Practice Areas

Kristine Sova provides an array of labor and employment legal services in a variety of industries across both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Her labor and employment legal services are listed below. Click any section to read more.

Minimizing Liability Risks in the Hiring Process – Part 1

This post is part of a new series that specifically discusses employment law issues for startups and small businesses operating in New York State and New York City. The hiring process is fraught with liability risks for the unassuming employer.  Certain inquiries and requirements are flat out no-no’s.  With protections increasing for job applicants, it’s … Read more

The Hidden Costs of a Remote Workforce

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many employers to embrace the concept of remote work where they might not otherwise have done so before.  Many of those employers are now converts, abandoning or downsizing their brick-and-mortar office space in exchange for more remote workers. The appeal is not surprising.  Remote work provides a means by which … Read more

Social Distancing in an Office Setting

Employers looking to reopen their workplace after pandemic-related workplace restrictions have been lifted will need to consider and plan for issues like more stringent cleaning protocols, use of face coverings and masks in the workplace, and conducting temperature checks and health screening of employees and visitors.  This post focuses on the need for employers to … Read more

Recordkeeping Guidance for Employers Seeking FFCRA Tax Credits

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “FFCRA”), which was effective April 1, 2020 and ends December 31, 2020, provides small and midsize employers (under 500 employees) with refundable tax credits that reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing paid sick and family leave wages to their employees for qualifying leave related to COVID-19. … Read more