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Labor & Employment

Offering employers valuable guidance on a wide range of employment law issues.

Faced with myriad, complex workforce challenges, businesses dealing with human resource-related issues must have a capable partner by their side to successfully manage the employment relationship. For many businesses on Long Island and in New York, Farrell Fritz is that partner. Our employment lawyers work closely with clients to develop comprehensive, practical solutions for all types of employment-related situations.

Working Closely with Management

Every day, we work with executives, human resources professionals and supervisors to create effective employment policies and procedures for managing the daily issues that arise in the workplace. Focusing on practical yet sophisticated solutions for navigating the complex field of labor and employment laws, we:

  • Develop innovative, clear, and effective employment policies and procedures.
  • Advise on leaves of absence in compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the New York State Human Rights Law.
  • Devise alcohol and drug-free workplace programs, including equitable drug testing and screening policies.
  • Draft employment, executive compensation, and severance agreements.
  • Create interactive training programs on a variety of topics, including unlawful harassment, performance management, diversity, and workplace violence.
  • Counsel on the labor and employment law issues associated with mergers, acquisitions, and due diligence.
  • Address issues relating to COBRA, ERISA, and other health and welfare benefit plans.

Defending Employers

Whether representing a small, closely held business, a not-for-profit organization or a large, publicly traded company, Farrell Fritz leverages our extensive experience to successfully defend claims efficiently. Our employment litigation lawyers:

  • Counsel, investigate, and litigate harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation claims involving the Equal Pay Act, Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the New York State Human Rights Law.
  • Defend claims brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and New York State Labor Laws.
  • Litigate breach-of-contract, tort issues, and class action wage and hour claims.

Negotiating Agreements & Arbitrating Disputes

A unionized workforce presents its own unique issues; the Farrell Fritz labor lawyers enable clients to effectively manage them. We work with employers to develop sound working relationships with employees and, when needed, their bargaining representatives. Our labor attorneys represent employers before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), engage in collective bargaining, and represent management in grievance hearings and arbitrations.

Protecting Trade Secrets & Confidential Information

Sometimes, protecting a client’s business operations, confidential information, and trade secrets requires that we litigate to ensure restrictive covenants are enforced, which may involve a restraining order or a preliminary injunction. Our experienced employment litigation lawyers have successfully handled such claims regarding noncompete, non-solicitation, and garden leave provisions.

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Professionals

John P. McEntee

Partner
Uniondale

Domenique Camacho Moran

Partner
Uniondale

Kevin P. Mulry

Partner
Uniondale

Irene A. Zoupaniotis

Associate
Uniondale

Articles & Advisories

3 Things to Keep You Up at Night: Strategies to Protect You and Your Business from Significant Employment Headaches

Contractors face an increasing maze of employment laws, rules, and regulations. As the weather turns warmer and the days grow…

April 16, 2019

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Workplace Litigation: Don’t Let it Keep You Up at Night

December 09, 2014

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Blurred Lines: Employees Preparing to Compete

September 23, 2014

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Red Card: Using the National Football League’s “Rooney Rule” to Eject Race Discrimination from English Professional Soccer’s Managerial and Executive Hiring Practices

February 07, 2013

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Client Advisory: When the Weather Outside is Frightful: To Pay or Not to Pay

While many businesses continue to struggle in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, the dark days of winter are bearing down.…

January 10, 2013

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Client Advisory – The 2012 Employment Law Holiday Countdown

December 2012 The 2012 Employment Law Holiday Countdown As we close 2012, keep in mind these 10 employment law tips!…

December 17, 2012

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The New York WARN Act – What Every NY Employer Needs to Know

November 26, 2012

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Whetting the Whistle: How firms getting fed funds may find the most powerful watchdogs are now inside their company

October 23, 2012

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Temporary Hold on National Labor Relations Board’s Posting Requirement

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a new rule in 2011 requiring virtually all employers, regardless of whether their…

April 19, 2012

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Court’s Landmark Wal-Mart v. Dukes and its Impact on Employment Class Actions

September 01, 2011

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News

Gig Economy Plaintiffs Will Test-Drive New SCOTUS Ruling Against Arbitration

Domenique Camacho Moran, partner at Farrell Fritz, was quoted in this article. Domenique Camacho Moran, a labor and employment partner…

February 14, 2019

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Who’s Who in Labor Law – Irene Zoupaniotis

Irene Zoupaniotis, a labor & employment associate at Farrell Fritz, P.C., assists in the representation of employers in all aspects…

February 05, 2019

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Handling embezzlement in the workplace

When embezzlement hits, many companies are taken by surprise. Conducting a calculated and methodical investigation can be key in recovering…

December 26, 2018

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Preventing sexual harassment at work

Domenique Camacho Moran, labor and employment partner at Farrell Fritz, is quoted in this article. Employers have been given more…

October 29, 2018

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Should Facebook Limit Its Targeting Options for Job Ads to Prevent Discrimination?

Domenique Camacho Moran, labor and employment partner at Farrell Fritz, is quoted in this article. Facebook has been under steady…

October 25, 2018

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Molloy College names new chairman, board member

John P. McEntee, partner at Farrell Fritz, P.C., was named as new chairman of Molloy College’s Board of Trustees last month after…

July 25, 2018

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Who’s Who in Labor Law – Domenique Camacho Moran

Domenique Camacho Moran is a partner at Farrell Fritz and leads the firm’s labor and employment practice group. As an…

February 28, 2018

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Absent with Leave: Paid Family Leave has begun in NY, but questions remain

Paid Family Leave has begun in NY, but questions remain Paid Family Leave took effect in New York at the…

January 22, 2018

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Opiates in the Office

While opioids take a toll in terms of deaths, they also take a toll in terms of the workplace, impacting…

November 16, 2017

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HIA-LI’s 6th Annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast

WOMEN LEADING THE WAY – A DISCUSSION WITH WOMEN CEO’S Domenique C. Moran moderated this December 2nd annual event held…

January 20, 2017

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Press Releases

Irene A. Zoupaniotis Appointed to the Queens Theatre Board

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that Irene A. Zoupaniotis has recently been appointed to the Queens Theatre board. The…

December 12, 2018

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Farrell Fritz Receives Tier 1 Ranking in 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms”

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that, for the seventh consecutive year, the firm has received a Tier 1 ranking…

November 01, 2018

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30 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Leading Lawyers in Their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz had a combined total of 30 attorneys selected to the 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New…

September 13, 2018

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Ten Farrell Fritz Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

Farrell Fritz congratulates ten attorneys on being selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019.…

August 09, 2018

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Farrell Fritz Receives Tier 1 Ranking in 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms”

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that, for the sixth consecutive year, the firm has received a Tier 1 Ranking…

November 01, 2017

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31 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2017 Leading Lawyers in their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz had a combined total of 31 attorneys selected to the 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New…

September 20, 2017

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Ten Farrell Fritz Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2018

Farrell Fritz congratulates ten attorneys on being selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018.…

August 15, 2017

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Farrell Fritz Receives Tier 1 Ranking in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2017 “Best Law Firms”

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that, for the fifth consecutive year, the firm has received a Tier 1 Ranking…

November 01, 2016

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30 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2016 Leading Lawyers in their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz had a combined total of 30 attorneys selected to the 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New…

September 21, 2016

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Nine Farrell Fritz Partners Named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2017

Farrell Fritz congratulates nine partners on being selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017.…

August 16, 2016

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Pro Bono

Helping the Edwin Gould Academy so They Can Help Others

The Edwin Gould Academy is a center that provides affordable housing, education, and job training to young adults from the…

July 18, 2011

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Helping NYC Public School Children Get & Stay Healthy

Wellness in the Schools (WITS) was created in 2005 by a group of New York City public school parents united…

April 07, 2011

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Dance Company Faces a Financial Penalty that Threatens Its Existence

Founded in Long Island City in 1998, this non-profit professional dance company performs in New York City, tours and teaches…

November 05, 2010

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Long Island Arts Alliance

Thanks to Long Island’s diverse and impressive cultural institutions, residents don’t have to go far to see a Rodin or…

January 01, 2010

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Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation

LIAF began in 1988 in typical grass-roots fashion. Five women, each of whom had a parent or grandparent with Alzheimer’s…

January 01, 2010

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East River Development Alliance

“Think Local” is a guiding principle of the East River Development Alliance, an organization founded in 2003 specifically to assist…

January 01, 2010

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Representing a Church in an Employment Dispute

Farrell Fritz lawyers have devoted their time and expertise to an area church that had been involved in a protracted…

January 01, 2010

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Providing Legal Care for a Local Nurse

Farrell Fritz recently represented a local nurse on a pro bono basis in an effort to negotiate with the State…

January 01, 2010

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