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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

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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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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COVID-19 Town Hall: Employment Strategies During a Pandemic

In this latest Town Hall session, Farrell Fritz Partner & Head of Employment Law, Domenique Camacho Moran, discussed the issues…

April 08, 2020

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FAQs Under The Paycheck Protection Program

As guidance continues to evolve, the Treasury Department has set up a Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) page on their website.…

April 07, 2020

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News

LIBN Power 25 Lawyers: Domenique Camacho Moran

From startups to large corporations, companies have been turning to Farrell Fritz Partner Domenique Camacho Moran for workforce guidance since…

April 13, 2021

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Advice on Contagious (or Litigious) Workers in the Post-COVID Workplace

It took a pandemic to convince employees not to show up to work when sick – one of the few…

April 07, 2021

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Pitfalls to Avoid While Managing, Tracking COVID Vaccinations in the Workplace

While most employers aren’t mandating the COVID vaccine just yet, they still must tread carefully when it comes to managing…

March 31, 2021

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PRO Act And ABC Test: No One Knows What The Effects Will Be

ABC is a three-part rule to determine someone’s status as either an employee or independent contractor. As explained by the…

March 26, 2021

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Can You Get Fired If You Don’t Get a COVID-19 Vaccine? Yes

Any workplace vaccine policy must include what federal law calls “reasonable accommodations” for disability and sincerely held religious beliefs. Examples…

February 22, 2021

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Here’s Why Your Business Needs a Termination Policy

A termination policy is an official document that lays out the grounds and process for firing employees. Most states don’t…

February 18, 2021

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Firing Workers When Political Expression Goes Too Far

Political expression by employees takes many forms—from friendly office banter to shouting matches that disrupt the workplace. Off-duty political expression…

January 19, 2021

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Can You Fire an Employee Who Was a U.S. Capitol Rioter? In a Word, Yes

In the case of last week’s Capitol siege, employers should consider specifics: Are the people involved at-will employees or not?…

January 12, 2021

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Will Bay Area Companies Require the Coronavirus Vaccine for Workers?

Companies will probably be able to require workers to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. And fire people who refuse. As…

December 14, 2020

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Employers ‘walking tight rope’ as flu season creates more uncertainty in workplaces

As if COVID isn’t enough for workplaces to navigate, flu season is creating yet another layer of uncertainty for employers.…

October 30, 2020

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Press Releases

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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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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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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