Practice Area: Labor & Employment

Can You Get Fired For Speaking Your Mind Online?

Employees are free to express their opinions, but their employers may hold them responsible for the content of what they say. With the widespread use of social media and the blurring of the lines between work and home, many workplaces are dealing with these contentious issues. The New York State Bar Association hosted a Continuing … Continued

New York State Bar Association Event To Examine Issues Related to Social Media and Free Speech in the Workplace

What happens when political speech causes friction and disputes in the workplace? What rights do employees have when speaking about current events on social media? Many businesses and employers are struggling with these issues due to the recent conflict in the Middle East. An upcoming New York State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Course, “’Free … Continued

New York’s New Approach to Noncompete Agreements

Governor Hochul has vetoed a proposed law banning noncompete agreements, legislation that had the potential to disrupt years of labor law practice in New York.[1] The law would have covered all individuals – i.e., individuals performing work or services for an organization who are in a position of economic dependence on that organization – and … Continued

What Lawyers Should Know About Pay Transparency Laws in New York

Lawyers learned to steer their clients clear of violating the new pay transparency law at a panel discussion held Friday at the New York State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting in New York City. The “So What’s New in New York” panel also laid out details of a new city decree meant to prevent workers from … Continued

Nineteen Chief Legal Officers To Share Expertise at New York State Bar Association’s Corporate Counsel Institute

The chief legal officers of 19 prominent companies — including Citigroup, Nasdaq, NBCUniversal, Ford Foundation, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Mastercard, The Bank of New York Mellon, KPMG, New York Life Insurance and The New York Times Company — will discuss the ethics of new technologies, the essentials of data privacy and the key to minimizing risk at … Continued

Making Sure AI Complies With Anti-Discrimination Law

Employers are using artificial intelligence to make hiring decisions – but they must ensure that the AI does not enable discrimination. A recent Continuing Legal Education course – sponsored by the Labor & Employment Law Section and the Committee on Technology and the Legal Profession – covered new developments in employment law as it relates … Continued

Ten Deposition Lessons You Don’t Want to Learn the Hard Way

Planning, preparation and mastering your presence during a deposition are key to a successful experience. Scott Occhiogrosso, partner at Block, O’Toole and Murphy, hosted a CLE called “Ten Deposition Lessons You Don’t Want to Learn the Hard Way.” Occhiogrosso specializes in catastrophic construction accidents and serious personal injury cases in New York City. His background … Continued