Recent News - Employment & Labor
September 14, 2022
Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, is pleased to announce that Syma Shulman Levine, of West Hempstead, NY, has returned to the firm as Counsel. Levine will be a member of the Health Services Practice Group, Employment & Labor and Corporate Groups, and Commercial Litigation Group, resident in the Uniondale office. StretchingRead More
January 25, 2022 | |
Please join us as we discuss employment laws taking effect in 2022. John Diviney, a partner in the Employment & Labor Practice Group, will present the following topics:
- COVID and Vaccine Rules/Updates
- New York’s COVID pay requirements
- Vaccine mandate/rules
- Update on New Laws for 2022
- Paid sick leave
- Whistleblower law
January 19, 2022 |
Kenneth Novikoff’s Autumn issue of the Employment Law Reporter was published as a column in the Employee Relations Law Journal.
Read the full column here.Read More
January 11, 2022 |
From 10 to 10:30 am on Friday, January 14, 2022, John Diviney will participate in the Newsday LIVE discussion, COVID Surge and Customer Service.
The online program, hosted jointly by Newsday and the Long Island Association, will share what employers can do in a time when customer service departments are understaffed due to the pandemic. WhatRead More
December 10, 2021 |
Brian Conneely and John Diviney wrote one of most widely read articles on the topic of employer liability issues on JD Supra for all of 2021.
The post, “New 2021 Minimum Wages, Minimum Salaries And Enforcement Initiatives,” was the 13th most popular on the content syndicator’s list.Read More
October 22, 2021 | |
Tamika Hardy was quoted in the Newsday article, “Employers can no longer test most job seekers for marijuana, NY says.”
New York legalized recreational marijuana earlier this year and now, most employers cannot penalize employees for off-hour marijuana use.
Hardy stated, “With certain exceptions, they can’t test employees for cannabis, either, under recent Department ofRead More
September 28, 2021 |
Brian Conneely, a Partner in Rivkin Radler’s Employment & Labor Practice Group, will be a speaker at the Newsday webinar, “BUSINESS & COVID-19: Understanding Vaccine Mandates in the Workplace.”
Newsday will host a conversation with legal and medical experts addressing issues including medical and religious exemptions, what accommodations workers may expect as they return toRead More
August 19, 2021 | | | | | | | | | | | |
The prestigious Best Lawyers in America has again included Rivkin Radler LLP in its U.S. rankings for 2022. For the first time, the firm was recognized in the areas of tax and technology.
One Rivkin attorney, based in Albany, has been named Lawyer of the Year: Richard A. Frankel, for Trusts and Estates.
In addition,Read More
August 3, 2021 |
Brian Conneely was quoted in the Healthcare Risk Management article, “Healthcare Employers Can Mandate Vaccines, but Some Caution Necessary.”
Despite federal law prohibiting employers from requiring employees to take a vaccine, guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has indicated that healthcare employers can require their employees to take a COVID-19 vaccine.
Conneely discussesRead More
July 22, 2021 | |
On July 21, 2021, Tamika Hardy spoke at the Employment & NY Marijuana Legalization (MRTA) panel, presented by the Brooklyn branch of the NAACP.
The Brooklyn NAACP’s Justice Reform and Legal Redress Committees discussed the New York legalization of cannabis as it relates to employment.
Hardy discussed what recreational cannabis legalization means in the employmentRead More
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