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Monday, February 27, 2023

Scripps News: Breaking Down Major Upcoming Supreme Court Cases w/ Constitutional Attorney Andrew Lieb

Attorney Andrew Lieb appeared on Scripps News this morning analyzing the upcoming #SCOTUS cases. 




Friday, February 24, 2023

FOX LiveNOW: Jury Forewoman in Georgia 2020 Election Probe Speaks Out. Analysis With Attorney Andrew Lieb

Join us in watching Attorney Andrew Lieb as he shares his expert analysis on the Jury Forewoman in Georgia 2020 Election Probe speaking out on Fox LIVENOW. The judge's failure to impose a gag order has allowed the proceedings to turn into a circus. View the full clip.



Friday, February 17, 2023

Scripps News: Constitutional Attorney Andrew Lieb Talks About The Georgia Grand Jury Report On Trump 2020 Election

Attorney Andrew Lieb joined Scripps News to discuss the Georgia Grand Jury Report on Trump 2020 Election.


FOX LiveNOW: Legal Political Analyst Andrew Lieb Talks About Mike Pence Saying He Will Fight Subpoena

Attorney Andrew Lieb provides political commentary on FOX LIVENOW regarding Mike Pence's fight against a special counsel subpoena. Does executive privilege apply to all former presidents?



Wednesday, February 15, 2023

FOX 5 NY: Employment Attorney Andrew Lieb Comments On NYC To Consider Hybrid Work for Municipal Workers

Attorney Andrew Lieb appeared on Fox 5 NY o discuss Mayor Adams considering hybrid work for Municipal Workers. Allowing NYC employees to work from home helps to accommodate recruiting and retention efforts.



Tuesday, February 14, 2023

CBS NY: Harlem Tenants Face Eviction After City Fails To Pay Vouchers. Analysis With Attorney Andrew Lieb

Attorney Andrew Lieb was interviewed by CBS NY to comment on Harlem tenants facing eviction after NYC fails to pay vouchers. 




Thursday, February 09, 2023

Hearing Disabilities in the Workplace per EEOC

At the end of January, 2023, EEOC released Hearing Disabilities in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act, which is a terrific resource for the 15% of american adults who have some trouble hearing and want to know their rights at work. 


If you are hearing impaired, remember that the ADA is just the floor of your rights so you should always have your attorney examine whether your state or locality provides your with additional protections. To illustrate, the ADA only applies to employers with 15 or more employees, but states, like NY have no minimum employee threshold for anti-discrimination laws to apply (the New York State Human Rights Law at Executive Law 296), which has been the law of the state since February 8, 2020. 


Regardless, the EEOC's released document is a great resource because it includes a series of question-and-answers for both job applicants and employees. 


Of greatest interest, you should look at the examples of accommodations that should be provided for those with a hearing related disability. The list of examples includes:

  • Access to a video relay service or video remote interpreting service using equipment such as a videophone, computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
  • A hearing aid-compatible telephone headset, a telephone amplifier, and/or adapters for using a phone with hearing aids or cochlear implants.
  • Appropriate emergency notification systems (for example, strobe lighting on fire alarms or vibrating pagers).
  • Enabling the streaming of sound directly from a device to hearing aids or cochlear implants.
  • Utilizing accessibility features of mainstream technology (for example, using the captioning feature on virtual meeting platforms).
  • A voice carry-over telephone, captioned telephone, text telephone, or TTY.
  • Equipment used for hearing protection to block noise or to protect hearing function, including equipment that can be used with hearing aids. 
  • Assistive software or applications (for example, for automated captioning, voice recognition, videoconferencing, or sound detection).

The point is that those with a disability have a right to enjoy equal employment opportunities and if they aren't afforded such a right by their employer or prospective employer, they can sue and they should win big damages.



Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing - New HUD Rule

HUD announced new proposed fair housing rules on February 9, 2023 in the federal register


To remind you, fair housing rules are anti-discrimination laws for our nation's housing renters, purchers, and occupants. 


This rule is about Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, which requires fair housing analysis for local communities, states, and public housing agencies and requires them to set ambitious goals to address fair housing issues in their communities.


In summary, the proposed rule creates new levels of accountability and scrutiny on local communities and housing agencies. However, the big issue is that the rule requires program participants to set fair housing goals, but it fails to advise what that means and we are sure, in today's society, it means diametrically opposed concepts to different groups.


The comment period is open until April 10, 2023 - you can comment at the Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov.




Tuesday, February 07, 2023

Biden Issues Memorandum Supporting Family Leave for Fed Employees

On February 7, 2023, President Biden threw his support behind paid family leave in publishing a memorandum in the Federal Register, which reads: "supports a national, comprehensive paid family and medical leave program that will ensure that workers have access to paid leave to bond with a new child; care for a seriously ill loved one; deal with a loved one's military deployment; heal from the worker's own serious illness; grieve the death of a loved one; or seek safety and recover from domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking."


Sounds great, right? 


However, if you read on further, the memorandum states as follows: "the heads of executive departments and agencies (agencies) are encouraged to consider providing leave without pay for Federal employees, as appropriate and consistent with applicable law."


So, in all, lots of words about paid family leave, but not any greater rights to obtain paid family leave, let alone, unpaid leave, were even given. 


That said, for private sector employees, at least, you have rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act and in NYS, under the Paid Family Leave. 




Monday, February 06, 2023

Scripps News: Attorney Andrew Lieb Talking About Hunter Biden Finally Admitting That The Laptop Is His

Attorney Andrew Lieb appeared on Scripps News diving into Hunter Biden's counterattack where he seeks criminal charges against those who handled his infamous laptop, offering legal analysis as a constitutional attorney & political legal analyst.