Practice Areas

Labor and Employment

Our Labor and Employment Practice Group takes a proactive role in helping employers create strategic approaches to employment relations. We don’t wait for problems to occur. We emphasize preventive measures and human resources planning. The overall goal for our clients is simple: minimize liability, maximize productivity. We represent management interests in connection with: employee handbooks; auditing employment practices; discrimination and sexual harassment; employee testing; hiring and termination; performance evaluations; disciplinary matters; management training; executive employment agreements; severance agreements and reductions in force; and secrecy and non-compete agreements.

In addition, we have extensive litigation expertise, appearing before federal and state fair employment agencies, arbitration panels and trial and appellate courts. We also have years of experience representing clients in arbitrations and dispute settlements.


Stephen F. Ruffino, Of Counsel
Of Counsel
(212) 705-9857
Robert J. Tracy, Partner
(212) 705-9814