Employment & Labor

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 | Employment & Labor | Cannabis

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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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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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named As 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers
October 28, 2020 | General Liability | Professional Liability | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Trusts & Estates | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Appeals | Bankruptcy | Commercial Litigation | Construction | Employment & Labor | Health Services | Insurance Coverage | Medical Malpractice Defense

Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that 23 attorneys were named to the 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and 13 attorneys were named 2020 New York Metro Rising Stars. Following is a list of attorneys, the practice areas for which they were recognized, and the years they were included in Super Lawyers.

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Diviney Speaks to Newsday on New DOL Guidance
October 8, 2020 | Employment & Labor

John Diviney was quoted in the Newsday article, “DOL releases guidance on tracking remote employee hours.”

The article discusses how tracking normal workday hours can become more complicated for some employers as COVID-19 has increased the number of people working from home. The U.S. Department of Labor recently released guidance that highlights employers’ responsibility to

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Hardy Quoted in Business News Daily
September 25, 2020 | Employment & Labor

Tamika Hardy was quoted in a Business News Daily article, “Should You Hire At-Will Employees?”

The article discusses the pros and cons of hiring at-will employees and the strategies for hiring and terminating at-will employees.

Click here to read the full article.

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6 Rivkin Radler Partners to Present at USLAW Virtual Retreat
September 21, 2020 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Professional Liability | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Appeals | Bankruptcy | Commercial Litigation | Directors & Officers Liability | Employment & Labor | General Liability | Intellectual Property | Corporate

Six attorneys from Rivkin Radler will be speakers at USLAW Network’s virtual retreat, which takes place September 30 through October 9. The retreat is intended for general counsel, in-house counsel, heads and managers of claims and risk, C-suite executives, and other legal decision makers.

The program will cover issues beyond COVID-19, projecting what the future

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18 Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America© – 4 Named ‘Lawyer of the Year’
August 26, 2020 | Trusts & Estates | Appeals | Commercial Litigation | Construction | Employment & Labor | Health Services | Insurance Coverage | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use

The prestigious Best Lawyers in America has included Rivkin Radler LLP in its U.S. rankings for 2021. For the first time, four Rivkin attorneys, all based in the firm’s Long Island office, have been named Lawyer of the Year:

Attorney                                Practice Area

Barry I. Levy                           Litigation-Health Care

Brian S. Conneely                  Employment Law-Management

Wendy H.

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