RPL’s Ethan Krasnoo on New California Law to Prevent Age Discrimination in Casting Actors

Recently, California state enacted a new law that allows actors and other entertainment industry professionals to require removal of their ages posted on certain websites. Specifically, A.B. 1687 requires commercial entertainment employment providers like the Internet Movie Database (“IMDb”), that offer paid subscription services for actors and other professionals to post profiles, to remove an actor’s date of birth or age within five days of a subscriber’s request.  The law…

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RPL Managing Partner Helen D. (“Heidi”) Reavis to Speak on Panel at The Voice of a Woman Festival

This Saturday, November 5, 2016, Reavis Parent Lehrer Managing Partner Helen D. “Heidi” Reavis will appear at The Voice of a Woman Festival NYC and speak on a panel following the screening of  “Equal Means Equal,” a documentary that explores the unequal treatment of men and women under the Constitution. Ms. Reavis will be joined by Vonnie Quinn, a Bloomberg news anchor, and Lea Goldman, Editorial Director of Refinery 29.  …

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RPL Hosts American Book Producers Association Luncheon on Risk and Exposure

Last week, Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP hosted the American Book Producers Association for a discussion titled Risk and Exposure for Book Producers: Legal Issues, Relevant Trends and Remedies. Helen D. “Heidi” Reavis, Reavis Parent Lehrer Managing Partner and Principal, Nicole Page, Partner and Head of Reavis Parent Lehrer’s Entertainment Group and Mark H. Moore, Partner in Reavis Parent Lehrer’s Litigation Group, led an in-depth exploration of the legal issues book producers often face, including product…

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Would the Second Circuit Have Ruled Differently in the Maltz Canadian Copyright Case? Insights from Reavis Parent Lehrer Associate Allison “Ally” M. Grein

After discovering her grandfather’s diary, written in the Holocaust-era village of Sokal (formerly in Poland, now considered part of Ukraine), Israeli-American documentarian Judy Maltz traveled to an address recorded in the diary—the home of Francizska Halamajowa, a woman who offered safe haven to Maltz’ grandfather, three Jewish families and a German soldier who defected.  Maltz interviewed living survivors and their descendants, conducting a great deal of original research to learn more about…

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RPL in the News: Media Coverage of Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

Last week, Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York on behalf of a former associate attorney of Defendant Goldberg Segalla LLP, an international law firm headquartered in New York State.  As the lawsuit describes, Plaintiff Marissa T. Jones was recruited to the firm on the basis of its family-friendly culture and practices.  After returning from family leave after…

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Release: Female Attorney, Promised Family-Friendly Workplace, Sues Large NY Firm for Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation

For immediate release Female Attorney, Promised Family-Friendly Workplace, Sues Large New York Firm for Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Former Goldberg Segalla lawyer and mother punished for following firm practices, fired after protesting firm partner’s discrimination and harassment campaign August 31, 2016, New York, NY – Today, New York City-based law firm Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court of the Southern District of New…

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Insights on Massachusetts Landmark Equal-Pay Legislation from RPL Associate Ethan Krasnoo

This month, the Massachusetts legislature passed landmark equal-pay legislation, making it the first state to ban the common practice of employers asking job applicants for their salary histories. Bill S.2119 189th, also known as “An Act to establish pay equity,” is being hailed as “the most robust equal pay law in the country,”* and requires employers to pay workers of different genders the same wages, including benefits and other compensation,…

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RPL Congratulates Client Molly Bernstein on Film Forum Opening of “An Art That Nature Makes”

Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP congratulates client Molly Bernstein on the opening of her newest film, An Art That Nature Makes: The Work of Rosamond Purcell, at Film Forum.  The film has earned the designation of New York Times Critics’ Pick and has received glowing reviews from numerous industry publications, including The Hollywood Reporter, Indiewire, and Art News. Ms. Bernstein, a client of Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP, offers viewers a stunning portrait…

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RPL Partner Nicole Page on Life Rights in Realscreen Online

Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP Parner Nicole Page shares important insights on when and why life rights agreements should be obtained when depicting a real-life subject in “Life Rights — It’s Complicated.” To read the article on Realscreen.com, click here. “In order to obtain access to and cooperation from subjects as well as to avoid lawsuits alleging defamation, misappropriation of likeness, infliction of emotional distress or other claims, it is sometimes necessary to secure “life…

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