New York, NY asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for New York

Q: I’m a dancer/actor. My employer wants to weigh me & my castmates (in private,individually) every 2 weeks. Is that legal?

This seems like standard procedure, but I was just curious. It was stated in the Grooming Policy they sent me. I haven’t started the job yet. I’m going to be in the ensemble of a musical on a cruise ship.

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V. Jonas Urba
V. Jonas Urba
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A: Wow. You need to watch this clip first. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nCT8h8gO1g

New York lawyers are not licensed to handle matters on international waters and there may or may not be any international laws governing the practice you describe unless you can tie your employment to New York State. Will you interview in, perform in, or be stationed in New York or does the cruise line or hiring entity have ties to New York? You need to find out who might have jurisdiction over such employment and its practices? Good luck. Enjoy the video.

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