President Biden Signs Sweeping Executive Order For Care

April 25, 2023
Biden Administration issues executive order to improve care for Americans with 50 Directives aimed at accessibility, affordability, and working conditions for care providers.

Berke-Weiss Law Attorneys Speak at Endometriosis Foundation Conference

March 27, 2023
Berke-Weiss Law attorneys, Laurie Berke-Weiss, Alex Berke, and Rosa Aliberti, spoke at the EndoFound Global Patient Symposium, commonly referred to as Patient Day, about the legal rights and protections for those with endometriosis.

Federal Family and Sick Leave for Covid-19 Expanded by New York District Court

August 14, 2020
S.D.N.Y. Judge Paul Oetken invalidated parts of the Department of Labor’s interpretation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act in a lawsuit brought by New York State Attorney General Letitia James.

Recording: Paid Family Leave in NY

June 8, 2020
Woven Bodies, an inclusive digital practice supporting queer folks + allies from family planning through parenthood hosted Associate Alex Berke to offer training on Paid Family Leave.

The Rhetoric of Choice Obscures Our Social Obligations to Parents

January 30, 2020
Who should foot the bill or take responsibility for social reproduction as more women were pressed into the workforce, government or the individual? In the US, the answer was resounding: the individual. And this has had significant consequences for working parents since. By placing the responsibility on the individual, almost always the mother, parents have been in a bind for decades and any "choices" available reside in an astonishingly thin sliver of options constrained by structural inequalities

New York State Paid Family Leave: Where We've Been and Where We're Going

December 19, 2019
More than 125,600 New Yorkers used Paid Family Leave in 2018. Learn more about upcoming changes to the program, and from the largest US study on Paid Family Leave.

Settlement in Paid Parental Leave Suit Provides Fathers With Enhanced Leave Options

June 4, 2019
Access to paid parental leave is often difficult, and unequal between mothers and fathers. Learn more on how we can help bridge the gap.

5 Tips for Parental Leave Policies That Minimize Risk

May 15, 2018
Laurie Berke-Weiss and Alex Berke were quoted in a recent Law360 article about minimizing legal risk for employers around parental leave issues.

New York State Passes Paid Family Leave and Minimum Wage Laws

December 19, 2016
Details on new legislation that will raise the minimum wage in New York City and provide most employees in New York State with a right to paid family leave,

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