Buffalo, New York Employment Lawyers

V. Jonas Urba
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New York Employment Law Attorney with 31 years experience

I'm an employment lawyer with 30 years of experience based in the greater New York City area. I have worked as a state prosecutor and as an in-house, human resources attorney. I have been associated with a number of... Read More »
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Buffalo, NY Employment Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(716) 852-6228 300 Pearl St
Buffalo, NY 14202
Employment, Business, Environmental and Insurance Defense
Buffalo, NY Employment Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(716) 849-1333 42 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14202
Employment
Buffalo, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(716) 856-4000 140 Pearl St
Buffalo, NY 14202
Employment and Education
Buffalo, NY Employment Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(716) 856-4000 140 Pearl St
Buffalo, NY 14202
Employment and Insurance Defense
Buffalo, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(716) 856-4000 140 Pearl St
Buffalo, NY 14202
Employment
Buffalo, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(716) 853-9555 237 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14203
Employment and Education
Buffalo, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(716) 566-5400 665 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14203
Employment, Business, IP and Real Estate
Buffalo, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(716) 633-4485 6225 Sheridan Dr
Buffalo, NY 14221
Employment and Civil Rights
Buffalo, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(716) 565-2294 35 George Karl Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14221
Employment
Buffalo, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 54 years experience
(718) 848-1550 140 Pearl St
Buffalo, NY 14202
Employment and Business
E. Peter Pfaff
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New York Employment Law Lawyer with 43 years experience

State University of New York - BuffaloFlorida, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, New York and U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
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Buffalo, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(716) 856-4000 140 Pearl St
Buffalo, NY 14202
Employment and Municipal
Brooklyn Law School
Buffalo, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(716) 885-9700 267 North St
Buffalo, NY 14201
Employment and Personal Injury
Buffalo, NY Employment Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(716) 847-0650 237 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14203
Employment
Buffalo, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(716) 848-1336 140 Pearl St
Buffalo, NY 14202
Employment and Education
Buffalo, NY Employment Law Attorney
17 Court St
Buffalo, NY 14202
Employment, Business and Medical Malpractice
Buffalo, NY Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(716) 566-5400 665 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14203
Employment, Business, IP and International
Buffalo, NY Employment Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(716) 854-1446 170 Franklin St
Buffalo, NY 14202
Employment, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
Buffalo, NY Employment Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(716) 566-2800 40 Fountain Plaza
Buffalo, NY 14202
Employment, Civil Rights, Education and Personal Injury
Buffalo, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(716) 849-3500 135 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14202
Employment and Workers' Comp
Buffalo, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(716) 839-6750 4600 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14226
Employment and Business
Buffalo, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(716) 856-4000 140 Pearl St
Buffalo, NY 14202
Employment, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Tax
Buffalo, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(716) 856-0277 135 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14202
Employment
Buffalo, NY Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(716) 847-8400 1 HSBC Center
Buffalo, NY 14203
Employment, Real Estate and Tax
Buffalo, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(716) 856-4000 140 Pearl St
Buffalo, NY 14202
Employment, Education and Municipal
Buffalo, NY Employment Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(716) 856-4000 140 Pearl St
Buffalo, NY 14202
Employment
Buffalo, NY Employment Law Lawyer
(716) 849-1333 42 Delaware Avenue #120
Buffalo, NY 14202
Employment
Lancaster, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(716) 681-7190 5775 Broadway St
Lancaster, NY 14086
Employment and Medical Malpractice
Greta Katrin Kolcon
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Rochester, NY Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(585) 987-2800 700 Crossroads Building
2 State Street
Rochester, NY 14614
Employment, Appeals, Business and Environmental
Stetson University College of Law
Practical, pragmatic advice and representation offered to clients to resolve real world complex problems.
Thoughtful dispute resolution and mediation services offered to litigants and their counsel.
Cost-effective strategies.
Depth of experience.
Individual focus.

The art of representing people.
John Todd Refermat
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Rochester, NY Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(585) 324-5762 P.O. Box 22878
Rochester, NY 14692-2878
Employment
John Refermat is an experienced, AV rated trial lawyer whose practice includes complex civil and commercial litigation, real property tax certiorari/condemnation/eminent domain, zoning and municipal/land use litigation, environmental matters, securities arbitration and construction litigation. An experienced appellate advocate, John has successfully prepared and argued appeals before various departments of the New York State Appellate Division and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. John’s commercial litigation practice includes a wide variety of shareholder/partner/limited liability entity disputes, contested dissolutions, trademark, licensing, unfair competition, warranty and Uniform Commercial Code issues, and restrictive covenants/non-compete/solicitation agreements; he also has experience...
Michael Allan Rosenhouse
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Rochester, NY Employment Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(585) 232-8500 75 Clinton Ave. S.
510 Clinton Sq.
Rochester, NY 14604
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals and Business
University of Chicago
Michael A. Rosenhouse concentrates his Rochester, NY, based practice in appeals and complex trial court motions, and includes experience both with and against prominent New York City and Chicago lawyers. He has received the highest rating from the oldest and most reputable peer-review institution in the profession. His successful appellate practice is supported by years of experience in complex civil litigation. He is the author of several books and articles on a wide variety of legal subjects and has lectured for national and local, specialized and general, legal educational organizations.
Justin Michael Cordello
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Rochester, NY Employment Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(585) 967-7707 95 Allens Creek, Bldg. 2, Suite 215
Rochester, NY 14618
Employment, Immigration and Personal Injury
New York Law School
I founded Cordello Law PLLC to focus entirely on labor and employment litigation on behalf of employees throughout the Rochester, New York area. Since that time, my law firm has been instrumental in obtaining significant financial recoveries for clients through the litigation and negotiation of employment disputes. While a firm’s success is generally measured from a financial standpoint, I am proud of the fact that my cases have also led to changes in illegal and abusive employment practices.
Sarah E. Cressman
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Rochester, NY Employment Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(877) 272-4066 693 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
Employment
University at Buffalo Law School
Ms. Cressman is experienced in representing and advising employees regarding workplace issues, such a wage and hour matters, workplace harassment, wrongful termination, EEOC proceedings, employee benefits and contract matters. Ms. Cressman is also an experienced litigator, representing employees in state and federal court, including extensive experience litigating class actions.
Zachary T. Ruetz
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Rochester, NY Employment Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(585) 492-4700 400 Linden Oaks
Suite 110
Rochester, NY 14625
Employment and Criminal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
As an Associate at Tully Rinckey PLLC, Zachary handles both federal labor and employment plaintiff’s cases before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Merit Systems Protection Board – in which he defends the rights of federal employees against a range of abuses, including discrimination and retaliation claims, as well as wrongful personnel actions – as well as defending against criminal charges in all town and county courts surrounding the Rochester Office and federal charges within the United States District Court for the Western District of New York. Zachary has enjoyed great success in aggressively and effectively representing federal employees and...
Patrick J. Solomon
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Rochester, NY Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(877) 272-4066 693 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
Employment
Cornell Law School
I am a founding partner of Thomas & Solomon LLP. Where I practice solely in employment law, first at a large firm advising employers, and then, since 2000, as partner at Thomas & Solomon LLP representing employees. Currently, I concentrate my practice on national wage and hour, class and collective action litigation. I have represented hundreds of thousands of employees, and recovered back wages resulting in tens of millions of dollars for those clients. I have been selected to be a mediator for the United States District Court for the Western District of New York and regularly mediates federal...
J. Nelson Thomas
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Rochester, NY Employment Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(525) 272-0540 693 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
Employment
University of Virginia School of Law
I am one of the founding partners of Thomas & Solomon LLP. Ihave more than a decade's experience in employment law litigation and counsel. I litigate a range of matters from complex employment class action lawsuits to litigation involving all types of individual workplace disputes, ranging from claims of illegal termination and harassment, to actions to recover unpaid benefits.
I am also a certified Federal Court mediator with WDNY, with over 25 certified hours of training and role-play. Completed at least one observation and two meditations under the supervision of the WDNY program director. Maintains a minimum of 6...
Ryan C. Woodworth
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Rochester, NY Employment Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(585) 310-2563 The Powers Building
16 West Main St., Ste. 726
Rochester, NY 14614
Free ConsultationEmployment and Civil Rights
Earl Thomas Hall
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Fairport, NY Employment Law Attorney
(585) 244-8743 4 Wenlock Road
Fairport, NY 14450
Employment
Cornell University
Over 20 years' experience in all facets of employment law and labor law. Founded Ithaca New York Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA), and serves as its current President. Practice limited to employment law, employment discrimination, labor law and education law. Caring, competent representation. You will not be passed from a partner to an associate to a paralegal at Hall Law. We are "counselors" at law, not just lawyers. We strive to live up to the tradition of Cornell Law - "Lawyers in the Best Sense." Experience: Attorney for a prestigious, nationally prominent labor and employment law firm as...
Rochester, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(585) 263-1066 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Employment
Syracuse University College of Law
Rochester, NY Employment Law Lawyer
(585) 263-1581 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Employment and Immigration
Yale Law School
Rochester, NY Employment Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(585) 263-1221 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Employment and International
Brigham Young University
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Problems in the workplace?

Employment law governs the relationship between workers and their employers. This law, contained in federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions, specifies the rights and restrictions applicable to each party in the workplace.

This area of law regulates such issues as employee benefits, discipline, hiring, firing, leave, payroll, and health and safety in the workplace. It also encompasses non-compete agreements, retaliation, severance, unemployment compensation, pensions, whistle-blowing, worker classification, wage garnishment, work authorization for non-U.S. citizens, worker's compensation, and employee handbooks.

Both federal and state laws govern the relationship between employees and employers. Federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics. Many states have enacted their own laws similar to federal ones (and sometimes are more stringent). Cities and counties also can enact ordinances that affect employee rights, such as local minimum wage laws.

Employment lawyers can choose to accept only employees as clients, only employers, or both. Some attorneys focus on a specific area of employment law, such as workers' compensation, whistleblowing or discrimination, but many can handle a wide range of employment law issues.


Essential job functions: The fundamental job duties of the employment position that the individual with a disability holds or desires. The term essential functions does not include marginal functions of the position.

Exempt employee: An employee who is not entitled to the minimum wage or overtime pay protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act.