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Evandro Gigante is a partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department and co-head of the Employment Litigation & Arbitration group and the Hiring & Terminations group. He represents and counsels clients through a variety of labor and employment matters, including allegations of race, gender, national origin, disability and religious discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, defamation and breach of contract. Evandro also counsels employers through reductions-in-force and advises clients on restrictive covenant issues, such as confidentiality, non-compete and non-solicit agreements.

With a focus on discrimination and harassment matters, Evandro has extensive experience representing clients before federal and state courts. He has tried cases in court and before arbitrators and routinely represents clients before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as state and local human rights commissions.

New York employers should take note of a new law that recently took effect that impacts their ability to access applicant and employee social media accounts.  The law applies to all employers covered by the New York Labor Law (with the exception of law enforcement agencies, fire departments, and departments of corrections and community supervision)

The New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (“DCWP”) has published its “Workers’ Bill of Rights” website and associated “Know Your Rights at Work” poster, which NYC employers will be required to begin distributing to employees beginning in July 2024.

As we previously reported, the NYC Council approved a bill (returned

On March 1, 2024, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) repealed its previous guidance advising a 5-day isolation period for individuals testing positive for COVID-19 and issued consolidated guidance on “Preventing Spread of Respiratory Viruses When You’re Sick.”  The new guidance provides unified recommendations for isolation and other precautions for individuals

The New York City Council has passed a bill that creates a private right of action for individuals claiming violations of the NYC Earned Safe and Sick Time Act (“ESSTA”). The Council presented the bill to Mayor Eric Adams on December 20, 2023, after which he had 30 days to either sign the bill into

On January 17, 2024, New York Governor Kathy Hochul released the proposed Executive Budget for fiscal year 2025. The Budget includes appropriation bills and other legislation required to carry out budgetary recommendations for the coming fiscal year.  This includes a number of proposals that would impact New York employers and employees alike, outlined below.

In a recent development in Mobley vs. Workday, Inc., the novel class action lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California alleging that Workday’s algorithm-based applicant screening tools discriminate against job applicants based on race, age, and disability, the Court granted Workday’s motion to dismiss on January 19,