M. Adil Yaqoob

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M. Adil Yaqoob has experience representing clients in various labor and employment matters. With the United States Department of Labor, he represented the agency in enforcement actions in federal district court and administrative fora pertaining to the Fair Labor Standards Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act, Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and other federal employment-related legislation. In addition, he provided pre-citation and pre-litigation assistance to DOL client agencies in cases that were complex, presented novel issues, or involved work-related accidents or fatalities. While with the New York City Law Department, he defended clients in federal and state court litigation arising under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the New York State and City Human Rights Laws, and other employment-related causes of action.

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The Supreme Court Delivers a Win for Employers Seeking a Stay in Appeals Involving Arbitration

In a significant win for employers, the United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) requires an automatic stay of the case at the trial court level whenever a party appeals the trial judge’s decision to deny arbitration. This decision means that employers appealing an adverse ruling on a motion to … Continue Reading

New Pay Transparency Laws Change Job Postings From Coast to Coast

A growing number of cities and states are pushing for greater pay transparency in the hiring process. To add to that growing list, California and New York have both passed pay transparency laws in recent months, leaving employers to modify how they seek out new talent. However, employers should keep in mind that not all … Continue Reading

Employers: Prepare Now for Recession-Based Layoffs

With many economic experts predicting that the U.S. will enter a recession in the near future, employers are preparing for the possibility of significant layoffs. Before making cuts, companies – especially those with remote workers – should be aware of the potential pitfalls and legal ramifications of layoffs, and be prepared to adjust the timing … Continue Reading