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