Employment & Labor Law

Over the past several decades, the American workplace has become increasingly regulated.  Today the employer-employee relationship is governed by numerous federal, state, and local laws that protect workers’ rights and impose strict obligations on businesses.  For both employees and employers, therefore, it is imperative to consult a qualified employment lawyer regarding all workplace issues.

At The Warshawsky Law Firm, we represent employees and employers in the full range of labor and employment law matters arising under federal, state, and local laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Equal Pay Act (EPA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. § 1981 (Section 1981), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), federal and state whistleblower laws, the New York State Labor Law, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law,.

The specific issues we handle include:

  • sexual harassment / hostile work environment
  • minimum wage and overtime rights
  • unpaid wages, bonuses, and commissions
  • job discrimination based on age, disability, military status, pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, and other protected characteristics, including “reverse discrimination”
  • wrongful termination
  • retaliation
  • whistleblowing
  • family and medical leave
  • military leave and reinstatement
  • workplace violence / assault and battery
  • defamation, slander, libel
  • unauthorized commercial use of picture, name, or voice
  • employment contracts / breach of contract
  • non-compete and non-solicitation agreements
  • layoffs and severance agreements
  • FINRA arbitrations

Even if you don’t see your issue listed here, please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your employment. 

Steven M. Warshawsky, Esq. and Tomasz J. Piotrowski, Esq.

Representing employees:

At The Warshawsky Law Firm, we help employees understand and protect their rights in the workplace.  Indeed, many employees do not realize that their rights have been violated until they consult an attorney.  This includes executive and professional employees as well as hourly and blue collar employees.

If you have been treated unfairly at work, it is imperative that you consult with us as soon as possible, so we can work with you to preserve your legal rights and explore all of your options for obtaining justice, compensation, and other appropriate relief. 

Among our services, we provide confidential counseling and advice for job-related questions.  We review/negotiate employment contracts, non-compete agreements, and severance agreements.  Most importantly, we aggressively represent our clients who have been victimized by unlawful employment practices, including wrongful termination, discrimination and retaliation, sexual harassment, and unpaid wages, bonuses, and commissions.

Representing federal employees:

The federal government employs more than 2.5 million civilian employees, including more than 100,000 in New York.  Federal employees who experience unfair treatment at work must follow special rules and procedures, depending on their employment classification and the nature of their complaint.  Our lawyers can help federal employees navigate the complicated rules and procedures for pursuing their workplace complaints.

Representing employers:

Although our practice focuses primarily on representing employees, we also help employers understand and comply with their myriad obligations under federal, state, and local employment laws.  Among our services, we prepare/review employment contracts, non-compete agreements, severance agreements, employee handbooks, and other work-related documents.  We provide counseling and training regarding employee pay, discipline, and termination issues.  We conduct confidential investigations into allegations of discrimination, harassment, and improper payroll practices.  Our main goal is to help our business clients avoid liability and prevent workplace disputes before they start.  When disputes arise, we defend our business clients professionally and skillfully in negotiation, arbitration, and/or litigation.

FAQs: For more information, please see our Labor & Employment FAQs.

If you or your company needs a qualified employment lawyer, please contact The Warshawsky Law Firm today.