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Provides a fresh, practical overview of relevant statutes and governing case law, explaining the interplay between state, local, and federal requirements.

New York Employment Law, by Daniel A. Cohen (Walden Macht & Haran LLP) and Joshua Feinstein (Hodgson Russ LLP),  provides a fresh, and practical overview of relevant statutes and governing case law, explaining the interplay between state, local, and federal requirements. It identifies and follows path-breaking developments presently shaping this area of law. Among other critical topics, it addresses the employment contract; common law duties of loyalty; restrictive covenants; wage and hour laws and ordinances, including minimum wage and overtime requirements; laws against discrimination based on characteristics such as race, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, and religion; employee leave requirements; whistleblower laws; torts in the workplace, including employer liability to third parties and workers’ compensation; protected speech and privacy; reductions in force; and unemployment insurance.

  • Organized as a one-volume desk reference, New York Employment Law:
  • Tracks the body of law you need to follow year to year.
  • Narrows the focus before more costly research is employed by your associates.
  • Provides practical suggestions and expert commentary.
  • Views your matter through the eyes of respected colleagues and adversaries.
  • Examines steps employers can take to avoid litigation.
  • Identifies workplace policies that minimize liability.

New York Employment Law:

  • Updates, briefs and informs employment attorneys, business litigators, General Counsel
  • Advises human resource professionals as they interact with their legal departments.
  • Informs and equips general practitioners without an extensive law library.

New York Employment Law analyzes in detail key provisions of New York employment statutes, including the New York Labor Law, the New York State Human Rights Law, the New York False Claims Act, the New York Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification Act, and the New York Unemployment Insurance Law. In addition, this book includes an extensive discussion of local law requirements, including the significant body of case law addressing the unique requirements of the New York City Human Rights Law.
This resource further highlights critical differences between New York law and major federal statutes, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended), the American with Disability Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and First Amendment case law.

Additional Information
Division Name New York Books
Volumes 1
Product Types Books
Brand New York Law Journal
Publication Date June 28, 2022
Jurisdiction New York
ISBN 978-1-58852-632-8
Page Count 644
Edition 2023
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Daniel A. Cohen

Daniel A. Cohen is Special Counsel to Walden Macht & Haran LLP in New York City. Cohen has extensive litigation experience in the state and federal courts of New York, in both the trial courts and the appellate courts. His practice areas include complex commercial litigation, corporate governance, employment disputes, securities fraud, RICO, insurance coverage, and judgment enforcement.

Cohen publishes regularly on matters relating to civil procedure. Cohen is a former chair of the New York County Lawyers Association committee on insurance. Cohen also was a founding member of the Board of ALM’s online publication, New York Smart Litigator and a frequent contributor of Ask the Expert columns for that publication.
Cohen graduated from Princeton University in 1986. He received graduate degrees in philosophy from Oxford University and the University of Michigan before graduating from the University of Michigan Law School in 1994, where he was an Articles Editor of the Law Review. After law school, Cohen clerked for the Hon. J. Edward Lumbard on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals before entering private practice.

Joshua Feinstein

Joshua Feinstein is a partner with Hodgson Russ LLP in Buffalo, New York.

Feinstein concentrates his practice in business litigation, with an emphasis on employment discrimination cases, non-compete litigation, wage and hours disputes, municipal law, appellate work, and international and cross-border litigation, among other commercial disputes. He has tried multiple cases and has argued repeatedly before both the New York Appellate Division and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Feinstein has written and presented on a variety of employment law topics, including recent U.S. Supreme Court jurisprudence, mitigating disparate-impact liability risks, harassment, social media risks, wage and hour issues, and defending municipalities against civil rights lawsuits. In 2014, he also received the Law Firm Pro Bono Coordinator of the Year Award from the Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project. Feinstein is a cum laude graduate of New York University Law School. He received his undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College and also has a Ph.D. in modern European history from Stanford University.

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