Employment Law Blog

What Are the Most Common Wage Violations in California?

If you’re concerned your employer has committed a wage violation and is withholding your pay, get in contact with an experienced wage and hour attorney at Ottinger Employment Lawyers. We’ve helped thousands of employees in every field recover millions in unpaid wages, and we’re here to fight for you and to hold your employer accountable. To get started, please contact...

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Non Compete Agreements

4 Questions New York Physicians Should Ask to Beat a Non-Compete Agreement

For workers in any industry, non-compete agreements are bad news. If you’re a medical professional, these contracts can prevent you from seeking more competitive pay or pursuing your professional goals by starting your own practice. According to the New York Times, 45% of primary care physicians in a survey of five states were bound by covenants not to compete. ...

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Bonus Disputes and Tech Layoffs: Are Laid Off Employees Entitled to Unpaid Bonuses?

As the giants of the tech industry continue massive layoffs in the face of current economic headwinds, more and more workers find themselves facing the challenges and uncertainties that come with being a victim of this restructuring. Employees who have been affected by one of these mass layoffs likely have a lot of questions: Are they getting a fair...

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Employment Law Blog

What Employees Should Know about the FTC’s Proposed Ban on Non-Compete Agreements

An estimated 30 million U.S. employees today are bound by non-compete agreements that place limits on their freedom to pursue competitive wages and new job prospects.  These restrictive contracts — formerly applied only to workers with highly technical roles or proprietary knowledge — are widespread across the American labor force.  Employers exploit overly broad non-compete agreements, using them to...

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Employment Law Blog

Tech Layoffs: How to Know if You Have an Employment Lawsuit

Tech workers around the country have been on edge in recent months as companies resort to restructuring to weather uncertain economic conditions.  Following downsizing at Peloton, Lyft, and Twitter, Meta’s recent announcement of plans to cut 11,000 jobs from their workforce marks the largest of the layoffs that have rocked the tech industry so far in 2022.  Amazon followed...

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Employment Law Blog

3 Things Women Should Know about Pregnancy Discrimination at Work

Pregnancy discrimination is a pervasive problem in American workplaces. Since 2016, the number of federal pregnancy discrimination lawsuits has been increasing steadily — even with women now making up 52% of all management and professional jobs in the U.S. In this post, we’ll take a look at what constitutes unlawful pregnancy discrimination, and what the consequences are for employers...

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Employment Law Blog

How #MeToo Changed Workplace Sexual Harassment Law

On December 20, 2022, disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of three counts of rape and sexual assault in Los Angeles court. The timing of this conviction — less than a month after the nationwide premiere of the biographical drama detailing the journey of the reporters who exposed Weinstein as an abuser in 2017 — carries no...

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Employment Law Blog

3 Most Common Questions Executives Have About Severance Agreements

The second half of 2022 has been a tough time for many workers and job seekers. As inflation climbs and recession looms, even the biggest names in tech, media, and finance have been unable to escape the slashed budgets and waves of downsizing that come with economic contraction. In the past six months, even more top- and mid-level executives...

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Employment Law Blog

What Makes a Non-Compete Agreement Unenforceable in New York?

If you’re one of the many Americans bound by a non-compete agreement, you may understandably feel frustrated. By limiting when and where you search for a new job, non-compete agreements can restrict your earning potential, derail your career goals, and put stress on your personal and professional relationships.   But many people don’t realize that signing a non-compete agreement doesn’t...

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Employment Law Blog

What Executives Need to Know about New York’s New Sexual Harassment Laws

Several high-profile trials and landmark pieces of legislation have made 2022 a significant year when it comes to the ongoing fight against workplace sexual harassment. At a national level, two recent federal laws — passed with rare bipartisan support — empower survivors of sexual abuse in the workplace to speak out about their experiences and hold perpetrators accountable for...

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