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Showing posts with label constitutional law. Show all posts
Showing posts with label constitutional law. Show all posts

Thursday, September 07, 2023

Employees Protected from Political Viewpoint Discrimination by Employers

Effective 9/6/2023, employees in NYS have greatly expanded rights to freedom of speech and conscience. Employees can now avoid their employer's views on politics or religion. This is huge. 

Specifically, A6604, amends Labor Law 201-d, which prohibits employment discrimination for political activities and recreational activities. Under the law, an employee can sue for equitable relief and damages. 

Key Amendments 

Now, the law defines:

"Political matters" as "matters relating to elections for political office, political parties, legislation, regulation and the decision to join or support any political party or political, civic, community, fraternal or labor organization."

"Religious matters" as "matters relating to religious affiliation and practice and the decision to join or support any religious organization or association." 

Under the amended law, employers cannot force employees to attend meetings or listen to / view communications primarily designed to express the employer’s opinions on Religious matters or Political matters.

There is also a notification requirement where employers must post a sign in workplaces informing employees of their rights as per this section.

Thursday, August 10, 2023

FOX LiveNOW: Attorney Andrew Lieb Analyzes SCOTUS' Ghost Guns Decision and Tory Lanez Sentencing

Attorney Andrew Lieb joined LiveNOW from FOX to both offer clarity and insight into the Supreme Court's decision to reinstate the regulation of ghost guns, and to analyze Rapper Tory Lanez' sentencing.  

Ghost GunsThe Supreme Court's 5-4 decision to reinstate the regulation does not indicate a final stance on the regulation's substance. Rather, it's a preservation of the status quo pending appeal. Lieb's legal interpretation suggests that to address the ghost gun issue effectively, Congress might consider legislation to ensure that assembled guns and unassembled kits adhere to the same regulations, simplifying enforcement and closing potential legal loopholes.

The Lanez Conviction: The case of Tory Lanez's shooting of Megan Thee Stallion has legal circles and the public alike dissecting the intricacies of judicial sentencing. The ten-year sentence Lanez received, against the backdrop of the prosecution's 13-year recommendation and the potential 22+ year maximum. A criminal act was committed, and the judicial system delivered a sentence in response to it. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

CBS NY: Attorney Andrew Lieb Answers Questions about Diplomatic Immunity


South Sudan diplomat accused of rape not yet facing charges, raising questions about diplomatic immunity. Attorney Andrew Lieb appears on CBS NY to answer questions.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Can NY Landlords Ban Firearms?

Wednesday, July 06, 2022

NEWS 12: Attorney Andrew Lieb on News 12 Talking About The Landmark Supreme Court Issues


Attorney Andrew Lieb joined News12 to review all the landmark Supreme Court rulings from this term and how they impact you. We answered live social media questions on topics such as Guns, Abortion, School Prayer and more. You don't want to miss this if you care about your rights.