Law and the Workplace

Matthew Rosenthal

Matthew Rosenthal is an associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department and a member of the Employment Litigation & Arbitration Group.

Matthew graduated from Harvard Law School, where he served as a teaching assistant for “Sports and the Law,” a senior article editor for the Harvard Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law, and the director of finances for the Committee on Sports and Entertainment Law.

Before joining Proskauer, Matthew clerked for the Honorable Philip M. Halpern in the Southern District of New York.

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UPDATED: New York State Enacts Law That Prohibits No Fault Attendance Policies

***UPDATE: Governor Hochul signed the bill into law on November 21, 2022.  It takes effect on February 19, 2023.*** The New York State legislature recently passed a bill (Senate Bill S1958A) that, if and when enacted into law, would amend the New York Labor Law to clarify that employers who maintain “no fault” or absence … Continue Reading

UPDATED: New York State Legislature Approves Statutory Protections for Independent Contractors

UPDATE: Governor Hochul vetoed the bill on December 23, 2022. In 2016, New York City enacted the Freelance Isn’t Free Act, a local law establishing protections for certain freelance workers providing services for entities located in the City. Earlier this month, the New York State Legislature approved a bill providing similar protections to freelance workers … Continue Reading

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