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Jefferies Drug Testing Plan Poses Big Risks For Copycats
November 10, 2014 -- Law 360
Mara Levin was quoted in a Law360 story regarding voluntary drug testing undertaken by the CEO and executive committee chairman at Jefferies Group LLC to combat allegations of company drug use, and how she would advise corporate clients that consider implementing a similar program.
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Landlords ask court to throw out Sandy class action
March 27, 2013 -- The Real Deal
Mara Levin is representing landlords in a class action suit in which the plaintiffs are seeking rent refunds for the period in which Hurricane Sandy left their units "uninhabitable."
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New City Law Will Permit Suit Over Bias Against Jobless
March 15, 2013 -- New York Law Journal
In an article exploring the potential effects of New York City's new unemployment anti-discrimination law, Mara B. Levin, partner and co-chair of Herrick, Feinstein's employment group, explains how the law allows an employer to consider the applicant's unemployment when there is a "substantially job-related reason" for doing so.
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Life vs. Work – Managing Caregivers (Pt. 1 and 2)
March 14, 2013 -- LocalJobNetwork
In an extensive two-part interview Mara B. Levin, partner and co-chair of Herrick, Feinstein's employment group, analyzes the escalated consciousness of caregivers and their place in the workplace.
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More male caregivers, more discrimination at work
February 5, 2013 -- Fortune.com
In an article discussing the growing number of male caregivers and the spike in related employment discrimination claims, Herrick, Feinstein partner and co-chair of the Employment Practice Group Mara B. Levin is quoted about the increase in clients seeking advise on the topic.
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Women of Herrick Featured in Real Estate Weekly
July 18, 2012 -- Real Estate Weekly
The cover of this week's Real Estate Weekly features the women partners of Herrick at their recent "Cocktails at The Campbell Apartment Networking Event" in June. More than one hundred prominent women from diverse industries including real estate, finance, media, and the arts, joined together with the women partners and counsel of Herrick for an engaging and lively evening of networking. Featured in the photo are Therese Doherty, Susan Dwyer, Carol Goodman, Mara Levin, Belinda Schwartz, Michelle Bergeron Spell, and Jaimee Katz Sussner with guest of honor, Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, co-founder of luxury e-retailer Gilt Groupe.
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When Professional and Personal Lives Collide
April 13, 2012 -- Fox Business
Mara Levin was quoted in the Fox Business article "When Professional and Personal Lives Collide," which discusses situations in which an employee's personal life creates a basis for termination and how technology is blurring the once-rigid line between the personal and professional lives of workers.
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How to hire freelancers with finesse: Know dos and don'ts to keep relationships with outside workers productive, problem-free
July 27, 2010 -- Crain's New York Business.com
Mara Levin discusses employment issues -- what distinguishes an employee from an independent contractor -- and Barry Werbin cautions that contractors' work product is the intellectual property of the contractors unless they sign a work-for-hire or assignment agreement. Mara and Barry made their observations in this story about how small businesses can safely use contractors instead of employees when circumstances dictate.
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When Cupid Strikes at the Cubicle
April 11, 2010 -- The New York Times
In the workplace column Career Couch, Mara Levin is quoted at length on what employers and employees should do when two employees begin -- or escalate -- an office romance. Mara insights include her dubious view of so-called love contracts, which, she says, offer little protection because they cover only the romance and not the break-up.
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Sony Loses Bid to Enforce Agreement With Competitor's Top Executive
March 24, 2010 -- New York Law Journal
Lead defense attorney Mara Levin analyzes why our client, an executive with a major competitor to Sony Music Entertainment, prevailed on a motion to dismiss Sony's suit, in which it alleged that our client breached an employment contract. David Feuerstein was on the litigation team.
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Textual overtones: Digital dogging is new tool for office sexual harrassers
October12, 2009 -- New York Post
Text messages and instant messages have overtaken email as tools of workplace sexual harassment, Mara Levin says in an article about how various forms of digitial technology are effective as work tools but can be misused to harass others. She notes that in general, instant messages and text messages can be used as evidence in trials where sexual harassment has been alleged.
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Recession-Era Juries a Hurdle for Business: Jurors who relate to the unemployed may be set to 'hammer' employers
January 13, 2009 -- The National Law Journal
Mara Levin says that despite sympathy for the unemployed, recession-era juries will be at least equally sympathetic to the plight of employers in wrongful discharge cases, knowing that many companies are suffering.
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Should You Sue?
November 3, 2008 -- New York Post
In this sidebar to a main story in which she is also featured prominently, Mara Levin opines that there are relatively few causes of action upon which plaintiffs can rely to sue their employers successfully.
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Rough Justice: Workers Are Suing Their Employers In Growing Numbers, But Many Have Cause To Regret It
November 3, 2008 -- New York Post
Mara Levin is quoted regarding tactics that defense attorneys use when employees sue their employers, in this story about the pitfalls of such litigation from the plaintiffs' perspective.
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Suit Claims Restaurant Looked Past Harassment
September 25, 2007 -- The New York Times
Mara Levin is quoted regarding sexual harassment litigation and EEOC action against her client, the restaurant Tavern on the Green.
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'Bias' on Menu; 'Tavern' Big Made Sex Cracks: Feds
September 25, 2007 -- New York Post
Mara Levin is quoted regarding sexual harassment litigation and EEOC action against her client, the restaurant Tavern on the Green.
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New York's Tavern on the Green Sued by EEOC for Bias
September 25, 2007 -- Bloomberg News
Mara Levin is quoted regarding sexual harassment litigation and EEOC action against her client, the restaurant Tavern on the Green.
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Accused: How to Survive a Fair Housing Violation
January 2007 -- RealLawCentral.com
Mara Levin is quoted on how real estate agents face claims of violations of fair housing laws, and how they can protect themselves against liability.
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Paycheck Mistakes
October 6, 2006 -- American Public Media
Mara Levin analyzes on public radio the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees when an employer accidentally overpays an employee, who tries without success to return the overage.
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Silence Trash-Talkers
August 2006 -- Advantages
Mara Levin is quoted regarding what businesses can do when they are victimized by false rumors spread by competitors.