Richard Rabin

Richard Rabin

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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Two New NYC Statutes Constrain Hiring Process - Hedge Up - A Heads-Up on Employment Issues Confronting the Hedge Fund Industry

If you read one thing... - Two new employment statutes place additional burden on New York City firms during prospective employee screening and provide fodder for the plaintiffs’ bar - Credit history and...more

9/17/2015 - Background Checks Credit Checks Credit Reports Criminal Background Checks Employee Credit Checks Employer Liability Issues Exemptions Fair Chance Act FCRA Hiring & Firing Job Applicants NYCHRL Screening Procedures

Effectively Managing Workforce Contraction in Turbulent Times

The dramatic drop in the price of oil is forcing many energy-related companies to reevaluate their operations and consider steps to trim their costs. With predictions that low oil prices will extend well into 2016, such...more

1/16/2015 - Best Management Practices Employer Liability Issues Energy Sector Hiring & Firing Involuntary Reduction in Force

Holiday Parties—Employers Beware!

Employers throwing an annual holiday party also throw open a door to a range of potential risks. From unfortunate slip-and-fall accidents to claims of harassment to tragic accidents on employees’ drives home, only one thing...more

12/9/2014 - Corporate Counsel Employer Liability Issues Holiday Parties Holidays

New York City Earned Sick Time Act Amendments

Last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation expanding the Earned Sick Time Act (“ESTA”) for New York City-based employers – just in time for its impending effective date on April 1st....more

3/26/2014 - Employee Rights Paid Leave Sick Leave

Appeals Court Reverses ERISA “Trade or Business” Ruling Favoring Private Equity Funds; Creates Uncertainty on Controlled Group...

In our November 9, 2012, client alert, we examined an apparent victory for private equity firms resulting from the District Court of Massachusetts decision that held that two related private equity funds were not liable on a...more

7/30/2013 - Controlled Groups ERISA Federal Taxes Investment Portfolios PBGC Pensions Private Equity Private Funds Sun Capital Partners

Increasing Scrutiny of Employee Pay Cards

The use of pay cards (i.e. prepaid payroll debit cards) to pay employee wages has come under increased scrutiny in recent weeks. One current controversy over pay cards stems from a class action lawsuit filed against a...more

7/30/2013 - Class Action JPMorgan Chase McDonalds Payroll Cards Wages

New York City Earned Sick Time Act

Most New York City-based companies soon will have a new legal obligation to their employees – the provision of mandatory paid sick leave....more

7/1/2013 - Local Ordinance Medical Leave Municipalities New Legislation Paid Leave

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