Labor Relations & Employment Law

The firm has extensive experience, with Mr. Landis serving as Chair of the
Labor Relations and Employment Law Committee of the New York County
Lawyers’ Association.  Mr. Landis has practiced before:

·        New York State courts, including Civil Court, Supreme Court and
     the Appellate Division
·        Federal Court, including the Eastern and Southern Districts of New
     York and the Second Circuit Courts of Appeals
·        Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
·        New York State Division of Human Rights
·        New York City Commission on Human Rights
·        United States Department of Labor
·        New York State Department of Labor
·        National Labor Relations Board
·        New York City Conflicts of Interest Board
·        New York City Department of Education
·        New York State Public Employees Relations Board

Our practice also takes a proactive approach, seeking to create programs and
policies through employee handbooks and training on sexual harassment,
discrimination and retaliation, and to ensure compliance with applicable
federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.  The wide patchwork of
requirements under anti-discrimination laws, the Americans with
Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Pregnancy
Discrimination Act, Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower protection, the
Employee Retirement Income Security Act, COBRA and other similar laws
require careful guarding of an employer's and an employee's rights.  

Of course, the most successful resolution of a client matter seeks to avoid
the need for otherwise unnecessary court or administrative proceedings,
which are both costly and time consuming.  Our practice seeks to benefit
from wisely avoiding those situations, if possible.

Our significant experience provides counsel to employers and employees
that allows them to best seek the appropriate course for their needs.  On
occasion, especially in our representation of employees, our representation
is in a “ghost” capacity, with our service only in the background so as to
allow for clients to resolve matters in an informal and business-like
manner.  This method often works well for employment contracts and
severance negotiations.  Where matters are not resolved, we are prepared to
step in and represent the client with mediation, arbitration or litigation.

Steven S. Landis, P.C.

Labor Relations & Employment Law
(212) 308-5035