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Employment Law, Workplace Investigations & Trade Secrets Litigation

Employment-related disputes may have far-reaching implications for a company’s reputation, business and ability to attract and retain talent. Clients turn to 鶹Ƶ, Weiss for our deft handling of the most sensitive internal investigations, high-stakes employment and executive-related litigations, and business-critical trade secrets, non-competition and restrictive covenant disputes.

Client News

Public Service Enterprise Group Wins Dismissal of Employment Discrimination Complaint

鶹Ƶ, Weiss secured an early and significant win for PSEG Long Island LLC and Long Island Electric Utility Servco LLC (together, PSEG), both subsidiaries of energy company Public Service Enterprise Group, Inc.

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Events

鶹Ƶ, Weiss to Host Webinar on FTC Rule Banning Non-Compete Agreements

鶹Ƶ, Weiss will host a webinar, “FTC Issues Final Rule Banning Employer-Worker Non-Competes: What You Need to Know,” featuring partners Jean McLoughlin and Brette Tannenbaum and counsel Pietro Signoracci, and moderated by partner Scott Sher.

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Client News

Atos Defeats $201 Million Damages Award on Remand in Trade Secrets Dispute

鶹Ƶ, Weiss achieved a major victory when the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York vacated a $201 million damages award against Atos SE in a long-running trade secrets litigation with Cognizant Technology and its subsidiary, health care IT service provider TriZetto Group, Inc.

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Client News

Pfizer Wins Second Circuit Affirmance of Dismissal in “Reverse Racism” Challenge

鶹Ƶ, Weiss achieved a major victory on behalf of Pfizer Inc. when the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit challenging Pfizer’s Breakthrough Fellowship Program, which is designed to address gaps in recruiting, retaining and promoting diverse talent.

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Publications

U.S. Department of Labor Promulgates Final Independent Contractor Rule Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued a final rule regarding the standard for determining whether a worker is properly classified as an employee or independent contractor under the Federal Labor Standards Act.

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Client News

New York State Unified Court System Secures Appellate Victory in Vaccine Mandate Challenge

鶹Ƶ, Weiss secured a major appellate victory for the New York State Unified Court System (UCS) in a lawsuit brought by several court employees challenging the UCS's COVID-19 vaccine mandate on religious grounds.

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Publications

Pay Equity Risks and Best Practices

Recent trends in employment discrimination settlements suggest that existing employment practices and evolving pay equity and pay transparency laws may leave some employers susceptible to civil and regulatory action. We report on these trends and suggest best practices for employers to reduce litigation risks and promote compliance with evolving state and local pay equity and transparency laws.

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Awards & Recognition

Liza Velazquez Named a 2022 Law360 MVP in Employment

Litigation partner Liza Velazquez was recognized as a Law360 2022 MVP in the Employment category.

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Client News

Wafra Wins Affirmance of High-Stakes State Employment Discrimination Claim Dismissal

鶹Ƶ, Weiss achieved a significant victory in New York State court for investment management firm Wafra Inc. when the Appellate Division, First Department unanimously affirmed the New York State Supreme Court’s dismissal of a $45 million age discrimination suit filed by its former head of real estate Francis Lively against Wafra and its CEO.

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Client News

鶹Ƶ, Weiss Secures Complete Dismissal With Prejudice of Challenge to Santa Clara University Vaccine Policy

鶹Ƶ Weiss, on behalf of Santa Clara University (SCU) and two SCU employees, secured a dismissal at the demurrer stage of a complaint brought by two students and an anti-vaccine organization challenging Santa Clara University’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

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Awards & Recognition

Liza Velazquez Named an “Employment Law Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal

Litigation partner Liza Velazquez was recognized as a 2022 “Employment Law Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal.

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Client News

鶹Ƶ, Weiss Wins Complete Dismissals of Two Lawsuits Against New York-Presbyterian Hospital in COVID-19 Vaccination Challenges in Federal and State Court

鶹Ƶ, Weiss secured the complete dismissal, on behalf of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, of two recent vaccine challenges by former employees.

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Publications

New York City Amends Salary Disclosure Law and Delays Its Effective Date to November 1, 2022

On January 15, 2022, New York City amended the New York City Human Rights Law to require employers to include the minimum and maximum salary when advertising any job, promotion or transfer opportunity (the “NYC Salary Disclosure Law”).

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