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Noel A. Lesica advises clients on a wide range of employment law issues, representing employers before administrative agencies and state and federal courts. Noel brings to her practice the added perspective gained from her deep in-house experience in the pharmaceutical industry, where she helped clients manage risk and achieve compliance while marketing and selling product in a highly regulated environment.

Building upon the litigation experience she acquired before working in-house, Noel focuses her practice on a variety of workplace challenges facing employers and Human Resources professionals, including preventing and managing claims of discrimination, unlawful harassment and retaliation.

Noel enjoys public speaking, and regularly trains management and staff on the meaning and consequences of unlawful workplace harassment, with a focus on preventing sexual harassment claims.

Noel is committed to pro bono service, and has experience representing clients in domestic violence contempt matters.

On April 27, 2021, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals held in a two to one decision that a plaintiff seeking to recover damages under the Fair Labor Standards Act’s
Continue Reading Plaintiffs Must Do More Than Allege Willfulness to Sustain FLSA Claim Under Three-Year Limitation


Continue Reading DOL Amends FFCRA Regulations to Address Concerns Raised by Judge’s August 2020 Decision

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’

On May 13, 2020, in a step towards reopening New Jersey’s economy during the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 142, which among other things (i)
Continue Reading New Jersey to Permit Curbside Pickup at Non-Essential Retail Businesses, Non-Essential Construction, and Gatherings in Cars

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
Continue Reading 2019 Employment Law Snapshot: New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania

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

There have been many significant legislative developments over the past year which have and will affect private employers in New York and New Jersey. Federal, state, and local legislatures have
Continue Reading Recapping the Many Legislative Developments Affecting Private Employers in New York and New Jersey, So Far, in 2018