Attorneys bringing suit face personal and professional repercussions—not to mention an uncomfortable workplace—but nonetheless feel litigation has a purpose.
Most Big Law partners would probably hesitate to file a lawsuit or pursue a dispute in arbitration against their firms. After all, it’s likely to present that lawyer with in an unenviable choice: continuing to work alongside fellow partners as the legal claim remains active, or attempting to move elsewhere with the hope that the suit doesn’t stain future job prospects.
For those reasons and others, litigating a dispute against one’s...
Employers no longer list “new grad” as a requirement in ads, but instead, employers are recruiting for “digital natives.” Here’s why that may be a problem.
“Young people are just smarter,” Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, famously said on a conference stage in 2007 when he was 22. In 2013, Facebook settled a lawsuit with California’s Fair Employment and Housing Department for posting an employment ad that stated “Class of 2007 or 2008 preferred.”
Apple, Yahoo, Dropbox, and video game maker Electronic Arts all have listed openings with “new grad” as a preference.
Outten & Golden LLP has been selected once again in multiple categories in U.S. News & World Report's Best Lawyers, a US-based peer review. For 2015, the firm is ranked Tier 1 in New York Cityfor Employment Law—Individuals and Litigation—Labor & Employment, and nationally, Tier 2 for Litigation—Labor & Employment.
Outten & Golden LLP, which focuses exclusively on representing employees, is pleased to announce that 18 of its attorneys have been recognized as being among the top lawyers in the 2014 editions of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.
As leader of a firm full of top litigators and someone who has practiced employment law since the early days of the field, Outten & Golden LLP's Wayne Outten has plenty of knowledge and backing to pursue an employee's rights in court. But he has often opted for a different approach to solving his clients' problems, one steeped in counseling and advice.
“As a litigator, I was one of the early users and proponents of mediation in employment disputes, starting in the late ‘80s,” Outten said. “That was the larger approach that I was taking, to help employees without regard to whether they have...
The New York Times—Elizabeth A. Harris and Steven Greenhouse
In a dimly lit private dining room at the Redeye Grill in Manhattan, four board members of American Apparel and their lawyer plotted out their next 24 hours over steaks and red wine.
It was time; they had gathered there in conclusion, aiming to fire the company’s founder and chief executive, Dov Charney, whose flamboyant leadership under mounting legal and financial setbacks had finally snapped the close bond with his handpicked board.
But executing his dismissal would require a bit of staging, a bit of role-playing among the board members, who envisioned various situations that could unfold...
Disgruntled employees are increasingly tempted to rant about their bosses online. Maybe you find your boss incompetent. He blames other people, including you, for his mistakes. Or he plays favorites, giving others plum assignments while you and your co-workers are left to handle the drudge work. Or he is mean, impatient and unreasonable about deadlines. Or he is promoting men and holding women back. Posting these complaints to Twitter or Facebook offers a fast, efficient way to gripe to all your online friends and to reach out to colleagues who work for the same lousy boss.
"I am very pleased that the College has recognized the extraordinary accomplishments of my partners," said Mr. Outten, the firm's managing partner and a founding member of the College.
The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers was founded in 1995 on the 60th anniversary of the National Labor Relations Board and the 30th anniversary of Title VII and Executive Order 11246. The College began as a non-profit...
Outten & Golden LLP has been selected once again in multiple categories in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Lawyers New York Metropolitan rankings. Best Lawyers, a US-based peer review, ranked the firm Tier 1 for its work in Employment Law for Individuals and Labor & Employment–Litigation. In addition, Outten and Golden has been ranked Tier 2 nationally in Labor & Employment–Litigation.
Outten & Golden LLP, which focuses exclusively on representing employees, is pleased to announce that ten of its attorneys have been recognized as being among the top lawyers in four categories of the 2012 edition of New York Super Lawyers.