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Employment Law Fair Labor/Wage and Hour

Big Blow to Big Law: “Doc Review” Is Not “Practice of Law” Making Overtime Rules Applicable

One of the dark secrets of Big Law (firms with more than 1,000 lawyers) is that they have a whole contingent of lawyers all across the country who are not part of the firm per se and do lots of the grungiest of the grunge work of the legal world: Document Review. The glut of […]

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General Litigation

Caveat Employer! New NY Labor Law Tough on Businesses

NY Governor David Paterson signed into law a host of new regulations on employers that toughens penalties for wage violations and expands some existing laws dealing with retaliation against employees who file complaints. The new law, called The Wage Theft Prevention Act, also allows third parties to make complaints and adds officers of limited-liability companies […]