Vigorously Pursuing New York State Employee Law Claims
When you are facing a potentially lengthy and involved employment law claim against an employer, who would rather hire: an experienced New York State lawyer who has focused his career on employment matters for over a decade; or a New York attorney who handles all variety of civil litigation matters? If you chose the first, then you will also want to choose The Bell Law Group, PLLC
Handling Private Employment Law Claims for Employees in New York
All of our lead attorneys at the firm have focused their practices on handling employment law matters for more than 10 years. We specifically focus our New York State practice on the following matters:
- Employment discrimination: New York governs its discrimination laws through the New York State Human Rights Law, which is similar to the rights provided under federal law. The New York City Human Rights Law is a more expansive discrimination law than what federal or state law provide, as it includes gender identity and sexual orientation as protected categories. All of these laws agree that employers cannot discriminate against employees or applicants for open positions on the basis of protected categories such as race, color, sex, religion and national origin.
- Severance agreements and employment contracts: Employment contracts and severance agreements require smart negotiations to ensure you do not sign away certain rights or privileges you are entitled to. That is where our legal team comes in. Our employment law focus over the years has allowed us to become intimately familiar with the many clauses that appear in these types of agreements. We can review any contract put before you with the goal of protecting your interests.
- Overtime litigation: The intersection of New York’s state wage and hour laws and the federal Fair Labor Standards Act often raise confusion with regard to what rights an employee in New York has when it comes to overtime pay. Our experiences in this area give us a leg up in these cases, as we understand the requirements and potential pitfalls of each legal application. Turn to us for help understanding your rights to overtime pay.
- Arbitration: Most arbitration clauses provide for representation by a union lawyer. We caution you against going that route, as a union lawyer is first and foremost accountable to the union itself. We suggest instead working with a knowledgeable New York State employment lawyer who will take every step with you, fully representing your interests all along the way.
Whether your New York employment legal issue is listed above, we encourage you to reach out to our law firm. We can sit with you in a free initial consultation to discuss your situation and provide you with your best options for moving forward.