Sherri Jayson is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ New York office where her practice focuses on professional liability, employment liability litigation, excess casualty litigation and construction. Ms. Jayson has successfully represented individuals and small business owners and takes pride in her ability to counsel clients and explain complex legal issues in easy to understand ways. Ms. Jayson’s experience includes all phases of litigation from inception through trial in New York State and Federal Courts, as well as the various Appellate Divisions of the State of New York. Ms. Jayson approaches her cases aggressively and practically to achieve early, cost-effective resolutions.
Ms. Jayson graduated with distinction from Albany Law School in 2001, where she was a Note & Comment Editor for the Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology. She obtained her B.A. from Brandeis University in 1996, where she graduated cum laude.
Ms. Jayson is an avid tennis fan but merely a mediocre player. She enjoys spending the end of a hot New York summer at the US Open. Having completed a short stint at Le Cordon Bleu, Ms. Jayson also dabbles in gourmet cooking at home and enjoys sampling new cuisines while traveling.
Almost a year after a near complete shutdown of the New York Court system’s services due to the crippling spread of the Coronavirus, the Court and litigants now embrace new rules to navigate through the muddy waters of virtual litigation. In February, the Court introduced two new initiatives to promote criminal justice, give civil litigants their “day in court,” and prevent a backlog of cases. First, Chief Administrative Judge Janet DiFiore issued an Administrative Order outlining the changes. Second, the Court issued a manual for bench trials.
While New York City and Westchester County had already enacted paid sick leave laws, beginning January 1, 2021, nearly all New York employers will be required to provide paid sick leave to their employees pursuant to the recently enacted New York Labor Law § 196-b. As accrual of paid leave begins three months before it can be used, employers should have commenced the calculation and accounting of these benefits as of September 30, 2020.