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LABOR & EMPLOYMENT

Our full service L&E practice delivers creative, specialized and real-world solutions to keep your business moving forward.

Our approach

Tomorrow’s workplace presents new challenges, but also immense opportunity.

The pace of workplace change is astounding. There is a global war for talent. Robotics in the workplace is a new reality. Employee owners and cooperatives now outnumber unions. And rapid advances in technology will transform everything yet again.

At the same time, new and ever more complex employment laws and regulations go into effect all the time, creating new compliance challenges and litigation risks.

We are constantly tracking evolving employment laws, market trends and technological advances to spot what’s next.

Our diverse team of more than 70 labor and employment attorneys covers every angle of the workplace: from complex ERISA matters, to safety regulations, to employee use of social media. Whether it’s a routine hire gone awry, wage and hour class action, a health care reform question or a precedent-setting labor dispute, we’ve got it covered.

We know every workplace is unique, which is why we take the time to understand your culture and goals and minimize workplace disruptions that stand in the way of your business potential.

Who we work with

  • All employers—large and small, private and public

Media Clips

  • After Delays, Employer Mandate Kicks in Soon
    Business First of Buffalo | November 28, 2014
    Rochester partner and Health and Welfare Employee Benefits team leader Kate Saracene is quoted in this end-of-year story on the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate to provide health insurance coverage going into effect Jan. 1.
  • Nixon Peabody Attorney Hooked by TV Lawyers
    Democrat & Chronicle | November 18, 2014
    This feature story profiles Rochester Labor & Employment partner Steve Jones. In the piece, Steve discusses a range of topics including his passion for employment law, how he developed his practice and the firm’s history in and commitment to Rochester.
  • People on the Move
    San Francisco Business Times | November 14, 2014
    The arrival of San Francisco Labor & Employment counsel Chuck Dyke.
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  • Career Coach: Tackling Tricky Interview Questions
    Ignites (A Financial Times service) | November 3, 2014
    Boston office managing partner and Labor & Employment attorney Gary Oberstein discusses how employers can handle tough questions in the interview process.
  • Don't Get Tripped Up by Big OT Changes
    Democrat and Chronicle | October 29, 2014
    Rochester Labor & Employment partner Stephanie Caffera authored this column discussing how anticipated changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act will impact employers.
  • Why Amazon is nervous about Supreme Court case
    CBS Moneywatch | October 10, 2014
    San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Ossie Cousins provides commentary on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Integrity Staffing Solutions Inc. v. Busk, a case centered upon contract workers.
  • Pregnancy and the Workplace
    WFXT-TV (Boston FOX affiliate) | October 3, 2014
    Boston Labor & Employment partner Jeff Gilbreth discusses claims of pregnancy discrimination in the workplace and what employers can do to avoid such claims.
  • Wearable Wellness
    HR Executive | October 1, 2014
    San Francisco Labor & Employment associate Alexandra Devendra is quoted in this feature story on personal health information confidentiality and HIPAA’s nondiscrimination provision concerning employee use of wearable devices.
  • Franchisors Should Stay Out of Franchisee Personnel Management
    The Legal Intelligencer | September 26, 2014
    New York City partner and leader of the Franchise & Distribution practice Craig Tractenberg and Los Angeles Labor & Employment associate Michael Curtis authored this column on circumstances where a franchisor may be liable for alleged employment law violations.
  • The State of America's Home Health Care Workers in 2014
    Law360 | September 18, 2014
    Rochester Labor & Employment associate Joe Carello authored this column discussing the state of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • Nixon Peabody Snags Ex-Littler Mendelson Shareholder
    Employment Law 360 | September 4, 2014
    This feature story highlights the arrival of San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Ossie Cousins.
  • NLRB Considering New Standards for Joint-Employer Status
    Compliance Week | September 3, 2014
    Providence Labor & Employment partner Andrew Prescott and New York City partner and leader of the firm’s Franchising & Distribution practice Craig Tractenberg provide commentary on possible new standards from the National Labor Relations Board regarding two separate employers deemed as “joint employers.”
  • Workplaces to Deal with Medical Marijuana Issues
    Democrat & Chronicle | August 25, 2014
    Rochester Labor & Employment associate Joe Carello is featured in this Q&A discussing how New York State’s medical marijuana rules likely will affect workers and workplaces.
  • Employers Bracing for Penalties under the Affordable Care Act
    Albany Business Review | August 18, 2014
    Rochester Labor & Employment partner Kate Saracene provides commentary in this feature story on the top challenges facing employers under the Affordable Care Act.
  • 5 Questions Before Cos. Enter Worker Arbitration Deals
    Law360 | August 18, 2014
    Los Angeles Labor & Employment counsel Richard Bromley provides commentary on questions employers should ask themselves before drafting arbitration deals.
  • EOC Updates Guidelines on Pregnancy Discrimination
    Newsday | August 18, 2014
    In this workplace column, Long Island Labor & Employment partner Tara Daub provides commentary on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s updated guidelines on pregnancy discrimination.
  • Fired Market Basket Employees Say They're Due Wages, Demand Action
    WFXT-TV (FOX) | August 1, 2014
    Boston Labor & Employment partner Jeff Gilbreth provides third-party commentary on the employment issues resulting from a change in top management at supermarket chain Market Basket.
  • Immigration-Related Liability for Calif. Employers Rises
    Law360 | July 25, 2014
    Los Angeles Labor & Employment counsel Richard Bromley, Los Angeles Labor & Employment associate Erin Holyoke and San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Paul Lynd discuss a California Supreme Court ruling finding that employers should not continue to employ workers after discovery of unauthorized status because doing so may expose them to further liability.
  • The Record
    Rochester Business Journal | July 25, 2014
    This news brief notes that Rochester Labor & Employment associate Joe Carello has joined the Board of the Catholic Family Center, Rochester's largest family service provider.
  • California court rules retailer needn't provide AEDs
    FierceCFO | July 21, 2014
    San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Jeff Tanenbaum discusses the impact of a California appeals court ruling that Target was not obligated to provide automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in its stores.
  • IRA rollover rule poses trap for lawyers, clients
    Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | July 21, 2014
    Boston Labor & Employment partner Tom McCord discusses the individual retirement account rule providing the ability to conduct multiple indirect rollovers from one IRA to another.
  • Medical Marijuana Statute Creates Awkward Situation for Employers
    Rochester Business Journal | July 18, 2014
    Rochester Business Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge and Rochester Labor & Employment associate Joe Carello co-authored this column discussing what New York State’s medical marijuana law will mean for employers.
  • Are Workplace Wellness Programs Legal?
    Forbes | July 16, 2014
    Rochester Labor & Employment partner Kate Saracene provides commentary in this column addressing wellness programs.
  • New Guidelines on Pregnancy Discrimination
    WFXT-TV (FOX Boston) | July 16, 2014
    Boston Labor & Employment partner Jeff Gilbreth discusses new guidelines issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that make clear to employers that refusing to give reasonable accommodations to pregnant workers is illegal under federal law.
  • Easing Pain, Sparking Concerns
    Long Island Business News | July 11, 2014
    Labor & Employment partner Chris Gegwich and associate Joe Carello provide commentary on how New York State employers can prepare for dealing with employees who have access to or use medical marijuana.
  • Don't Miss It: Hot Deals & Firms We're Following This Week
    Law360 | July 10, 2014
    Gannett Co., Inc.’s acquisition of seven Texas television stations from London Broadcasting Company for $215 million is highlighted among the top deals this week. Nixon Peabody represented Gannett. The deal team noted in the coverage includes Public Company Transactions practice group leader John Partigan, Labor & Employment partners Brian Kopp and Michael Hausknecht, Tax partner Christian McBurney, Antitrust partner Gordon Lang and counsel Alycia Ziarno, and associates Tiana Butcher and Pierce Han.
  • Summer Brings Hot Weather...and Interns
    Boston Business Journal | July 3, 2014
    Boston office managing partner and Labor & Employment attorney Gary Oberstein discusses best practices for employers offering unpaid internship opportunities.
  • Versar picks up J.M. Waller
    The Deal | July 2, 2014
    Client J.M. Waller Associates’ sale to Versar, Inc. is highlighted in this piece. The coverage notes J.M. Waller’s legal team led by securities practice group leader John Partigan and includes partners Brian Kopp and Christian McBurney; associate Pierce Han; and paralegal Alicia Rotella.
  • The Churn
    American Lawyer | June 27, 2014
    This coverage highlights the arrival of Rochester Employee Benefits counsel Darcie Falsioni.
  • Excellence in Law
    Daily Record | June 26, 2014
    This special section features the Rochester-area attorneys earning “Excellence in Law” distinctions. Rochester Energy & Environmental partner Jean McCreary is profiled among the “Top Women in Law.” Rochester Labor & Employment associate Joe Carello and Real Estate associate Darren Miller are among the “Up & Coming Attorneys.”
  • Calif. Defibrillator Ruling Likely To Draw Lawmakers' Attention
    Law360 | June 23, 2014
    San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Jeff Tanenbaum discusses the implications of California Supreme Court’s ruling that Target Corp. wasn't obligated to carry automated external defibrillators.
  • ACA, Health Insurance Exchanges and the Future of COBRA
    Law360 | June 18, 2014
    Rochester Labor & Employment attorneys Jo Ann Butler, Brian Kopp and Kate Saracene authored this column discussing two recent government announcements that aid employers’ ability to steer COBRA-eligible individuals, discuss the future role of COBRA and explore proactive ways that employers might encourage COBRA-eligible individuals to elect marketplace coverage.
  • Calif. May Force Emergency Medical Equipment on Retailers
    Law360 | June 18, 2014
    San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Jeff Tanenbaum and associate Caroline Burnett authored this column discussing Verdugo v. Target Stores before the California Supreme Court in which the plaintiff alleges that large retailers have an obligation to keep automatic external defibrillators ("AEDs") in stores.
  • Rising Stars
    New York Law Journal | June 16, 2014
    Rochester Labor & Employment partner Steve Jones is featured in this special section profiling the New York Law Journal’s 2014 Rising Stars honorees.
  • What You Know Can Hurt You
    Long Island Business News | June 13, 2014
    Long Island Labor & Employment partner Chris Gegwich provides commentary on discrimination charges employers could face monitoring and/or researching employees through social media.
  • Managers: 7 Tips for Contentious Employee Terminations
    Forbes | June 9, 2014
    Boston Labor & Employment partner Jeff Gilbreth is quoted in this workplace column about downsizing.
  • Managers: 7 Tips for Laying Off Employees Due to Downsizing
    Forbes | June 2, 2014
    Boston Labor & Employment partner Jeff Gilbreth is quoted throughout this workplace column discussing tips employers can follow regarding downsizing.
  • Benefiting Employees: Lawyers eye San Francisco's new flex-scheduling law
    California Lawyer | June 1, 2014
    A Nixon Peabody Labor & Employment client alert is cited in this article on the Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance, which gives San Francisco workers the right to request a flexible or predictable schedule in order to care for a family member with a serious health condition.
  • Wearables in the Workplace: 3 Traps Employers Should Avoid
    Law360 | May 27, 2014
    San Francisco Labor & Employment associate Alix Devendra authored this column discussing situations in which embracing wearable devices could expose an employer to liability.
  • NLRB ruling not likely to have WNY impact
    Buffalo Law Journal | May 13, 2014
    Labor & Employment partner Dan Rizzi provides commentary on the recent National Labor Relations Board ruling to allow the Northwestern University football team to unionize.
  • Tips for Avoiding Discovery Sanctions in Trade Secret Cases
    Employment Law 360 | May 7, 2014
    Boston Labor & Employment partner David Rosenthal and associate Matt Frankel co-authored this article focusing on ways to avoid discovery sanctions when dealing with trade secret litigation.
  • Sarbanes-Oxley's Whistle-blower Protections Reach Private Contractors
    The Corporate Governance Advisor | May 1, 2014
    This column discusses the Supreme Court’s interpretation of Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower protection to reach employees of public company's private contractors. Commercial Litigation partners Carolyn Nussbaum and Jon Sablone, Labor & Employment partner David Rosenthal and Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin authored the piece.
  • 2014 Rising Stars
    New York Law Journal | May 1, 2014
    The New York Law Journal has selected Rochester Labor & Employment partner Steve Jones as one of the publication’s 2014 Rising Stars.
  • ‘Collaborative damage' a factor in wage boost
    Buffalo Law Journal | April 22, 2014
    Albany Labor & Employment partner Vincent Polsinelli discusses the impact of New York State’s minimum wage increase.
  • Potential Impact of "Ban the Box"
    Buffalo Law Journal | April 21, 2014
    Rochester Labor & Employment partner Stephanie Caffera discusses the “ban the box” ordinance, which removes the criminal conviction checkbox from job applications and prohibits employers from asking about convictions prior to an initial interview.
  • Intern Rights May Be Next Trend in Employment Law
    Law360 | April 18, 2014
    Labor & Employment partners Tara Daub and Chris Gegwich and Labor & Employment associate Alex Gallin authored this column discussing the future of workplace protections against discrimination and harassment to nonemployee interns.
  • Calif. Court's FMLA Ruling Gives Cos. Vital Flexibility
    Law360 | April 17, 2014
    San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Seth Neulight discusses a California appeals court decision that employers can seek a second medical opinion after a doctor determines a worker is fit to return from a Family and Medical Leave Act absence.
  • Are Student-Athletes Employees? A lot of money is at stake
    Rochester Business Journal | April 11, 2014
    Rochester partner Jeff LaBarge developed this column with Long Island Labor & Employment partner Dan Rizzi and associate Alex Gallin discussing the National Labor Relations Board decision over whether student athletes are “employees.”
  • Love Contracts: A 'Prophylactic Measure' Against Lawsuits
    Ignites (a Financial Times service) | April 7, 2014
    Boston office managing partner Gary Oberstein, a Labor & Employment attorney, discusses how “love contracts” could help employers avoid inter-office relationship distractions.
  • GitHub Gender Bias Claims Show Startups Need HR Role Early
    Employment Law360 | March 19, 2014
    San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Seth Neulight provides commentary in a gender discrimination claim against San Francisco tech start-up GitHub.
  • Watch Those Tweets: The EEOC Looks at Social Media
    Wall Street Journal At Work Blog | March 18, 2014
    This article quotes San Francisco Labor & Employment associate Renée Jackson, who was among the featured panelists in an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission hearing in Washington, DC, focused on the use of social media in the workplace.
  • EEOC Hears Views on How Social Media Potentially Affect EEO Issues in Workplace
    Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report | March 12, 2014
    San Francisco Labor & Employment associate Renée Jackson is quoted throughout this article as one of the featured panelists in an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission hearing in Washington, DC, discussing the use of social media in the workplace.
  • EEOC to Mull Social Media Impact on Anti-Bias Enforcement
    Law360 | March 5, 2014
    This article previews the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) hearing on how the use of social media in the workplace is affecting enforcement on equal employment opportunity laws. San Francisco Labor & Employment associate Renée Jackson is one of the featured panelists.
  • Who's Who in Intellectual Property and Labor Law
    Long Island Business News | February 28, 2014
    Long Island Labor & Employment partner Chris Gegwich is featured among leading IP and labor attorneys.
  • NY Court's 'Truly Obnoxious' Ruling On Fla. Law
    Law360 | February 27, 2014
    Albany Labor & Employment partner Vincent Polsinelli and Albany Commercial Litigation associate Jena Rotheim discuss how multijurisdictional employers often compare the relevant states’ restrictive covenant laws.
  • Personal Notes on Lawyers
    New York Law Journal | February 18, 2014
    This coverage highlights our New York State attorneys elected to the partnership: New York City Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Ashley Baynham, New York City Securities partner Dan McAvoy, New York City Commercial Litigation partner Abby Reardon and Rochester Labor & Employment partner Kate Saracene.
  • Massachusetts' New Medical Marijuana Law and What Employers Need to Consider
    WFXT-TV (FOX Boston) | February 10, 2014
    In this live TV interview, Boston Labor & Employment partner Jeff Gilbreth provides third-party legal commentary on what employers need to consider regarding the state’s new medical marijuana law.
  • Nixon Peabody Announces New Partners
    Daily Record | February 6, 2014
    This coverage highlights Rochester Labor & Employment attorney Kate Saracene who was elected into the firm’s partnership.
  • Litigators Say ACA, Shaky Economy Will Spur Suits in 2014
    Law360 | January 1, 2014
    San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Seth Neulight discusses the potential for age discrimination claims to rise as more workers stay on the job past their expected retirement age and as the average age of workforces increases.
  • California Regulation and Legislation to Watch in 2014
    Law360 | January 1, 2014
    San Francisco partner and leader of the firm’s Labor & Employment practice Jeff Tanenbaum discusses a state law that could bring wage-and-hour individual or class actions seeking penalties to employers if they fail to provide breaks to employees to help them cool down from working in the heat.
  • After 75 Years, It's Time to Reform Overtime Laws
    Rochester Business Journal | December 20, 2013
    This op-ed authored by Rochester Labor & Employment partner Steve Jones focuses on Fair Labor Standards Act and discusses proposed amendments to the Act.
  • Lawyers Say General Duty Enforcement Tactic Could Have Broad Impact; OSHA Disagrees
    Bloomberg BNA Occupational Safety & Health Reporter | December 12, 2013

    San Francisco partner and leader of the firm’s Labor & Employment practice Jeff Tanenbaum discusses judicial approval of an enforcement tactic could allow the Occupational Safety & Health Administration to impose tougher chemical exposure rules on employers.

  • Stores Taking Steps to Keep Crowds Controlled During Black Friday Shopping
    WFXT-TV (Fox Boston) | November 28, 2013
    In this Q&A, Boston Labor & Employment partner Jeff Gilbreth discusses the Department of Labor’s guidelines for retailers about crowd safety during the busy holiday shopping season.
  • When Shoppers Go Wild: OSHA Issues Guidance for Crowd Management In Advance of Black Friday
    Law360 | November 27, 2013
    San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Marjorie Fochtman and Labor & Employment practice group leader Jeff Tanenbaum discuss the Department of Labor’s guidelines for retailers about crowd safety during the busy holiday shopping season.
  • 2013 RBJ Forty Under 40
    Rochester Business Journal | November 15, 2013
    Rochester Labor & Employment counsel Kate Saracene is among the 40 Rochester-area individuals under the age of 40 recognized for demonstrating significant professional accomplishments and community involvement.
  • OSHA Workplace Injury Rule Aims to Shame Cos. Into Safety
    Law360 | November 13, 2013
    San Francisco partner and leader of the firm’s Labor & Employment practice Jeff Tanenbaum discusses a proposed rule by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration that would make workplace illness and injury data recorded by employers more accessible.
  • The Cashier's Check That Wasn't
    New York Times | October 26, 2013
    Boston Immigration and Labor & Employment associate Courtney New is quoted in this article discussing client Smart From the Start’s ongoing legal battle against CreditCardMachineRentals.com.
  • OSHA to Boost Whistleblower Programs
    Compliance Week | September 24, 2013
    San Francisco partner and leader of the firm’s Labor & Employment practice Jeff Tanenbaum discusses the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s increased enforcement efforts against companies that fail to provide safe workplaces.
  • San Francisco Proposes Mandatory Flexible Working Arrangements
    Employee Benefit Plan Review | September 1, 2013
    Labor & Employment practice group leader Jeff Tanenbaum and Labor & Employment associate Alexandra Devendra co-authored this column on the proposed “Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance,” which would allow employees who are caregivers to request a wide range of flexible working arrangements.
  • Nixon Adds Ex-Head of Sedgwick's Employee Benefits Team
    Law360 | August 26, 2013

    This feature article highlights the arrival of San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Karen Ng.

  • WNY Businesses Face Post-DOMA Uncertainty
    Buffalo Law Journal | August 19, 2013

    Employee Benefits and Labor & Employment counsel Kate Saracene discusses the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Defense of Marriage Act decision.

  • A Small Employer Weighs Obamacare Options to Cut Costs
    Bloomberg BusinessWeek | July 31, 2013

    This Q&A focuses on how Obamacare will affect small employers.  Rochester Labor & Employment counsel Kate Saracene addresses how companies may have the option to stop offering to pay for an employee’s insurance directly because he/she can purchase coverage through an individual Obamacare exchange.

  • Supreme Court's DOMA Ruling Already Keeping Local Law Firms Busy
    Boston Business Journal | June 28, 2013

    Boston Employee Benefits partner Tom McCord and Boston Private Clients associate Jen Collins discuss the business impact the U.S. Supreme Court’s Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) ruling.

  • The Business of Same-Sex Marriage
    CNBC's The Kudlow Report | June 26, 2013

    San Francisco partner and leader of the firm’s Labor & Employment practice Jeff Tanenbaum discusses the business impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings regarding California’s Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

  • Gannett Agrees to Buy Belo for $1.5 Billion
    New York Times | June 13, 2013

    This coverage notes that Nixon Peabody counseled the Gannett Company in its $1.5 billion acquisition of Belo Corporation, a deal that almost doubles Gannett’s television operations.

  • Am Law Firms Look to Land Clients on the Ground Floor
    The American Lawyer | June 1, 2013

    Boston associates Courtney New and Mahmood Firouzbakht discuss their involvement with the Cambridge Innovation Center, the largest flexible office facility for growing technology and life sciences companies in the Greater Boston area.

  • Workplace Agencies Tighten Belts for Sequestration
    Law360 | May 24, 2013

    San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Seth Neulight discusses how the sequester is impacting workplace agencies in this contributed column. San Francisco Labor & Employment associates Alexandra Devendra and Rachel Fischetti assisted in the development of the piece.

  • 3 HR Lessons Employers Can Learn From Schools
    Law360 | May 22, 2013

    San Francisco partner and leader of the firm’s Labor & Employment practice Jeff Tanenbaum discusses how employers can learn about how to avoid future problems in the workplace by taking a look at what is happening in school systems and how these schools are preventing violence and bullying.

  • Workplace Investigation Dos and Don'ts
    Human Resource Executive | May 15, 2013

    Los Angeles Labor & Employment counsel Dale Hudson authored this column discussing how human resource professionals should and should not approach investigations within the workplace.

  • Health Care Changes are Coming in '14
    Democrat and Chronicle | May 15, 2013

    In this guest column, Rochester Labor & Employment and Employee Benefits counsel Kate Saracene, discusses what small businesses need to know about the Affordable Health Care Act.

  • No Firing After Facebook Post, NLRB Tells Tour Bus Company
    Reuters | May 8, 2013

    San Francisco Labor & Employment associate Renée Jackson discusses the National Labor Relations Board’s focus on social media as illustrated by a recent ruling that a tour bus guide was unlawfully fired from his job after complaining about working conditions in a Facebook post.

  • Social Media and Employment
    C-SPAN | May 6, 2013

    San Francisco Labor & Employment associate Renée Jackson is among the featured panelists who spoke about the privacy, social, and policy implications that arise when employers use social media to gather personal data of potential employees during the hiring process.

  • Post-Brinker Workers Attack Calif. Employers on New Fronts
    Employment Law360 | April 9, 2013

    San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Paul Lynd discusses employment lawsuits a year after California Supreme Court’s landmark Brinker v. Superior Court decision holding that companies don’t need to police employees to ensure they stop working during meal breaks.

  • ACA Checkup Can Help Keep Firm Healthy
    Providence Business News | April 8, 2013

    Providence Health Services partner Steve Zubiago and Rochester Labor & Employment counsel Kate Saracene co-authored this column focused on “play-or-pay” health care reform mandates that will require many companies to make changes in whether and how they provide health care benefits to their employees.

  • Will This Be the Year for Immigration Reform?
    Rochester Business Journal | March 29, 2013

    Rochester partner and leader of the firm’s Immigration practice Patti Morrison discusses immigration reform.

  • Preparing for Healthcare Reform
    Corporate Secretary | March 26, 2013

    Rochester Labor & Employment partner Eric Paley discusses how preparing for provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that go into effect in 2014 could be a big deal for many companies.

  • Questions Arise on Future of Domestic-Partner Benefits
    Buffalo Business First | March 15, 2013

    Labor & Employment and Employee Benefits partner Brian Kopp discusses if and how the expansion of benefits through marriage will impact domestic partnership policies among opposite-sex couples.

  • What to Look for in Health Care Reform Mandates Next January
    Rochester Business Journal | March 15, 2013

    Rochester Corporate partner Jeff LaBarge and Rochester Labor & Employment counsel Kate Saracene co-authored this column discussing the next wave of health care reform compliance mandates.

  • Who's Who in Intellectual Property & Labor Law
    Long Island Business News | February 22, 2013

    Long Island Labor & Employment partner Tara Daub is profiled among other leading labor and intellectual property attorneys.

  • Company Social Media Accounts—Who Owns Those Twitter Followers?
    Forbes | February 18, 2013

    San Francisco Labor & Employment associate Renée Jackson discusses employee versus employer “ownership” of company social media accounts in this Q&A.

  • People in the Law
    Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | February 4, 2013

    This coverage notes that Providence office managing partner Neal McNamara has been named to the board of the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island, an organization dedicated to eliminating gender inequity.

  • Obama's Compromise on Contraception Won't End Lawsuits
    Law360 | February 1, 2013

    San Francisco partner and leader of the firm’s Labor & Employment practice Jeff Tanenbaum discusses the Obama administration's proposal to allow religious organizations to opt out of directly providing contraceptives to employees.

  • Business Lunch
    WJAR-TV (Providence, RI NBC affiliate) | January 31, 2013

    In this broadcast segment, Providence Labor & Employment partner Andrew Prescott discusses how the flu is affecting the workplace.

  • In Light of MLK Day: What the Future Holds for Employers
    Law 360 | January 25, 2013

    Albany Labor & Employment partner John Higgins authored this column discussing greater workplace diversity efforts.

  • Employers Catch Some Unexpected Breaks on ACA Mandate
    Law 360 | January 24, 2013

    Rochester Labor & Employment counsel Kate Saracene discusses how the federal government’s outline of its enforcement of the health reform law’s mandate that large employers provide medical benefits contains unexpected revisions likely to make compliance easier.

  • Clear-Cut Employer Contraception Mandate May Be Elusive
    Law 360 | January 18, 2013

    San Francisco partner and leader of the firm’s Labor & Employment practice Jeff Tanenbaum discusses current issues associated with health reform’s requirement that employer medical plans include contraception coverage.

  • People on the Move
    Albany Business Review | January 14, 2013

    In this column noting executive moves and promotions, Albany Labor & Employment attorney Vince Polsinelli is included for his election to the firm’s partnership.

  • Meet 39 Newly Minted Partners at Boston's Top Law Firms
    Boston Business Journal | January 11, 2013

    New Boston partners Kelly Babson (Public Company Transactions), Jeff Gilbreth (Labor & Employment), Danielle Pelot (Government Investigations & White Collar Defense) and Amy Pugliano O’Keefe (Global Business & Transactions) are featured in this coverage.

  • New ACA Employer Mandate Gives Cos. Surprising Leeway
    Law 360 | January 11, 2013

    Rochester Labor & Employment counsel Kate Saracene discusses proposed regulations from the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service relaxing a health reform requirement for large employers.

  • Workplaces on Alert for Flu
    New England Cable News (NECN) | January 9, 2013

    In this broadcast TV segment, Boston office managing partner and Labor & Employment partner Gary Oberstein discusses how the flu is affecting Massachusetts businesses and what employers need to keep in mind.

  • 5 Tips for Employers on Creating Goals for New Year
    New England Cable News (NECN) | January 7, 2013

    In this TV segment, Providence Labor & Employment partner Andrew Prescott is interviewed discussing the top five resolutions for employers in 2013.

  • Nonunion Employers Can't Ignore Obama's NLRB
    Providence Business News | January 7, 2013

    This column, authored by Providence Labor & Employment partner Andrew Prescott, discusses why nonunion employers should pay attention to the National Labor Relations Board’s decisions and regulations.

  • Does Your Social Media Policy Need a Rethink?
    Crain's New York Business | November 16, 2012

    Long Island and New York City Labor & Employment partner Chris Gegwich discusses tips for employers regarding their social media policies.

  • No Work, Who Gets Paid?
    Long Island Business News | November 9, 2012

    Long Island Labor & Employment partner Tara Daub discusses the implications for employers, particularly relating to payment requirements, following emergency situations such as hurricanes.

  • Social Media Policies Run Afoul of NLRB
    Long Island Business News | October 12, 2012

    Long Island Labor & Employment partner Chris Gegwich provides commentary on some of the latest rulings from the National Labor Relations Board regarding social media policies.

  • Legal Advisers Step in to Help Navigate Uncharted Waters
    Rochester Business Journal | September 21, 2012

    Rochester Labor & Employment partner Eric Paley and Rochester Labor & Employment counsel Kate Saracene discuss how the firm has responded to the passing of the Affordable Care Act and have helped clients navigate the changes.

  • NLRB Limits Restrictions on Workers' Social Media Use
    Rochester Business Journal | September 14, 2012

    This column, coauthored by Rochester Global Business & Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge and San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Kent Jonas and associate Renée Jackson, addresses the limitations on employees’ social media use.

  • Organizing employee transfers abroad under optimum conditions
    Business & Technologies | September 13, 2012

    Paris Labor & Employment partner Pascal Guinot discusses the legal aspects of transferring employees to foreign establishments.

  • NLRB's Challenge of At-Will Language ‘a Terrible Stretch'
    SHRM Online | August 14, 2012

    San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Kent Jonas and San Francisco Labor & Employment associate Renée Jackson are quoted in this article discussing reactions to the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) position that employee handbooks with language about at-will employment may violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).

  • How to Make Your 401(k) Last Forever: The Pension Rollover
    Forbes | August 8, 2012

    Boston labor and employment partner Tom McCord provides commentary in this article discussing renewed interest in a lesser-known, potentially cheaper option to guarantee lifetime payments of 401(k) retirement account balances—the DC to DB rollover.

  • Optional Special Selection and Recruitment Green Cards: Who Is a 'Teacher'?
    New York Law Journal | August 6, 2012

    This bylined article coauthored by Rochester immigration partner Patti Morrison and Boston immigration associate Courtney New focuses on college and university faculty appointees and their eligibility for Optional Special Recruitment and Selection labor certifications.

  • High Court's FLSA Ruling on RX Reps: The Ray of Hope it Offers for Other Industries
    Fair Labor Standards Handbook | August 1, 2012

    This contributed article, authored by Boston Labor & Employment partner David Rosenthal and Boston Labor & Employment associate Jeff Gilbreth, discusses the far-reaching implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that pharmaceutical sales representatives qualify for the “outside sales” exemption under the Fair Labor Standard Act and therefore are not entitled to overtime. The article originally published in HR Compliance eXpert on June 22, 2012 and was reprinted with permission.

  • Reduction in Hours After FMLA Leave Not Actionable
    Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | July 27, 2012

    This article focuses on a recent victory in the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which decided that a convenience store sales associate could not hold his employer liable for disparate treatment after his hours were reduced following a medical leave. Providence labor and employment partner Neal McNamara represented the employer and defendant, Station Operators, Inc.

  • Supreme Court Sends Employers Scrambling
    Long Island Business News | July 5, 2012

    This article addresses the impact of the Supreme Court’s health care reform decision on employers. Labor & Employment partner Tom McCord provides commentary.

  • Is Your 401(k) Up To Par?
    Forbes | June 21, 2012

    Boston Labor & Employment partner Tom McCord is quoted in this feature article discussing the results of an Internal Revenue Service survey looking at what features employees can expect—or demand—in their plans.

  • New State Law Could Muddy Non-compete Picture
    New Hampshire Business Review | June 15, 2012

    This contributed article, authored by Manchester partner Jim Hatem and San Francisco associate Renée Jackson, discusses an act requiring all New Hampshire employers to disclose non-compete and non-piracy agreements prior to making an offer of employment or an offer of change in job classification.

  • Guest Column: Beware bribery law
    Providence Business News | June 11, 2012

    This guest column, authored by Providence Labor & Employment partner Andrew Prescott and Washington, DC, Commercial Litigation partner Gordy Lang, discusses what businesses should know about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

  • Viewpoint: Work, worry lie ahead for retirement plan administrators
    Rochester Business Journal | June 8, 2012

    This contributed article, authored by Rochester Labor & Employment partner Eric Paley and Rochester Labor & Employment associate Stacy Lawkowski, discusses new regulations from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration that will keep retirement plan administrators busy.

  • Green Industry Changes Employment Law
    Chicago Lawyer | June 1, 2012

    Chicago and San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Michael Hallerud provides third-party commentary discussing labor and employment matters within the “green” industry.

  • Sabermetrics Sees Recent Scrutiny
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | May 30, 2012

    This contributed article, authored by Chicago Intellectual Property Litigation partner Mark Halligan and San Francisco Labor & Employment associate Matt Frankel, discusses trade secrets in baseball—specifically “sabermetrics,” the advanced statistical analysis for evaluating players.

  • Social Media, Passwords and the Hiring Process: Privacy and Other Legal Rights
    Forbes | May 28, 2012

    This featured Q&A focused on social media in the hiring process is conducted with San Francisco Labor & Employment associate Renée Jackson. Click here to read the article on www.forbes.com.

  • L’affaire Viveo expliqué par Pascal Guinot, Avocat Associé chez Nixon Peabody
    Recrulex | May 7, 2012

    Paris Labor & Employment partner Pascal Guinot discusses France’s highest legal court ruling finding that a healthy firm could lay off workers if it presented a suitable job-saving plan.

  • Anticipate Requirements Now for Employer Group Health Plans
    Rochester Business Alliance Newsletter | May 1, 2012

    This column, authored by Rochester Labor & Employment counsel Kate Saracene, discusses what employers need to know in order to be compliant with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

  • When the Go-To Guy is Gone: Companies can pay if a lot of tasks are the purview of just one person
    Boston Business Journal | April 13, 2012

    Boston office managing partner and Labor & Employment partner Gary Oberstein and Boston Labor & Employment associate Jeff Gilbreth discuss how employers can be proactive and not reactive when it comes to dealing with employees responsible for critical business operations/tasks/information.

  • Facebook Access in Play for Prospective Employers
    Buffalo Business First | April 6, 2012

    San Francisco Labor & Employment associate Renée Jackson provides commentary in this article addressing instances when employers have asked potential employees for social media log-in information and what the consequences of these actions could be.

  • Quick Wins in Age Bias Suits a Long Shot Under EEOC Rule
    Employment Law 360 | March 29, 2012

    Albany Labor & Employment partner John Higgins discusses the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s recently issued final rule clarifying the “reasonable factors other than age” defense standard under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

  • Today’s Unpaid Intern Could Be Tomorrow’s Plaintiff
    Boston Business Journal | March 9, 2012

    Boston office managing partner and Labor & Employment partner Gary Oberstein discuses labor and employment concerns relating to unpaid interns.

  • Who’s Who in Intellectual Property and Labor Law
    Long Island Business News | February 24, 2012

    Long Island Labor & Employment partner Dan Rizzi is profiled in this feature, which focuses on Dan’s practice. He is quoted throughout the article discussing important labor developments.

  • Englebright Bill Takes Aim at Workplace Bullying
    Long Island Business News | February 10, 2012

    Long Island Labor & Employment partner Chris Gegwich provides commentary in this feature discussing proposed New York State workplace bullying legislation.

  • Bay Area People
    San Francisco Business Times | February 2, 2012

    This news brief notes that San Francisco Labor & Employment attorney Paul Lynd and San Francisco Products attorney Eric Strain have been promoted to the firm’s partnership.

  • Clarifying ‘Show-Up’ and Split-Shift Wage Orders
    California and Employment Law 360 | January 30, 2012

    This article, authored by San Francisco Labor & Employment counsel Paul Lynd, discusses the California Court of Appeal’s resolution of two frequent questions arising under California’s reporting-time pay and split-shift premium requirements.

  • 40 Under 40
    Long Island Business News | January 27, 2012

    This article highlights Long Island Labor & Employment partner Tara Daub; one of the publication’s “40 Under 40” honorees.

  • Verdict Reflects Trends in Employment Disputes
    Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | January 9, 2012

    Labor & Employment partner and Boston office managing partner Gary Oberstein discusses a recent case in Suffolk Superior Court that illustrates how a claim about an employer retaliating against a former employee can be costly.

  • Reasonable Regulations Against Age Discrimination
    Law 360 | January 5, 2012

    This contributed article, authored by Albany Labor & Employment partner John Higgins and Long Island Labor & Employment associate Brooke Schneider, highlights the new regulations proposed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) making it harder and more expensive for employers to defend against age discrimination claims.

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Supreme Court holds post-shift security screenings are not wage theft
Employment Law Alert | December 15, 2014

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So close, yet so far — the bill amending the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act still not signed
Employment Law Alert | December 12, 2014

NLRB takes over employer email systems
Employment Law Alert | December 12, 2014

Former employee's posting of new job and touting of new employer's website on LinkedIn does not violate restrictive covenants
Social Media Law Alert | December 9, 2014

Lawyers as a protected class? Lawyer "spins" client's retaliation claim and files lawsuit to lift ban from cycling studio
Employment Law Alert | November 26, 2014

What does the president's immigration directive mean for U.S. businesses and highly skilled foreign nationals?
Immigration Alert | November 21, 2014

What's trending on NP Privacy Partner
NP Privacy Partner | November 7, 2014

National Labor Relations Board okays a "Facebook firing"
Employment Law Alert | November 6, 2014

NCAA playing defense again: student athlete sues for minimum wage
Employment Law Alert | October 31, 2014

Will Massachusetts employers be required to provide paid sick days?
Employment Law Alert | October 31, 2014

From flu season to Ebola: what employers need to know
Employment Law Alert | October 16, 2014

Supreme Court to decide whether employees must explicitly request accommodations for their religious beliefs
Retail Alert | October 14, 2014

Webinar Recording: Tech Talk 101: are you fluent in the language of data security?
Originally recorded October 8, 2014 | October 14, 2014

Diversity Green Card Lottery (DV-2016)
Immigration Alert | September 24, 2014

California's paid sick leave law — no get well card for employers
Employment Law Alert | September 18, 2014

MA mandates domestic violence leave
Employment Law Alert | September 9, 2014

Whose "likes" are they?
Social Media Law Alert | September 3, 2014

The NLRB sends a clear message to employers — think twice before striking back at employee social media comments
Social Media Law Alert | September 2, 2014

Stay out of it: Franchisors who leave personnel management and training to franchisees not liable for franchisees' actions
Employment Law Alert | September 2, 2014

State of the FLSA
Employment Law Alert | September 2, 2014

Labor Day reflections on labor law and the labor movement
Employment Law Alert | August 29, 2014

Start-ups can never be too careful when protecting trade secrets
Employment Law Alert | August 20, 2014

No cutting out: California employers must reimburse all cell phone expenses
Employment Law Alert | August 18, 2014

"The box" is banned
Employment Law Alert | August 14, 2014

New Jersey follows national trend and "bans the box" on initial employment applications
Employment Law Alert | August 13, 2014

San Francisco legislation aims to integrate with national health care reform and phases out use of HRAs
Benefits Law Alert | August 8, 2014

NLRB's authorization of complaints against McDonald's could have far-reaching implications
Employment Law Alert | August 6, 2014

Timing is everything: California Supreme Court clarifies timing of commission pay for overtime exemption and when commissions must be paid
Employment Law Alert | August 4, 2014

Leave deductions for exempt employees' partial-day absences—still ok in California, now with no minimum
Employment Law Alert | August 4, 2014

Plan ahead: Visa issuance delays continue to plague U.S. consulates around the world
Immigration Alert | August 1, 2014

Rhode Island and Massachusetts increase their minimum wage
Employment Law Alert | August 1, 2014

Cloud users and providers: Have you thought of the U.S. export control laws?
Export Controls & Economic Sanctions Alert | July 29, 2014

New York passes legislation protecting interns
Employment Law Alert | July 29, 2014

California Supreme Court allows undocumented workers to recover damages in discrimination cases
Employment Law Alert | July 21, 2014

EEOC issues new guidance on pregnancy discrimination: what employers need to know
Employment Law Alert | July 21, 2014

Wellness programs after the Affordable Care Act (Part II)
Benefits Law Alert | July 14, 2014

Retailers and other businesses breathe a sigh of relief: Court rules Target not required to have AEDs
Retail Alert | July 10, 2014

One-month orientation period will provide relief from the 90-day rule
Benefits Alert | July 9, 2014

Religious freedom for corporations? The Hobby Lobby decision breaks new ground
Benefits Law Alert | July 2, 2014

California's Paid Family Leave Program expands the definition of a family member and brings new leave challenges for employers
Employment Law Alert | June 26, 2014

Relief in sight: bill eliminating annual wage notice requirement passed by New York legislature
Employment Law Alert | June 25, 2014

California Supreme Court allows class action waivers — but with exception for PAGA
Employment Law Alert | June 25, 2014

What will New York's Medical Marijuana Law mean for employers?
Employment Law Alert | June 23, 2014

Does the NLRB believe it's an "überagency?"
Employment Law Alert | June 23, 2014

Don't forget! California's minimum wage increases on July 1, along with minimum salary for exempt employees
Employment Law Alert | June 9, 2014

Special Marketplace enrollment for COBRA participants and new COBRA forms
Benefits Alert | June 4, 2014

Will large retailers (and others) be required to install and use emergency medical equipment?
Retail Alert | June 4, 2014

City of Rochester, New York, becomes latest jurisdiction to "ban the box"
Employment Law Alert | May 27, 2014

2014 Employer's Guide to New York State Labor Laws Released
May 21, 2014

New York Court of Appeals eliminates requirement to allege specific law, rule or regulation violated by employer for whistleblower retaliation claims
Employment Law Alert | May 20, 2014

"It's getting hot [out] here…"
OSHA Alert | May 16, 2014

Wearables in the workplace: three traps for unsuspecting employers
Employment Law Alert | May 6, 2014

Webinar Recording: Health Care Reform—What Every Hospital and Medical Service Provider Needs to Know
Originally recorded April 8, 2014 | April 17, 2014

Most severance pay is subject to FICA tax withholding
Benefits Alert | April 9, 2014

Windsor compliance dates clarified
Benefits Alert | April 8, 2014

Court holds employees may decline to use family and medical leave
Employment Law Alert | April 8, 2014

New "final" OFCCP rules for veterans and the disabled significantly affect existing contractors and their subcontractors
Government Contracts Alert | April 4, 2014

The New York City Human Rights Law amended to protect unpaid, non-employee interns from discrimination and harassment
Employment Law Alert | April 2, 2014

Adjunct professors targeted for unionization
Employment Law Alert | March 28, 2014

Webinar Recording: Are you ready for the NYC Earned Sick Time Act?
Originally recorded March 21, 2014 | March 27, 2014

NLRB determines that scholarship football players at Northwestern University are "employees" pursuant to the National Labor Relations Act
Employment Law Alert | March 27, 2014

Changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act will increase overtime pay to millions
Employment Law Alert | March 24, 2014

San Francisco "bans the box" and restricts criminal background checks
Employment Law Alert | March 14, 2014

How friendly is the new San Francisco Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance?
Employment Law Alert | March 12, 2014

New York appellate court finds that Florida's non-compete law is "truly obnoxious" to New York public policy and renders a choice of law provision unenforceable
Employment Law Alert | February 14, 2014

Self-destructing text messages for business professionals? There's an app for that.
Employment Alert | February 4, 2014

Top five tips for employer documentation in an "age of connectivity"
Employment Law Alert | January 21, 2014

2014 Legal Snapshot
January 16, 2014

Pregnancy accommodation: What employers need to know about recent amendments to the New York City Human Rights Law
Employment Law Alert | January 16, 2014

H-1B visas: a new filing season is coming, but expect visas to be in short supply
Immigration Alert | January 7, 2014

San Francisco authorizes use of HRAs to satisfy HCSO spending requirement
Benefits Alert | December 31, 2013

The Labor and Employment Law crystal ball: Trends and developments for 2014
Employment Law Alert | December 27, 2013

The trend towards increasing minimum wage continues–this time in New York
Employment Law Alert | December 20, 2013

Webinar Recording: Wage-Hour Risks in the Insurance Industry–Demystifying FLSA
Originally recorded December 11, 2013 | December 13, 2013

When shoppers go wild: OSHA issues crowd management safety guidance for Black Friday
Retail Industry Alert | November 25, 2013

California Employment Legislation: What's New for 2014?
Employment Law Alert | November 12, 2013

California increases minimum wage, in two steps, to $10 per hour
California Law Alert | October 24, 2013

Indefinite leave of absence: A reasonable accommodation under the New York City Human Rights Law?
Employment Law Alert | October 23, 2013

New York State DOL Publishes Final Regulations Regarding Permissible Wage Deductions
Employment Law Alert | October 22, 2013

Where's my Form I-94?
Immigration Law Alert | October 17, 2013

Employees or independent contractors? Will a recent Massachusetts decision relating to the real estate industry invite industry-based exceptions in the Commonwealth?
Employment Law Alert | October 2, 2013

Government shutdown 2013: Immigration impacts
Immigration Law Alert | October 1, 2013

Webinar Recording: Navigating Health Care Reform and San Francisco's Health Care Security Ordinance in 2014
Originally recorded September 24, 2013 | September 30, 2013

Volunteers as employees: Considerations for nonprofit institutions
Nonprofit Organizations Alert | September 25, 2013

Federal minimum wage and overtime protections extended to home care workers
Employment Law Alert | September 18, 2013

Diversity green card lottery (DV-2015)
Immigration Law Alert | September 17, 2013

I-9s continue to trip up employers
Immigration Law Alert | August 13, 2013

Webinar Recording: Employee Wellness Programs: What Employers Need to Know to Comply with the New Regulations
Originally recorded August 6, 2013 | August 8, 2013

Wellness programs after the Affordable Care Act (Part I)
Benefits Alert | August 8, 2013

Rhode Island becomes most recent state to "Ban the Box"
Employment Law Alert | July 29, 2013

Webinar Recording: Unraveling DOMA: How the Supreme Court's Windsor decision affects your employee benefit plans
Originally recorded July 17, 2013 | July 22, 2013

Much ado about nothing…or is it?
Benefits Alert | July 18, 2013

Massachusetts repeals its employer health care mandate
Benefits Alert | July 17, 2013

Rhode Island law extends temporary disability benefits to caregivers
Employment Law Alert | July 15, 2013

Rhode Island legislature approves bi-weekly pay; increases minimum wage
Employment Law Alert | July 12, 2013

SCOTUS delivers two wins for employers
Employment Law Alert | July 9, 2013

Will the EEOC attack your use of criminal background checks?
Employment Law Alert | July 9, 2013

Employer health care mandate and reporting requirements delayed until 2015
Benefits Alert | July 3, 2013

The Supreme Court strikes down DOMA—what it means for employee benefit plans
Benefits Alert | June 28, 2013

DOMA is (mostly) done. What U.S. v. Windsor means for employers
Employment Law Alert | June 28, 2013

San Francisco proposes mandatory flexible working arrangements
Employment Law Alert | June 20, 2013

Are you GINA compliant? The EEOC focuses in on improper inquiries into family medical histories
Employment Law Alert | June 14, 2013

Webinar Recording: Your Company's Online Reputation—Rights & Risks of Employees Using Social Media
Originally recorded June 3, 2013 | June 12, 2013

New York City Council enacts mandatory paid sick leave bill
Employment Law Alert | May 23, 2013

What's new with the Affordable Care Act?
Benefits Alert | May 20, 2013

New York State DOL publishes proposed regulations regarding permissible wage deductions
Employment Law Alert | May 17, 2013

Are you using the current version of Form I-9?
Immigration Law Alert | May 16, 2013

Court strikes down NLRB's Poster Rule
Employment Law Alert | May 8, 2013

Supreme Court upholds plan terms that require reimbursement of participant's recovery from third party
Benefits Alert | April 30, 2013

Workplace agencies impacted by the sequester
Employment Law Alert | April 30, 2013

Employer's Guide to New York State Labor Laws 2013
April 17, 2013

Update on the Kilgore Ninth Circuit appeal: California's public injunction exception escapes for another day, but the en banc court reads the exception to arbitration narrowly and rejects plaintiffs' attempt at artful pleading
Class Action Alert | April 16, 2013

Webinar Recording: Legally Social—Following social media trends impacting the workplace
Originally recorded March 21, 2013 | March 28, 2013

U.S. Supreme Court rejects class certification based on the damages model: Comcast Corp. v. Behrend
Class Action Alert | March 28, 2013

What employers with self-funded health plans need to know about the new HIPAA/HITECH Act Omnibus Rule
Benefits Alert | March 20, 2013

New decision, rules require new focus on pregnancy leaves and accommodation in California
Employment Law Alert | March 18, 2013

The new I-9 form is here: use of prior versions should be discontinued after 5/7/2013
Immigration Law Alert | March 12, 2013

H-1B visas: A new filing season is coming
Immigration Law Alert | March 1, 2013

Webinar Recording: Health Care Reform: Employer Compliance and Strategies
Originally recorded February 14, 2013 | February 19, 2013

Mixed win for employers: California sets new standard in discrimination cases
Employment Law Alert | February 12, 2013

Federal Court of Appeals invalidates NLRB "recess" appointments
Employment Law Alert | January 30, 2013

On this "MLK Day" and presidential inauguration day, Dr. King would no doubt have been proud, but what does the future hold for employers and how should they prepare?
Employment Law Alert | January 21, 2013

Prompt action required by employers on health care reform: IRS issues "play or pay" regulations
Benefits Alert | January 16, 2013

Complying with U.S. export controls without violating anti-discrimination laws
Export Controls Alert | January 9, 2013

Massachusetts employers are well-advised to revise employee release agreements in accordance with a recent Supreme Judicial Court decision
Employment Law Alert | January 9, 2013

NLRB finds online discussion between non-union employees "protected activity"
Employment Law Alert | January 3, 2013

Five New Year's resolutions for employers
Employment Law Alert | January 2, 2013

Compensation and Expenditure Limits for New York Providers—Some Clarity
Nonprofit Organizations Alert | December 5, 2012

California requires employers to have commission agreements in writing
Employment Law Alert | November 9, 2012

Wage and hour issues arising from Hurricane Sandy
Employment Law Alert | November 6, 2012

New York adds new restrictions on the use of social security numbers
Employment Law Alert | October 26, 2012

Recent NLRB decision leaves employers in a precarious position between possible ULP or sexual harassment liability
Employment Law Alert | October 9, 2012

California employment legislation: What's new for 2013?
Employment Law Alert | October 5, 2012

California becomes third state to enact social media password law, joining Maryland and Illinois
Employment Law Alert | October 2, 2012

NLRB issues first decision regarding "online discussions" and ALJ issues decision regarding social media policies
Employment Law Alert | October 2, 2012

California Legislature adds new requirements for disability access litigants—and their lawyers
Employment Law Alert | September 25, 2012

Diversity green card lottery (DV-2014)
Immigration Alert | September 21, 2012

Attention NY employers: Governor Cuomo signs New York Labor Law amendments expanding permissible wage deductions
Employment Law Alert | September 12, 2012

Massachusetts relaxes rules for employer health care reform contributions
Benefits Alert | August 30, 2012

Webinar Recording: Collective Bargaining for Health Benefits in Today's Legal Environment
Originally recorded August 8, 2012 | August 9, 2012

Optional Special Selection and Recruitment Green Cards: Who Is a ‘Teacher'?
New York Law Journal Special Report: Immigration Law | August 6, 2012

Webinar Recording: Steps Employers Need to Take Now to Implement Health Care Reform
Originally recorded July 25, 2012 | July 30, 2012

Webinar Recording: ERISA Budget Accounts: Revenue sharing in retirement plans
Originally recorded July 26, 2012 | July 30, 2012

National Labor Relations Board takes aim at social media policies and at-will disclaimers
Employment Law Alert | July 26, 2012

California charter cities do not have to pay prevailing wages on local public projects involving local public funds
Employment Law Alert | July 10, 2012

Health care reform: the effect on employers after the Supreme Court decision
Benefits Alert | June 29, 2012

Webinar Recording: Supreme Court Health Care Reform decision: What now?
June 29, 2012

California court: class arbitration waivers allowed after all
Employment Law Alert | June 20, 2012

New Hampshire law to require employers to disclose non-competition agreements
Employment Law Alert | June 18, 2012

Supreme Court holds that pharmaceutical reps meet the outside sales exemption to the FLSA
Employment Law Alert | June 18, 2012

IRS survey of 401(k) plans reveals trends in 401(k) plan design
Benefits Alert | June 11, 2012

IRS issues cloudy clarification of vesting rules
Benefits Alert | June 7, 2012

Good news for health Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
Benefits Alert | June 1, 2012

H-1B visas: Going, going…almost gone
Immigration Law Alert | May 31, 2012

California upholds personal attendant exemption when health-related tasks involved, as efforts to eliminate it continue
Employment Law Alert | May 29, 2012

Webinar Recording: ERISA Budget Accounts: Revenue sharing in retirement plans
Originally recorded May 22, 2012 | May 24, 2012

Employers take note: new EEOC guidance on criminal records in employment
Employment Law Alert | May 22, 2012

NLRB approves first "micro" unit
Employment Law Alert | May 21, 2012

NLRB's "quickie" or "ambush" Election Rule invalidated . . . for now
Employment Law Alert | May 16, 2012

NLRB again finds protected concerted activity in Facebook posts, orders fired employees reinstated
Employment Law Alert | May 11, 2012

After Brinker and Dukes, court serves up class certification denial on meal and rest period claims but not on overtime
Employment Law Alert | May 11, 2012

The professional overtime exemption: learned professionals and creative professionals
A Matter of Time: Wage-Hour News You Can Use | May 10, 2012

Brinker sequel: no attorney's fees allowed on California meal and rest period claims
Employment Law Alert | May 7, 2012

Maryland enacts nation's first social media password law; more states and the federal government are following suit
Employment Law Alert | May 2, 2012

Critical developments in Labor and Employment law - Are you ready for April 30?
Employment Law Alert | April 26, 2012

As of May 4, 2012, Massachusetts employers will have access to more information and face new requirements when considering applicants'/employees' criminal histories
Employment Law Alert | April 25, 2012

IRS issues proposed regulations on excise tax imposed on sponsors of health plans
Benefits Alert | April 20, 2012

Webinar Recording: Can employers catch a break and rest after Brinker?
Originally recorded April 17, 2012 | April 20, 2012

Classifying employees under the FLSA: the administrative exemption
A Matter of Time: Wage-Hour News You Can Use | April 18, 2012

Employer's Guide to New York State Labor Laws (2012)
April 17, 2012

NLRB notice posting of employee rights to join unions (or not)… AGAIN delayed pending court review
Employment Law Alert | April 17, 2012

OSHA announces new National Emphasis Program aimed at nursing and residential care facilities
OSHA Alert | April 16, 2012

NLRB and workers' groups continue attack on employer social media policies
Employment Law Alert | April 16, 2012

New York Federal Court sends Title VII suit against hospital by physician with staff privileges to trial, holding that staff privileges may create "employee" relationship
Employment Law Alert | April 12, 2012

California Supreme Court resolves key meal and rest period issues for California employers
Employment Law Alert | April 12, 2012

H-1B visas: going faster this year?
Immigration Law Alert | April 9, 2012

Employers asking applicants for Facebook login information: an unwise employment practice takes the spotlight
Employment Law Alert | March 28, 2012

Employer's social media profile and "friends" list can be trade secrets under Colorado law
Employment Law Alert | March 21, 2012

The executive exemption: classifying managers
A Matter of Time: Wage-Hour News You Can Use | March 6, 2012

NLRB Notice-posting of employee rights rule upheld … with mixed results … appeal forthcoming
Inside The Beltway | March 6, 2012

California Supreme Court sets stage for major decision on employers' rounding of time entries
Employment Law Alert | February 14, 2012

New ruling further expands California's commission pay overtime exemption
Employment Law Alert | February 13, 2012

Do not throw it away: Record-keeping requirements expanded to include the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
Employment Law Alert | February 7, 2012

Novartis settles overtime claims with outside sales representatives for $99 million
Employment Law Alert | February 1, 2012

Social media and employment law: looking back to 2011 and looking forward to 2012
Employment Law Alert | January 19, 2012

California clarifies reporting time pay for scheduled meetings, split shift premiums
Employment Law Alert | January 18, 2012

Critical developments in labor and employment law
Inside The Beltway | January 9, 2012

Webinar Recording: San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance: New Notice Obligations and Year-end Deadline
January 9, 2012

California Labor Commissioner issues template notice under Wage Theft Protection Act
Employment Law Alert | January 6, 2012

San Francisco raises minimum wage to over $10 an hour
Employment Law Alert | January 5, 2012

Attention New York employers: reminder to issue annual wage notices to all employees between January 1, 2012, and February 1, 2012
Employment Law Alert | December 29, 2011

Critical developments in labor and employment law
Inside The Beltway | December 23, 2011

Critical developments in labor and employment law - NLRB's Representation Case Final Rule and Update on Notice Posting Litigation
Inside The Beltway Alert | December 22, 2011

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Charles Dyke joins Nixon Peabody; will lead firm's ERISA Litigation team
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Nixon Peabody expands West Coast Labor & Employment practice
September 3, 2014

Nixon Peabody advises Gannett in Cars.com acquisition, doubling digital business
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SolarCity obtains favorable outcome in class action in California State Court
July 15, 2014

Nixon Peabody advises Gannett in purchase of 6 Texas television stations
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Nixon Peabody advises Gannett in television station deal
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Senior legal counsel from New York not-for-profit health plan joins Nixon Peabody
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Nixon Peabody ranked high for legal counsel to growth industries
April 18, 2014

Nixon Peabody taps co-leaders for its national Labor & Employment practice
April 17, 2014

Nixon Peabody Advises in 3M's Acquisition of Treo Solutions
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Nixon Peabody attorney Renée Jackson testifies before EEOC about social media in the workplace
March 12, 2014

REVOLIGHTS: Revolutionary Bike Lighting
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Nixon Peabody's 11 newly elected partners navigate clients through a range of business issues
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Nixon Peabody advises Dynamics Research Corporation in merger with Engility
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Black Button Distilling produces first barrels of bourbon since prohibition in Rochester, NY
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Nixon Peabody counts 77 services recognized by 2014 U.S. News Best Law Firms
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Nationally Recognized Employee Benefits Partner Joins Nixon Peabody
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Colleagues and Peers Recognize Nixon Peabody Partners as “Lawyers of the Year”
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Nixon Peabody Advises Gannett in $1.5 Billion Acquisition
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Chambers Recognizes Leading Nixon Peabody Attorneys and Practices
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Nixon Peabody Elects 13 Attorneys to Partnership
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U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers Names Nixon Peabody a “Best Law Firm” and “Law Firm of the Year”
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September 14, 2012

Nixon Peabody Advises Sun World International in Labor Relations Case of First Impression
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Webinar: Tech Talk 101: are you fluent in the language of data security?
October 8, 2014

Protecting Trade Secrets, Confidential Business Information and Goodwill in the Information Age
October 2, 2014 | Rochester, NY

Start-ups can never be too careful when protecting trade secrets
September 19, 2014

What's trending in fiduciary responsibility?
September 17, 2014

Nixon Peabody's San Francisco North Bay Labor & Employment Update
September 9, 2014

HR Essentials: practice vs. theory
July 9, 2014

Employment Law Update: Hot Topics for New York Employers
June 26, 2014 | New York, NY

Employment Law Update: Hot Topics for New York Employers
June 25, 2014 | Jericho, NY

Data Privacy & Security Roundtable
June 17, 2014 | Rochester, NY

Immigration 101: Attracting and retaining global talent
June 4, 2014

New York Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
May 29, 2014 | Jericho, NY

New York Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
May 28, 2014 | New York, NY

Buffalo Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
May 21, 2014 | Buffalo, NY

Albany Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
May 14, 2014 | Albany, NY

Rochester Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
May 6, 2014 | Rochester, NY

Annual Rhode Island CLE Seminar
April 29, 2014

Webinar: Health Care Reform—What Every Hospital and Medical Service Provider Needs to Know
April 8, 2014

Trade Secrets 101
April 2, 2014

Minding the Store: Legal Roundtable for Retailers
March 27, 2014 | San Francisco, CA

Drafting Workplace Handbooks and Agreements that Minimize Claims
March 25, 2014

Webinar: Are you ready for the NYC Earned Sick Time Act?
March 21, 2014

HR Roundtable: Social Media in the Workplace
March 18, 2014 | Providence, RI

Looking Ahead for Rhode Island Employers
March 4, 2014

BYOD: The Evolving Risks (and Solutions) of “Bring Your Own Device” Programs
January 30, 2014

Employment Laws You Need to Know
January 29, 2014

Nixon Peabody's 9th Annual All-Day California MCLE Seminar
January 14, 2014 | San Francisco, CA

Webinar: Wage-Hour Risks in the Insurance Industry–Demystifying FLSA
December 11, 2013

Implementing the Affordable Care Act
December 10, 2013 | Jericho, NY

HR Roundtable: Managing Leaves of Absence
December 10, 2013 | Providence, RI

Is your employee benefit plan audit-ready?
December 3, 2013

Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreements in 2013
November 20, 2013

Year Ahead + Employment Law: Are You Ready for 2014?
November 14, 2013 | San Francisco, CA

Albany Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
November 7, 2013 | Albany, NY

Crisis Management for Consumer Businesses
November 6, 2013 | Rochester, NY

Buffalo Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
November 5, 2013 | Buffalo, NY

New York Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
October 30, 2013 | New York, NY

New York Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
October 29, 2013 | Jericho, NY

Corning Employee Benefits Luncheon Briefing
October 10, 2013

Rochester Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
October 9, 2013 | Rochester, NY

Employee Benefits Update: What You Need to Know Now
October 1, 2013

Webinar: Navigating Health Care Reform and San Francisco's Health Care Security Ordinance in 2014
September 24, 2013

Human Resource Update: A special report for nonprofit organizations
August 14, 2013 | Jericho, NY

Webinar: Employee Wellness Programs: What Employers Need to Know to Comply with the New Regulations
August 6, 2013

Webinar: Unraveling DOMA: How the Supreme Court's Windsor decision affects your employee benefit plans
July 17, 2013

Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group 13th Annual Educational Exchange, MA
June 12, 2013

Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group 13th Annual Educational Exchange, NY
June 5, 2013

Webinar: Your Company's Online Reputation—Rights & Risks of Employees Using Social Media
June 3, 2013

Under Investigation: The Ins and Outs of Conducting a Workplace Investigation
May 30, 2013 | Jericho, NY

Nixon Peabody's Semi-Annual CLE Program: Buffalo and Rochester
May 30, 2013

New York Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing (Long Island)
May 21, 2013 | Jericho, NY

Albany Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
May 16, 2013 | Albany, NY

Buffalo Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
May 14, 2013 | Buffalo, NY

Rochester Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
May 9, 2013 | Rochester, NY

Health Care Reform: Are you ready?
April 17, 2013 | New York, NY

Health Care Reform: Are you ready?
April 16, 2013 | Jericho, NY

Health Care Reform: Are you ready?
April 12, 2013 | Boston, MA

What the HIPAA Omnibus Rule means for you: Your questions answered
March 28, 2013 | Boston, MA

Webinar: Legally Social—Following social media trends impacting the workplace
March 21, 2013

Annual Rhode Island CLE Seminar
March 19, 2013 | Providence, RI

ERISA Fiduciary Update
March 7, 2013 | New York, NY

ERISA Fiduciary Update
March 6, 2013 | Jericho, NY

HR Roundtable
March 5, 2013 | Los Angeles, CA

Webinar: Health Care Reform: Employer Compliance and Strategies
February 14, 2013

New York/Long Island Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
December 11, 2012 | New York, NY

Buffalo Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
December 6, 2012 | Buffalo, NY

Albany Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
December 4, 2012 | Albany, NY

Real Life Fouls and Penalties: Considerations, issues, and strategies for business owners given the recent and significant increase of whistleblower activity
December 3, 2012 | Jericho, NY

Pension Fee Disclosure: Lessons Learned
December 3, 2012 | Jericho, NY

Get Ready for 2013! Employment Law Update
November 29, 2012 | San Francisco, CA

Webinar: Fee Disclosure: The Next Chapter
October 18, 2012

Data Privacy & Security Issues with Mobile Technology: Practical Strategies for In-House Counsel to Reduce Risks
October 4, 2012 | San Francisco, CA

Are you ready for open enrollment?
October 2, 2012 | Albany, NY

What do we do now? Employer strategies and solutions for managing employee disability, leave of absence, and return to work issues
October 2, 2012 | New York, NY

Data Privacy & Security Issues with Mobile Technology: Practical Strategies for In-House Counsel to Reduce Risks
September 25, 2012 | Boston, MA

Are you ready for open enrollment?
September 20, 2012 | Rochester, NY

Are your employees safe at work? Assessing, preventing, and responding to workplace violence
September 19, 2012 | Boston, MA

Webinar: Collective Bargaining for Health Benefits in Today's Legal Environment
August 8, 2012

Webinar: ERISA Budget Accounts: Revenue sharing in retirement plans
July 26, 2012

Buffalo Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
July 25, 2012 | Buffalo, NY

Webinar: Steps Employers Need to Take Now to Implement Health Care Reform
July 25, 2012

Webinar: Supreme Court Health Care Reform decision: What now?
June 28, 2012

Are you and your 403(b) Committee prepared for what's next?
June 27, 2012 | Rochester, NY

Going Global
June 27, 2012

New York Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefings
June 21, 2012 | New York, NY

Nixon Peabody's Semi-Annual CLE Program (Buffalo and Rochester)
June 7, 2012 | Buffalo, NY

Albany Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
May 24, 2012 | Albany, NY

Webinar: ERISA Budget Accounts: Revenue sharing in retirement plans
May 22, 2012

Employment 101: Guide to HR legal basics
April 17, 2012

Webinar: Can employers catch a break and rest after Brinker?
April 17, 2012

Drafting and Enforcing Noncompetition Agreements and Steps to Take When Key Employees Leave
March 8, 2012 | Rochester, NY

I-9 Compliance in the New Era of Audits: Updates, Enforcement, and Penalties
January 12, 2012 | Rochester, NY

Webinar: San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance: New Notice Obligations and Year-end Deadline
December 21, 2011

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