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Lorie co-chairs Seyfarth Shaw’s National Wage & Hour Litigation Practice Group and is co-managing partner of Seyfarth Shaw’s New York office.  Ms. Almon was recognized in the January 2011 issue of The American Lawyer as one of the top “45 Under 45″ women lawyers in The Am Law 200.  She was also named as one of the nation’s “Fab Fifty” litigators under the age of 45 in 2007 by The American Lawyer and selected as one of the top “40 Under 40” lawyers in the United States by the National Law Journal in 2005.

Ms. Almon’s practice is focused on employment litigation, with an emphasis on complex litigation, collective and/or class proceedings. She specializes in litigation of wage and hour claims, regularly defending Fortune 500 companies in high stakes litigation brought pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage payment laws. Ms. Almon also serves as lead counsel in discrimination class actions and multi-district cases, chairing teams of attorneys across the country.  Her considerable trial experience includes numerous jury and bench trials before federal courts, state courts and arbitration panels.

Co-authored by Lorie Almon and Aaron Warshaw

On December 15, 2010, the New York State Department of Labor quietly adopted a major change to New York’s wage rules affecting the restaurant and hotel industries.  The new regulation seeks to clarify existing wage orders by creating a single, more straightforward Hospitality Wage Order.

The Hospitality Wage Order’s effective date is January
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Co-authored by Lorie Almon and Maayan Deker

On April 9, 2011, amendments to New York Labor Laws take effect.  These amendments are effectuated as part of the new Wage Theft Prevention Act.  The amendments to the Labor Laws increase employee protections and institute harsher penalties for non-compliant employers.

The new regulations require employers to provide notice to employees (both in
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