Category: Firm News

Joseph Harris Discusses Key Employment Law Considerations for Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs at the New York Small Business Expo.

Feb 19, 2018   |   By   |   Firm News

Joseph Harris addresses the importance of employee handbooks, the difference between employees and “contractors” or “freelancers,” and key considerations in developing an unpaid summer internship program. The Small Business Expo is the nation’s largest business-to-business trade show, focusing on start-ups and entrepreneurs.

Joseph Harris Discusses Recent Legal Developments Affecting Unpaid Internships, Paid Sick Leave, and the Use of Independent Contractors at the Columbia University Community Business Program.

Feb 19, 2018   |   By   |   Firm News

Joseph Harris explains key features of the New York City Paid Sick Leave Law, factors to consider before engaging “independent contractors” or “freelancers,” and recent legal developments relating to unpaid interns at the Columbia University Community Business Program (CCBP). CCBP is an executive education program designed to support the growth and development of businesses in upper Manhattan. The program offers participants access to Columbia University’s resources for technical assistance, entrepreneurial education, and professionally-facilitated peer learning. CCBP is offered in partnership with the New York and New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council​.

Evan J. White and Joseph Harris recognized by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters publication, as “Rising Stars” in Labor and Employment Law for the Fourth Year in a Row.

Feb 19, 2018   |   By   |   Firm News

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. Less than 5% of the lawyers in a state are selected as “Rising Stars.” To learn more about the Super Lawyers selection process, click here. 

Evan J. White and Joseph Harris Receive “AV Preeminent” Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Feb 19, 2018   |   By   |   Firm News

“AV Preeminent” is the highest Peer Review Rating awarded by Martindale-Hubbell. Peer Review Ratings reflect a combination of achieving a “Very High General Ethical Standards” rating and a “Legal Ability” rating. The “General Ethical Standards” rating denotes adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence, and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities. “Legal Ability” ratings are based on performance in five key areas: legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience. To learn more about the Peer Review process, click here.

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