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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.

Famighetti & Weinick PLLC are employment lawyers on Long Island, New York who handle cases of wrongful termination.  Wrongful termination on Long Island can come in different forms, such as discrimination or retaliation.

Wrongful Termination in New York

Employees in New York are considered to work at-will.  At-will employment means that employers can hire or fire employees for any reason or no reason at all.  The reason, however, cannot be an unlawful reason.  Because of employment at-will in New York, unlawful reasons are created by the passage of laws so there are only a few reasons which may considered wrongful termination in New York.  An employer simply making up a reason, framing an employee, or believing one employee’s story over another, are generally not wrongful terminations.  These acts, however, may be evidence of a wrongful termination and be used as evidence of discrimination or retaliation.

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