Our practice is dedicated exclusively to the representation of employers in all aspects of employment and labor relations law.
This highly regulated environment demands representation based on strategic solutions tailored to the needs and objectives of each employer. We recognize the importance of both leadership and compliance in organizational success.
Our team provides practical day-to-day counsel, promotes effective management through policy development and training, and strives to position our clients to avoid litigation through proactive counseling, comprehensive training programs, and frequent legal updates and alerts. We believe this approach enhances our clients’ ability to focus on their core mission.
When informal efforts to resolve disputes fail, we provide focused and efficient representation in all types of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration.
The Firm offers its clients a wealth of experience before all federal and state courts and equal employment administrative agencies regulating employment discrimination issues. We also provide effective counseling which can minimize the occurrence of such discrimination claims under the New York State Human Rights Law, federal civil rights laws, and federal laws mandating equal employment opportunities, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. Employment law defense also includes advice, counsel and representation of employers with respect to state and federal wage and hour laws, union organization campaigns, proceedings before various administrative agencies such as the National Labor Relations Board, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, federal and state Departments of Labor, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, New York State Division of Human Rights, etc.
Our Firm will work with you to develop and maintain a personnel policy structure appropriate to each individual business or corporate need. This includes managerial procedure manuals, employee handbooks, personnel form management, and a well-thought-out process of employment-related decision-making are essential in today’s complex work environment. This pro-active approach has proven effective in minimizing the potential for legal conflicts in the areas of state and federal wage and hour laws, employee discipline, affirmative action and equal employment opportunity law, state and federal safety and health law, employee benefit plan administration, Workers’ Compensation and Unemployment Insurance law issues, and related matters.
Many years of contract negotiation experience, acquired in divergent economic and industrial settings, have made our practice a reliable resource to clients in crafting and negotiating a union contract that works for business. Starting with the identification of core management objectives, and working through the detailed preparation and bargaining table presentation techniques required, our Firm has negotiated contracts that work for our business clients and serve as the basis for effective union personnel administration.
We have assisted numerous clients in their efforts to legally preserve their union-free status, and have developed effective techniques for representing such employers throughout the union campaign process. We have the expertise necessary to guide managerial efforts quickly and effectively through the maze of federal and state regulations which govern union organizing activities.
Effective front-line management and supervision is often the key to an effective program of enhanced human resource management. Our Firm presents numerous seminars and workshops open to the general public addressing a myriad of employment and labor relations law topics. We have also conducted workshops tailored to the specific needs of our clients, focusing on practical management and supervision, emphasizing leadership techniques, prompt proper workplace discipline, handling workplace disputes, and offering a working knowledge of the basic legal framework encompassing successful workplace management.