-food industry is slated to come to an end this summer.  An ordinance …

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