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  • Can You Be Fired?

    A fact sheet about the law in New York State around when you can be fired if you are a private sector (non-government) workers. Content Detail

    By:
    New York State Attorney General's Office
  • Information on TAA (Trade Adjustment Assistance)

    The TAA program helps workers who have lost their jobs as a result of foreign trade. The TAA program offers a variety of benefits and services to eligible workers, including job training, income support, job search and relocation allowances, a tax credit to help pay the costs of health insurance, and a wage supplement to certain reemployed trade-affected workers 50 years of age and older. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Labor
  • Marriage Equality FAQ- Employment Discrimination

    The Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges guarantees to same-sex couples throughout the nation the freedom to marry and the right to recognition of their marriages. We have much to celebrate with this affirmation of the dignity, liberty and equality of same-sex couples, and the LGBT individuals who are part of those couples, under our federal Constitution. Loving and committed couples and their families in every state and territory are now entitled to the far-reaching legal protections and respect for their relationships conferred through marriage. Our organizations will be working in the days and months ahead as the Supreme Court’s decision is implemented throughout the land. These fact sheets offer guidance on common questions. Content Detail

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    American Civil Liberties Union, Freedom to Marry, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, Human Rights Campaign, Lambda Legal and National Center for Lesbian Rights
  • Rapid Response Services for Laid Off Workers

    Working with your employer, there are services and resources that can be brought to you, on site at your company prior to your layoff date. These services and resources are part of a program called Rapid Response, which will customize services and resources to your needs and the needs of your company, with a goal of getting you back to work as soon as possible. The Rapid Response team will provide you the means to maintain an income (unemployment insurance), information on health insurance options, access to skills upgrading and training resources, and much more. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor
  • Termination

    Information on a variety of legal topics including saving your job, leaving your job, severance pay, health benefits, reference and other issues. Content Detail

    By:
    Workplace Fairness
  • WARN (Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification) Information and Regulations in NY State

    Learn about New York State rules about mass layoffs. Content Detail

    By:
    New York State Department of Labor
  • Worker's Guide to Advance Notice of Closing and Layoffs

    You must receive a written notice 60 days before the date of a mass layoff or plant closing if you meet the conditions discussed in this brochure. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor
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    Spanish / Español

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  • Obtaining unemployment benefits in New York State if you do not speak English

    If you do not speak English, the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) must provide assistance to help you access their programs and services. While the NYSDOL does provide some language assistance, there are still challenges. This resource provides a checklist of the free language assistance currently available when obtaining your unemployment benefits and problems you should be aware of. Content Detail

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    LawHelp NY

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