Presented by: Amy Habib Rittling
Follow this link for the presentation slides AND a draft policy handbook entry covering the new law
Understanding the New Sick Leave Law; on Jan 1, 2021, the new New York State Paid Sick Leave Law goes into effect.
Amy Habib Rittling, a Partner with Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman, serves as Team Leader for the firm’s Employment Practice Team. She concentrates her practice in employment and general business law and litigation. Her employment law experience includes counseling and advising employers on all aspects of employment relationships and employment practices and policies. She also assists employers with self-audits and workplace investigations. Ms. Habib Rittling also represents employers before administrative agencies including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the U.S. Department of Labor, the New York State Department of Labor and other various state and local employment agencies. She frequently defends clients in legal claims involving: discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, state and federal wage and hour laws, and the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Ms. Habib Rittling's employment law experience also includes drafting and negotiating employment and severance agreements and litigating claims involving misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of restrictive covenants.
Prior to returning to Buffalo, Ms. Habib Rittling served as Special Assistant to Commissioner Leslie E. Silverman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Amy finds her inspiration “strategizing on cases with an exceptional group of talented colleagues.” She is actively involved in her community, and lives in Eggertsville with her husband, Mark, and four young children