Public & Private Labor & Employment Lawyers
Providing comprehensive representation to both public and private employers on all facets of Labor and Employment Law, we represent more than 85 municipalities and school districts throughout New York State as well as large and small privately-owned businesses and firms.
Our services at Girvin & Ferlazzo, PC include providing counsel to clients on appropriate employment policies and assisting them in drafting employment contracts, non-compete agreements, and employee handbooks, taking an active role in the review and modification of employee manuals and policies to ensure compliance with the myriad of state and federal laws affecting the workplace, and collective bargaining with a variety of unions. We provide guidance on employee benefit and wage issues. Our employment lawyers defend lawsuits in state and federal courts involving all labor issues, such as wrongful discharge and employment discrimination claims, and regularly appear in administrative proceedings before such agencies as:
- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- The Public Employment Relations Board
- The National Labor Relations Board
- New York State Labor Department
- New York State Education Department
- New York State Division of Human Rights
In addition to these services, our attorneys provide counsel on the specific rules and regulations that govern relations between public sector employers and employees, including compliance with Taylor Law and National Labor Relations Act issues and collective bargaining contract issues. Our extensive representation of employers throughout New York provides an advantage to our clients during labor arbitrations – leveling the playing field with experienced union representatives – to enable a fair and equitable outcome.
Finally, we believe that by taking some preventative steps, employers can often avoid costly litigation. As part of our comprehensive employment lawyer services, we provide our clients with the tools and information to internally address and resolve situations that arise in the workplace through on-site training workshops. Our sessions are designed to reduce the risk of litigation and improve workplace morale. Critical areas of employer training that we provide address issues of equal employment opportunity, sexual harassment, policy development, workplace discrimination, complaint investigation and evaluation, employee discipline, and the implementation of preventative measures.
For more information on our Labor and Employment Law practice, contact one of the following labor lawyers:
Jay E. Girvin
James P. Girvin
Kristine A. Lanchantin
Patrick J. Fitzgerald III
Scott P. Quesnel
Ryan P. Mullahy