David M. Katz: Lawyer with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

David M. Katz


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Practice Areas

  • Employment
  • Labor & Benefits
  • Counseling
  • Training & Employment Practices
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Employee Mobility
  • Noncompetes & Trade Secrets
  • Employment Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Labor-Management Relations & Labor Disputes
  • Defense of Employment Discrimination & Harassment Claims
  • Financial Services
  • Real Estate
  • Retail & Consumer Products
  • Sports
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Technology
  • Communications & Media
  • Nonprofits
Contact InfoTelephone: 212.692.6844
Fax: 212-983-3115
University Emory University, B.A., 2000
Law SchoolRutgers University, J.D., 2003
AdmittedNew Jersey; New York; United States District Court for the Southern District of New York; United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York; United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

David is experienced in representing employers and executives in all aspects of labor and employment law.

He frequently counsels clients on issues related to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblowing, wage and hour, workforce reductions, leaves of absence, post-employment restrictive covenants, executive compensation, employee benefits, and collective bargaining.

David also reviews and drafts employment policies, handbooks, employment and consulting agreements, shareholder agreements, deferred compensation plans, and restrictive covenants.

•Quoted in The Obesity Problem is Growing , The National Law Journal (09.24.2012)
•Quoted in Prepare for the New Payroll Deduction Law , Crain's New York Business (08.31.2012)

•Author, Will NJ Go 'Ban the Box' and Beyond , Law360 (01.06.2014)
•Author, Obesity as a Covered Disability under the ADA , BNA's Daily Labor Report (10.05.2012)
•Co-author, NLRB Requires Non-Union Employers to Post Unionization Rights Notices , Employment, Labor & Benefits Alert (09.07.2011)
•Co-author, Ignorance Is Not Bliss: Supervisors May Not Bury Their Heads in the Sand To Avoid Sexual Harassment Liability , Employment, Labor & Benefits Alert (12.16.2009)
• Employers Must Provide Paid Leave to New Jersey Employees Effective July 1, 2009 , Employment, Labor & Benefits Alert (06.23.2009)
•Co-author, The Employee Free Choice Act and the RESPECT Act: How Should Employers Respond? , (02.18.2009)
•Co-author, New York Enacts New Laws Regarding Background Checks and Hiring , Employment, Labor & Benefits Alert (02.09.2009)
•Co-author, Obama Signs Ledbetter Act; Congress Continues to Debate Paycheck Fairness Ac , Employment, Labor & Benefits Alert (01.29.2009)


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Rocky Mountain High Part II: Colorado’s Highest Court Approves Employer’s Stance that Employee Toke is No Joke
David Cohen,David M. Katz, July 3, 2015
Last week the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that an employer can fire an employee for use of medical marijuana away from the workplace. The case is Coats v. Dish Network, No. 13SC394 (June 15, 2015).

Back at it Again: NLRB Invalidates Employer’s “Overbroad” Solicitation Rule
David M. Katz, January 13, 2015
We have posted extensively about the NLRB’s crusade against overbroad workplace policies (see our most recent posts here and here), ranging from social media policies to workplace conduct and disciplinary policies and everything in between. Well the Board is back at it again — handing...
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David M. Katz

666 Third Avenue
New YorkNY 10017


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