Our Employment Law Group advises and counsels clients on employment issues relating to sexual harassment and discrimination; mergers and acquisitions (including necessary workforce reductions, plant closing laws, executive compensation and retention payment programs); workforce reductions; application of employment laws such as Title VII, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act; hiring, firing and progressive discipline; drug testing; non-competition agreements; employee-independent contractor distinctions; wage and hour laws; internationally-based personnel; and labor-management relations and labor disputes. We draft and negotiate employment termination agreements and general releases, as well as employment agreements. We also help our clients develop programs and practices designed to assure compliance with federal, state and local labor and employment laws, which includes reviewing and drafting employee handbooks, employment applications, and background/credit/reference check authorization forms. In addition, we have substantial experience representing clients before state and federal courts, arbitrators and administrative agencies.
Our clients range from large multinational corporations to entrepreneurial and technology-based companies, and come from a wide range of industries, including commercial and investment banking, insurance, publishing, health care, entertainment, manufacturing and consulting organizations.
"NLRB 'Un-friended' Your Company's Social Media Policy"
2012 |Global Reference Guide 2012: Employment & Human Resources
“Does Charging Party’s Receipt of a Right-to-Sue Letter and Commencement of a Lawsuit Divest the EEOC of its Investigative Authority Over That Charge?”
Vol. 34, No. 4, Spring 2009|Employee Relations Law Journal
“Split Circuits: Are Employers Required to Credit Pre-PDA Pregnancy Leaves When Calculating Retirement Benefits?”
Vol. 34, No. 3, Winter 2008|Employee Relations Law Journal
“Split Circuits: Can Unions Waive Members’ Rights to a Judicial Forum?”
Vol. 34, No. 2, Fall 2008|Employee Relations Law Journal
Winter 2007|Employee Relations Law Journal Vol. 33, No. 3
“Employee or Independent Contractor: A Distinction With a Difference”
Winter 2008|Human Resources 2008 Winter Edition
“Federal Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction, Delaying Implementation Of New Department Of Homeland Security Regulations Regarding 'No Match' Letters”; “New York Social Security Number Protection Law Takes Effect January 1, 2008”
Fall 2007|Stroock Employment Newsletter
“Supreme Court Holds Timeline for Filing Charges of Discrimination Begins from Time of the Discriminatory Pay Decision”
June 2007|Stroock Employment Newsletter
“The United States Supreme Court Limits Public Employees’ First Amendment Speech Rights”
August 2006|Stroock Special Bulletin
"Supreme Court Upholds NLRB Ruling That Employer Ban On Discussion of Wages and Working Conditions Was Unlawful; Ninth Circuit Decision on ‘Facially Sex-Specific’ Conduct; 7th Circuit Decision on Termination of Employee Who Misused Leave Under the Family and Medical Leave Act"
May 2006|Stroock Employment Newsletter