We aggressively prosecute cases on behalf of employees for all forms of employment discrimination (and retaliation for complaining about unlawful discrimination) and harassment on the basis of one’s race; color; sex/gender; marital status; age; real, record of having, or perceived disability; national origin; marital status; pregnancy status; religion; sexual orientation, and for taking medical leave under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”), the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (the “ADA”), the Age Discrimination In Employment Act of 1967 (“ADEA”), the U.S. Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (“FMLA”), The N.Y.S. Human Rights Law, and the N.Y.C. Human Rights Law. We also prosecute cases of discrimination and/or retaliation for one’s exercise of his/her Constitutional 1st Amendment rights to free speech and free association. We also represent victims of discrimination in housing and public accommodations under the Fair Housing Act, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, the N.Y.S. Human Rights Law, and the N.Y.C. Human Rights Law.
Labor & Employment Law
We aggressively prosecute cases on behalf of employees in wage and hour disputes dealing with: the failure to pay overtime, minimum wage, and agreed-upon wages; unauthorized salary deductions; and retaliation for complaining about wage and hour issues, under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and The N.Y.S. Labor Law. We also prosecute cases on behalf of whistleblowers under various federal and state whistleblower laws. Lastly, we have extensive experience in providing creative solutions and counseling on issues dealing with: unfair competition, non-competition clauses and/or agreements, non-solicitation clauses and/or agreements, and confidentiality agreements; employment contract interpretation and disputes; separation and severance agreements; and personnel policies and procedures.
Labor & Employment Law Compliance for Employers
A small percentage of our practice is focused on representing employers in a highly cost-effective and efficient manner before federal and state courts in the State of New York, various administrative agencies, and in alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) forums. We provide representation during all stages of labor and employment disputes, including providing defense in employment discrimination, wage and hour, whistleblowing, and trade secret misappropriation matters, and in enforcing non-compete agreements. However, our primary focus is try to minimize and prevent employers’ risk and exposure to potential liability by providing cost-effective strategies for compliance with the various federal and New York state anti-discrimination, wage and hour, and whistleblowing statutes.