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Teacher fired for showing high schoolers a dismemberment video

Author: Leeds Morelli & Brown, PC “Teachers Rights Attorneys”


A Montreal teacher was fired from his position after showing his students a video containing the killing, dismemberment, and cannibalism of a gay porn actor. The actor/student Jun Lin was supposedly killed in May of this year in a horrific manner. On June 4, 2012, German law enforcement arrested the suspected killer Magnotta. The killer had posted the video online, which is how it came to be presented in a Montreal school. The more

New York Employment Law Attorneys,Waiters Rights:NY Caterers Fighting to Dismiss Claims

Author: Jeffrey K. Brown: Waiters Rights Leeds, Morelli & Brown, PC: New York Employment Law Attorneys

NY caterers fighting to dismiss current unpaid tips claims by employees and former employees

With the help of the NY senate, New York area catering halls have proposed two bills to avoid paying their workers’ for existing claims regarding unpaid tips which were taken as “mandatory gratuities” from catering customers.  The two bills currently being considered in Albany would retroactively end the claims of workers more

New York Employment Retaliation Attorneys,Leeds, Morelli and Brown files lawsuit with the state Human Rights Commission

Author: Jeffrey K. Brown: Leeds, Morelli & Brown, PC “New York Employment Retaliation Attorneys”

LI mom fired after donating kidney to her boss

Debbie Stevens, a 47-year-old divorced mother of two from Long Island, New York, has been fired from her job her at Atlantic Automotive Group after donating a kidney to save her boss’ life.  In a Complaint, filed with the state Human Rights Commission, Stevens claims that she was set up by her boss, Jackie Brucia, 61.  Brucia allegedly took advantage more

Supreme Court Grants ‘Ministerial Exception’ to Employment Discrimination Laws

Author: Jeffrey K.Brown, Leeds Morelli & Brown

A recent decision of the Supreme Court will drastically change the standard of employment laws with respect to religious groups.  For the first time, the Supreme Court has recognized a “ministerial exception” to employment discrimination laws.  The High Court has ruled churches and other religious groups must be free to choose and dismiss their leaders without government interference.  Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr., recognized the importance of the federal employment laws, however, he stated, more

New Connecticut Law Mandates Paid Sick Leave for Employees

Connecticut First State to Pass Paid Sick Leave Bill; NY Employers Wary of Similar Legislation as More Cities and States Debate Similar Measures Author: Stephen D. Hans & Associates. P.C.

On June 4, 2011, the Connecticut state legislature passed a law mandating paid sick leave for certain employees of private companies operating within the state. Although Washington, DC and other cities, including San Francisco and Milwaukee, have similar legislation, Connecticut could be a trendsetter in the mandatory paid sick leave arena, as more

New York Employment Lawyers Settles Wage and Hour Suit

Copiague Eatery Settles Suit for $800K Author: Leeds Morelli & Brown, PC

Mama’s Pizzeria and Restaurant, located in Copiague, has agreed to pay $800,000 to settle a U.S. Labor Department lawsuit. The lawsuit claims that the restaurant willfully failed to pay 40 current and former employees minimum wage and overtime.

The lawsuit was filed in 2009 after an investigation by the Labor Department’s Westbury office found that the restaurant’s workers often worked 70 to 80 hours a week without overtime. Without more

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Two found guilty of hate crimes related to death of immigrant

Two men on trial in a Pennsylvania federal court in connection with the beating death of an undocumented Mexican immigrant have been found guilty on all counts, including hate crimes. Derrick M. Donchak, 20, and Brandon J. Piekarsky, 18, had previously been acquitted of murder charges in state court and convicted of simple assault. Donchak and Piekarsky were charged in federal court with hate more

Favre Facing Sexual Harassment Allegations

Brett Favre is being investigated by the NFL for sexual harassment allegations brought on by some very inappropriate text messages and voicemails. Gossip column released racy photos and text messages purportedly sent by Favre in 2008 to a Jenn Sterger who served as a sideline reporter for Favre’s former team, the New York Jets. The NFL said it was looking into the Deadspin allegations about Jenn Sterger under its personal conduct policy. NFL more