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

Recent News Posts

Labor and Employment Alert: New York State and New York City Sexual Harassment Laws to Take Effect

In our April 24, 2018 alert, we reviewed the newly enacted New York State and New York City sexual harassment laws that were coming into effect later in the year. As New York State and New York City publish guidance on these new laws, it is a good time for employers to review their policies to
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Labor and Employment Alert: New York Employers Should Prepare for New Sexual Harassment Legislation

In April 2018, both New York State and New York City enacted significant legislation addressing sexual harassment in the workplace through education, prevention, and increased transparency, and broadening the scope of anti-discrimination laws applicable to sexual harassment and gender based discrimination. The following are the most significant provisions affecting private employers: New York State Provisions
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