By Allen A. Shoikhetbrod and Jared Cook | February 23, 2024
Two recent events may mark the end of the "frequency-of-pay" litigation that has hit New York employers in recent years. It is important to look at the background surrounding the uptick in pay frequency claims, the Second Department's decision and Governor Hochul's Executive Budget Proposal, as they could have major implications for employees and employers in the years to come.
By Helene R. Hechtkopf | February 23, 2024
For a lawyer in the position of trying to defend against an ancient sexual assault allegation, this article provides some suggestions on how to collect the evidence necessary to defend a case of this nature:
By Monica Delgado and Jonathan Harris | February 23, 2024
Recent coverage of Elon Musk's public compensation negotiations with the Tesla board of directors has put the spotlight on the art of negotiating executive pay. Lawyers advising clients in similar negotiations must bring both an understanding of the law and awareness of the behavioral factors in play to negotiate a legal deal that satisfies all parties.
By Pascal Mayer and Greg Demers | February 23, 2024
New York City has amended its Human Rights Law, Title 8 of the Administrative Code, to prohibit discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations based on an individual's height and/or weight. It now includes height and weight in its long list of protected characteristics that cannot be used to discriminate against employees.
By Joshua S. Bauchner and Jed M. Weiss | February 23, 2024
Governor Hochul signed a bill into law with significant implications for employers impacting both the employee hiring process, and employees generally speaking. Specifically, it prohibits employers from requiring the disclosure of private, personal social media account information.
By Michael H. Masri and Katarina Thallner | February 23, 2024
This article, written by litigators, is intended to inform drafters of the need for clearly delineated rights to indemnification, on one hand, and fee advancement on the other. It surveys New York's interpretation of Limited Liability Company Law §420 and identifies considerations for both indemnification and fee advancement.
By Daniel Brown | February 9, 2024
In this article, Daniel Brown highlights the benefits of taking on pro bono work, emphasizing how pro bono can be the best way to gain the skills, expertise and confidence needed to become a litigator.
By Deena R. Merlen and Jill Kahn Marshall | February 9, 2024
In these polarized times, where many are compelled to use social media and other public platforms to express political views, the interaction of political speech and the workplace is poised to grow increasingly complex. Employers must toe the line between protected employee activity and protecting corporate reputations.
By Gary M. Fellner and Caitlin M. Nolan | February 9, 2024
In this article, Gary M. Fellner and Caitlin M. Nolan reflect on some of the changes that were implemented in litigation during the COVID-19 pandemic and their lasting impact on the legal profession.
By Gregory R. Bruno and Alfred W.J. Marks | February 9, 2024
This article discusses the implications of the 'Samuel' case, especially for Surrogate's Court practitioners. As the use of generative AI tools becomes more prevalent, this decision serves as an important reminder of the age-old adage: don't believe everything you read on the internet.
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