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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
New York City

Jana Schwartz

Associate
Uniondale

Irene A. Zoupaniotis

Counsel
Uniondale

Articles & Advisories

NY HERO ACT: What Does This Mean For Your Company?

After passing the New York Health and Essential Rights Act (NY HERO ACT), the New York State Department of Labor…

August 04, 2021

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LICP Talks Labor & Employment: New York State Paid Family Leave

Whether managing a disability leave of absence, providing parental leave, or classifying time out of the office as paid sick,…

July 15, 2021

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LICP Talks Labor & Employment: COVID + The Workplace

As we digest the tremendous changes in labor and workplace management in 2020 and the first half of 2021, we…

June 10, 2021

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Virtual Town Hall: The ABC’s of Time Off In New York

Whether managing a disability leave of absence, providing parental leave, or classifying time out of the office as paid sick,…

May 14, 2021

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Virtual Town Hall: Looking Back at 2020 + The Path Forward for 2021

As we digest the tremendous changes in labor and workplace management in 2020, we must use those experiences to shape…

March 19, 2021

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Virtual Town Hall: 2021 Brings New Challenges For Employers

In 2020, employers navigated mandatory shut downs and significant changes in the workplace. Remote work, virtual meetings, mask wearing, sanitizing…

February 24, 2021

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Virtual Town Hall: Wind Down 2020

In this Virtual Town Hall discussion, we explored what employers need to be thinking about as we head into year…

October 14, 2020

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COVID-19 Town Hall: The Path Forward – Most Frequently Asked Questions

In this Town Hall session, Domenique Camacho Moran, Partner & Head of the Labor & Employment Practice at Farrell Fritz, discussed…

July 07, 2020

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COVID-19 Construction Town Hall: New York Re-Opening Plans

In this Town Hall session, Domenique Camacho Moran, Partner and Head of the Labor & Employment Practice at Farrell Fritz,…

May 29, 2020

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COVID-19 Town Hall: NY Releases Business Re-Opening Safety Plan Template

In this Town Hall session, Domenique Camacho Moran, Partner and Head of the Labor & Employment Practice at Farrell Fritz, discussed…

May 20, 2020

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News

Firms Mandating Vaccines Are Starting to Terminate Holdouts, Lawyer Says

Companies don’t want to lose workers who won’t get vaccinated, but some have been forced to start terminations, a legal…

September 17, 2021

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These Long Islanders Are Willing to Be Fired Rather Than Get Vaccinated

In addition to mandates affecting federal, state and city employees, some private employers on Long Island have begun implementing vaccination…

September 16, 2021

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Judge Blocks New York From Imposing Vaccine Mandate on Medical Workers

No major religious denomination in the U.S. opposes vaccination outright. But an individual’s “sincerely held” religious belief does not have…

September 15, 2021

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For Employers, the Devil Will Be in the Details of Biden’s New Vaccine Mandate, an Employment Law Expert Explains

Following the Biden administration’s announcement that employers with more than 100 employees will be required to mandate vaccines or weekly testing —…

September 13, 2021

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What Constitutes a “Sincerely Held” Religious Exemption to a Vaccine Mandate?

Sweeping new vaccine mandates could force millions of vaccine holdouts to become inoculated against COVID-19, but individuals with earnest religious beliefs or disabilities…

September 13, 2021

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Will Joe Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Large Companies Have Legal Ramifications?

Can the feds enact a vaccine mandate? “The concept that OSHA would issue a regulation that governs arguably health and…

September 10, 2021

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LI Medical Experts, Business Leaders Praise Biden’s COVID Plan

Some medical experts and business leaders on Long Island praised President Joe Biden’s new plan to attack the COVID-19 pandemic…

September 10, 2021

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Compliment or Harassment? Take the Quiz

Where is the line between being complimentary and creepy—or even criminal? This quiz answers that question. As former New York Governor…

August 26, 2021

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Eight in 10 Economists Say Employers Should Require Vaccine

As COVID-19 persists and the back-to-school season approaches, most economists say employers should require their workers to be vaccinated before they…

August 24, 2021

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As employees return to work, HR managers prepare to deal with ‘long COVID’

Most companies are taking situations with long COVID one step at time, with many relying on existing time off and…

August 04, 2021

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Press Releases

17 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2022 Leading Lawyers by Best Lawyers

Farrell Fritz congratulates 12 attorneys on being selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©  2022.…

August 19, 2021

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Farrell Fritz Promotes Two Attorneys in Its Uniondale Office

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce the promotions of Bernadette T. Kasnicki and Irene A. Zoupaniotis to counsel effective January…

January 04, 2021

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Farrell Fritz Receives Tier 1 Ranking in 2021 U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms”

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

November 05, 2020

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30 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2020 Leading Lawyers in Their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz has a combined total of 30 attorneys selected to the 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New…

November 04, 2020

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18 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2021 Leading Lawyers by Best Lawyers

Farrell Fritz congratulates twelve attorneys on being selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©  2021.…

August 20, 2020

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Farrell Fritz Receives Tier 1 Ranking in 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms”

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

November 05, 2019

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29 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2019 Leading Lawyers in Their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz has a combined total of 29 attorneys selected to the 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New…

September 17, 2019

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Ten Farrell Fritz Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2020

Farrell Fritz congratulates ten attorneys on being selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020.…

August 15, 2019

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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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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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On Demand Webcasts

Coronavirus Town Hall: Latest Updates

  Please join us for this interactive discussion on the latest updates surrounding the Coronavirus crisis. Domenique Camacho Moran will…

March 20, 2020

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Coronavirus Town Hall: Employer Q&A

In this interactive Q&A, Labor & Employment Partner Domenique Camacho Moran will share insights related to the Coronavirus crisis, as…

March 16, 2020

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