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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New York State Legislature Approves Law That Prohibits No Fault Attendance Policies

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 control policies may not discipline employees for taking absences that are protected under federal, state, or local law. Under … Continue Reading

New York State Legislature Approves Statutory Protections for Independent Contractors

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 throughout the state. The New York State Freelance Isn’t Free … Continue Reading
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