Abigail M. Kagan
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Abigail M. Kagan focuses her practice on employment law, with particular experience in conducting transactional due diligence, defending single-plaintiff, class and collective actions, second-chairing labor negotiations, and drafting personnel policies and other employment documents. She has advised clients on EEO concerns, the gig economy, data privacy, leaves of absence, reductions in force, wage and hour audits, unemployment insurance, short-term disability, restrictive covenants, and NLRA application to non-union members. Read Abigail Kagan's full bio.
By Lindsay Ditlow and Abigail M. Kagan on Mar 31, 2021
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment, Health and Welfare Plans, Labor
Effective March 12, 2021, all New York State employers are required to provide employees with paid time off (PTO) to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the employee’s regular rate of pay. Access the article.
By Brian S. Cousin, Abigail M. Kagan and Saniya Ahmed on Sep 15, 2020
Posted In Employment
COVID-19 safety plans are a way for employers to demonstrate to their employees, the public and, in certain cases, state governments that they have considered the risks associated with COVID-19 in their workplaces and have developed a response to these concerns. The plans establish and explain the policies, practices and conditions necessary to meet the...
By Ron Holland, Abigail M. Kagan, Brian Mead and Michael J. Sheehan on Sep 10, 2020
Posted In Employment, Privacy and Data Security
Many employers who recently reopened are now facing a new challenge—employee off-duty conduct. At stake are both workplace and customer safety as well as the company’s reputation. A recent webinar featuring McDermott’s Michael Sheehan, Ron Holland, Abigail Kagan and Brian Mead covers various scenarios employers are likely to face and provides practical strategies to navigate...
By Abigail M. Kagan on Oct 24, 2019
Posted In Employment, Labor
OSHA’s general duty clause now applies to workplace violence in healthcare Sec. of Labor v. Integra Health Mgmt., Inc., OSHRC Docket No. 13-1124 (March 2019), requiring healthcare employers to maintain workplaces “free from recognized hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm.” Abigail M. Kagan authored a primer for healthcare employers...