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The Federal Trade Commission recently proposed a rule that would impose a blanket ban on existing and new employer-worker non-compete agreements by classifying them as “unfair methods of competition.” This would result in a significant shift for many employers.
Awards & Recognition
Litigation partner Liza Velazquez was recognized as a Law360 2022 “MVP” in the Employment category.
Paul, Weiss achieved a significant victory in New York State court for investment management firm Wafra Inc. when the Appellate Division, First Department unanimously affirmed the New York State Supreme Court’s dismissal of a $45 million age discrimination suit filed by its former head of real estate Francis Lively against Wafra and its CEO.
Paul, Weiss Secures Complete Dismissal With Prejudice of Challenge to Santa Clara University Vaccine Policy
Paul Weiss, on behalf of Santa Clara University (SCU) and two SCU employees, secured a dismissal at the demurrer stage of a complaint brought by two students and an anti-vaccine organization challenging Santa Clara University’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
Awards & Recognition
Litigation partner Liza Velazquez was recognized as a 2022 “Employment Law Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal.
Paul, Weiss achieved a significant victory on behalf of New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System, Inc. (NYP), securing the complete dismissal of a complaint challenging the New York state regulation that requires healthcare workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 absent a valid medical exemption.
Litigation partners Jacqueline Rubin and Liza Velazquez and counsel Maria Keane co-wrote an article, “Nev. Filing Hints At DOJ's Employee-Noncompete Stance,” published in Law360.
Paul, Weiss successfully defended the vaccine mandate of our client the New York State Unified Court System—which includes 13 judicial districts across 62 counties—in the fourth such lawsuit attacking the mandate’s religious exemption on constitutional grounds.
On January 15, 2022, New York City amended the New York City Human Rights Law to require employers to include the minimum and maximum salary when advertising any job, promotion or transfer opportunity (the “NYC Salary Disclosure Law”).
Second Circuit Affirms Injunction Enforcing Employment Noncompete Against Executive with Knowledge of Trade Secrets
The Second Circuit recently affirmed a preliminary injunction barring a former IBM executive from working in a similar role at Microsoft.
The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced a final rule, effective September 28, rescinding a Trump-era rule that narrowed the criteria under which multiple entities could be deemed “joint employers” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
The American Lawyer Highlights Bob Atkins and Liza Velasquez’s Appellate Win in IBM Non-Competition Case
Litigation partners Bob Atkins and Liza Velazquez were recognized in The American Lawyer’s “Litigation Daily” newsletter January 29 for their successful Second Circuit appeal affirming their trial victory for IBM in a noncompetition dispute with Microsoft and a former IBM executive.
COVID-19 Update: Additional Department of Labor Guidance on Wage and Hour Rules and Family and Medical Leave as Workplaces Reopen
The Department of Labor has issued additional guidance on critical issues regarding wage and hour, family and medical leave, discrimination, and returning furloughed employees to work as businesses reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
On February 26, 2020, the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB” or the “Board”) announced its final rule (the “Final Rule”) establishing the standard for determining whether an entity should be considered a joint employer under the National Labor Relations Act (the “NLRA” or the “Act”).