- Employment and Labor Law Attorney | Anderson Kill P.C.

Bennett Pine

Shareholder
New York | Newark

Bennett Pine is a shareholder in both the Newark and New York offices of Anderson Kill. Bennett is chair of the firm's employment and labor group, and has broad-based labor and employment law experience advising and representing management in all aspects of the employment relationship. He is also a member of the firm's Financial Services Industry Group.

Bennett's extensive experience includes negotiating and drafting employment and separation agreements, defending employment discrimination claims, compliance with current legislation such as ADA and FMLA, sexual harassment, organizational restructuring and reductions in force, employee discipline and discharge, restrictive covenants, mergers & acquisitions, wage and hour compliance, union relations and union avoidance.

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Professional Memberships

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York; New York State Bar Association (Member, Labor and Employment Law Section); New York County Lawyers Association (Member, Committee on Labor Relations and Employment Law)

Association Memberships

Member, Labor Issues Committee, New Jersey Food Council

Married to Rhonda Pine, a Registered Dietitian employed in the Renal and Geriatric practice area. Has two children and resides in Rockland County, New York.

 

Bennett's experiences in representing employers in labor and employment law matters include the following:

Manufacturing

Dawson Cashmere LLC - served as general employment law counsel

Movie Star/Frederick's of Hollywood - served as general employment law counsel

Kimberly-Clark Corporation - represented paper mills in collective bargaining and prevailed in a number of labor arbitration and employment discrimination matters. Negotiated concessionary work rule changes enabling significant company investment. Successfully defeated union organizing campaigns.

Colgate-Palmolive - provided general employment law counsel and oversaw large scale reductions-in-force. Successfully defended employment discrimination claims.

Kings Electronics Co. - general employment counsel. Successfully negotiated relocation of manufacturing operations from New York to South Carolina. Successfully defended employment discrimination actions and arbitration matters.

Hercules Cement Co. - successfully represented employer in collective bargaining and numerous labor arbitrations.

LePages, Inc. - represented employer in collective bargaining, sale of business and attendant NLRB proceedings.

Sleepmaster, LLC - represented and advised employer on labor and employment aspects of business sale in bankruptcy.

Standard Automotive - represented and advised employer on labor and employment aspects of business sale in bankruptcy.

Vitra, Inc. - provided general employment law advice, negotiated employment and separation agreements for international furniture company.

Tai Ping Carpets - provided general employment law representation.

Publishing

Random House Inc - provided ongoing preventive employment counseling and represented employer in defense of discrimination claims; successfully negotiated closure and consolidation of distribution facilities.

Bantam Doubleday Dell - handled general employment law matters and claims and provided ongoing advice concerning acquisitions, attendant merger of operations and reductions in force. Prevailed in numerous claims of employment discrimination.

Service

Savin Corporation - provided general employment law advice and counsel and successfully defended claims of employment discrimination. Advised employer regarding acquisition matters.

Coinmach Corporation - provided ongoing preventive employment law advice; represented employer in collective bargaining negotiations, in acquisition matters and successfully defended claims of employment discrimination.

Kirlin Securities - provided employment law representation with emphasis on matters peculiar to brokerage and financial services.

Liberty Maritime, Inc. - served as general employment counsel.

Banca Monte dei Paschi - provided general employment law representation.

Reserve Bank of Australia - Provide general employment law advice.

Doubleday Books Shops Inc. - provided general labor and employment representation; successfully handled collective bargaining, labor arbitrations and facility consolidation and closings. Defended and resolved claims of employment discrimination.

ECCO Staffing Services - provided general employment law advice and successfully resolved multiple-employee sexual harassment complaints.

MeritDirect LLC - Serve as general employment counsel.

Automated Concepts Incorporated/Sharp Decisions, Inc. -- provided general employment law advice and representation and defense of employment discrimination claims for information technology firm.

Broadcasting, Communications and Sports

National Broadcasting Company - represented NBC and its owned and operated stations in collective bargaining. Successfully handled large volume of labor arbitrations with unions representing talent and technical employees.

BMG Music/RCA Records - Provided general labor and employment counsel. Successfully completed acquisition, restructuring and relocation and/or closing of manufacturing/distribution facilities and recording studio operations. Defended claims of employment discrimination.

National Football League - provided advice and representation regarding arbitration matters and substance abuse policies.

Not-for-Profit

Seamen's Society for Children & Families - Serve as general employment counsel; defend employment discrimination and wage-hour claims.

Federation of Protestant Welfare Organizations - provided general employment law advice and counsel.

Anti-Defamation League - served as general labor and employment law counsel. Represent employer in collective bargaining and arbitrations, including discipline and discharge matters.

Jewish National Fund - labor and employment counsel; successfully handled a number of claims arising from employment terminations.

Police Athletic League - provided general employment law advice and successfully defeated union organizing campaign.

Fresh Air Fund - provided general employment law advice and defended claims of employment discrimination.

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Employment Law Insider & Alert | April 17, 2020
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COVID-19: What All Employers Need To Know
Employment Law Insider & Alert | March 20, 2020
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New Jersey Raises Minimum Wage to $15
Employment Law Insider & Alert | February 12, 2019
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New York Enacts Mandatory Sexual Harassment Requirements for Employers
Employment Law Insider & Alert | September 14, 2018
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Time to Revisit Sexual Harassment Policies
Employment Law Insider & Alert | November 22, 2017
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New York State Employers Must Comply with The New Paid Family Leave Law
Employment Law Insider & Alert | September 06, 2017
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New York City Enacts Freelancer Wage Payment Protection Law
Employment Law Insider & Alert | December 02, 2016
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Revisiting Employee vs. Independent Contractor Status in the Digital Age
Employment Law Insider & Alert | November 13, 2015
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NYC Enacts Law Banning Credit Screenings for Most Job Applicants
Employment Law Insider & Alert | May 19, 2015
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Employers and Ebola: Precautions, Limitations and Insurance
New Jersey Law Journal, Employment & Immigration Law | December 08, 2014
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Common questions employers are asking about Ebola
The Business Journals | October 29, 2014
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Employer Rights and Limitations Regarding the Ebola Crisis
Employment Law Insider & Alert | October 22, 2014
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10 Things to Consider When Terminating an Employee
Employment Law Insider & Alert | September 11, 2014
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Interns Are Protected Employees, Too (In New York Anyway)
Employment Law Insider & Alert | August 07, 2014
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May Employees Be 'Docked' For Time Lost Due To Hurricane Sandy?
Employment Law Insider & Alert | November 02, 2012
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‘HIRE’ Act Signed Into Law
Focus (Industry News) | June 18, 2010
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On January 1, 2009 the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 Became Effective
Human Resources 10/11, Annual Editions (McGraw-Hill 2010) | January 01, 2010
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Know Your Fair Pay Liability
QSR Magazine | May 01, 2009
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New York Passes WARN Act Providing Greater Protection For Employees
Employment Law Insider & Alert | October 09, 2008
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Avoiding Liability When Downsizing
Employment Law Insider & Alert | April 18, 2008
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Avoiding Liability When Downsizing
Anderson Kill's Not-For-Profit Advisor | May 01, 2005
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Obligations To Employees Called To Military Service
The Risk Management Letter | August 20, 2003
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New York Governor Pataki Signs Statewide Ban on Workplace Smoking
Employment Law Insider & Alert | July 01, 2003
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Obligations to Employees Called to Military Service
Employment Law Insider & Alert | January 01, 2003
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Employment Law Update: Measure of Employer Liability Under WARN Act
Employment Law Insider & Alert | December 31, 1999
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Employers Face Potential Exposure When Making Decisions Based On Subjective Factors
Employment Law Insider & Alert | December 31, 1999
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Reasonable Accommodation Under ADA: Employer’s Duty
New York Law Journal | October 28, 1999
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Required Exam for Absent Employee Does Not Violate ADA
Employment Law Insider & Alert | December 31, 1997
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Supreme Court Approves Union Organizing Technique of "Salting"
Employment Law Insider & Alert | December 31, 1996
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Reasonable Accommodation Under ADA: An Update
New York Law Journal | April 25, 1996
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Employment Discrimination and Liability Insurance
Merritt Risk Management Review | December 04, 1995
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Current Issues in Employment Law

Anderson Kill

August 20, 2020  |  New York, NY
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Maximizing Your Insurance Recovery

Anderson Kill's 3rd Annual New Jersey Policyholder Advisor Conference 'Maximizing Your Insurance Recovery'

April 23, 2015  |  Iselin, NJ
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HR Economic Series Part II: Salary Planning in a Difficult Economy

The Human Resources Council of Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey Roundtable

July 08, 2009  |  Paramus, NJ
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Employment and Benefits Issues for Not-For-Profit Organizations

AKO Seminar

May 04, 2005  |  New York , NY
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Avoiding Liability in Corporate Downsizing

Employment and Labor Law Institute for Corporate Counsel, and firm seminars

March 02, 2005  |  New York, NY
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Hiring Practices: The Legal Pitfalls

New Jersey Food Service Association Annual Meeting

April 04, 2004  |  Newark, NJ
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Reasonable Accommodation Under ADA

Rockland County Bar Association

June 05, 2003  |  New City , NY
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Insurance Coverage for Employment Claims and Litigation

AKO Client Seminars

May 01, 2003  |  Newark, NJ
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Americans with Disabilities Act

Federal Publications Seminars

April 05, 2003  |  Newark, NJ
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Current Employment Law and Related Litigation Issues

Wake Forest University School of Law Seminars

November 03, 2002  |  Winston-Salem, NC
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Employment Law

Federal Publications Seminars

April 05, 2002  |  Newark, NJ
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Personnel Law

Wake Forest University School of Law Seminars

November 03, 2001  |  Winston-Salem , NC
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Litigating Employment Discrimination Claims

Federal Publications Seminars

April 06, 2001  |  Newark, NJ
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Managing Effectively Without a Third Party

AKO Client Seminars

May 01, 2000  |  Newark, NJ
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Sexual Harassment

AKO Client Seminars

May 05, 1999  |  Newark, NJ
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Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage could affect group benefit plans
Business Insurance
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Supreme Court same-sex marriage rulings may impact benefits offerings
Business Insurance
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Nov
2009
References -- Easier to find, harder to give
West's Employee Terminations Law Bulletin
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May
2009
Human Resources Report
Commerce Magazine
01
Mar
2008
Termination Release Agreements
Employee Terminations Law Bulletin
11
Oct
1999
Restrictive Covenant/Duty of Loyalty
Investment Management Weekly
01
Jul
1999
Protecting Companies From Liability For Misclassifying Employees as Independent Contractors
Corporate Legal Times
01
Nov
1998
Protecting Employers From Liability for Sexual Harassment Claims
Corporate Legal Times
01
Aug
1998
Reasonable Accommodation Under the Americans With Disabilities Act: An Interactive Process
Corporate Legal Times
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May
1998
Same Sex Harassment Violates Title VII
Corporate Legal Times
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Nov
1997
Age Discrimination: Real Reason For Employer Action
Corporate Legal Times
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Aug
1997
Employer Retaliation Under Title VII
Corporate Legal Times
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May
1997
Discrimination on Basis of Sexual Orientation
Corporate Legal Times
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Feb
1997
Tips on Interviewing Job Applicant
Managing School Business
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Feb
1997
E-Mail Monitoring and Employee Privacy
Corporate Legal Times
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Nov
1996
Damages Treated As Taxable Income
Corporate Legal Times
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Aug
1996
Reasonable Accommodation Under ADA
Corporate Legal Times

Practice Areas

EDUCATION

Columbia University School of Law, J.D.

Cornell University, School of Industrial & Labor Relations, B.S.

BAR ADMISSIONS

New York

COURT ADMISSIONS

United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; Second Circuit Court of Appeals.