Levy Ratner’s David Slutsky Named 2023 Labor Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers – Seven Levy Ratner Lawyers Also Recognized

Levy Ratner’s David Slutsky was once again recognized by Best Lawyers as Labor Lawyer of the Year for 2023. Levy Ratner’s Allyson Belovin, Laureve Blackstone, Pamela Jeffrey, Carl Levine, Daniel Ratner, and Robert Stroup were also recognized by Best Lawyers for 2023.

Levy Ratner is Proud to Represent Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist and Knight Chair in Race and Journalism at Howard University Nikole Hannah-Jones in Reaching a Settlement with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Levy Ratner is proud to represent Nikole Hannah-Jones, alongside our co-counsel the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. and Ferguson, Chambers & Sumter, P.A., and pleased to announce that our client has reached a settlement with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

New Law Requires Employers to Provide Notice of Individual Employee Surveillance in New York

On May 7, 2022, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed an amendment to the New York State Civil Rights Law requiring every private sector employer that engages in internet, telephonic, or email monitoring of its employees to notify them about such surveillance practices. The law, Senate Bill 2628, applies to employers who intercept or monitor…

New Laws in New York State Strengthen Protections Against Workplace Harassment and Retaliation

On March 16, 2022, New York Governor Hochul signed two important laws to strengthen protections against workplace harassment and retaliation. S.5870 prohibits the release of personnel files as a retaliatory action against employees and S.812B establishes a toll-free confidential hotline for complaints of workplace sexual harassment Legislation S.812B requires the Division of Human Rights to…

Congress Ends Mandatory Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Claims

Both houses of the U.S. Congress overwhelmingly passed legislation that is now headed to President Biden’s desk to end forced arbitration of sexual assault and harassment claims. When signed, the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021 would amend the Federal Arbitration Act to essentially void and prohibit the enforcement…

What does New York State’s New Whistleblower Law Mean?

Effective January 22, 2022, New York State’s amended whistleblower law significantly expands section 740 of the New York Labor Law to provide greater protections to whistleblowers against employer retaliation. Under the recent amendments, employees include former employees and independent contractors. By including former employees, the new law protects employees against a former employer’s retaliatory actions…

Can I take paid time off when my child gets vaccinated?

On December 24, 2021, an amendment to New York City’s Earned Safe and Sick Time Act providing for paid leave for employees during their child’s COVID-19 vaccination time went into effect. The amendment, approved by the New York City Council in November 2021, requires private employers covered by the Earned Safe and Sick Time Act…