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July, 13 2020 / by Lee Bantle / No comments

Those with Family Responsibilities Have Workplace Protections in the Era of COVID-19

By David Krauss Since the city’s schools and daycare centers were closed in March 2020, working New York parents have faced an often-impossible balancing act: performing their job responsibilities while simultaneously caring for and overseeing the “distance learning” of their homebound children. As Mayor DeBlasio has confirmed, New York City public schools will not be […]

June, 30 2020 / by Lee Bantle / No comments

Equality Arrives for LGBTQ Employees!

By Lee Bantle and Hannah Meropol In 1970, Jack Baker and his life partner, James McConnell, applied to the state of Minnesota for a marriage license.  It was the first time in U.S. history that two men had sought to marry.  This was a revolutionary act which we can now see was the first step […]

February, 01 2016 / by Lee Bantle / 5 comments

How Not to Settle Employment Discrimination Suits

For attorneys representing employees, the years of litigation may turn into an obsession for the plaintiff where little else in life matters but seeking vindication. The attorney may still want to avoid settlement and forge ahead to trial even after considering all of the difficulties. If so, following the simple rules set forth below will achieve this goal […]

February, 28 2015 / by Lee Bantle / No comments

Depositions: The Most Important Discovery Tool

Depositions are the key to gathering the evidence which will enable you to prevail at trial. This outline will discuss how to get the most out of your depositions and will focus on questioning strategies, a review of the recent changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure governing depositions, and ways to deal with the adversary who interferes […]

January, 17 2015 / by Lee Bantle / 1 comment

The Effect of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act on Jury Charges

The A.D.A. Amendments Act of 2008 emphasizes that the definition of disability should be interpreted broadly. As more employees are now covered, it increases the number of people who are entitled to reasonable accommodations and to protection from discrimination.

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