Marc Mandelman Quoted in “Longer Notice Now Needed for Layoffs in NY”

Crain’s New York Business

Marc A. Mandelman, a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice, in the firm’s New York office, was quoted in Crain’s New York Business, in “Longer Notice Now Needed for Layoffs in NY.” (Read the full version – subscription required.)

Following is an excerpt:

Employment lawyers and business advocates say the new set of rules come at the wrong time for businesses and make it harder for them to cope with the recession.

“In this economic climate, there are going to be a lot of companies that have to make changes for business reasons,” said attorney Marc Mandelman … “These new deadlines will be extremely difficult to meet.”

The federal law required employers with 100 or more full-time employees to provide written notification of mass layoffs and closings, but the New York law applies to businesses with 50 or more full-time workers.