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Awards & Recognition

Liza Velazquez Named a 2022 Law360 “MVP” in Employment

Litigation partner Liza Velazquez was recognized as a Law360 2022 “MVP” in the Employment category.

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Client News

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.

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Awards & Recognition

Liza Velazquez Named an “Employment Law Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal

Litigation partner Liza Velazquez was recognized as a 2022 “Employment Law Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal.

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Client News

For the Fourth Time, Paul, Weiss Overcomes Challenge to N.Y. State Court Vaccine Mandate

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.

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Publications

Jacqueline Rubin, Liza Velazquez and Maria Keane Author Law360 Expert Analysis

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.

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Wafra Wins Second Circuit Appeal Affirming Dismissal of High-Stakes Employment Discrimination Claim

Paul, Weiss achieved a major victory for investment management firm Wafra Inc. when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a $45 million age discrimination suit filed against Wafra and its CEO.

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New York City Amends Salary Disclosure Law and Delays Its Effective Date to November 1, 2022

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”).

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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. 

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U.S. Department of Labor Rescinds Trump-Era Joint Employer Rule

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).

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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.

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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.

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National Labor Relations Board Promulgates Final Joint Employer Standard

On February 26, 2020, the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB” or the “Board”) announced its final rule (the “Final Rule”)[1] 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”).

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U.S. Department of Labor Promulgates Final Overtime Exemption Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor has published its final rule that raises the earnings threshold to qualify for overtime and minimum wage exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act to $684 per week and allows employers to count nondiscretionary bonuses and incentives to satisfy up to 10 percent of the new earnings threshold, as long as such amounts are paid at least annually.

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