Yaphank, New York Employment Lawyers

Erica L. Shnayder
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Free Consultation! Extensive Experience Advocating for Workplace Rights!

I am a dedicated and knowledgeable employment lawyer. I provide exceptional legal counsel and representation for employees in workplace matters! Visit my website for reviews and results, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Brian Bodansky
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Free Consultation! Dedicated Employment Law Attorney! Skilled Representation!

I provide aggressive legal counsel for a wide array of employment law matters. I am committed to protecting employee rights and interests! Visit my website to see reviews and case results. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Melissa Beekman
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Free Consultation! Dedicated Employment Law Attorney! Skilled Legal Advocacy!

I am an experienced employment lawyer advocating for employees who have been wronged in the workplace. I am dedicated to defending your rights! Visit my website for reviews and case results, call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Gregory Calliste Jr.
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Free Consultation! Exceptional Employment Attorney! Dedicated Legal Advocacy!

I am an experienced and successful employment discrimination attorney. I am committed to aggressive representation for employees with workplace issues! Visit my website reviews and results. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Saul David Zabell
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Bohemia, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(631) 589-7242 One Corporate Drive
Suite 103
Bohemia, NY 11716
Employment
Lisa Renee Pomerantz
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Bohemia, NY Employment Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(631) 244-1482 80 Orville Drive
Suite 100
Bohemia, NY 11716
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Communications
Boston University School of Law
Lisa Renee Pomerantz has more than thirty-five years of varied legal experience. After graduating cum laude from Radcliffe College of Harvard University and from Boston University Law School where she was on the Law Review, Lisa spent a year as a law clerk to a federal court judge. Following a stint as a litigation attorney in private practice, she worked for more than fifteen years as a senior level in-house attorney for a major corporation. Since 2003, Lisa has had her own practice. She works with innovative and creative enterprises to structure and foster successful business relationships...
Bruce McBrien
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Hauppauge, NY Employment Law Lawyer
(631) 406-9799 300 Rabro Dr.
Suite 126
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Employment
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Leonard Anthony Bellavia
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Hauppauge, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(631) 224-7000 490 Wheeler Road, Suite 250
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
St. John's University School of Law
Leonard A. Bellavia, founding partner of the law firm of Bellavia Blatt Andron & Crossett, PC, is a nationally recognized authority in the field of automotive franchise law and represents thousands of automobile dealerships across the country in all aspects of commercial litigation and buy/sell transactions. He has been instrumental in negotiating the sale of hundreds of dealerships and has achieved national recognition for advocating the mass action litigation model on behalf of franchised automobile dealers. Most notably, Len has successfully implemented the mass litigation model in the following actions: • In a settlement to recover reasonable compensation for warranty parts...
Howard Edward Greenberg
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Smithtown, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(631) 982-0080 180 East Main Street, Suite 308
Smithtown, NY 11787
Employment, Business, Consumer and Estate Planning
Commack, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 55 years experience
(631) 462-1417 6268 Jericho Turnpike
Commack, NY 11725
Employment
Brooklyn Law School
Commack, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(631) 462-1417 6268 Jericho Turnpike
Commack, NY 11725
Employment
Hauppauge, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(631) 581-9494 350 Motor Pkwy
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Employment, Insurance Defense and Products Liability
Hauppauge, NY Employment Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(631) 979-8808 700 Veterans Memorial Hwy
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Employment, Civil Rights, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
Ny Law School
Islandia, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(631) 232-4444 100 Corporate Plaza
Islandia, NY 11749
Employment, Business and Real Estate
Thomas M Cooley Law
Steven Fingerhut
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Free Consultation! Experienced & Dedicated Employment Lawyer! Zealous Advocacy!

I am a skilled and knowledgeable employment law attorney! I am committed to aggressive representation for victims of employment discrimination. Visit my website for reviews and case results, call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Silvia Stanciu
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Free Consultation! Experienced & Knowledgeable Employee Representation!

I am committed to advocating for employee rights and fighting against workplace discrimination. I am dedicated to the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for reviews and case results, call for a free consultation! Read More »
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Central Islip, NY Employment Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(631) 232-1950 320 Carleton Ave
Central Islip, NY 11722
Employment, Criminal, DWI and Medical Malpractice
Hauppauge, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(866) 415-1019 1393 Veterans Memorial Highway Suite 212 North
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Employment and Personal Injury
Matthew Weinick
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Melville, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(631) 352-0050 25 Melville Park Rd
#235
Melville, NY 11747
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Civil Rights
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and SUNY Buffalo Law School
Matthew Weinick is a Long Island employment lawyer. Since the beginning of his career, Matt has been fighting for his clients’ workplace rights before Federal and State Court judges and administrative law judges. He has tried employment discrimination and retaliation cases before juries in Federal Court, represents clients at mediation and arbitration, and has argued appeals before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the New York Appellate Divisions, First and Second Departments. Matt’s success has been recognized for five consecutive years by Super Lawyers Magazine which listed him as a Rising Star from 2012-2016, a recognition reserved for...
Marie Napoli
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Melville, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(212) 397-1000 400 Broadhollow Road
Suite 305
Melville, NY 11747
Free ConsultationEmployment, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
St. John's University School of Law and New York University School of Law
Marie has been an attorney for over twenty-three years. She has experience handling personal injury, medical malpractice, employment discrimination and mass tort matters. Marie earned her J.D. from St. John’s University Law School and her L.L.M. degree from New York University (NYU) School of Law. She has worked for the New York Appellate Division, 2nd Department and has taught CLE courses on Tort & Civil Procedure at St. John’s University School of Law.

As a founding partner of Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC, Marie was involved in many depositions and has tried multiple cases to verdict. Marie understands the breadth of the...
Mr. Richard S. Jaffe
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Lake Success, NY Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(516) 358-6900 2001 Marcus Avenue, W295
Lake Success, NY 11042
Free ConsultationEmployment, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
I began working at the Law Office of Stephen M. Cohen while finishing Law School at night. As a paralegal, I drafted motions and memoranda of law, and conducted extensive legal research, focusing on insurance, liability, medical and health care issues. After being admitted to the bar,I became an associate of the firm, representing seriously injured persons, health care facilities and doctors. As a Junior Partner, I oversaw the firm's paralegal and investigation team. Currently, as name partner, I continue to practice in the areas of Personal Injury, Insurance Law, Products Liability, Lead Paint Poisoning, and Public Entity Liability. I...
Peter J. Famighetti
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Melville, NY Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(631) 352-0050 25 Melville Park Rd
#235
Melville, NY 11747
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals, Civil Rights and Real Estate
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Peter is a passionate and dedicated advocate. Peter has represented clients in various forums, including the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, as well as in New York State Courts in the region. Throughout his career that has spanned more than a decade, Peter has served as defendants' and Plaintiffs' counsel in single and class action employment related litigation. Most recently, Peter won a jury trial on a First Amendment retaliation case in Federal Court. Additionally, Peter has appeared extensively in cases before arbitration tribunals and administrative agencies, including...
Norman M. Block
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Hawthorne, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
P.O. Box 220
Hawthorne, NY 10532
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Family and Legal Malpractice
Fordham University School of Law
Joseph P. Villanueva
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Scarsdale, NY Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(800) 893-9645 700 White Plains Rd
#237
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Employment, Criminal and Traffic Tickets
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Do you like to save money? Of course you do. If you were issued a traffic ticket, speeding ticket, or moving violation in New York State, call me to learn how we can help you save money, time, and points on your license. Call us now 800-893-9645 and ask for your FREE telephone consultation. Join the thousands of drivers that have used our firm to successfully reduce their exposure to fines, points, and significant insurance increases. I am a former prosecutor and I look forward to speaking with you soon. 800-893-9645.
Christopher Patrick Ulrich
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Melville, NY Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(516) 554-2224 201 Old Country Road
Suite 204
Melville, NY 11747
Free ConsultationEmployment, Asbestos, Business and IP
After attending St. John's University School of Law, I was nominated to and received a position as a court attorney with the Appellate Division, Second Department. After two years, I entered private practice, involved with commercial transactions and litigation. Today, I operate a boutique practice, aligning my clients' needs with the specific requirements of their case. Rather than accept and try to handle any case, I instead align with other firms with the specific trial skills and expertise related to the specific needs of each client.
Melissa Beekman
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Garden City, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(855) 566-2355 100 Quentin Roosevelt Blvd
#208
Garden City, NY 11530
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation and Civil Rights
Brooklyn Law School
Jesse Centrella
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Free Consultation! Dedicated Employment Law Attorney! Defending Employee Rights!

I am a determined and knowledgeable employment law attorney. I vigorously defend the legal rights of employees who have been wronged in the workplace! Visit my website to see results or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Matthew Weinick
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Fighting for Workplace Rights and Equality

I fight for employees who have faced unlawful discrimination or retaliation in the workplace. Don’t remain a silent victim of harassment in the workplace. Call today for a free evaluation of your employment case. Read More »
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Jonathan Marc Cooper
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Cedarhurst, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(516) 791-5700 483 Chestnut Street
Cedarhurst, NY 11516
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Jonathan Cooper has represented small businesses and seriously injured individuals, with a particular emphasis on non-compete, breach of contract and personal injury matters before New York’s trial and appellate courts for over 19 years. Mr. Cooper has published six books, including "To Compete or Not to Compete: The Definitive Insider's Guide to Non-Compete Agreements in New York," and "When the Schools Fail to Protect Our Kids: A Parent's Guide to School & Daycare Negligence in New York." He is also delivered Continuing Legal Education seminars on the subjects of non-compete agreements and breach of contract matters, before other...
Salvatore G. Gangemi
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White Plains, NY Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(212) 425-0630 10 Bank St
#650
White Plains, NY 10606
Employment
St. John's University School of Law and St. John's University School of Law
Yale Pollack
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Syosset, NY Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(516) 262-5028 66 Split Rock Road
Syosset, NY 11791
Free ConsultationEmployment and Collections
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
John Troy
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Flushing, NY Employment Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(718) 762-1324 41-25 Kissena Blvd, Suite 119
Flushing, NY 11355
Employment
Dickinson School of Law
John Troy is the Managing Attorney of Troy Law. He was admitted in 1989, in New York; U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern and Southern; and the Second Court of Appeals. Troy graduated from the National Chengchi University in Taiwan and the Dickinson School of Law in Pennsylvania. Since 1989, Troy has continuously served the Flushing community in a plethora of legal services, ranging from transactions to complex litigation. Headed by Mr. Troy, Troy Law has evolved to become the premier Plaintiffs’-side employment wage-and-hour firm both in the broader New York area and nationally. Troy Law only represents employees,...
Anthony Thomas Ballato
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Massapequa, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(516) 541-9080 5476 Merrick Road
Massapequa, NY 11758
Employment and Animal
Touro College
Anthony T. Ballato maintains a litigation and general practice for over twenty six years and handles a diverse range of matters including, among others, family law, personal injury, professional malpractice, lemon law, business transactions, cell sites, municipal law, animal law, elder fraud and abuse, real estate, estates and other matters. The litigation matters range from homeowner-contractor disputes to multi-million dollar tort cases. He has been featured in Newsday, The Seattle Times, The New York Law Journal, VerdictSearch and other written publications and has lectured for the Bar Associations of Nassau and Suffolk County as well as appeared on public television...
Thomas William Horn
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Sag Harbor, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(631) 479-3420 3330 Noyac Road, Bldg. E
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Free ConsultationEmployment, DWI, Education and Municipal
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
From complex land issues to building and fire code violations to the more mundane, Mr. Horn has unscrambled the broken legal eggs of clients for years. He has a record of experience in local government matched by few members of the legal profession from volunteer service to business owner to elected office and government employee. A strong advocate of children and management rights when entrusted with the interests of his neighbors on a school board. He describes those nine years of service as “…one of the most meaningful and productive periods in my life.” Mr. Horn moved to the other side...
Steven Altman
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East Hampton, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(917) 207-3001 P.O. Box 781
East Hampton, NY 11937
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and IP
New York Law School
Steven Altman has practiced law for more than 30 Years. In that time, he has litigated complex commercial cases at the highest standards of practice and numerous small and modest size matters on a cost effective basis. He has extensive dispute resolution experience designing, developing and implementing strategies to economically solve business problems for clients. As a business lawyer with numerous contacts in a wide array of business areas, he is a “go to” person for finding the most suitable person for countless tasks, including securing financing and structuring transactions.

Among innumerable others, Mr. Altman’s professional accomplishments include:
- Resolving a $10...
Brian Bodansky
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Garden City, NY Employment Law Lawyer
(516) 280-3008 100 Quentin Roosevelt Blvd
#208
Garden City, NY 11530
Free ConsultationEmployment and Civil Rights
Fordham University School of Law
Ira S. Newman
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Great Neck, NY Employment Law Attorney with 51 years experience
(516) 487-7375 98 Cuttermill Rd Suite 441-South
Great Neck, NY 11021
Employment, Business, Education and Probate
New York University School of Law and New York University School of Law
Consumers, Business, Labor & Employment, Education, Civil Rights, Real Estate, Landlord & Tenant, Banks, Insurance, Licensing, Administrative, Litigation…” OUR PHILOSOPHY OF LEGAL PRACTICE •We will provide the highest quality of legal representation •We will be responsive to your needs as a business or individual •We will handle your legal matters competently •We will handle your legal matter with experience •We will respond to your problems in a timely manner •We will represent your interests effectively and forcefully •We will listen to you REASONABLE LEGAL FEES It is important that a client be informed up front of our hourly billing rates and be given an estimate of the approximate number of...
Tejash V. Sanchala
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Scarsdale, NY Employment Law Lawyer
(800) 893-9645 700 White Plains Rd
#237
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Estate Planning
Brooklyn Law School
Steven Siegler
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New York Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience

Mr. Siegler has over 20 years of experience in employment, business and general litigation law, having earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1997. While in law school, Mr. Siegler... Read More »
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Robert G. Schacht
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Free Consultation! Aggressive Employment Law Attorney! Experience and Results!

I am a knowledgeable and skilled employment law attorney. I provide comprehensive legal representation for employees whose rights have been violated! Visit my website for reviews and results. Call for a consultation. Read More »
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David Harry Rosenberg
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Mineola, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(516) 741-0300 170 Old Country Road
Suite 600
Mineola, NY 11501
Employment and Civil Rights
Hofstra Law School
David Harry Rosenberg is an Avvo rated top employment lawyer in the Long Island/New York City area. In 2016, he was selected for inclusion in the Who's Who: Top Attorneys of North America publication. Also in 2016, the American Society of Legal Advocates selected Mr. Rosenberg as a Top 40 under 40 Labor & Employment attorney. Mr. Rosenberg was recently published in the New York Times as a Rising Star for New York Metro's Top Lawyers. He was given an Excellence in Practice award from New York's Super Lawyers and was selected as one of...
Joseph F. Kilada
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Garden City, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(516) 222-0454 100 Quentin Roosevelt Blvd
#208
Garden City, NY 11530
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals, Civil Rights and Criminal
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Peter A. Romero
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Hauppauge, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(631) 257-5588 3 Stimson Place
825 Veterans Highway, Suite B
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Free ConsultationEmployment
St. John's University School of Law
Peter A. Romero has practiced exclusively in the area of employment law for 15 years. Mr. Romero represents employees and employers in workplace litigation, including trial and appellate practice, administrative proceedings before the Department of Labor, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and New York State Division of Human Rights. He is highly experienced in complex litigation, including collective and class action lawsuits. Peter advocates on behalf of workers who have been subject to discrimination, harassment and unlawful pay practices. He regularly provides advice on all areas of employment law, with an emphasis on litigation avoidance strategies, and helps...
Elissa Krell
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Garden City, NY Employment Law Lawyer
(855) 566-2355 100 Quentin Roosevelt Blvd
#208
Garden City, NY 11530
Free ConsultationEmployment and Civil Rights
Brooklyn Law School
John Alexander Bates
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White Plains, NY Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(914) 290-4100 707 Westchester Avenue
Suite 411
White Plains, NY 10604
Employment, Immigration and Securities
Seattle University School of Law
J. Alexander Bates is the founder and managing partner of The Bates Law Firm. He is a resident of Fairfield, Connecticut with over 10 years of experience working in large firms and corporations in New York and Connecticut. His practice involves representing clients in immigration, securities and employment law matters. He is currently licensed in New York. Originally from Millburn, NJ, he attended Deerfield Academy, Colorodo College and Seattle University School of Law before settling in Connecticut. He is a member of local national organizations including, American Immigration Lawyers Association, The Connecticut Sons...
Patrick W. Begos
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Bronxville, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(914) 961-4441 51 Pondfield Rd
Bronxville, NY 10708
Employment, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Bankruptcy
Columbia Law School
Patrick W. Begos is a founding member of the firm and senior partner in the Westport office. He heads the firm's trial and appellate group. Pat brings 19 years of litigation, arbitration, mediation and negotiation experience to the firm. Prior to forming Begos Horgan & Brown, Patrick was a partner in the New York City litigation firm Molton & Meekins (1995-1998), and he was previously associated with Weil, Gotshal & Manges (1990-1995); and Lane & Mittendorf (1988-1990). He is a current member of the Trial Tactics and the Life, Health and Disability Sections of the Defense Research Institute, and a member...
Wendy Gildin Esq.
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Manhasset, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(516) 365-3731 1129 Northern Blvd
4th Floor
Manhasset, NY 11030
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Education
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Howard Errol Gilbert Esq.
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Melville, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(631) 630-0100 425 Broadhollow Road Suite 405
Melville, NY 11747-3010
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Education
St. John's University School of Law and Clark University
The GILBERT LAW GROUP is a private practice law firm devoted exclusively to Labor and Employment Law matters. Mr. Gilbert's experience is extensive, spanning more than 30 years as an attorney, professor, negotiator, arbitrator, and mediator involving a wide array of labor and employment disputes in both the private and public sectors. Call 631.630.0100 or go to www.gilbertlegal.net for more information. The firm serves a diverse range of clients. Mr. Gilbert provides daily counsel regarding employment discrimination and harassment of all types, labor-management issues, wage and hour/overtime issues, Dept. of Labor investigations and audits, employee relations, contract administration and interpretation, executive...
Brian Greben
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Great Neck, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(516) 304-5357 316 Great Neck Rd
Great Neck, NY 11021
Free ConsultationEmployment
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
I am an attorney specializing in the representation of employees and employers in labor disputes, including wage, overtime and tip litigation. My clients include workers asserting claims against businesses for unpaid overtime and tips, as well as restaurateurs, business owners, and other employers in need of defense from litigation alleging labor and employment violations. I also represent businesses in unemployment insurance proceedings, and OATH hearings and tribunals. My areas of expertise include negligence and insurance litigation. I represent individuals and businesses in property damage and personal injury matters. I provide coverage opinions and represent insurers in coverage litigation...
Robert J. Frisenda
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White Plains, NY Employment Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(800) 734-5694 99 Court St
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationEmployment, Personal Injury and Products Liability
New York Law School
Yusha D. Hiraman
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Free Consultation! Experienced & Knowledgeable Employment Law Representation!

I am a dedicated and aggressive employment law attorney. I am dedicated to fighting workplace misconduct on behalf of my clients. Visit my website to see client reviews and results, and call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Shilpa Narayan
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Free Consultation! Comprehensive Legal Advocacy! Protecting Employee Rights!

I am an experienced and aggressive employment law attorney. I represent victims of harassment, discrimination and retaliation in employment situations! Visit my website for case results and call for a free consultation. Read More »
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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.