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Long Island employment lawyers Peter J. Famighetti and Matthew Weinick, partners of Famighetti & Weinick, PLLC, were selected for inclusion in the 2017 Super Lawyers New York Metro Magazine. 2017 marks the sixth year in a row Weinick was selected to the Rising Stars list and the fourth consecutive year Famighetti was selected for the Super Lawyers list.

Less than 5% of the lawyers in New York State are selected to the Super Lawyers list after undergoing a patented selection process which uses an evaluation based on 12 “indicators,” making Famighetti’s selection truly special. On his selection, Famighetti said, “I am honored that Super Lawyers chose me for inclusion on such an exclusive listing of attorneys.” Famighetti was selected for the practice area of plaintiff’s employment litigation.

The Rising Star selection process narrows the nominees to less than 2.5% of the lawyers in New York State. Eligible lawyers are either under 40 years old or have been practicing for less than 10 years. Weinick commented, “I am so proud that Super Lawyers has recognized me for six consecutive years.” Weinick was also selected for the practice area of plaintiff’s employment litigation.

On September 12, 2017, Long Island employment lawyer Matthew Weinick delivered a presentation to a packed meeting of the Nassau County Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law committee. Weinick spoke about cases decided by the United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals in 2017. Issues decided by the Court and discussed by Weinick included the causation standard for FMLA retaliation cases, whether employees can be lawfully terminated for refusing to sign an illegal confidentiality agreement, and whether employees of religious organizations can bring claims of employment discrimination against the organization.

The hour long presentation drew a large and attentive crowd.  Attendees participated in discussions about the National Labor Relations Board’s recent employee friendly decisions and the meaning of changes to the causation standard in employment retaliation cases.

Weinick proudly serves as secretary of the Labor and Employment Law committee and was excited to have the opportunity to present in front of so many of his colleagues, friends, and even adversaries.

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