On Dec. 17, 2020, the New York City Council voted to approve Int. No. 1415-A and Int. No. 1396-A, which will prohibit fast food employers from terminating or cutting workers’ hours without just cause and, additionally, require fast food employers who need to lay off employees due to legitimate economic reasons to do so in order of seniority.

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Photo of Jerrold Goldberg Jerrold Goldberg

Jerrold F. Goldberg Co-Chairs the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice’s Labor-Management Relations group. He has been practicing in virtually all aspects of labor and employment law since 1979, including the traditional labor/union-management area, employment discrimination, executive employment, severance agreements and wage and hour…

Jerrold F. Goldberg Co-Chairs the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice’s Labor-Management Relations group. He has been practicing in virtually all aspects of labor and employment law since 1979, including the traditional labor/union-management area, employment discrimination, executive employment, severance agreements and wage and hour laws. Jerry exclusively represents management clients primarily in the real estate and hospitality industries in transactional matters, including commercial and residential building and hotel sales and purchases, administrative compliance, such as 421-a prevailing wage issues, and lease, property management and concessionaire relationships, as well as all aspects of labor and employment litigation. This includes traditional labor litigation, such as union management arbitration, N.L.R.B. representation and unfair labor practice proceedings, and strike and picketing injunctive actions, wage and hour litigation involving misclassification, overtime and service charge/gratuity issues, and employment discrimination and restrictive covenant litigation in federal and state courts and administrative agencies.

Photo of Ellen M. Gustafson ˘ Ellen M. Gustafson ˘

Ellen M. Gustafson advises clients on a range of legislative and regulatory matters. Ellen possesses deep knowledge of the New York City budget and legislative processes, which she uses to advocate for clients before agencies such as the Department of City Planning, the…

Ellen M. Gustafson advises clients on a range of legislative and regulatory matters. Ellen possesses deep knowledge of the New York City budget and legislative processes, which she uses to advocate for clients before agencies such as the Department of City Planning, the Department of Transportation, the Department for the Aging, New York City Council, Mayor’s Office of Legislative Affairs, the Office of Management and Budget, Department of Consumer Affairs, the Housing and Preservation Department, the New York City Economic Development Corporation, the Department of Social Services (HRA, DHS), and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. In addition to working with these agencies to advance her clients’ interests, Ellen has deep experience in community outreach.

Ellen previously served as director of operations for former New York City Council Member Dan Garodnick’s office, where she developed relations with stakeholders including elected officials, policy makers, real estate developers, lobbyists, and constituents.

˘ Not admitted to the practice of law.