Tracey I. Levy

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Rye, NY

Levy Employment Law, LLC
 | 411 Theodore Fremd Avenue, Suite 206 South
Rye, NY 10580
Phone: 9143388023
Fax: 914-637-1909
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1995
Education: Albany Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (90%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (10%)
Attorney Profile

Tracey I. Levy is the founder of Levy Employment Law, LLC, in Rye, New York, which focuses on helping businesses and individuals identify and resolve workplace issues before they result in litigation. Ms. Levy advises small and mid-size organizations on all facets of employment and labor law compliance.  For institutions of all sizes, including Fortune 500 companies and not-for-profits, she regularly provides training in group and individual settings related to appropriate workplace behavior and compliance with employment policies and the law, and she conducts workplace investigations in response to employee complaints of harassment, discrimination, retaliation or other inappropriate behavior. 

Ms. Levy develops and reviews employee handbooks, offer letters, severance agreements, and other employment documents.  She has assisted start-ups with the documentation they needed to become a legally-compliant employer; has led large-scale, multi-state handbook reviews; and handled everything in between.

Ms. Levy brings more than twenty years of experience practicing exclusively in the areas of employment and labor law.  In addition to her current law practice, she is an Adjunct Instructor with the Cornell University ILR Outreach Division, through which she instructs human resources professionals and managers on subjects such as equal employment opportunity law, harassment prevention, employee relations, and conducting effective investigations.  Over the course of her career, Ms. Levy has held positions in the labor and employment law department at Proskauer Rose LLP and as an Employee Relations Specialist with UBS, and she began her career as a senior court attorney with the New York State Court of Appeals.

Ms. Levy has been licensed to practice law since 1994 and is admitted in New York and Connecticut. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Union College and earned her law degree from Albany Law School, both with honors.  Ms. Levy also has a master of laws degree from Yale Law School.

Outside of the office, Ms. Levy speaks to organizations on employment related topics. She is a member of the Westchester County Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. She also belongs to the Westchester Human Resource Management Association and the Society for Human Resource Management.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment & Labor (90%): Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Harassment

Employment & Labor (10%): Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Harassment

Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2018

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About Tracey Levy

Admitted: 1995, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.levyemploymentlaw.com/about-us/

Honors and Awards:

  • Super Lawyers for the New York Metro Area, 2016 - Present

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Westchester Human Resource Management Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • Member, Labor and Employment Law Committee, American Bar Association
  • Member, Labor and Employment Law Committee, Westchester County Bar Association
  • Member, Labor and Employment Law Committee, NYS Bar Association
  • Member, Disability Law Committee, NYC Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Pro Bono Partnership - volunteer attorney helping local not-for-profit organizations with employment law advice, counseling, policy reviews and training.

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Author, Legal Obligations and Workplace Implications for Institutions of Higher Education Accommodating Learning Disabled Students, 30 J. Law & Educ. 85, 2001
  • Author, Collective Bargaining in the Elite Professions Doctors' Application of the Labor Law Model to Negotiations with Health Care Providers, U. Fla J. L & Pub. Pol'y, Summer 2002

Newsletters:

  • New York State is countering the scaleback of wage reporting and paycheck transparency obligations for federal contractors with greater pay transparency and reporting for its state contractors and for all New York employers. Federal contractors must now satisfy annual data privacy training requirements, and OSHA has issued new guidance on preventing retaliation against whistleblowers. Also covered is the Connecticut Supreme Court’s recent clarification of the test for identifying independent contractors., Takeaways, Spring 2017
  • Compensation issues predominate, including the last minute halt on the salary thresholds for the white collar exemptions, the first-of-its-kind Freelance Work Isn’t Free Act, new minimum wage laws, and pay data reporting for EEO-1 submissions. Plus a federal district court decision recognizes sexual orientation discrimination as a form of sex discrimination protected under Title VII., Takeaways, Winter 2016
  • EEOC updates Retaliation Guidance; new federal regulations impact government contractors; SEC cracks down on terms of severance agreements; Connecticut laws limit non-competes and ban the box on criminal history; New York regulates pay via direct deposit or debit cards; New York City rules on bathroom designations and union neutrality, and state courts address marital status discrimination, retaliation liability and marijuana use at work., Takeaways, Fall 2016
  • Federal government adds trade secret protection and doubles the salary threshold for exemption from overtime eligibility; additional regulations and guidance expand federal contractor obligations to prevent sex discrimination (very broadly defined), require new practices on reporting and preventing workplace injuries, and clarify disability accommodations through leaves of absence. New York State adds paid family leave and raises the minimum wage, while New York City amends its Human Rights Law, and new court decisions set the time clock for constructive discharge claims and find an HR Director can be personally liable under the FMLA., Takeaways, Summer 2016
  • New York City protects employees with any caregiver responsibilities, while federal, state and city government agencies expand employee rights in interpreting joint-employment status, interpreting paid sick leave and ban-the-box laws, and eliminating gender distinctions in business policies and practices. Also covered are recent NLRB and Second Circuit decisions. Life’s Lessons column highlights the reasons for all employers to update their employee handbooks and conduct workplace training on a more frequent basis., Takeaways, spring 2016
  • Wage law changes predominate with new state and local laws to enforce payment obligations, as well as new court and federal administrative agency decisions on wage issues; plus discrimination protections are further expanded, NYC limits criminal history checks and federal agencies issue new pronouncements. Life’s Lessons turns to reasonable accommodation obligations and reinstatement of the poor performer returning from medical leave., Takeaways, fall 2015
  • U.S. Supreme Court expands pregnancy protections, addresses religious practice and limits EEOC authority; employee privacy rights enhanced by new Connecticut law on personal online activity and New York City law on credit checks. Life’s Lessons column considers how to handle a reasonable accommodation request from a top performer., Takeaways, summer 2015
  • Updates on new US DOL regulations and NLRB action, new NYS and NYC laws modifying notice obligations and adding a new category of job-protected leave, and notable US Supreme Court and NJ high court decisions. Plus Life’s Lessons column reviews four top HR audit items., Takeaways, spring 2015
  • New York State expands gender-related protections with many new laws, Second Circuit rules on whistleblower protection and Facebook likes as protected activity, New York and OFCCP limit pay secrecy, and New Jersey municipalities broaden paid sick leave entitlements. Life’s Lessons column considers the carrots and sticks of employee retention in an employment-at-will context., Takeaways, winter 2015
  • New Jersey Ban the Box law, New York legalizes medical marijuana, Connecticut amends paid sick leave law, EEOC guidance on pregnancy accommodation, new Executive Orders impact federal contractors, and important employment decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court, New Jersey Appellate Division…, Takeaways, fall 2014
  • Quarterly newsletter providing subscribers with highlights of the most significant New York, New Jersey and Connecticut legal developments from the past quarter, together with action items for their business., Takeaways
  • Paid sick leave laws proliferate in New Jersey, New York City updates rules on sick leave policies, minimum wage increases for tri-state area take effect with new year, and this issue offers an in-depth analysis on conducting a lawful background check, Takeaways, winter 2014

Educational Background:

  • Union College, B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science
  • Yale Law School, L.L.M., Employment and Labor Law

Industry Groups

  • SHRM
  • WHRMA
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Office Location for Tracey I. Levy

411 Theodore Fremd Avenue
Suite 206 South
Rye, NY 10580

Phone: 9143388023

Fax: 914-637-1909

 

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Last Updated: 6/22/2018

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