March 29, 2018
Leeds Brown Law, P.C.

Leeds Brown Law, A Sponsor Of Hofstra Law’s “Distinguished Alumni on the Bench” Event

On March 19th, 2018, members of Leeds Brown Law, P.C., attended a reception, partially sponsored by the firm, at the Hofstra University Club.
August 7, 2013

EEOC Accuses Health Insurance Broker of Age Discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against a Melville, New York based health insurance brokerage, alleging that the company systematically discriminated against certain employees based on their age. In the complaint, the EEOC claims that PJP Health Agency Inc. routinely subjected only its three administrative staff members older than 40 to vulgar, age-based insults and eventually fired the employees for complaining about the ongoing harassment. The lawsuit was filed on […]
July 22, 2013

Financial Exploitation in the Workplace

The U.S. Department of Labor Rules Governing Unpaid Internships Internships have been part and parcel to many educational programs for decades. When done well, they provide a benefit to both the intern and the company. The intern gets valuable hands-on experience in a real-life work environment, developing skills and attaining knowledge that simply can’t be found in the classroom. For potential employers, it can be an effective marketing tool, giving them exposure to the best […]
June 24, 2013

New Yorkers travel to Capitol for #NY4Women Rally and Lobby Day

New Yorkers from every corner of the state are headed to the Capitol in Albany to join thousands for a rally and legislative meetings in support of the Women’s Equality Agenda. The Agenda is Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s groundbreaking 10-point plan aimed at improving the lives of New York’s 10 million women by removing significant barriers to women’s full and equal participation in society. The #NY4Women Rally and Lobby Day is a grassroots effort to organizing […]
June 18, 2013

Music Industry’s First Intern Pay Suit Filed Against Warner Music, Atlantic Records

Jeffrey K. Brown, senior partner of Leeds Brown Law P.C., Maurice S. Pianko, founder of New York-based Intern Justice, and Lloyd Ambinder, managing partner of New York-based Virginia & Ambinder LLP, have filed a lawsuit in the State Supreme Court in Manhattan on behalf of Justin Henry, of Brooklyn, a former unpaid intern at Atlantic Records. The lawsuit against the legendary record company claims the company required Henry to work full-time over eight months without […]
May 17, 2013

Several States Set Sights on Workplace Anti-Bullying Legislation

More than a dozen states, including New York, are considering enacting laws that would allow victims to seek compensation from employers and pressure them to stop bullying in the workplace. Bullying in the workplace can include behavior ranging from verbal abuse by a supervisor to cruel comments and teasing by a co-worker. Many lawmakers and taxpayers are supporting the measure to secure such protection in the workplace. However, business groups like the US Chamber of […]
April 5, 2013

College Groups Connect to Fight Sexual Harassment and Assault

A group of colleges across the country are coming together to combat sexual assault. Activists of the movement contend that colleges fall short in educating students about sexual assault and sexual harassment. The movement promotes victims to seek help, report the frequency of such crimes, counsel survivors, and train the people who investigate and adjudicate these cases. Many agree that the punishment given by campus disciplinary systems tend to be amateurish. Advocates for people brought […]