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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.

Professionals

Domenique Camacho Moran

Partner
Uniondale

Kevin P. Mulry

Partner
New York City

Irene A. Zoupaniotis

Partner
Uniondale

Giuseppe Chiara

Associate
Uniondale

Jana Schwartz

Associate
Uniondale

Articles & Advisories

New Partner Spotlight: Irene Zoupaniotis

In celebration of our newly minted partners, Farrell Fritz is proud to present our “New Partner Spotlight,” a series of…

February 10, 2023

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LICP Talks Labor & Employment: Employee Handbooks + Policies in 2022: Where Are We Now?

With the continuing evolution of the workplace, this session will explore the current landscape of employee handbooks and policies. There…

July 13, 2022

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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: 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: 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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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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The Path Forward: Key Issues to Consider As We Plan A Return From COVID-19 Work From Home Executive Order

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

May 01, 2020

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Business Resources and Recovery

Businesses grappling with the economic impact of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis have the opportunity to apply for financial assistance through…

April 09, 2020

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News

Domenique Camacho Moran Quoted in The Wall Street Journal – “Corporate America Tweaks Diversity Initiatives Amid Pushback”

Corporate America’s diversity initiatives are here to stay, but they are being adjusted in response to lawsuits and intense scrutiny. Domenique…

February 05, 2024

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Domenique Camacho Moran on Bloomberg Law Podcast

Domenique Moran was featured on a recent episode of Bloomberg Law podcast “Crypto Showdown & Elon Musk Ultimatum” speaking on…

January 25, 2024

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Domenique Camacho Moran quoted in Law360 – “3 Tips To Help Protect Workers From An Ill-Behaved Public”

Awareness is increasing over the problem of public-facing workers getting harassed by customers. Domenique Camacho Moran shares her insight in a recent…

January 23, 2024

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Domenique Moran Quoted in Bloomberg Law – “Foley Head Makes ‘Tough’ Call Over Israel-Palestine Comments”

With recent coverage regarding free speech on college campuses, private employers are having to make decisions on actions by prospective…

December 20, 2023

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Domenique Camacho Moran Quoted in Wall Street Journal: Dancing Pods, Dodging Forklifts: How Companies Are Using AI to Make Work Safer

Businesses are turning to AI powered tools to prevent injuries although some workers are expressing their reservations. Domenique Moran was quoted in…

September 06, 2023

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Domenique Moran Interviewed on WCBS Regarding Automatic Employment Decision Tools (AEDT)

  Domenique Moran was interviewed on WCBS regarding Automatic Employment Decision Tools (AEDT) and the new regulations around third party…

July 28, 2023

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New York employers must now tell applicants when they encounter AI

New York City’s automated employment decision tools (AEDT) law, enacted in 2021, was enforced on July 5, 2023. Domenique Moran…

July 10, 2023

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Domenique Camacho Moran named to Long Island Business News’ Long Island Business Influencers: Most Dynamic Women Leaders

Domenique Camacho Moran, partner and Labor & Employment practice group leader, has been named in Long Island Business News’ Long…

June 27, 2023

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Domenique Camacho Moran Featured on Bloomberg Law Podcast

Domenique Camacho Moran, Partner and Head of the Labor & Employment Practice, provided some insight on a recent Bloomberg Law…

May 12, 2023

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Goldman Sachs to pay $215 million to settle gender discrimination lawsuit

Domenique Moran spoke with Reuters regarding the agreement by Goldman Sachs to pay $215 million to settle a gender discrimination lawsuit and what…

May 10, 2023

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Press Releases

Farrell Fritz, P.C. Ranked by Best Law Firms® in 2024

Farrell Fritz has been recognized in the 2024 edition of Best Law Firms®, ranked by Best Lawyers®, nationally in two…

November 02, 2023

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23 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2023 Leading Lawyers in Their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz has a combined total of 23 attorneys selected to the 2023 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New…

September 26, 2023

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29 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2024 Leading Lawyers by Best Lawyers

Farrell Fritz congratulates 19 attorneys on being selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©  2024.…

August 18, 2023

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Farrell Fritz Elevates Five Attorneys to Partner

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce the promotion of John C. Armentano, Azriel J. Baer, Peter J. Sluka, Lisa M.…

January 03, 2023

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Farrell Fritz Receives Tier 1 Ranking in 2023 U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms”

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that, for the 11th consecutive year, the firm has received a Tier 1 Ranking…

November 03, 2022

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22 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2022 Leading Lawyers in Their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz has a combined total of 22 attorneys selected to the 2022 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New…

September 29, 2022

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21 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2023 Leading Lawyers by Best Lawyers

Farrell Fritz congratulates 17 attorneys on being selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©  2023.…

August 18, 2022

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Farrell Fritz Receives Tier 1 Ranking in 2022 U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms”

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

November 04, 2021

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27 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2021 Leading Lawyers in Their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz has a combined total of 27 attorneys selected to the 2021 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New…

September 30, 2021

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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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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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