Lawyer Monthly - April 2022

About Ruofei Xiang Ruofei Xiang is an attorney with Mazzola Lindstrom LLP who focuses her practice on employment litigation and counselling. She represents corporations and individuals before state and federal courts in claims involving discrimination, retaliation, restrictive covenants, breach of contract and other employment issues. She counsels employers on the implementation of compliant policies and preventative practices. She routinely drafts employment agreements and handbooks, and provides employee training on discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and business ethics. About Mazzola Lindstrom LLP Mazzola Lindstrom LLP is a firm headquartered in New York City that provides legal services and serves as general counsel to a diverse array of clients domestically and internationally. Mazzola Lindstrom LLP’s lawyers practice in areas including commercial litigation, complex transactions, art law, employment law, credit risk and international trade, and insurance coverage and defence. EXPERT INSIGHT 55 APR 2022 | WWW.LAWYER-MONTHLY.COM expectations. Policies can address use and disclosure of data, electronic communications and social media, as well as disciplinary practices in the event of violation. Employee training is also a highly effective but commonly underestimated tool to communicate such polices to employees. Depending on the industry and nature of the business, and only if necessary, employers may also want to implement reasonable monitoring practices (although I would highly caution against potentially overreaching surveillance that would negatively affect employee morale). Lastly, separation agreements can be useful tool to allow outbound employees to reaffirm post-termination obligations. Ruofei Xiang Senior Associate Mazzola Lindstrom LLP 1350 Avenue of the Americas, Second Floor, New York, NY 10019 Tel: +1 646-216-8178 E: Prevention is oftentimes better than cure.

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