NEWS | Arenson Dittmar & Karban Files Lawsuit Against Sweetgreen for Racial and Sexual Discrimination

Following years of unchecked racial discrimination and sexual harassment of Black employees at Sweetgreen restaurants in New York City, Arenson Dittmar & Karban, a law firm with a history of successfully representing marginalized workers against large corporations, has filed suit against the company and two of its managers in the New York Supreme Court. The lawsuit, which has been reported in national publications Read More

Prevailing Wage Explained

The term “Prevailing Wage” needs to be properly understood in order to ensure that your rights are protected and you are paid correctly. A “prevailing wage” is the wage that a private contractor awarded a public contract for the construction or maintenance of a public project in New York State is required to pay its employees.  Prevailing wage rates are determined for each locality and differ according to occupation, Read More

Employment Law 101: Understanding the Various Forms of Discrimination

Employment discrimination is a problem that many employees face.  Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was put in place to help combat a wide-range of employment discrimination. While discrimination in the workplace is illegal, it still happens on a regular basis. Learning about the different forms of employment discrimination can help you determine whether your employer has crossed any legal lines. Types of Read More