I just accepted a new position at a NY plaintiff’s side employment law firm. Does anyone have any advice or commentary about the state of the field?

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Your first step in assessing company conduct should be to defer to Hanlon’s Razor. “Never attribute to malice what could be equally explained by stupidity.” Most managers aren’t malicious, they’re just dumb or ignorant of what is legal.

Also, don’t go all self-righteous. At the end of the day you’re in this for a payday (which there’s nothing wrong with that).

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Its busy. Im an employment lawyer on defense side in NY/NJ region and we are very busy

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