Labor and Employment Law

We represent management and employees in labor and employment matters. We negotiate, draft, and review critical documents such as employment contracts; confidentiality, non-competition, and separation agreements; and employee handbooks.

In and out of court, we represent parties – employees and employers – in all aspects of employment-related litigation and disputes, including claims brought under various civil rights and antidiscrimination statutes, such as:

  • Employment discrimination based on age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, and sexual orientation
  • Age discrimination under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and pregnancy discrimination
  • Wage and hour litigation, and claims of failure to pay overtime wages and other violations of wage and hour laws
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Retaliation and retaliatory discharge
  • Wrongful termination
  • Employee handbooks and policies
  • Drug and alcohol testing
  • Medical exams
  • Safety and health
  • Discipline and discharge
  • Equal employment opportunity
  • Affirmative action
  • Diversity
  • Non-compete and non-solicitation agreements
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Union contracts
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • Immigration Reform and Control Act
  • Equal Pay Act
  • Rehabilitation Act
  • New York State Human Rights Law
  • New York City Human Rights Law
  • New York Labor Law

Our attorneys also represent parties in disputes relating to executive compensation; employment contracts; wrongful discharge; plant closings and relocations; downsizing and workforce restructuring; restrictive covenant enforcement; non-competition and trade secret litigation; employment-related torts; the Occupational Safety and Health Act; and the New York Workers’ Compensation Law.

State and federal employment laws are frequently updated, and most employers want to create a positive work experience for their employees.  Having a relationship with our firm helps business owners and managers stay informed with the latest information and use it as needed.  Our attorneys make certain that our clients are aware of the ever-changing obligations imposed by state and federal laws, regularly providing them with labor and employment alerts, and conducting seminars on new workplace obligations.

 

Labor and Employment Law Attorneys:

Jose G. Santiago, e-mail jsantiago@ackermanlevine.com
John M. Brickman, e-mail jbrickma@ackermanlevine.com