Employment Law

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Stroock attorneys provide insights into recent employment law decisions.

Stroock’s Employment Law Practice Group represents employers across multiple industries, including finance/banking, manufacturing, and healthcare. The firm has strong ties to the financial sector and has advised on employment issues related to some of the biggest mergers and acquisitions in the financial industry. Stroock’s Employment Law attorneys advise clients on areas such as:

  • Workplace Harassment, including Sexual Harassment, and Discrimination
  • Workforce Restructurings, including in connection with Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Employment Agreements and Consulting Agreements
  • Separation Agreements and Retention Programs
  • Distinction Between Employees and Independent Contractors
  • Wage and Hour Issues:  Proper Classification of Exempt and Non-Exempt Employees
  • Counseling and Compliance in connection with federal, state and local Employment Laws
  • Restrictive Covenants, including Non-Competition Agreements
  • Employee Relations and Traditional Labor Issues, including the NLRB’s Application of Section 7 Rights to Non-Union Employees

Employment Law attorneys also conduct management and supervisor training seminars, including customized Respect in the Workplace for senior management.

Stroock takes a risk-management approach when advising clients. The firm’s Employment Law attorneys identify problems and advise clients on how to prevent them from developing into expensive litigation.  However, if litigation become necessary, Stroock handles cases pro-actively and cost-effectively. The firm represents employers in employment-related claims in proceedings before federal and state courts, as well as federal, state, and local fair employment practices agencies.  Stroock also has extensive arbitration experience and has represented clients before NYSE and FINRA arbitration panels, as well as in private and agency mediation.

When working on matters related to corporate transactions, Stroock’s Employment Law attorneys consult with the firm’s relevant practices, including Corporate, ERISA, and Tax, to advise clients on the best practices to manage risk and maximize value. Stroock’s Employment Law attorneys also work with insurance colleagues on workers’ compensation law matters, including rate service issues.

Stroock’s Employment Law attorneys lecture extensively on workplace issues and are recognized by legal publications such as Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers.

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NAME TITLE OFFICE
Elizabeth E. DiMichele Special Counsel New York

Elizabeth E. DiMichele
Special Counsel
New York

Alan M. Klinger Partner New York

Alan M. Klinger
Partner
New York

Howard S. Lavin Partner New York

Howard S. Lavin
Partner
New York

John R. (''Jake'') Loftus Of Counsel Los Angeles

John R. (''Jake'') Loftus
Of Counsel
Los Angeles

Charles G. Moerdler Partner New York

Charles G. Moerdler
Partner
New York

Beth A. Norton Special Counsel New York

Beth A. Norton
Special Counsel
New York

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