The Speak Out Act: Empowering Victims of Workplace Harassment

On December 7, 2022, President Biden signed the Speak Out Act into law. The Speak Out Act aims to empower victims of workplace sexual assault and harassment by limiting enforcement of pre-dispute nondisclosure and nondisparagement clauses in employment contracts. Under the Speak Out Act, employers may no longer enforce nondisclosure and nondisparagement clauses that were…

New York Law to Protect Workers from Retaliation for Taking Sick and Other Leave

On November 21, 2022, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law legislation meant to protect workers from being disciplined for taking protected leave. The law takes effect on February 19, 2023. The new law amends and expands section 215 of the New York Labor Law, which generally provides workers protection from retaliation by their…

Levy Ratner Celebrates Victory Representing Black and Hispanic Police Officers

Levy Ratner celebrates with our co-counsel, Lichten and Liss-Riordan, P.C., our recent victory representing Black and Hispanic police officers challenging discriminatory police sergeant promotion exams used in numerous Massachusetts cities and towns between 2005 and 2012. On October 27, 2022, the Court concluded that the Massachusetts Human Resources Division, the state agency that created the…

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’s Alek Felstiner and Law Clerk Natalie Grieco Publish Article Examining Status of Union Access to Employer Property

Levy Ratner Associate Alek Felstiner, along with law clerk Natalie Grieco, recently published an article examining National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo’s Advice Memo in which she indicates that the NLRB may restore union access to employer property that is open to the public. The memo comes after two 2019 Board decisions which…

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.