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35 Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America®/ Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for 2022
August 19, 2021 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Tax | Corporate | Intellectual Property | Insurance Fraud | Insurance Coverage | Health Services | Employment & Labor | Construction | Commercial Litigation | Trusts & Estates | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use

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.

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Conneely Discusses How Healthcare Employers Can Mandate Vaccines
August 3, 2021 | Employment & Labor

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 discusses

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Hardy Speaks at Panel on Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act
July 22, 2021 | Cannabis | Employment & Labor

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 employment

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Conneely Comments on NY HERO Act in Newsday
June 30, 2021 | Employment & Labor

Brian Conneely was interviewed by Newsday regarding new workplace health and safety requirements set forth in the NY HERO Act, which was created in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The NY HERO Act signed in May by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will require employers to meet standards published by the NYS Department of Labor (DOL.)

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Robertelli Obtains a Dismissal in Fire Subrogation Action Prior to Trial
March 10, 2021 | General Liability

In a large fire loss subrogation action, John Robertelli obtained a dismissal for our client, a private equity investment group, who was alleged to be the owner of a property where a fire started and spread to a neighboring property, causing extensive damage.

Our client purchased the property in a foreclosure proceeding, didn’t take possession

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Business Owners Seminar Series: Employment Lessons for 2021
February 25, 2021 | Employment & Labor

The 2021 BOSS program will focus on the theme Planning for the Unexpected in Your Business. The second presentation, entitled Employment Lessons for 2021, covers the topic of legal requirements and obligations concerning employees.

The pandemic has taught us new ways of working, including managing a remote workforce. And a new administration, coupled with a

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Diviney Provides Perspective on Workplace Postings for Remote Employees
February 17, 2021 | Employment & Labor

John Diviney spoke with Newsday for the article “What businesses need to know about workplace posting compliance for remote workers.” The story details the guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division regarding worker notification in a time when many employees are remote.

John notes that the guidance clarifies “what do you

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Hardy and Novikoff Secure Summary Judgment and Dismissal for Accounting and Tax Firm Client
December 9, 2020 | Commercial Litigation

Tamika Hardy and Ken Novikoff successfully secured summary judgment on behalf of our client, an accounting and tax firm that prepares personal, corporate and business tax returns and provides tax planning services. The judgment holds the defendant,  a former employee of the firm, liable for his violation of  a Confidential Nonsolicit and Noncompete Agreement (CNNA)

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Rivkin Radler Takes Home 5 Leadership in Law Awards
November 19, 2020

We are proud to announce that Rivkin Radler was recognized in five categories of Long Island Business News’ Leadership in Law awards program. Here are the honorees:

Lifetime Achievement Award: Brian Conneely

Partner Award: Michael Heller

Counsel/Of Counsel Award: Andrea Sacks

Associate Award: Ada Janocinska

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Rivkin Radler Recognized in U.S. News’ 2021 Best Law Firms List
November 5, 2020

Rivkin Radler is pleased to announce that the Firm has been named to the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list for 2021. The Firm was ranked in the following regions and practice areas:

Metropolitan Tier 1

Albany: Health Care Law

Long Island: Elder Law, Health Care Law, Insurance Law, Litigation-Health Care, Trusts

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