9 West Market Street, Rhinebeck NY 12572 :: Tel - 845.876.7500 :: Fax - 845.876.7501

Practice Areas

Employment Law

Age Discrimination

Benefit Issues—expertise in pension and medical benefit issues, including actions under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)

Breach of Employment Contract—reviewing and counsel on claims brought under employee handbooks, manuals, and policy statements

Compensation—counsel on all aspects of compensation models, negotiation and agreement

Defamation—representing clients in claims brought under state defamation laws for slander and/or libel in the workplace

Disabilities in the Workplace—advising and advocating regarding accommodations in the workplace for workers with disabilities, as well as discrimination in terms and conditions and discharge in violation of state and federal disability law

Discharge and Termination—advocacy for employees facing termination from employment

Discrimination—providing expertise in all aspects of state and federal discrimination claims, including: race, gender, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, whistleblower and retaliation

Employment Contracts—negotiating, drafting, and reviewing employment agreements

Family and Medical Leave Act—counsel and advocacy regarding employment leave guaranteed under state and federal law

Severance Agreements

Sexual Harassment—advice and counsel regarding sexual harassment in the workplace

Unemployment Insurance

Wages and Hours of Work—representation in all aspects of wage and hour issues, including state and federal unpaid wages, minimum wage and overtime pay claims

Whistleblower and Retaliation—advocacy and counsel on the many state and federal laws which protect whistleblowers from retaliation in the workplace

Unions and Union Activity and Collective Action

Unions—bringing years of experience to all facets of union representation, including public and private sector unfair labor practice charges, collective bargaining, alternative dispute resolution, as well as federal, state and local administrative proceedings

Grievance and Arbitration—providing representation for grievance and arbitration hearings under collective bargaining agreements and employment agreement arbitration provisions

Collective Bargaining—effective, strategic and empowering counsel at the bargaining table

Bargaining Impasse—counseling on issues related to strikes or lockouts, and providing related litigation support

Business and Not-for-Profit Organization and Development

  • 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) Organization and IRS Tax-Exempt Status application
  • Human Resource Management Policy Development
  • Business Orgainzation and Compliance
  • Trademark and Copyright