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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.

On Sept. 8, 2020, a New York federal judge struck down substantial portions of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL’s) joint employer final rule, which went into effect March 1,


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Shortly after the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued its Final Rule implementing provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), the state of New York filed suit


Continue Reading Federal Judge Grants NY’s Motion to Vacate FFCRA’s ‘Work Availability’ Requirement, Other Important Provisions of DOL’s ‘Final Rule’

The New York State Department of Health has issued a model Business Reopening Safety Plan for businesses that will be reopening in Phase 1 of Gov. Cuomo’s four-phase reopening guidelines
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As noted in our 2019 legislative update, New Jersey and New York have joined a growing number of states in prohibiting employers from asking job applicants about their salary
Continue Reading New York, New Jersey Employers Now Prohibited From Inquiring About Salary History

In 2019, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania each enacted substantial legislation affecting companies that employ individuals in those states. This GT Alert provides a summary of the most significant
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New York employers have until Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, to train each of their employees on sexual harassment prevention. The training must be conducted annually thereafter, and must satisfy
Continue Reading Reminder: Oct. 9, 2019, Deadline Approaches for New York Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

The enforceability of restrictive covenants, particularly non-compete agreements, can be very difficult for employers to navigate, especially for companies in their “start-up” phase. Technology companies in particular face challenges in
Continue Reading A Non-Compete Law Roadmap for Tech Start-Ups in Key Jurisdictions

On August 12, 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed new legislation amending the New York State Human Rights Law (the “NYSHRL”), changing the State law’s previous adherence to certain
Continue Reading Attention New York Employers: When It Comes to Workplace Harassment, Times Are Changing