Dawn Lanouette

To Pay or Not to Pay? That Is the Question with Internships

With the down economy employers are looking for ways to cut costs and new graduates are looking for ways to gain experience. Many on both sides have considered unpaid internships. These internships, however, often run afoul of…more

| Labor & Employment Law

Managing Electronically Stored Information in the Workplace

99 Percent of all information is now stored electronically. Businesses should be aware of their obligation to have a document retention policy and to suspend any document destruction at the first sign of potential litigation. …more

| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Will Your Social Media Policy Withstand Scrutiny?

As Social Media (Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, Twitter) explodes around the world, it has begun to impact the workplace. Employers should be aware that workplace policies that impinge on employees' use of social media must be…more

| Labor & Employment Law

Wage and Hour Law in a Blackberry World

By some estimates over 70% of employers are out of compliance with wage and hour laws. As strapped states and the federal government step up enforcement, employers need to be aware of pitfalls. New York Labor Law 195(1) now…more

| Labor & Employment Law

Update on Discrimination Claims

Update on Disability Discrimination Claims and Claims regarding the failure to comport with gender norms…more

| Labor & Employment Law

Legal Issues with Swine Flu at Work

Swine Flu and related diseases can impact an employer in many ways. This article briefly addresses concerns with employment policies, discrimination laws (ADA, NYHRL), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Health…more

| Labor & Employment Law

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