Legal Analysts

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Employers Required to Post New Anti-Discrimination Notice of Employee Rights

Federal law requires employers to post a notice created by the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC), which summarizes the federal laws and explains filing procedures. 

The notice was just updated, and it is called the “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal” poster.

It must be placed conspicuously, in a location that is accessible to all employees, including those with disabilities that limit mobility. To ensure that remote employees receive notice, employers should also post the notice on their website.

Violations have consequences! An employer who fails to comply may be fined up to $612 for each separate offense.

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

NEWS 12: U.S. Judge Suspends Many of NY's New Gun Restrictions. Legal Analysis With Attorney Andrew Lieb

U.S. Judge Suspends Many of New York's New Gun Restrictions. Legal Analysis With Attorney Andrew Lieb of Lieb at Law, P.C. on News12 LI

Tuesday, November 08, 2022

Newsweek: 'SNL Cast Should Appreciate' Dave Chappelle's Work, Claims Media Lawyer Andrew Lieb

 Newsweek interviews Attorney Andrew Lieb on his opinion on Dave Chappelle hosting SNL and the impact on the LGBTQ community. 

Read the full article here. 

Saturday, November 05, 2022

New York Employees with Less Than Four Hours to Vote May Be Eligible for PTO

Let’s be real – creating a voting plan for Election Day doesn’t always make it to the top of the priority list. Busy work schedules can make it hard to find the time to get to the polls, but there are laws in place to that may help you overcome this obstacle. 

With election day approaching on Tuesday, consider how New York State Election Leave Law may help enable you to cast your vote for the issues you care about. 

Under the law, if you have less than four consecutive hours to visit the polls, you may be eligible for up to two hours of paid leave. If you intend to take time off to vote, you must notify your employer at least two, but no more than ten working days beforehand.  (Note: these days must be consecutive and don't include Sundays or holidays - so act fast if you need time off on Tuesday).

Employers cannot require employees to use other forms of earned leave time to vote, and must conspicuously post a notice of the law at least ten days prior to the election through to the closing of the polls. 

New York takes voting rights seriously. Violations of the Election Law are a misdemeanor, and can result in fines, imprisonment up to one year, or both. 

See you at the polls! 

Thursday, November 03, 2022

FOX 5: Is Twitter Immune From Lawsuits? Legal Analysis Andrew Lieb of Lieb at Law

 Attorney Andrew Lieb joins FOX 5 NY to provide an analysis on Twitter Lawsuits. 

Wednesday, November 02, 2022

Newsy: Supreme Court Hears Affirmative Action Cases. Legal Analysis with Attorney Andrew Lieb

Supreme Court Hears Affirmative Action Cases. Legal Analysis with Attorney Andrew Lieb of Lieb at Law.

NYC Pay Transparency Law is Now in Effect

The New York City Pay Transparency Law is, as of November 1, 2022, in effect. As previously reported in our Blog on March 29, 2022 and May 6, 2022, the law requires all employers, with 4 or more employees, to include a "good faith" salary range in all advertisements for a job, promotion or transfer opportunity that is to be performed - in whole or in part - in NYC.

The following are additional requirements/clarifications of the Law:

  • The Law covers full-time/part-time positions, interns, domestic workers and independent contractors.
  • "Advertisements" include all written descriptions of an available job, promotion or transfer opportunity publicized to a pool of potential applicants including internal postings.
  • The salary range must include both a minimum and a maximum salary (if employer has no flexibility, the minimum and maximum can be identical). 
  • The stated amounts should be the annual salary or hourly rate. Other forms of compensation (e.g. bonuses, tips, commissions, insurance, over time pay, etc.) do not need to be included.
  • The New York City Commission on Human Rights ("Commission") will investigate compliance with the new law (on its own and/or in response to complaints). 
  • Potential applicants can file claims with the Commission or can file a lawsuit in court.
  • The Commission will not assess a penalty for the first violation of the Law if cured within 30 days. However, the Commission may assess penalties of up to $250,000 for the first uncured violation and all subsequent violations. 

Employers need to immediately comply with these requirements. For additional information, please see NYC's fact sheet on the new law.

Tuesday, November 01, 2022

FOX 5: Adidas Terminates Ye Partnership. Legal Analysis With Business Attorney Andrew Lieb

Adidas Terminates Ye Partnership. Legal Analysis With Business Attorney Andrew Lieb on Fox 5 NY

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

CBS NY: Protesters Rally For Nurse Accused of Murdering Husband. Legal Analysis with Attorney Andrew Lieb

Attorney Andrew Lieb joins CBS NY discussing protesters rallying for nurse accused of murdering husband. They argue Tracy McCarter was a domestic violence survivor at the time she allegedly killed James Murray. 

FOX 5: Trump Organization Tax Fraud Trial. Legal Analysis With NY Constitutional Attorney Andrew Lieb

 Attorney Andrew Lieb joined FOX 5 to discuss the Trump Organization Tax Fraud Trial.