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Firm Profile: Mintz Levin
701 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20004, United States
Phone: 202-585-3507
Fax: 202-434-7400
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • D.C.
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
Other Countries
  • Israel
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

New York City Law Increasing Protections for Freelance Workers Takes Effect

In a previous post we discussed the significant new obligations New York City’s “Freelance Isn’t Free Act” imposes on employers that retain the services of freelance independent contractors. On May 15, these requirements became…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Update: NYSDOL Appeals Decision to Invalidate Regulation for Employers Who Use Direct Deposit and Payroll Debit Cards

As expected, the New York State Department of Labor (DOL) recently appealed the decision of the New York Industrial Board of Appeals invalidating the DOL regulations concerning employers who use direct deposit or payroll debit…more
 /  Administrative Law, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

Update on New York City Legislation Limiting Salary History Inquiries

As we recently blogged about here, efforts to ban inquiries related to applicants’ salary history have gained momentum across the country. Last Friday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joined this trend by signing into law a…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

See No Evil, Hear No Evil: Third Circuit Finds Employer Not Liable for Tortious Interference Claim Where Employer had No Knowledge of New Hires’ Non-Competes

A few months ago, a three-member Third Circuit appellate panel in Acclaim Systems, Inc. v. Infosys, upheld a district court decision, which dismissed tortious interference claims against an employer for engaging with four…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Business Torts

Another Reminder that Director Limits set forth in Equity Plans Allow Director Compensation to be Reviewed under the more Lenient Business Judgment Rule

Earlier this month, in In re Investors Bancorp, Inc. Stockholders Litigation, the Delaware Court of Chancery reiterated its view that placing a meaningful limit on director equity awards to be granted under a stockholder…more
 /  Business Organizations, Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Second Circuit Holds Termination of Employee Who Attacked Supervisor in Obscene Facebook Post Violates NLRA

The Second Circuit said last week that an employer violated the National Labor Relations Act when it fired an employee who criticized a supervisor on Facebook during an election. The catch here is that the Second Circuit reached…more
 /  Administrative Law, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

Supreme Court Confirms Deferential Standard of Review for EEOC Subpoenas

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court confirmed that federal appeals courts should apply a deferential standard of review to federal district court determinations regarding the legal sufficiency of EEOC subpoenas…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Second Circuit Panel: No, We Still Can’t Overturn Precedent on Sexual Orientation Discrimination

As we observed in a recent post on the Seventh Circuit’s decision in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College extending Title VII to sexual orientation claims, the Supreme Court will probably have to resolve the disagreement among…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Legislation Limiting an Employer’s Ability to Inquire About and Consider Applicants’ Prior Salary History Gains Momentum

We had such a spirited panel discussion on pay equity at our Third Annual Employment Law Summit recently that we wanted to follow up with a post addressing the current state of play on pay equity legislation, particularly with…more
 /  Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Seventh Circuit Rules Title VII Bars Sexual Orientation Discrimination, Creating Circuit Split and Setting Stage for Likely Supreme Court Review

In a landmark en banc decision rejecting its earlier panel ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit became the first federal appellate court to hold that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits…more
 /  Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

Steady as She Goes or Charting a New Course? Employment and Labor Signals in the Trump Administration

As we discussed yesterday at Mintz Levin’s Third Annual Employment Law Summit, big changes are likely in the offing as all three branches of our federal government begin to deal with labor and employment issues following…more
 /  Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

Federal Court: Maryland Fair Employment Practices Act Requires Employer to Consider Jobs Other than Employee’s Current Job When Assessing Possibility of Reasonable Accommodation

In a recent case, a Maryland Federal court permitted a plaintiff to proceed to trial on her failure to accommodate claim under Maryland’s Fair Employment Practices Act (MFEPA), finding that under Maryland law the employer was…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

March A-Wear-Ness: Uniforms, Dress Codes, and Employee Choice

The basketball court isn’t the only place you’ll see interesting uniforms this month. Many employers choose to implement and enforce their own uniform requirements and dress codes at work. But if done incorrectly, uniforms or…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

March Vastness: Blanket Policies on Employee Salary and Discipline Disclosures Unlawful Says D.C. Circuit Court

This past week, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an important decision addressing two on-the-bubble workplace confidentiality policies – one which made the cut, while the other one made its way over to the legal…more
 /  Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

March Flabness: Wellness Programs, the ADA, and the Rising Costs of Employer-Provided Health Coverage

March Madness presents one of those occasions where your employees’ diets and exercise may fall by the wayside, and by the wayside, we mean potentially off a cliff. And when this happens, your workforce is increasing not just…more
 /  Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Health, Labor & Employment Law
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