Steven S. Landis - Education Law - Labor Relations - Employment Law - New York Attorney

Labor & Employment 

The firm has extensive experience, with Mr. Landis previously 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
  • United States 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. 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.


 

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