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Ten Phillips Nizer Attorneys Recognized in the 2022 Edition of the Best Lawyers in America© including Lawyer of the Year, Helene M. Freeman08/19/2021
Best Lawyers® recognized Alan Behr, Jan L. Bernstein, Helene M. Freeman (Copyright Lawyer of the Year), Michael W. Galligan, Marc A. Landis, Donald P. Perry, Jeffrey Q. Smith, Evan J. Spelfogel, Martin B. Wasser and Elliot J. Wiener.
PN Labor Alert - Important Reminder for Employers - Compliance Deadline for NY HERO Act is August 5, 2021
NYS DOL has provided guidance to employers on the immediate requirements for compliance with the NY HERO Act, as previously covered in our last alert. By August 5, 2021, employers must have adopted airborne infectious disease exposure plans. Employers face a $50 per day penalty in place for failure timely to adopt a plan. Employers can create a plan following NYSDOL standards or use a Model Plan created by the NYSDOL.
The New York Health and Essential Rights (HERO) Act05/09/2021
On May 5, 2021, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the New York Health and Essential Rights Act (NY HERO Act), which is intended to protect workers from airborne infectious diseases in the workplace. The law will require employers to comply with minimum standards for workplace safety, which are to be developed, implemented and enforced by the NYS Department of Labor (NYSDOL) and the New York Department of Health (NYSDOH). These standards, once implemented, will address testing, PPE, social distancing, hand hygiene, disinfection, and engineering controls.
PN Practical News - The Biden Labor Agenda - April 202104/28/2021
When former Boston Mayor and construction trades union member and leader Marty Walsh was confirmed as the 29th U.S. Secretary of Labor on March 22, 2021, he became the first union member Secretary since the 1970s. Walsh’s background, priorities and experience point to a significantly more pro-labor agenda than in recent years, and early action on a number of major labor initiatives, including rollbacks of Trump labor regulations.
New York State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section awards Evan Spelfogel a Lifetime Achievement Award01/25/2021
The Labor and Employment Law Section of the New York State Bar Association has announced that Phillips Nizer LLP Senior Counsel Evan J. Spelfogel, has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award.
U.S. News-Best Lawyers® (2021)11/05/2020
U.S. News - BestLawyers® recognized Phillips Nizer LLP as one of the nation's "Best Law Firms" for 2021. The annual rankings are presented in three tiers. A total of eleven areas of the firm's practice were recognized nationally and in the New York City metropolitan area. The rankings were announced on November 5, 2020.
Seventeen Phillips Nizer Attorneys are named to New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars10/28/2020
We are proud to congratulate our selected attorneys.
Phillips Nizer Attorneys Recognized in the 2021 Edition of the Best Lawyers in America©09/16/2020
Best Lawyers® recognized Alan Behr, Jan L. Bernstein, Helene M. Freeman, Michael W. Galligan, Marc A. Landis, Donald P. Perry, Jeffrey Q. Smith, Evan J. Spelfogel, Martin B. Wasser and Elliot J. Wiener.
Upcoming CLE Program - Employment and Labor Law Senior Counsel, Evan Spelfogel, who is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, moderates a 3-hour human rights Continuing Legal Education Program (CLE) on May 14, 2019 | Details05/14/2019
On Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 5:30 p.m., the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers hosts a 3-hour Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program on the #MeToo movement, workplace sex discrimination and recently enacted New York State and New York City requirements concerning mandatory sexual harassment workplace training.
Guest Speakers: Caroline Downey, General Counsel, New York State Division of Human Rights, and Dana Sussman, Deputy Commissioner, New York City Commission on Human Rights.
This event will be held at the law firm of Seyfarth Shaw in New York City. The cost of attendance is $50.00. 3.5 CLE credits will be available.
Credit Card Payments: hereSelect: REGIONAL MEETING EVENTS, and enter the amount: $50.00. In MEMO line, please note: “2nd Cir. Mtg on 5/14/19”
Registration information and questions to: Evan Spelfogel: email@example.com
Evan Spelfogel Co-chairs the NYS Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section 3-Day Commercial Litigation Mediation Training03/19/2019
Evan Spelfogel co-chairs the NYS Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section 3-Day Commercial Litigation Mediation Training at Fordham University School of Law
Fashion Industry Law Blog Post - White Collar Overtime Exemptions in the Fashion Industry - Part II03/12/2019 | The Fashion Industry Law Blog
Fashion Blog - White Collar Overtime Exemptions in the Fashion Industry – Part I | Evan Spelfogel (author)02/28/2019 | The Fashion Industry Law Blog
Super Lawyers® (2018)09/13/2018
Seventeen Phillips Nizer attorneys were announced on September 13, 2018 as selected for inclusion on the 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Attorneys represented a cross-section of several practice areas and industry teams.
U.S. News - BestLawyers® (2019)08/15/2018
Best Lawyers® recognized Alan Behr, Helene M. Freeman, Michael W. Galligan, Donald P. Perry, Evan J. Spelfogel, Martin B. Wasser and Elliot J. Wiener.