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Bennett Pine

Shareholder / New York / Newark

Profile

Bennett Pine is a shareholder in Anderson Kill's Newark and New York offices. Bennett is chair of the firm's Employment and Labor practice 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 Group and Restaurant, Retail and Hospitality 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.

Bennett regularly plays a hands-on role offering "preventive maintenance" advice and counseling to employers in the full range of legal issues affecting the workplace.

He also has arbitrated extensively on behalf of management, and has represented employers in collective bargaining and before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board.

Bennett has extensive experience advising and counseling foreign entities on the nuances of employment law and conducting business in the United States in the full range of workplace issues for foreign employers

Memberships

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

Personal

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.

Experience

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

Manufacturing

Case Paper Company- serve as general labor and employment law counsel

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.

Speaking Engagements

“Ten (or More) Things to Consider When Terminating an Employee During the Covid-19 Pandemic” and “EPLI Insurance” – Anderson Kill’s 24th Annual Policyholder Advisor Webinar Series

Anderson Kill / November 23, 2020

Current Issues in Employment Law

Anderson Kill / August 20, 2020

Maximizing Your Insurance Recovery (2015)

Anderson Kill / April 23, 2015

Publications

FTC Bans Noncompetes Nationwide in Most Instances

Anderson Kill Employment Law Insider Alert / May 2, 2024

FEDERAL PREGNANT WORKERS FAIRNESS ACT GOES INTO EFFECT

Employment Law Insider & Alert / July 13, 2023

NEW JERSEY ENACTS THE TEMPORARY WORKERS’ BILL OF RIGHTS, EFFECTIVE AUGUST 5, 2023

Employment Law Insider & Alert / February 16, 2023

NYS ENACTS PAY TRANSPARENCY LAW, EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 17, 2023

Employment Law Insider & Alert / January 3, 2023

NYC ENACTS PAY TRANSPARENCY LAW, EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1

Employment Law Insider & Alert / October 25, 2022

THE EXPANSION OF FEDERAL AND NEW YORK STATE SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND ASSAULT RIGHTS FOR EMPLOYEES

Employment Law Insider & Alert / June 30, 2022

SUPREME COURT AND NEW YORK COURT REJECT COVID-19 VACCINATION AND MASK REQUIREMENTS: WHAT’S NEXT?

Anderson Kill Employment Law Insider Alert / February 11, 2022

NEW YORK BANS EMPLOYERS FROM TESTING (MOST) EMPLOYEES AND JOB APPLICANTS FOR MARIJUANA

Anderson Kill Employment Law Insider Alert / November 30, 2021

POTENTIAL EMPLOYER LIABILITY STEMMING FROM THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Risk Management Magazine (RMM) / November 26, 2021

IN STUNNING REVERSAL, MANY MORE EMPLOYERS NOW REQUIRE THE VACCINE

Anderson Kill / September 22, 2021

COVID-19 AND RETURN TO WORK RECENT DEVELOPMENTS REGARDING THE VACCINE AND ITS IMPACT

Employment Law Insider & Alert / June 21, 2021

RETALIATION CLAIMS IN THE AGE OF COVID-19: EMPLOYERS BEWARE (REPUBLISHED)

Society of Financial Service Professional (FSP) / February 1, 2021

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENTS EMPLOYERS CAN EXPECT UNDER THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION

Employment Law Insider & Alert / January 26, 2021

THE COVID19 VACCINE CAN AN EMPLOYER REQUIRE ITS EMPLOYEES TO GET IT

Employment Law Insider & Alert / January 8, 2021

RETALIATION CLAIMS IN THE AGE OF COVID-19: EMPLOYERS BEWARE

Employment Law Insider & Alert / December 10, 2020

THE COVID-19 CONUNDRUM: PARENTS’ RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS WHEN CHILDREN ‘RETURN’ TO SCHOOL

Employment Law Insider & Alert / September 9, 2020

TWO KEY SUPREME COURT RELIGION DECISIONS COURT CLARIFIES SCOPE OF MINISTERIAL EXCEPTION AND RULES THAT EMPLOYERS CAN EXCLUDE BIRTH CONTROL FROM THEIR HEALTH PLANS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / July 15, 2020

SUPREME COURT ISSUES HISTORIC DECISION OUTLAWING WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND TRANSGENDER STATUS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / June 15, 2020

10 CRITICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR EMPLOYERS RETURNING EMPLOYEES TO THE WORKPLACE

Employment Law Insider & Alert / May 19, 2020

COVID-19 MORE OF WHAT EMPLOYERS NEED TO KNOW

Employment Law Insider & Alert / April 17, 2020

COVID-19: WHAT ALL EMPLOYERS NEED TO KNOW

Employment Law Insider & Alert / March 20, 2020

NEW JERSEY ENACTS SERIES OF WORKER-FRIENDLY LAWS: INCREASES BURDENS AND PENALTIES ON EMPLOYERS FOR MISCLASSIFYING EMPLOYEES

Employment Law Insider Alert / February 3, 2020

NEW YORK STATE LAW PREVENTING EMPLOYERS FROM INQUIRING ABOUT SALARY HISTORY GOES INTO EFFECT

Employment Law Insider Alert / December 16, 2019

EEOC WILL REQUIRE EMPLOYERS TO INCLUDE PAY INFORMATION ON EEO-1 REPORTS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / May 16, 2019

NEW JERSEY ENACTS EARNED SICK LEAVE LAW – EMPLOYEES ENTITLED TO 40 HOURS ANNUALLY

Employment Law Insider & Alert / March 1, 2019

NEW JERSEY RAISES MINIMUM WAGE TO $15

Employment Law Insider & Alert / January 12, 2019

NEW YORK ENACTS MANDATORY SEXUAL HARASSMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYERS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / September 14, 2018

NEW JERSEY LEGISLATURE PASSES THROUGH NEW PAY EQUITY LAW, BILL SIGNED INTO LAW ON EQUAL PAY DAY – LAW EFFECTIVE ON JULY 1, 2018

Employment Law Insider & Alert / July 1, 2018

SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS EMPLOYERS’ MANDATORY ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS BARRING CLASS ACTIONS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / June 6, 2018

SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS EMPLOYERS’ MANDATORY ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS BARRING CLASS ACTIONS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / June 6, 2018

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ISSUES NEW, TOUGHER INTERN TEST; FOCUSES ON “PRIMARY BENEFICIARY”

Employment Law Insider & Alert / January 17, 2018

TIME TO REVISIT SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICIES

Employment Law Insider & Alert / November 22, 2017

NEW YORK STATE EMPLOYERS MUST COMPLY WITH THE NEW PAID FAMILY LEAVE LAW

Employment Law Insider & Alert / September 6, 2017

NEW YORK STATE EMPLOYERS MUST COMPLY WITH THE NEW PAID FAMILY LEAVE LAW

Employment Law Insider & Alert / September 6, 2017

NEW YORK CITY TO ENACT LAW PREVENTING EMPLOYERS FROM INQUIRING ABOUT SALARY HISTORY

Employment Law Insider & Alert / April 12, 2017

NEW YORK CITY ENACTS FREELANCER WAGE PAYMENT PROTECTION LAW

Employment Law Insider & Alert / December 2, 2016

IT’S NOW ILLEGAL TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST THE UNEMPLOYED IN NEW JERSEY

New Jersey Alert / July 14, 2016

HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY TAKE NOTE: LABOR DEPARTMENT ISSUES NEW OVERTIME RULES — MINIMUM “EXEMPT” SALARY THRESHOLD RAISED AND MILLIONS OF ADDITIONAL WORKERS ENTITLED TO OVERTIME

Hospitality Lawyer, Converge blog / July 6, 2016

NEW YORK ADOPTS GROUNDBREAKING FAMILY LEAVE AND MINIMUM WAGE LAWS – SEEN AS MODEL FOR OTHER STATES

Employment Law Insider & Alert / April 13, 2016

REVISITING EMPLOYEE VS. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR STATUS IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Employment Law Insider & Alert / November 13, 2015

NEW YORK CITY ENACTS ‘BAN THE BOX’ LAW – BARRING EARLY CRIMINAL CHECKS ON JOB APPLICANTS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / July 9, 2015

NEW YORK CITY ENACTS ‘BAN THE BOX’ LAW – BARRING EARLY CRIMINAL CHECKS ON JOB APPLICANTS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / July 9, 2015

NYC JOINS CITIES, STATES BANNING CREDIT SCREENINGS FOR MOST JOB APPLICANTS

Advisen Executive Risk Network / May 22, 2015

NYC ENACTS LAW BANNING CREDIT SCREENINGS FOR MOST JOB APPLICANTS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / May 19, 2015

EMPLOYERS AND EBOLA: PRECAUTIONS, LIMITATIONS AND INSURANCE

New Jersey Law Journal, Employment & Immigration Law / December 8, 2014

COMMON QUESTIONS EMPLOYERS ARE ASKING ABOUT EBOLA

The Business Journals / October 29, 2014

EMPLOYER RIGHTS AND LIMITATIONS REGARDING THE EBOLA CRISIS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / October 22, 2014

NEW JERSEY PASSES ‘BAN THE BOX’ LAW – BARRING EARLY CRIMINAL CHECKS ON JOB APPLICANTS

New Jersey Alert / September 16, 2014

10 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN TERMINATING AN EMPLOYEE

Employment Law Insider & Alert / September 11, 2014

INTERNS ARE PROTECTED EMPLOYEES, TOO (IN NEW YORK ANYWAY)

Employment Law Insider & Alert / August 7, 2014

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN OVERTIME PAY, PAID FAMILY LEAVE AND PAID SICK TIME

Employment Law Insider & Alert / March 14, 2014

NLRB FINALLY PUNTS ON RULE REQUIRING POSTING OF RIGHT TO UNIONIZE NOTICE; MAJOR VICTORY FOR EMPLOYERS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / January 9, 2014

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU ASK: GROUND RULES FOR FOREIGN EMPLOYERS CONDUCTING JOB INTERVIEWS IN THE US: A CASE STUDY

International Bar Association / October 24, 2013

ACCOMMODATING PREGNANT EMPLOYEES IN NYC; INTERNSHIP CONTROVERSY CONTINUES – LAW FIRMS GIVEN APPROVAL TO USE UNPAID INTERNS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / October 3, 2013

FOX SEARCHLIGHT RULING RAISES THE RED FLAG ON HIRING UNPAID INTERNS . . . AGAIN

Employment Law Insider & Alert / June 19, 2013

IT’S NOW ILLEGAL TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST THE UNEMPLOYED IN NEW YORK CITY

Employment Law Insider & Alert / March 27, 2013

NEW YORK STATE WAGE THEFT PREVENTION ACT ANNUAL NOTICE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF EMPLOYEE WAGE RATE NOW DUE

Employment Law Insider & Alert / January 15, 2013

MAY EMPLOYEES BE ‘DOCKED’ FOR TIME LOST DUE TO HURRICANE SANDY?

Employment Law Insider & Alert / November 2, 2012

NEW JERSEY EMPLOYERS NOW REQUIRED TO PROVIDE REGULAR NOTICE OF PAY EQUITY RIGHTS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / October 9, 2012

BACK-TO-SCHOOL TUNE-UP: CHANGES IN NATIONAL AND NEW YORK STATE LAW, AND A PRIMER ON INTERNSHIPS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / September 7, 2012

REPRIEVE FOR EMPLOYERS: FEDERAL APPEALS COURT BLOCKS IMPLEMENTATION OF NLRB POSTING REQUIREMENT; NLRB COMPLIES

Employment Law Insider & Alert / April 19, 2012

EMPLOYERS MUST POST NOTICE OF EMPLOYEE RIGHTS TO UNIONIZE BY APRIL 30, 2012

Employment Law Insider & Alert / March 28, 2012

HOLIDAY GIFT FOR EMPLOYERS: NLRB AGAIN POSTPONES DATE FOR MANDATORY POSTING OF EMPLOYEE RIGHTS REQUIREMENT

Employment Law Insider & Alert / January 3, 2012

NEW YORK STATE LABOR LAW NOW REQUIRES ANNUAL NOTICE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF EMPLOYEE WAGE RATE

Employment Law Insider & Alert / December 9, 2011

IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING MANDATORY POSTING REQUIREMENT OF EMPLOYEE RIGHTS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / October 11, 2011

ANOTHER EMPLOYER OBLIGATION – NLRB ISSUES NEW REGULATIONS REQUIRING EMPLOYERS TO POST NOTICE OF EMPLOYEE RIGHTS TO UNIONIZE

Employment Law Insider & Alert / September 7, 2011

EMPLOYERS BEWARE – NOW’S THE TIME TO CAREFULLY EXAMINE YOUR FLSA COMPLIANCE – SUPREME COURT RULES EMPLOYEES PROTECTED AGAINST RETALIATION FOR VERBAL WAGE-HOUR COMPLAINTS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / March 30, 2011

NLRB SETTLES FACEBOOK DISCHARGE CASE: LITTLE GUIDANCE PROVIDED; EMPLOYERS ADVISED TO EXERCISE CAUTION

Employment Law Insider & Alert / February 18, 2011

NY EMPLOYERS BEWARE: NEW BILL SIGNED INTO LAW QUADRUPLES PENALTIES FOR WAGE THEFT VIOLATIONS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / January 1, 2011

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU ASK: RULES OF THE ROAD FOR EMPLOYERS CONDUCTING JOB INTERVIEWS

New Jersey Law Journal / June 18, 2010

‘HIRE’ ACT SIGNED INTO LAW

Focus (Industry News) / June 18, 2010

‘HIRE’ ACT SIGNED INTO LAW – DESIGNED TO PROVIDE HIRING INCENTIVES FOR EMPLOYERS, REDUCE UNEMPLOYMENT AND STIMULATE THE ECONOMY

Employment Law Insider & Alert / April 27, 2010

CHANGES IN NEW YORK’S INSURANCE, LABOR AND HUMAN RIGHTS LAWS AFFECTING EMPLOYERS BECOME EFFECTIVE

Employment Law Insider & Alert / October 1, 2009

U.S. SUPREME COURT LIMITS EMPLOYEES’ ABILITY TO RECOVER ON AGE DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS; INCREASES BURDEN ON EMPLOYEES

Employment Law Insider & Alert / July 9, 2009

HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT: THE LILLY LEDBETTER FAIR PAY ACT OF 2009

Commerce Magazine / May 8, 2009

KNOW YOUR FAIR PAY LIABILITY

QSR Magazine / May 1, 2009

PRESIDENT OBAMA SIGNS LEDBETTER FAIR PAY LAW CREATING GREATER POTENTIAL LIABILITY FOR EMPLOYERS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / February 18, 2009

EMPLOYERS BEWARE! CHANGES TO THE ADA MAY EXPOSE YOU TO ADDITIONAL ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS AND LAWSUITS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / January 9, 2009

NEW YORK’S HIGHEST COURT EXTENDS ‘EMPLOYEE’ WAGE-HOUR PROTECTIONS TO ‘EXECUTIVES’; ALLOWS DEDUCTIONS FROM COMMISSIONS BY PARTIES’ AGREEMENT

Employment Law Insider & Alert / October 9, 2008

NEW YORK PASSES WARN ACT PROVIDING GREATER PROTECTION FOR EMPLOYEES

Employment Law Insider & Alert / October 9, 2008

SUPREME COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF EMPLOYERS—FILING PERIOD FOR EMPLOYEES CLAIMING PAY DISCRIMINATION RUNS FROM PAY DECISION

Employment Law Insider & Alert / September 19, 2007

DRAFTING EFFECTIVE EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS: KEEPING THE EMPLOYER’S BEST INTERESTS IN MIND, PART 2

riskVue / February 12, 2007

DRAFTING EFFECTIVE EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS: KEEPING THE EMPLOYER’S BEST INTERESTS IN MIND, PART 1

riskVue / February 12, 2007

DRAFTING EFFECTIVE EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS: KEEPING THE EMPLOYER’S BEST INTERESTS IN MIND – PART II

Employment Law Insider & Alert / January 5, 2007

DRAFTING EFFECTIVE EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS: KEEPING THE EMPLOYER’S BEST INTERESTS IN MIND – PART I

Employment Law Insider & Alert / July 31, 2006

DRAFTING EFFECTIVE AND ENFORCEABLE EMPLOYEE TERMINATION AND RELEASE AGREEMENTS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / October 1, 2005

AVOIDING LIABILITY WHEN DOWNSIZING

Employment Law Insider & Alert / May 1, 2005

AVOIDING LIABILITY WHEN DOWNSIZING

Anderson Kill's Not-For-Profit Advisor / May 1, 2005

NEW UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR REGULATIONS REGARDING OVERTIME AND EXEMPT STATUS FOR WHITE-COLLAR EMPLOYEES GO INTO EFFECT

Employment Law Insider & Alert / October 22, 2004

SUPREME COURT REJECTS REVERSE AGE DISCRIMINATION CLAIM BY ‘YOUNGER OLDER’ EMPLOYEES; EMPLOYERS CAN FAVOR OLDEST WORKERS

riskVue / June 25, 2004

WAGE AND HOUR UPDATE: PAY DOCKING FOR PARTIAL DAY ABSENCE AND THE LOSS OF “EXEMPT” STATUS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / May 1, 2004

SUPREME COURT REJECTS REVERSE AGE DISCRIMINATION CLAIM BY “YOUNGER OLDER” EMPLOYEES; EMPLOYERS CAN FAVOR OLDER WORKERS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / May 1, 2004

OBLIGATIONS TO EMPLOYEES CALLED TO MILITARY SERVICE

The Risk Management Letter / August 20, 2003

OBLIGATIONS TO EMPLOYEES CALLED TO MILITARY SERVICE

Employment Law Insider & Alert / August 20, 2003

IT’S UNANIMOUS: SUPREME COURT REDUCES PLAINTIFF’S BURDEN, SAYS DIRECT EVIDENCE NOT NECESSARY TO REACH A JURY IN MIXED CASES

Employment Law Insider & Alert / July 1, 2003

NEW YORK GOVERNOR PATAKI SIGNS STATEWIDE BAN ON WORKPLACE SMOKING

Employment Law Insider & Alert / July 1, 2003

THE SUPREME COURT SIGNIFICANTLY NARROWS ADA DEFINITION OF “DISABILITY;” INQUIRY EXTENDED TO DAILY LIFE TASKS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / December 31, 2002

“WEINGARTEN” RIGHT TO REPRESENTATION EXTENDED TO NON-UNION EMPLOYEES AND WORKPLACES

Employment Law Insider & Alert / January 1, 2001

EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE: MEASURE OF EMPLOYER LIABILITY UNDER WARN ACT

Employment Law Insider & Alert / December 31, 1999

REQUIRED EXAM FOR ABSENT EMPLOYEE DOES NOT VIOLATE ADA

Employment Law Insider & Alert / December 31, 1997

SUPREME COURT APPROVES UNION ORGANIZING TECHNIQUE OF “SALTING”

Employment Law Insider & Alert / December 31, 1996

News

Noncompete Bans Put Employers On Notice

December 1, 2023

FTC Proposed Ban on Noncompetes May Face Strong Resistance

January 17, 2023

One Big Change Business Owners are Trying to Figure Out – Small Business Report with Joe Connolly

November 1, 2022

More Employees May Know What Others are Being Paid- Small Business Report with Joe Connolly

October 31, 2022

Labor Department mulls legal options after overtime ruling

November 23, 2016

Labor guidelines signal readiness to crack down on misclassification

July 17, 2015

Uber ruling resonates ahead of expected guidance on independent contractors

June 24, 2015

Absence of sex-discrimination policy at Kleiner Perkins astonishes some

April 10, 2015

A ‘mushroom cloud of growth’ in wage-and-hour claims

February 4, 2015

Bennett Pine Notes Limited Scope of Supreme Court Decision in Harris v. Quinn in Law360 Roundup

July 2, 2014

Lawyers Weigh In On High Court’s Union Fees Ruling

June 30, 2014

Attorneys React: US vs. Quality Stores

March 25, 2014

Supreme Court’s Ruling on Gay Marriage Could Affect Group Benefit Plans

April 7, 2013

Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Rulings May Impact Benefits Offerings

January 27, 2013

Reprieve for Employers: Federal Appeals Court Blocks Implementation of NLRB Posting Requirement Scheduled for April 30, 2012; NLRB Complies

April 24, 2012

Termination Release Agreements

March 1, 2008

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Bennett Pine

Shareholder , New York, Newark

Profile

Bennett Pine is a shareholder in Anderson Kill's Newark and New York offices. Bennett is chair of the firm's Employment and Labor practice 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 Group and Restaurant, Retail and Hospitality 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.

Bennett regularly plays a hands-on role offering "preventive maintenance" advice and counseling to employers in the full range of legal issues affecting the workplace.

He also has arbitrated extensively on behalf of management, and has represented employers in collective bargaining and before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board.

Bennett has extensive experience advising and counseling foreign entities on the nuances of employment law and conducting business in the United States in the full range of workplace issues for foreign employers

Memberships

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

Personal

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.

Experience

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

Manufacturing

Case Paper Company- serve as general labor and employment law counsel

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.

Speaking Engagements

“Ten (or More) Things to Consider When Terminating an Employee During the Covid-19 Pandemic” and “EPLI Insurance” – Anderson Kill’s 24th Annual Policyholder Advisor Webinar Series

Anderson Kill / November 23, 2020

Current Issues in Employment Law

Anderson Kill / August 20, 2020

Maximizing Your Insurance Recovery (2015)

Anderson Kill / April 23, 2015

Publications

FTC Bans Noncompetes Nationwide in Most Instances

Anderson Kill Employment Law Insider Alert / May 2, 2024

FEDERAL PREGNANT WORKERS FAIRNESS ACT GOES INTO EFFECT

Employment Law Insider & Alert / July 13, 2023

NEW JERSEY ENACTS THE TEMPORARY WORKERS’ BILL OF RIGHTS, EFFECTIVE AUGUST 5, 2023

Employment Law Insider & Alert / February 16, 2023

NYS ENACTS PAY TRANSPARENCY LAW, EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 17, 2023

Employment Law Insider & Alert / January 3, 2023

NYC ENACTS PAY TRANSPARENCY LAW, EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1

Employment Law Insider & Alert / October 25, 2022

THE EXPANSION OF FEDERAL AND NEW YORK STATE SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND ASSAULT RIGHTS FOR EMPLOYEES

Employment Law Insider & Alert / June 30, 2022

SUPREME COURT AND NEW YORK COURT REJECT COVID-19 VACCINATION AND MASK REQUIREMENTS: WHAT’S NEXT?

Anderson Kill Employment Law Insider Alert / February 11, 2022

NEW YORK BANS EMPLOYERS FROM TESTING (MOST) EMPLOYEES AND JOB APPLICANTS FOR MARIJUANA

Anderson Kill Employment Law Insider Alert / November 30, 2021

POTENTIAL EMPLOYER LIABILITY STEMMING FROM THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Risk Management Magazine (RMM) / November 26, 2021

IN STUNNING REVERSAL, MANY MORE EMPLOYERS NOW REQUIRE THE VACCINE

Anderson Kill / September 22, 2021

COVID-19 AND RETURN TO WORK RECENT DEVELOPMENTS REGARDING THE VACCINE AND ITS IMPACT

Employment Law Insider & Alert / June 21, 2021

RETALIATION CLAIMS IN THE AGE OF COVID-19: EMPLOYERS BEWARE (REPUBLISHED)

Society of Financial Service Professional (FSP) / February 1, 2021

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENTS EMPLOYERS CAN EXPECT UNDER THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION

Employment Law Insider & Alert / January 26, 2021

THE COVID19 VACCINE CAN AN EMPLOYER REQUIRE ITS EMPLOYEES TO GET IT

Employment Law Insider & Alert / January 8, 2021

RETALIATION CLAIMS IN THE AGE OF COVID-19: EMPLOYERS BEWARE

Employment Law Insider & Alert / December 10, 2020

THE COVID-19 CONUNDRUM: PARENTS’ RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS WHEN CHILDREN ‘RETURN’ TO SCHOOL

Employment Law Insider & Alert / September 9, 2020

TWO KEY SUPREME COURT RELIGION DECISIONS COURT CLARIFIES SCOPE OF MINISTERIAL EXCEPTION AND RULES THAT EMPLOYERS CAN EXCLUDE BIRTH CONTROL FROM THEIR HEALTH PLANS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / July 15, 2020

SUPREME COURT ISSUES HISTORIC DECISION OUTLAWING WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND TRANSGENDER STATUS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / June 15, 2020

10 CRITICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR EMPLOYERS RETURNING EMPLOYEES TO THE WORKPLACE

Employment Law Insider & Alert / May 19, 2020

COVID-19 MORE OF WHAT EMPLOYERS NEED TO KNOW

Employment Law Insider & Alert / April 17, 2020

COVID-19: WHAT ALL EMPLOYERS NEED TO KNOW

Employment Law Insider & Alert / March 20, 2020

NEW JERSEY ENACTS SERIES OF WORKER-FRIENDLY LAWS: INCREASES BURDENS AND PENALTIES ON EMPLOYERS FOR MISCLASSIFYING EMPLOYEES

Employment Law Insider Alert / February 3, 2020

NEW YORK STATE LAW PREVENTING EMPLOYERS FROM INQUIRING ABOUT SALARY HISTORY GOES INTO EFFECT

Employment Law Insider Alert / December 16, 2019

EEOC WILL REQUIRE EMPLOYERS TO INCLUDE PAY INFORMATION ON EEO-1 REPORTS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / May 16, 2019

NEW JERSEY ENACTS EARNED SICK LEAVE LAW – EMPLOYEES ENTITLED TO 40 HOURS ANNUALLY

Employment Law Insider & Alert / March 1, 2019

NEW JERSEY RAISES MINIMUM WAGE TO $15

Employment Law Insider & Alert / January 12, 2019

NEW YORK ENACTS MANDATORY SEXUAL HARASSMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYERS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / September 14, 2018

NEW JERSEY LEGISLATURE PASSES THROUGH NEW PAY EQUITY LAW, BILL SIGNED INTO LAW ON EQUAL PAY DAY – LAW EFFECTIVE ON JULY 1, 2018

Employment Law Insider & Alert / July 1, 2018

SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS EMPLOYERS’ MANDATORY ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS BARRING CLASS ACTIONS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / June 6, 2018

SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS EMPLOYERS’ MANDATORY ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS BARRING CLASS ACTIONS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / June 6, 2018

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ISSUES NEW, TOUGHER INTERN TEST; FOCUSES ON “PRIMARY BENEFICIARY”

Employment Law Insider & Alert / January 17, 2018

TIME TO REVISIT SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICIES

Employment Law Insider & Alert / November 22, 2017

NEW YORK STATE EMPLOYERS MUST COMPLY WITH THE NEW PAID FAMILY LEAVE LAW

Employment Law Insider & Alert / September 6, 2017

NEW YORK STATE EMPLOYERS MUST COMPLY WITH THE NEW PAID FAMILY LEAVE LAW

Employment Law Insider & Alert / September 6, 2017

NEW YORK CITY TO ENACT LAW PREVENTING EMPLOYERS FROM INQUIRING ABOUT SALARY HISTORY

Employment Law Insider & Alert / April 12, 2017

NEW YORK CITY ENACTS FREELANCER WAGE PAYMENT PROTECTION LAW

Employment Law Insider & Alert / December 2, 2016

IT’S NOW ILLEGAL TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST THE UNEMPLOYED IN NEW JERSEY

New Jersey Alert / July 14, 2016

HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY TAKE NOTE: LABOR DEPARTMENT ISSUES NEW OVERTIME RULES — MINIMUM “EXEMPT” SALARY THRESHOLD RAISED AND MILLIONS OF ADDITIONAL WORKERS ENTITLED TO OVERTIME

Hospitality Lawyer, Converge blog / July 6, 2016

NEW YORK ADOPTS GROUNDBREAKING FAMILY LEAVE AND MINIMUM WAGE LAWS – SEEN AS MODEL FOR OTHER STATES

Employment Law Insider & Alert / April 13, 2016

REVISITING EMPLOYEE VS. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR STATUS IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Employment Law Insider & Alert / November 13, 2015

NEW YORK CITY ENACTS ‘BAN THE BOX’ LAW – BARRING EARLY CRIMINAL CHECKS ON JOB APPLICANTS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / July 9, 2015

NEW YORK CITY ENACTS ‘BAN THE BOX’ LAW – BARRING EARLY CRIMINAL CHECKS ON JOB APPLICANTS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / July 9, 2015

NYC JOINS CITIES, STATES BANNING CREDIT SCREENINGS FOR MOST JOB APPLICANTS

Advisen Executive Risk Network / May 22, 2015

NYC ENACTS LAW BANNING CREDIT SCREENINGS FOR MOST JOB APPLICANTS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / May 19, 2015

EMPLOYERS AND EBOLA: PRECAUTIONS, LIMITATIONS AND INSURANCE

New Jersey Law Journal, Employment & Immigration Law / December 8, 2014

COMMON QUESTIONS EMPLOYERS ARE ASKING ABOUT EBOLA

The Business Journals / October 29, 2014

EMPLOYER RIGHTS AND LIMITATIONS REGARDING THE EBOLA CRISIS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / October 22, 2014

NEW JERSEY PASSES ‘BAN THE BOX’ LAW – BARRING EARLY CRIMINAL CHECKS ON JOB APPLICANTS

New Jersey Alert / September 16, 2014

10 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN TERMINATING AN EMPLOYEE

Employment Law Insider & Alert / September 11, 2014

INTERNS ARE PROTECTED EMPLOYEES, TOO (IN NEW YORK ANYWAY)

Employment Law Insider & Alert / August 7, 2014

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN OVERTIME PAY, PAID FAMILY LEAVE AND PAID SICK TIME

Employment Law Insider & Alert / March 14, 2014

NLRB FINALLY PUNTS ON RULE REQUIRING POSTING OF RIGHT TO UNIONIZE NOTICE; MAJOR VICTORY FOR EMPLOYERS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / January 9, 2014

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU ASK: GROUND RULES FOR FOREIGN EMPLOYERS CONDUCTING JOB INTERVIEWS IN THE US: A CASE STUDY

International Bar Association / October 24, 2013

ACCOMMODATING PREGNANT EMPLOYEES IN NYC; INTERNSHIP CONTROVERSY CONTINUES – LAW FIRMS GIVEN APPROVAL TO USE UNPAID INTERNS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / October 3, 2013

FOX SEARCHLIGHT RULING RAISES THE RED FLAG ON HIRING UNPAID INTERNS . . . AGAIN

Employment Law Insider & Alert / June 19, 2013

IT’S NOW ILLEGAL TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST THE UNEMPLOYED IN NEW YORK CITY

Employment Law Insider & Alert / March 27, 2013

NEW YORK STATE WAGE THEFT PREVENTION ACT ANNUAL NOTICE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF EMPLOYEE WAGE RATE NOW DUE

Employment Law Insider & Alert / January 15, 2013

MAY EMPLOYEES BE ‘DOCKED’ FOR TIME LOST DUE TO HURRICANE SANDY?

Employment Law Insider & Alert / November 2, 2012

NEW JERSEY EMPLOYERS NOW REQUIRED TO PROVIDE REGULAR NOTICE OF PAY EQUITY RIGHTS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / October 9, 2012

BACK-TO-SCHOOL TUNE-UP: CHANGES IN NATIONAL AND NEW YORK STATE LAW, AND A PRIMER ON INTERNSHIPS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / September 7, 2012

REPRIEVE FOR EMPLOYERS: FEDERAL APPEALS COURT BLOCKS IMPLEMENTATION OF NLRB POSTING REQUIREMENT; NLRB COMPLIES

Employment Law Insider & Alert / April 19, 2012

EMPLOYERS MUST POST NOTICE OF EMPLOYEE RIGHTS TO UNIONIZE BY APRIL 30, 2012

Employment Law Insider & Alert / March 28, 2012

HOLIDAY GIFT FOR EMPLOYERS: NLRB AGAIN POSTPONES DATE FOR MANDATORY POSTING OF EMPLOYEE RIGHTS REQUIREMENT

Employment Law Insider & Alert / January 3, 2012

NEW YORK STATE LABOR LAW NOW REQUIRES ANNUAL NOTICE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF EMPLOYEE WAGE RATE

Employment Law Insider & Alert / December 9, 2011

IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING MANDATORY POSTING REQUIREMENT OF EMPLOYEE RIGHTS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / October 11, 2011

ANOTHER EMPLOYER OBLIGATION – NLRB ISSUES NEW REGULATIONS REQUIRING EMPLOYERS TO POST NOTICE OF EMPLOYEE RIGHTS TO UNIONIZE

Employment Law Insider & Alert / September 7, 2011

EMPLOYERS BEWARE – NOW’S THE TIME TO CAREFULLY EXAMINE YOUR FLSA COMPLIANCE – SUPREME COURT RULES EMPLOYEES PROTECTED AGAINST RETALIATION FOR VERBAL WAGE-HOUR COMPLAINTS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / March 30, 2011

NLRB SETTLES FACEBOOK DISCHARGE CASE: LITTLE GUIDANCE PROVIDED; EMPLOYERS ADVISED TO EXERCISE CAUTION

Employment Law Insider & Alert / February 18, 2011

NY EMPLOYERS BEWARE: NEW BILL SIGNED INTO LAW QUADRUPLES PENALTIES FOR WAGE THEFT VIOLATIONS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / January 1, 2011

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU ASK: RULES OF THE ROAD FOR EMPLOYERS CONDUCTING JOB INTERVIEWS

New Jersey Law Journal / June 18, 2010

‘HIRE’ ACT SIGNED INTO LAW

Focus (Industry News) / June 18, 2010

‘HIRE’ ACT SIGNED INTO LAW – DESIGNED TO PROVIDE HIRING INCENTIVES FOR EMPLOYERS, REDUCE UNEMPLOYMENT AND STIMULATE THE ECONOMY

Employment Law Insider & Alert / April 27, 2010

CHANGES IN NEW YORK’S INSURANCE, LABOR AND HUMAN RIGHTS LAWS AFFECTING EMPLOYERS BECOME EFFECTIVE

Employment Law Insider & Alert / October 1, 2009

U.S. SUPREME COURT LIMITS EMPLOYEES’ ABILITY TO RECOVER ON AGE DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS; INCREASES BURDEN ON EMPLOYEES

Employment Law Insider & Alert / July 9, 2009

HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT: THE LILLY LEDBETTER FAIR PAY ACT OF 2009

Commerce Magazine / May 8, 2009

KNOW YOUR FAIR PAY LIABILITY

QSR Magazine / May 1, 2009

PRESIDENT OBAMA SIGNS LEDBETTER FAIR PAY LAW CREATING GREATER POTENTIAL LIABILITY FOR EMPLOYERS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / February 18, 2009

EMPLOYERS BEWARE! CHANGES TO THE ADA MAY EXPOSE YOU TO ADDITIONAL ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS AND LAWSUITS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / January 9, 2009

NEW YORK’S HIGHEST COURT EXTENDS ‘EMPLOYEE’ WAGE-HOUR PROTECTIONS TO ‘EXECUTIVES’; ALLOWS DEDUCTIONS FROM COMMISSIONS BY PARTIES’ AGREEMENT

Employment Law Insider & Alert / October 9, 2008

NEW YORK PASSES WARN ACT PROVIDING GREATER PROTECTION FOR EMPLOYEES

Employment Law Insider & Alert / October 9, 2008

SUPREME COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF EMPLOYERS—FILING PERIOD FOR EMPLOYEES CLAIMING PAY DISCRIMINATION RUNS FROM PAY DECISION

Employment Law Insider & Alert / September 19, 2007

DRAFTING EFFECTIVE EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS: KEEPING THE EMPLOYER’S BEST INTERESTS IN MIND, PART 2

riskVue / February 12, 2007

DRAFTING EFFECTIVE EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS: KEEPING THE EMPLOYER’S BEST INTERESTS IN MIND, PART 1

riskVue / February 12, 2007

DRAFTING EFFECTIVE EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS: KEEPING THE EMPLOYER’S BEST INTERESTS IN MIND – PART II

Employment Law Insider & Alert / January 5, 2007

DRAFTING EFFECTIVE EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS: KEEPING THE EMPLOYER’S BEST INTERESTS IN MIND – PART I

Employment Law Insider & Alert / July 31, 2006

DRAFTING EFFECTIVE AND ENFORCEABLE EMPLOYEE TERMINATION AND RELEASE AGREEMENTS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / October 1, 2005

AVOIDING LIABILITY WHEN DOWNSIZING

Employment Law Insider & Alert / May 1, 2005

AVOIDING LIABILITY WHEN DOWNSIZING

Anderson Kill's Not-For-Profit Advisor / May 1, 2005

NEW UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR REGULATIONS REGARDING OVERTIME AND EXEMPT STATUS FOR WHITE-COLLAR EMPLOYEES GO INTO EFFECT

Employment Law Insider & Alert / October 22, 2004

SUPREME COURT REJECTS REVERSE AGE DISCRIMINATION CLAIM BY ‘YOUNGER OLDER’ EMPLOYEES; EMPLOYERS CAN FAVOR OLDEST WORKERS

riskVue / June 25, 2004

WAGE AND HOUR UPDATE: PAY DOCKING FOR PARTIAL DAY ABSENCE AND THE LOSS OF “EXEMPT” STATUS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / May 1, 2004

SUPREME COURT REJECTS REVERSE AGE DISCRIMINATION CLAIM BY “YOUNGER OLDER” EMPLOYEES; EMPLOYERS CAN FAVOR OLDER WORKERS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / May 1, 2004

OBLIGATIONS TO EMPLOYEES CALLED TO MILITARY SERVICE

The Risk Management Letter / August 20, 2003

OBLIGATIONS TO EMPLOYEES CALLED TO MILITARY SERVICE

Employment Law Insider & Alert / August 20, 2003

IT’S UNANIMOUS: SUPREME COURT REDUCES PLAINTIFF’S BURDEN, SAYS DIRECT EVIDENCE NOT NECESSARY TO REACH A JURY IN MIXED CASES

Employment Law Insider & Alert / July 1, 2003

NEW YORK GOVERNOR PATAKI SIGNS STATEWIDE BAN ON WORKPLACE SMOKING

Employment Law Insider & Alert / July 1, 2003

THE SUPREME COURT SIGNIFICANTLY NARROWS ADA DEFINITION OF “DISABILITY;” INQUIRY EXTENDED TO DAILY LIFE TASKS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / December 31, 2002

“WEINGARTEN” RIGHT TO REPRESENTATION EXTENDED TO NON-UNION EMPLOYEES AND WORKPLACES

Employment Law Insider & Alert / January 1, 2001

EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE: MEASURE OF EMPLOYER LIABILITY UNDER WARN ACT

Employment Law Insider & Alert / December 31, 1999

REQUIRED EXAM FOR ABSENT EMPLOYEE DOES NOT VIOLATE ADA

Employment Law Insider & Alert / December 31, 1997

SUPREME COURT APPROVES UNION ORGANIZING TECHNIQUE OF “SALTING”

Employment Law Insider & Alert / December 31, 1996

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A ‘mushroom cloud of growth’ in wage-and-hour claims

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March 25, 2014

Supreme Court’s Ruling on Gay Marriage Could Affect Group Benefit Plans

April 7, 2013

Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Rulings May Impact Benefits Offerings

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Reprieve for Employers: Federal Appeals Court Blocks Implementation of NLRB Posting Requirement Scheduled for April 30, 2012; NLRB Complies

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Termination Release Agreements

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