Barbara E. Hoey


  • Wednesday, September 24, 2014
    There are close to 26 million people playing fantasy football this season, so it is highly likely that some of your employees are among them. Here are some answers to commonly asked questions concerning this new pastime, so “fantasy football” does not become a “nightmare” in your workplace. 1.   Is it legal?
  • Tuesday, July 1, 2014
    Editor: What criteria should a company’s media policy follow?
  • Monday, February 24, 2014
    From new laws to the aggressive enforcement agendas of state and federal agencies to unprecedented government rulemaking activism, employers face a more challenging and demanding employment and labor law environment in 2014 than ever before. Included below are some key developments, red flags, pitfalls and opportunities for employers to watch in the...
  • The Welch Case: Focusing On "Protected Activity" Under Sarbanes-Oxley
    Thursday, November 1, 2007
    Editor: Ms. Hoey, would you tell our readers something about your professional experience? Hoey: I graduated from Fordham Law School in 1984 and after practicing for two years at a medium-sized labor firm, I joined Kelley Drye. I have been practicing labor and employment law since then. I became a partner in 1996 and co-chair of the department in 2000.
  • Proper Payroll Practices Continue To Challenge Employers Large & Small
    Sunday, October 1, 2006
    National retailer Sears, Roebuck & Co. recently paid $15 million to settle a federal class action lawsuit where it was accused of failing to pay overtime to 16,000 service technicians for time they spent traveling to work assignments, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"). A federal court just certified a class action challenging the "...
  • Monday, August 1, 2005
    Part I of this article appeared in the July 2005 issue of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel. Recent Cases Under Sarbanes-Oxley The Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower provision, like many similar federal and state whistleblower statutes, is quite broad and, as more than one commentator has noted, open to abuse.
  • Friday, July 1, 2005