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Steven Mitchell Sack Appears on MONEY MATTERS with Christopher Hensley
Money Matters Podcast, 9/27/22
Steven Mitchell Sack “The Employee’s Lawyer,” appeared on the MONEY MATTERS podcast with Christopher Hensley to talk about his new book FIRED! Protect Your Rights & FIGHT BACK If You’re Terminated, Laid Off, Downsized, Restructured, Forced to Resign or Quit.
Fired? Laid Off? Your Legal Rights
WHPC Radio “Law You Should Know,” 9/21/22
Steven Mitchell Sack “The Employee’s Lawyer” appeared on the radio show “Law You Should Know” with Kenneth Landau to talk about his new book “FIRED! Protect Your Rights & FIGHT BACK If You're Terminated, Laid Off, Downsized, Restructured, Forced to Resign or Quit" and offered advice to listeners on what they should do if they are harassed or discriminated against at work.
Steven Mitchell Sack Talks about His New Book on the K-Zone Morning Kommute
WPKZ Radio, 9/21/22
Steven Mitchell Sack “The Employee’s Lawyer” recently appeared on the K-Zone Morning Kommute on WPKZ Radio (105.3 FM/1200 AM) in Fitchburg, Massachusetts to speak about his latest book “FIRED! Protect Your Rights & FIGHT BACK If You’re Terminated, Laid Off, Downsized, Restructured, Forced to Resign or Quit.” He also kept listeners informed of their rights when being let go at work.
How We’ll Do in ’22:
Long Island Business News, 1/7/22
Steven Mitchell Sack, “The Employee’s Lawyer,” spoke to Long Island Business News on where the employment law landscape is heading in the publication’s 2022 Forecast. One prediction is the U.S. following Portugal and France’s lead in allowing employees not to answer phone calls or emails after work. “While employees had the luxury of working remotely, many felt they had to be at their boss’ beck and call, or else be terminated,” Mr. Sack said. “Employers will soon be told any ‘emergency’ can wait to be answered until the next business day.”
Employment Law Trailblazers: Steven Mitchell Sack
National Law Journal Trailblazer, July/August 2021
Steven Mitchell Sack, “The Employee’s Lawyer,” was named as a trailblazer in employment law by the National Law Journal. The award recognizes professionals in employment law who have moved the needle in the legal industry. These legal professionals have made significant marks on the practice, policy and technological advancements in their sector. It’s not just lawyers who have worked on big deals — they are agents of change.
Employment Law | OPEN
BronxNet TV Show OPEN, 6/30/21
Steven Mitchell Sack, “The Employee’s Lawyer,” appeared on the BronxNet TV show OPEN to discuss unfair termination laws and provide advice for employees in those situations. Among the topics that he covered were unfair termination, whether someone can be fired for not being vaccinated and what can an employee do if they believe they were unfairly terminated.
EEOC Releases New Details On Systemic Age Discrimination: What You Can Do
Steven Mitchell Sack, “The Employee’s Lawyer,” was interviewed by Forbes on age discrimination. He suggests which interactions could indicate age discrimination and warrant added scrutiny.
Steven Mitchell Sack Talks to Forbes about Age Equity in the Workplace
Steven Mitchell Sack, “The Employee’s Lawyer,” was interviewed by Forbes on the need to have an age-diverse workforce. Mr. Sack said companies discriminate against older job applicants by requiring them to have a college degree, although the person has enough work experience, or to take a physical, even if the job title doesn’t require one. He also said candidates should not be asked their date of birth, what year they graduated high school, and why they are seeking education at this point in their lives. In addition, Mr. Sack said, an employer should never tell the applicant they are overqualified.
Forbes Interviews Steven Mitchell Sack on Age Discrimination in Job Descriptions
Steven Mitchell Sack, “The Employee’s Lawyer,” spoke to Forbes on how companies may be discriminating against older job candidates because the job description may be too narrow.
Mr. Sack was shown an online advertisement from a pharmaceutical firm seeking a district sales manager. He noticed that the candidate should possess “no more than 5 to 10 years of Pharmaceutical Sales Leadership experience.”
“That advertisement looks pretty dicey to me,” Mr. Sack says, adding that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits limitations on age, experience or other specifications “and this ad clearly states a limit.”
He also said that, while age discrimination is the most difficult to prove, companies can be held liable if they include specific criteria in their job descriptions. “When you have direct evidence like this job ad, and it can be backed up by statistics such as the average age of the last 30 hires was 35, it can be used against a company in either an individual or class-action lawsuit,” he said.
U.S. News & World Report Interviews Steven Mitchell Sack on Early Retirement Packages
U.S. News & World Report, 4/01/20
Steven Mitchell Sack, “The Employee’s Lawyer,” was interviewed by U.S. News & World Report for an article on whether or not you should accept an early retirement package from your employer. Mr. Sack recommended extending your employment with the company, if possible.
“If you are not ready to retire yet, work out something with your employer for you to stay on with the company a little longer,” he said. “Offer to train your replacement while you are still employed.” He also said that, although it may be easy to accept the money upfront and leave, “at the same time, you might be reluctant to leave a job you have always loved and stayed at for many years.”
Forbes Interviews Steven Mitchell Sack on How Companies Should Handle Layoffs during COVID-19 Outbreak
Steven Mitchell Sack, “The Employee’s Lawyer,” spoke to Forbes on how companies should properly lay off workers during the coronavirus outbreak. He suggests that newly hired employees should be let go first in order to avoid allegations of age discrimination against older workers. Another option, Mr. Sack suggested, was to reduce the workforce equally by age group.
He also recommended that employers should keep workers on the payroll for as long as possible. “If you have to lay people off, give them ample notice,” he said. “And if you have to terminate people, give them ample severance packages to help them through this time.” He also told employers, “Do the right thing in this time of crisis instead of looking for a way to save a penny. Remember, you’re dealing with people and it’s important to take care of them, especially when they’ve been taking care of you.”
Steven Mitchell Sack Discusses Compensation for Nannies during Coronavirus Crisis
New York Post, 3/23/20
Steven Mitchell Sack, “The Employee’s Lawyer,” spoke to The New York Post on how nannies should be compensated during the coronavirus outbreak. Mr. Sack said that, if the parents are looking to cut back the nanny’s hours or even letting her go, they should review the employment contract, if one exists.
“The document should outline the terms of severance, notice and number of sick days,” Mr. Sack said. “If they put them out on furlough for the next few months, they should definitely give them notice pay, and possibly severance pay, with an invitation to re-hire the nanny when times get better.”
Attorney Steve Sack was interviewed by Forbes
After practicing employment law in New York for 40 years, Sack’s list of do’s and don’ts won’t get your job back, but it will give you the leverage you need to negotiate a better package. Or, in some cases, the wisdom to know when to consult an employment lawyer.
Attorney Steve Sack was interviewed by Forbes
In the U.K., a woman of 22 years just won an age discrimination case against her former employer after being told she was “too young for the job.”
Attorney Steve Sack Comments on New York City’s Gender Wage Gap
Long Island Business News, 5/02/17
Steven Mitchell Sack, “The Employee’s Lawyer,” was recently interviewed by Long Island Business News in regards to New York City’s gender wage gap.
Attorney Steve Sack Comments on Federal Court’s Ruling against Overtime Rule
Long Island Business News, 12/02/16
Steven Mitchell Sack, “The Employee’s Lawyer,” says the federal court’s ruling that prevents the new overtime law from being implemented will hurt low-wage hourly workers who depend on overtime to make ends meet.