In today’s market, employers face an ever-increasing number of employment laws and regulations governing their business and employee relations. For employers to effectively navigate the complex world of labor and employment law, they need the help of experienced attorneys who understand the intricacies of employment law and the workplace.
From small businesses and not-for-profit organizations to Fortune 500 companies, our Labor and Employment Law attorneys work to provide practical advice and develop risk management strategies to achieve business goals and reduce the chance of litigation. Should litigation arise, we vigorously defend and advocate for our clients. But what sets us apart is our commitment to thoroughly understanding our clients’ businesses and providing them with the most effective legal advice to meet their objectives.
Our attorneys have been defending and counseling employers since our firm’s founding more than 185 years ago. We continue our proud tradition by representing today’s businesses on a full range of current labor and employment issues related to both state and federal laws. Our attorneys are well versed in the labor and employment law issues faced by employers today and have real-world, hands-on experience helping to solve them.
We have been in the courtroom, at the negotiating table, and anywhere else our clients have needed us. We understand that every issue our clients face, no matter how small, is important and deserves our best effort. We are committed to providing our clients with prompt, practical and effective advice and representation whenever and wherever they need help.
Our attorneys are experienced in all aspects of labor relations law, employment law and litigation, state and federal wage and hour laws, OSHA, workplace torts, workplace fraud/unfair competition, employment discrimination, overtime pay, non-compete agreements, contract claims, wrongful discharge, risk management, and alternative dispute resolution.
We have significant experience defending clients before the various state and federal courts and agencies that handle employment matters. We are well equipped and experienced to assist you with:
We also regularly handle matters related to federal and state laws and the agencies that regulate the labor and employment area, including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and similar state agencies, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the U.S. Department of Labor and similar state agencies, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and similar state agencies, and the New York State Public Employment Relations Board (PERB).
We have successfully represented clients—from small, medium and large to privately owned and publicly traded—in all types of labor relations, workplace discrimination and other related matters that employment law covers, including claims under the National Labor Relations Act, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the New York State Human Rights Law and corresponding laws in other states, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and corresponding state laws. We have obtained jury verdicts and had summary judgments granted dismissing all types of labor and other claims related to employment laws.
Our attorneys also litigate employment contract claims, employee non-compete agreements, wrongful discharge claims and employee disloyalty claims. In addition, we defend workplace torts, such as defamation, assault and battery, and infliction of emotional distress.
We have successfully argued appeals for our clients before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, all New York State Appellate Divisions, the New York State Court of Appeals and other courts.
We send our employment law clients regular updates via electronic communications that cover labor and employment law, with a focus on new decisions and trends that may impact them. We also present seminars that cover the latest developments and areas of interest.