ABGL News & Publications

Archer, Byington, Glennon & Levine Files Discrimination Suit against Brentwood School Board President George Talley

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/6th-brentwood-school-worker-alleges-discrimination-1.2503346 6th Brentwood school worker alleges discrimination November 29, 2010 by JOHN HILDEBRAND / john.hildebrand@newsday.com A sixth Brentwood school worker has filed a federal discrimination complaint against board president George Talley, charging that Talley repeatedly used racial slurs against him in blocking his bids for promotion. In the latest legal action, Colin Edwards of Bay… Read more »

PLAs and ABGL in the News

ABGL lawyer James Versocki was recently quoted in an Crain’s Business article investigating a challenge filed by certain trade associations against NYC Project Labor Agreements.  A link to the article may be found here: http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20101101/REAL_ESTATE/101109990 ABGL lawyers have counseled clients on and defended PLAs for decades; please do not hesitate to contact us with any… Read more »

Worker Misclassification Hearings

The New York State Legislature has begun drafting legislation to address worker misclassification (e.g. treating workers as independent contractors).  The Assembly bill A08237 and Senate bill (S6194) seek to dramatically revise the standards to limit the improper use of independent contractors. On January 27, 2010, ABGL lawyer, James W. Versocki, testified at the Assembly’s hearing… Read more »

Wage Board Concludes Work – Commissioner Issues Final Order

The 2009 New York State Wage Board has concluded work and the Commissioner of Labor has adopted its report and recommendation.  The Board, which included ABGL attorney James W. Versocki,was tasked with reviewing the wage orders for the New York State Hotel and Restaurant industries.  The Wage Orders regulate working conditions, including wages and hours… Read more »

Newsday’s “LI People on the Move” features partner Marty Glennon

Marty Glennon has been featured as one of LI’s People on the Move. In the November 16, 2009, edition of Newsday, Marty Glennon’s appointment to the Nassau County Planning Commission, is noted on page 36.  Through his appointment, Mr. Glennon will help oversee the growth and development of Nassau County.

Marty Glennon named to Nassau County Planning Commission

The Planning Commission’s vision is to oversee the orderly growth and development of the County, seeking to balance economic growth with environmental protection and historic preservation. The Nassau County Planning Commission is mandated by law to approve subdivision of land within the unincorporated areas of the County and offer recommendations to municipalities on zoning referrals…. Read more »

Paula Clarity named to the inaugural Advisory Board at St. John’s University School of Law Center for Labor and Employment Law

Associate Paula Clarity was named to the Board of Advisors for St. John’s University School of Law’s Center for Labor and Employment Law.  The Center for Labor and Employment Law will creatively and dynamically prepare law students for professional excellence as superb labor and employment lawyers of impeccable ethical integrity. The Center for Labor and… Read more »

Lowest Responsible Bidder Testimony

On Wednesday, April 22, 2009, James W. Versocki testified before the New York State Senate Labor committee in support of reform of New York State’s lowest responsible bidder law (General Municipal law section 103). James, testifying on behalf of the Rockland County Building Construction Trades Council, highlighted the need for reform of the definition of… Read more »