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Rebecca Sivitz

Rebecca Sivitz

Associate

Rebecca Sivitz is an associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department. She represents and advises employers in a wide range of areas, including discrimination, class action, wage and hour, and traditional labor. She also has considerable experience with complex restrictive covenant cases on both the plaintiff and defense sides.

As part of her practice, Rebecca represents employers in federal and state courts; before administrative agencies such as the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board; as well as before the American Arbitration Association.

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Eleventh Circuit Adopts Second Circuit’s “Primary Beneficiary” Test for Unpaid Interns

On September 11, 2015, the Eleventh Circuit became the first appellate court to address the standard for lawful unpaid internships since the Second Circuit’s ruling in Glatt et al. v. Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc. et al. (For more on Glatt, see our post here). The new decision adopts the Glatt test and reasoning wholesale, and … Continue Reading

Second Circuit Revives Contract Attorney’s Misclassification Suit

On July 23, 2015, the Second Circuit, in Lola v. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Tower Legal Staffing, Inc., revived a putative collective action brought by David Lola, a contract attorney, against Skadden and Tower Legal Staffing, Inc., alleging violations of the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.  The Second Circuit … Continue Reading
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