Category Archives: employee rights

Governor Cuomo Demands Fair Working Conditions

On Monday, August 10th Governor Cuomo announced salon owners will be required to obtain a wage bond within the next 60 days. Those who do not will face penalties and fines, even possible closure. The New Wage Bond Requires: A trainee program Free registration for unlicensed workers Wage bond minimums depending on the number of […]

Information Every Worker Should Know About Independent Medical Examinations: Part One

FOA has been committed to advocating for employees since its start in 1963. In this 3 part blog, you will find information regarding medical examinations in the workplace. The data is from the New York State Compensation board. The claimant must receive notice of the scheduled independent medical examination at least seven business days prior […]

NYC Nail Salon Day of Action

On Thursday, May 21nd a “nail salon day of action” was planned and implemented in NYC. Government officials and volunteers joined together to provide educational resources for New York City nail salon employees. The movement was planned after a New York Times article was published exposing the deplorable working situations many nail salon employee’s face […]

Retailors Who Force Employee’s to Stay “On Call” Face Attorney General

The Attorney General’s Office addressed several multinational companies, including JcPenny, the Gap, Urban Outfitters, and TJX Companies with letters demanding scheduling documentation. The said companies, and various others, are under scrutiny for implementing “on call scheduling”, which forces employees to clear their schedule in the event they are called into work. The employees in these […]

Dear Friends and Clients,

Our firm is dedicated to act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues. As such, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also ensuring the health and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, most from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for the country we live in, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance and representation from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Marvin Anderman and the firm family of Fine, Olin & Anderman, LLP