Category: Employment Law


Employment Law

The employment lawyers at Meyer Suozzi are skilled in handling problems involving complex human relations issues and legal questions. Our in-depth knowledge and broad experience enable us to find creative solutions to difficult employment issues that are often emotionally charged, on behalf of employees including executives, exempt and non-exempt workers, independent contractors, government employees, and unpaid interns.

Our goal is to achieve cost-effective resolutions that meet our clients’ objectives. When negotiated resolution is not possible, we vigorously pursue those objectives through mediation, administrative proceedings and litigation.

The firm provides counsel on a full spectrum of employment law-related issues, engages in all aspects of employment-related litigation before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, and regularly handles mediations and arbitrations. As recognized leaders in this field, we frequently are asked by the media and professional organizations to comment on such topics as wage and hour violations, workplace discrimination and sexual harassment.

Services include:

  • Employment Agreements, Including Executive Contracts, Restrictive Covenants, Confidentiality, Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Internal Investigations, Training Programs, Employee Manuals and Employment Policies and Procedures
  • Sexual Harassment and Hostile Work Environment Claims
  • Retaliation Claims
  • Wrongful Termination and Discrimination Claims on the Basis of Age, Race, Gender, Sexual Orientation, Disability, Religion, National Origin and Pregnancy
  • Severance Agreements
  • Wage/Salary Claims and Wage and Hour Violations/Audits (FLSA)
  • Claims for Unpaid Commissions
  • Breach of Contract
  • Whistleblower Claims
  • Benefit Disputes, Pension Claims and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Claims
  • Employment Mediation and Arbitration
  • FINRA Claims
  • New York General Municipal Law Claims (Section 205, 207, etc.)
  • Qui Tam Claims
  • FMLA and Reasonable Accommodations
  • Background Checks and Privacy Issues
  • Employee Classification (FLSA): Exempt and Non-Exempt Classifications; 1099 and W-2 Employee Classifications; Unpaid Interns; and Independent Contractors and Employee misclassification issues
  • NYS Wage Theft Prevention Act Compliance
  • EEOC and NYS Division of Human Rights Cases
  • NYS Hospitality Wage Order Compliance/Training/Claims
  • NYS Department of Labor Investigations/Audits
  • Social Media Policies and Issues
  • WARN Act
  • Equal Pay Act
  • Class Actions
  • Prevailing Wage Requirements on Public Works (New York Labor Law Section 220, Federal Davis-Bacon Act)

Employment Law

The employment lawyers at Meyer Suozzi are skilled in handling problems involving complex human relations issues and legal questions. Our in-depth knowledge and broad experience enable us to find creative solutions to difficult employment issues that are often emotionally charged, on behalf of employers of all sizes – from Fortune 500 companies to small family-owned businesses, charitable organizations and financial institutions.

Our goal is to achieve cost-effective resolutions that meet our clients’ objectives. When negotiated resolution is not possible, we vigorously pursue those objectives through mediation, administrative proceedings and litigation.

The firm provides counsel on a full spectrum of employment law-related issues, engages in all aspects of employment-related litigation before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, and regularly handles mediations and arbitrations. As recognized leaders in this field, we frequently are asked by the media and professional organizations to comment on such topics as wage and hour violations, workplace discrimination and sexual harassment.

Services include:

  • Employment Agreements, Including Executive Contracts, Restrictive Covenants, Confidentiality, Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Internal Investigations, Training Programs, Employee Manuals and Employment Policies and Procedures
  • Sexual Harassment and Hostile Work Environment Claims
  • Retaliation Claims
  • Wrongful Termination and Discrimination Claims on the Basis of Age, Race, Gender, Sexual Orientation, Disability, Religion, National Origin and Pregnancy
  • Severance Agreements
  • Wage/Salary Claims and Wage and Hour Violations/Audits (FLSA)
  • Claims for Unpaid Commissions
  • Breach of Contract
  • Whistleblower Claims
  • Benefit Disputes, Pension Claims and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Claims
  • Employment Mediation and Arbitration
  • FINRA Claims
  • New York General Municipal Law Claims (Section 205, 207, etc.)
  • Qui Tam Claims
  • FMLA and Reasonable Accommodations
  • Background Checks and Privacy Issues
  • Employee Classification (FLSA): Exempt and Non-Exempt Classifications; 1099 and W-2 Employee Classifications; Unpaid Interns; and Independent Contractors and Employee Misclassification issues
  • NYS Wage Theft Prevention Act Compliance
  • EEOC and NYS Division of Human Rights Cases
  • NYS Hospitality Wage Order Compliance/Training/Claims
  • NYS Department of Labor Investigations/Audits
  • Social Media Policies and Issues
  • WARN Act
  • Equal Pay Act
  • Class Actions
  • Prevailing Wage Requirements on Public Works (New York Labor Law Section 220, Federal Davis-Bacon Act)