Is My Insurance Required to Pay for At-Home COVID-19 Tests?
Effective January 15, 2022, the Biden administration requires insurance companies and group health plans to cover the cost of up to 8 at-home COVID-19 test kits for each person covered by the insurance or plan. This means that a family of four covered by the plan can obtain up to 32 tests per month. The…January 26, 2022
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…January 21, 2022
What are my rights when my employer refuses to pay my overtime?
The first step is to review your rights under federal law. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers throughout the country to pay their employees one and one-half times their regular pay for all hours worked over 40 hours in a workweek. This does not have to coincide with a calendar week, it can…November 17, 2021
New York Employers Must Let Their Workers Know if They Plan to Monitor Their Calls, Emails, and Internet Use
On November 8, 2021, Governor Hochul signed a bill ( A.430/S.2628 ) that requires employers to let their employees know if the employer plans to monitor their phone calls, emails, or internet use. This bill covers “any individual, corporation, partnership, firm, or association with a place of business in [New York]” but does not cover…November 12, 2021
How Does New York’s Legalization of Marijuana Affect Your Rights at Work? Labor Department Clarifies Interactions with Workplace Issues
On March 31, 2021, New York State enacted the Marijuana Regulation & Taxation Act (MRTA) which legalizes adult-use cannabis in New York. Recently, the New York State Department of Labor issued guidance to address common situations and questions relating to the legalization of adult-use cannabis and its effects on the workplace. MRTA prohibits employers from…October 28, 2021
Saving for Retirement: Enrollment in New York State’s Secure Choice Savings Program Now Automatic
On October 21, 2021, New York State Governor Hochul signed legislation (S.5395A/A.3213A) requiring employees to be automatically signed up for New York’s retirement saving plan which is called the New York State Secure Choice Savings Program. The law went into effect immediately and is mandatory for all employers who have had at least 10 in-state…October 27, 2021
A Win for NYC Food Delivery Workers
On September 23, 2021, the New York City Council voted to pass a group of bills that guarantees various rights to food delivery workers who work for apps like Grubhub, Uber Eats, Relay, and DoorDash bringing food throughout the city. The new laws make sure that the delivery workers have bathroom access, minimum pay, and…September 29, 2021
Eight Levy Ratner Lawyers Included on the 2021 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment and Civil Rights Lawyers List
Levy Ratner congratulates Allyson Belovin, Laureve Blackstone, Pamela Jeffrey, Carl Levine, Dana Lossia, Daniel Ratner, Robert Stroup, and Micah Wissinger for their inclusion on Lawdragon’s 2021 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment and Civil Rights Lawyers.September 23, 2021
Pamela Jeffrey Named 2022 Labor Lawyer of the Year by Peer Nominated Best Lawyers
Levy Ratner is proud to announce that Pamela Jeffrey was named 2022 Labor Lawyer of the Year by peer-nominated Best Lawyers. Pam has had an illustrious career representing unions and employees in the robust exercise of their rights in organizing, collective bargaining, strikes and picketing, litigation, arbitrations and before the NLRB. Congratulations also to Levy…August 19, 2021
Levy Ratner is proud to represent Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones
Please read our client Nikole Hannah-Jones’ statement concerning her decision to decline tenure at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and to accept a tenured Knight Chair appointment at Howard University. Nikole Hannah-Jones is represented by LR’s Bob Stroup, Carl Levine and Dana Lossia, along with our co-counsel the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund,…August 18, 2021