Employment Law

Lemery Greisler represents both public and private businesses on issues involving a wide range of labor and employment laws. Within this realm, our attorneys deftly handle matters ranging from advising clients on human resource issues to defending clients in court. We have extensive experience in dealing with matters involving the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (FDA), Title VII, the New York State Human Rights Law, and other laws that regulate the employer-employee relationship. Additionally, our attorneys represent management in collective bargaining negotiations and labor arbitration on issues of disciplinary discharge, suspension, abuse of sick leave claims, and terms and conditions of employment.

Clients include business corporations, health care institutions, school districts, financial institutions, technology companies, and not-for-profit corporations. Our attorneys are available to advise employers in the following areas:

  • Wage and hour laws
  • Employment contracts and employee handbooks
  • Employment discrimination avoidance and harassment seminars
  • Confidentiality and noncompete agreements
  • Employment litigation
  • Unemployment insurance disputes
  • Employee compensation and benefits matters
  • Investigation of charges and complaints of sexual harassment
  • Representation before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the New York State Division of Human Rights
  • OSHA compliance issues
  • Negotiation and interpretation of collective bargaining agreements
  • Drug testing in the workplace
  • Termination issues and severance agreements