Articles by Allen A. Shoikhetbrod

How courts may make paid military leave as common as paid sick leave

A legal battle is unfolding over paid military leave in courtrooms across the country, as a new wave of class-action lawsuits and court rulings raises a question: are National…

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New York marijuana legalization: what this means for employers, employees

NEW YORK — Right now in New York State, adults 21 and older can legally possess up to three ounces of marijuana, but they can’t legally sell it or grow it until after the…

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5 Pitfalls To Avoid When Dealing With Vaccine-Averse Workers

Although the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines is still in its early stages, not everyone will want to get the shot, putting employers in the precarious position of having to…

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Medical exemptions from in-person learning: Which teachers qualify?

Working for the federal government as it reopens offices during the Covid-19 pandemic offers advantages unavailable to private sector employees. But that doesn’t necessarily…

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Attorney answers questions on COVID-19 return to work concerns

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — As workers begin the transition back into work, the safety of themselves and their family remains a top concern. For Michelle Judd of Mattydale, this was a…

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Bartender applicant doesn’t get job, wins ruling for consulting fees

A veteran area bartender applied for a job at Orchard Tavern West in Guilderland. He didn’t get it. But he did win a judgment against the bar in small-claims court, because the…

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Tully Rinckey Announces New Equity Partner Class of 11

Tully Rinckey Announces New Equity Partner Class of 11    January 23, 2020 – Albany, N.Y. – On January 2, 2020, the firm promoted 11 existing Partners to Equity Partner…

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Pay equity: Employers should be proactive in seeking new ways to fairly compensate employees, prevent bias

So much for breaking through the glass ceiling. Employers today, in some cases, are still paying men more than women with similar experience who perform similar duties, while many…

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New laws aim to protect transgender New Yorkers, criminalize certain offenses

Of the approximately 1.4 million people in the United States who identify as transgender, according to a recent study, many have experienced harassment or assault at school and…

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Debate over Uber, Lyft driver pay highlights discrepancies between definitions of ‘employee,’ ‘independent contractor’

Uber, Lyft and other for-hire vehicle (FHV) rides in New York City are going to cost more starting in January. The fare increase brings to light a larger employment issue that…

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