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October 17, 2018

Special Counsel Kathryn Barcroft has been recently published in the New York Law Journal, where she discusses New York’s new sexual harassment policies for the workplace and compares them to efforts made by other states, such as California and Delaware. Read the full article here.

October 11, 2018

News 13 met with Special Counsel Kathryn Barcroft to discuss the new sexual harassment laws in New York State and how they will impact New York Businesses. See full video here.


October 6, 2018

Special Counsel Kathryn Barcroft was interviewed on CBS 6 regarding the October 9, 2018 deadline for employers in New York State to provide their employees with a sexual harassment policy. Watch the full interview here.


September 27, 2018

Special Counsel Kathryn Barcroft has been recently interviewed on CBS 6 regarding the upcoming New York State laws pertaining to sexual harassment in the workplace. The laws, which will be in effect by October 9, 2018, will require a sexual harassment policy and sexual harassment prevention training for all companies in New York, regardless of size. Read more here.


September 25, 2018

Special Counsel Kathryn Barcroft featured in New York Law Journal's "Lawyers on the Move." Read more here.


September 20, 2018

Special Counsel Kathryn Barcroft’s Letter on the Child Victims Act Published in Times Union. Read more here.


September 19th, 2018

Attorney Kathryn Barcroft discusses the NYS workplace harassment policies and training to take effect. Read more here.


August 31, 2018

Federal employment attorney, Ariel Solomon was interviewed by the Albany Business Review following her selection to a national list of notable attorneys. The Business Journals’ Influencers: Law spotlights 100 executives who are having an impact on business and legal matters in communities across the nation.

Hear more about her decision to practice law, the challenges of opening a law firm, and the firm’s future expansion goals by viewing the interview here.


August 30, 2018

Times Union has featured Special Counsel Kathryn Barcroft in their “On the Move” segment. “On the Move” showcases new talent who have been hired or promoted in the Capital Region of New York State. To see her full spotlight, click here.

August 29,2018

Special Counsel Kathryn Barcroft has been featured in Albany Business Review’s “People on the Move.” This section of the Review highlights the hiring and promotion of vital members of law firms and businesses. In her segment, Ms. Barcroft expresses why she is excited to be a member of Solomon Law Firm, PLLC. To see her full feature, click here.


August 24, 2018

Kathryn Barcroft, Special Counsel and #MeToo attorney, was interviewed on Capital Tonight regarding the nationwide implications of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report detailing the abuse of over 1,000 children by over 300 Catholic priests. Ms. Barcroft emphasizes the need to strengthen protections for child victims of abuse in the country, as well as in New York State, as only two criminal charges can be brought from this report. She argues that statutory changes are necessary to increase the statute of limitations for reporting of child abuse through the Child Victims Act (“Act”). In New York, another session has ended, and the Legislature has again failed to pass any version of the Act. #MeToo has demonstrated that sexual harassment, assault, and abuse of children remains an omnipresent societal issue that remains inadequately addressed; often times shrouded by both secrecy, social bias and insufficient legal protections.

Watch the full interview here.


August 22, 2018

Ariel Solomon has been named one of The Business Journals’ 2018 Influencers: Law. This national distinction recognizes 100 attorneys who are having an impact on business and legal matters in communities across the country. To read the full list, click here. The Business Journals’ prior coverage of Federal Employment Attorney and Founding Partner of Solomon Law Firm, PLLC, Ariel Solomon, can be read here.


November 22, 2017

Solomon Law Firm, PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Daniel K. Gebhardt has joined the firm as a partner located in the Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Gebhardt’s practice focuses on protecting civil rights and the rights of whistleblowers in the workplace.

Besides litigating employment discrimination and whistleblower cases, Mr. Gebhardt has advised clients and litigated cases in virtually every area of employment law. Mr. Gebhardt has represented numerous clients in the private and public sectors, in individual, multi-party, and class cases, and Mr. Gebhardt routinely practices before administrative and federal courts such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB); and U.S. District Courts in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.

Mr. Gebhardt earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law in August 2001 and his LL.M. from the University of Melbourne Law School in Melbourne, Australia in October 2001.


November 21, 2017

Attorney Ariel E. Solomon was again selected by the American Society of Legal Advocates (ALSA) as one of the top Labor and Employment attorneys to retain in 2018.

Membership in the organization is limited to 1.5 % of lawyers nationally. The ASLA was created for the purpose of recognizing exceptional attorneys.


November 11, 2017

Federal employment attorney, Ariel Solomon was recognized by the The National Advocates: Top 100, an organization composed of the Top 100 attorneys from each state or region who "exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence and performance in their area of specialty." This exclusive organization selects only the most qualified attorneys from each state or region who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, and influence.


October 15, 2017

Federal Employment Attorneys, Ariel E. Solomon and Paul Buchbinder, were again selected by SuperLawyers for inclusion in this year’s list of rising stars.


July 10, 2017

Ariel Solomon was recognized by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers as one of the Premier 100 Trial Attorneys for New York.


July 20, 2016

Solomon Law Firm, PLLC is proud to announce the addition of two more attorneys to our employment law firm: Marko Jankovic and Tyler Blake.

Marko Jankovic, Senior of Counsel, has more than 15 of experience in employment law to his name as in-house counsel for large businesses among other positions. A George Mason University School of Law graduate, Marko is uniquely adept at helping companies maintain compliance with the latest regulations in order to avoid litigation.


July 11, 2016

Federal employment attorney, Ariel Solomon was recognized by the The National Advocates: Top 100, an organization composed of the Top 100 attorneys from each state or region who "exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence and performance in their area of specialty." This exclusive organization selects only the most qualified attorneys from each state or region who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, and influence.

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August 15, 2015

Both Ariel E. Solomon and Paul Buchbinder were selected by SuperLawyers for inclusion in this year’s list of rising stars.


July 10, 2015

Ariel Solomon was recognized by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers as one of the Premier 100 Trial Attorneys for New York.

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May 15, 2015

Ariel Solomon selected by the Albany Business Review as a member of the 2015 class of 40 under Forty click on the link to read more!


December 5, 2014

Attorney Ariel E. Solomon was again selected by the American Society of Legal Advocates (ALSA) as one of the top Labor and Employment attorneys to retain in 2015.

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Membership in the organization is limited to 1.5 % of lawyers nationally. The ASLA was created for the purpose of recognizing exceptional attorneys.


November 3, 2014

Federal employment attorney, Ariel E. Solomon appears in the Albany Business Review to discuss the business behind the practice of law. Click here to read the article.

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August 24, 2014

Super Lawyers again selects Attorney Ariel Solomon for inclusion among the list of top peer-reviewed attorneys in New York for the calendar year 2014. Ms. Solomon provides representation to federal employees before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in discrimination cases, adverse actions, wrongful terminations, and claims involving retaliation for whistleblowing.

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Selection as a Super Lawyer is reserved for those attorneys representing the top 2.5% of practitioners in New York State.


May 18, 2014

As more evidence points to issues in the VA health care system, Solomon Law Firm, PLLC Whistleblowing client Dr. Jose Mathews speaks with the Chicago Tribune concerning long delays in providing patient care to veterans.

Chicago Tribune


May 18, 2014

The Los Angeles Times features Dr. Jose Mathews, VA whistleblower and former Chief of Psychiatry who disclosed allegations of breaches to the standard of patient care. Dr. Jose Mathews (represented by Federal employment Attorney Ariel E. Solomon was forced to file a whistleblowing claim after his efforts to improve patient care was met with staunch opposition and retaliation.

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May 16, 2014

Solomon Law Firm, PLLC client Dr. Jose Mathews with Fox News concerning the St. Louis VA hospital. Both Mathews and another whistleblower in Texas, disclosed allegations of lax care to Veterans, as reflected in this Fox News article. U.S. Senator Roy Blunt heavily criticized the VA and called for an investigation following Dr. Mathews' disclosures. Additional information concerning statements made by Senator Blunt can be found here, Fox 2 Now.

Fox News


May 16, 2014

Federal employment attorney Ariel E. Solomon, Esq. , discusses the constructive termination of Dr. Jose Mathews, the former Chief of Psychiatry with the St. Louis Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Mathews was terminated shortly after disclosing information related to inadequate and delayed care provided to critically ill veterans. Read more here: Democracy Now Article

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May 16, 2014

The Take Away along with NPR News discusses protected disclosures made by VA Whistleblower Dr. Jose Mathews (represented by Attorney Ariel E. Solomon. NPR discusses VA neglect and risks of patient suicides resulting from the lengthy delays.

NPR

NPR Interview


May 13, 2014

The Big Story – Associated Press discusses Dr. Jose Mathews disclosures of threats to veteran health and safety after uncovering VA delays which lead to calls for the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki. Mathews raised his concerns within a whistleblower complaint which was filed with the United States Office of Special Counsel.

AP


May 13, 2014

The St. Louis VA hospital continues is subject to a congressional call for an investigation following disclosures made by Dr. Jose Mathews. The Washington Post discusses Dr. Mathews' whistleblower complaint which is currently being litigated federal employment Attorney Ariel Solomon .

Washington Post


May 13, 2014

A recent article by Stars and Stripes draws increased attention to the claims made by Dr. Jose Mathews, a federal whistleblower represented by the Solomon Law Firm, PLLC. After Mathews attempted to incorporate various changes to provide more efficient treatment within the St. Louis VA hospital, he was removed from his position as the Chief of Psychiatry. Mathews' claims are also accompanied by numerous reports of veteran deaths nationwide that resulted from d delays in medical care to veterans.

Stars and Stripes


May 13, 2014

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes about a recent case taken on by Solomon Law Firm, PLLC . After complaining about delays in treatment, Dr. Jose Mathews received a demotion within the VA Health Care System. With several investigations in the works, Mathews continues to stand up for veterans no matter what the cost.

STL Today


May 9, 2014

Dr. Jose Mathews, accompanied by the Solomon Law Firm, PLLC, continue to fight for the veterans who have and are suffering due to VA neglect and service delays at the VA hospital. The Center for Investigative Reporting addresses Mathews' allegations together with his demotion, which violates the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act.

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May 9, 2014

ABC News interview Dr. Jose Mathews, who is currently represented by Ariel Solomon. Dr. Mathews was retaliated against after disclosing inadequate care to veterans.

ABC World News


December 5, 2013

Solomon Law Firm, PLLC is proud to announce that Federal Employment litigation Attorney Ariel E. Solomon was selected by the American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA) as one of top Labor and Employment lawyers to retain in 2014.

Federal Employee | Solomon Law Firm | MSPB | Ariel Solomon | best attorney

The organization was founded for the sole purpose of identifying only the most outstanding legal talent throughout the country. Membership in the organization is limited to 1.5 % of lawyers nationally.


October 24, 2013

Super Lawyers recognizes Attorney Ariel Solomon for her aggressive representation of clients before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.


March 1, 2011

The Solomon Law Firm, PLLC, proudly announces the opening of its Albany, NY and Washington, DC offices. The firm focuses its practice on Federal Sector employment matters. "The firm anticipates that the state of the art office locations will facilitate the highest level of service to clients for years to come," said Ariel Solomon, the firm's managing principal and lead federal employment attorney.


October 14, 2010

Ariel Solomon featured in a FedSmith article discussing recent oral arguments before the Merit Systems Protection Board balancing federal employee appeal rights with national security concerns.

FedSmith

MSPB Balances National Security Exception and Employee Rights


April 28, 2010

Ariel E. Solomon, Esq, published a Law Review Article on changes in the law concerning the Reemployment Rights of Veterans, pursuant to the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA). Her article discusses Erickson v. United States Postal Service, 571 F.3d 1364 (Fed. Cir. 2009), the US Court of Appeals decision which held that the US Merit Systems Protection Board erred when it determined a government agency could terminate the employment of a service member for excessive absences related to his military service.

Reserve Officers Association

A Case Study of 38 USC Sections 4311 and 4312: Erickson v. USPS


December 31, 2009

Ariel E. Solomon comments on newly passed legislation which reforms pension benefits in New York State for the first time in decades. It is anticipated that the creation of the Tier V pension benefits will increase cost efficiency for public employees and could save the state and local governments $35 billion over the next 30 years. The new Tier V legislation applies to both uniformed and non-uniformed public employees and significantly reforms the pension system.

Senate Passes $48 Billion Pension Reform


July 14, 2009

Ariel E. Solomon successfully served as the principal attorney on behalf of the petitioner, a former employee of the United States Postal Service, who was terminated from Federal Employment because of his military service in violation of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994. Ms. Solomon argued on the petitioner's behalf during an appeal from the United States Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the second highest court in the Nation. Read more about the Court's decision:

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United States Postal Service Wrongfully Terminated United States Veteran

Erickson v. United States Postal Service, 571 F.3d 1364 (Fed. Cir. 2009)


January 12, 2009

Employment Law Attorney, Ariel Solomon, discusses recent legislative changes affecting New York State business owners and employees alike. Including an overview of amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the WARN Act, and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA):


September 30, 2008

Ariel E. Solomon, Publishes federal employment law article with the American Bar Association's Human Rights journal regarding reemployment rights under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA).

American Bar Association

ABA: Ensuring the Employment Rights of America's Citizen Soldiers

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