The Ottinger Firm is a top tier New York City based employment law firm.
FMLA Retaliation We have seen an increase in FMLA retaliation cases. These cases almost always involve an employee getting fired while out on FMLA leave or soon after asking for permission to take leave. We just filed a case in New York federal court against a...Learn More
Pregnancy discrimination cases are on the rise. Some attribute this trend to a new attitude by working mothers who are determined to fight back. There are also new laws that provide more protection than ever for working mothers. Pregnancy Discrimination in the...Learn More
Our client worked for a wealthy doctor as his assistant. Soon after she was hired, the doctor began to make sexual advances and made it very clear that a romantic relationship with him was a job requirement. Our client quit her job immediately and hired our law...Learn More
Employment law is always changing. A few years ago, for example, wage & hour cases became the latest fad, but those cases are declining as the U.S. Supreme Court is making it harder to bring class actions. Below is a short list of the some of the...Learn More
On March 27, 2013, the USSC issued its opinion in Comcast v. Behrend regarding the certification of class actions under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(b)(3). Commentators have indicated that this ruling will adversely impact the certification of...Learn More
NERA Economic Consulting recently released their annual Trends in Wage & Hour Settlements: Update 2012. They have been tracking wage & hour and overtime pay settlements since 2007. The most striking new trend is a drop in the size of wage & hour class...Learn More