The firm’s U.S.-based Employment Litigation and Counseling group advocates for employers and executives in state and federal court actions as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights, and the New York City Commission on Human Rights. We have successfully handled matters centering on restrictive covenants, trade secrets, wrongful termination, discrimination, wages and benefits, and whistleblowing and retaliation claims.
Our attorneys also have significant experience counseling employers and executives on contractual and business matters. We regularly provide advice regarding reductions in force, separation and termination, employment contracts, executive compensation, confidentiality agreements, restrictive covenants, consulting and work for hire agreements, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and ERISA litigation. We also counsel employers on employment policies and practices to help our clients limit risk, avoid litigation, and increase efficiencies, including drafting employment handbooks, social media and privacy policies, and incident response plans.
The firm was also appointed by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York to monitor the Fire Department of New York and is helping address its hiring and employment practices, including overseeing the recruitment, testing, hiring, training, and promotion of entry-level firefighters.