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Employment

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The firm counsels private and public sector employers on a wide range of Employment Law issues, including:

 

 

 

 

 

    • Alternative dispute resolution
    • Business restructuring, relocation, closure, acquisitions, reductions in force
    • Defamation
    • Employee evaluation, supervision, discipline and discharge
    • Employee manuals and personnel policies
    • Employment agreements
    • Employment discrimination
    • Employment litigation
    • Employment torts
    • Medical marijuana
    • Religious and disability accommodations
    • Restrictive covenants, trade secrets and confidentiality
    • Severance agreements
    • Sexual harassment and other workplace behavior matters
    • Substance abuse and drug testing
    • Wage, hour and overtime compliance
    • Workplace safety including the Occupational Safety and Health Act; Americans with Disabilities Act; Family Medical Leave Act; Workers’ Compensation; Pregnancy discrimination laws
    • Whistleblower and retaliation claims
    • Workplace violence anticipation and avoidance
    • Wrongful discharge

 

We regularly appear before the New York State Division of Human Rights, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, local Human Rights Commissions, the New York State and United States Departments of Labor, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Workers’ Compensation Board, the Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board, the New York State Education Department, the Office of Civil Rights, as well as countless arbitrators and various local agencies.

 

We have a New York City Tier 1 ranking in Labor Law-Management, a National Tier 2 ranking in Labor Law – Management and are in the 2016 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” Attorneys in our Labor Department have been named in the 2016 Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Labor Law – Management and in New York Super Lawyers.