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Labor and Employment




Collier Halpern counsels clients in virtually every area of employment relations. We work both with in-house labor relations counsel and representatives of smaller companies without such legal staffing. Whether you are an emerging or established business, we partner with you to achieve solutions to your most complex employment issues. We keep abreast of the federal, state, and local laws that govern the workplace, and we get to know you, your business, and your industry. Our goal is to help you maintain workforce efficiency and productivity. We always strive for excellence in client service, and we always protect and promote your bottom line. Contact one of our experienced White Plains employment attorneys to discuss your labor and employment issues.

We counsel clients regarding their compliance with: the Fair Labor Standards Act; state wage and hour laws; Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and state equivalents; Title VII and state and local employment practices acts; Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN). We also advise on other compliance issues, such as those related to hiring and termination procedures and employee manuals. We provide counsel regarding: the drafting of policies, employment agreements, non-competition agreements and severance agreements; training of employers on issues such as sexual harassment, workplace violence, diversity and unionization; discrimination and protected status laws.

We represent clients in matters involving: arbitration; breach of contract; Class Actions; civil rights; collective bargaining; compensation and termination; contract negotiations; disciplinary procedures; discrimination; ERISA; grievances; sexual harassment; trade secrets and unfair competition; unfair labor practices; workplace and environmental safety; workplace violence; and wrongful discharge.

Our White Plains Labor Relations attorneys provide consulting and litigation services in the following areas:

  • Age discrimination (ADEA)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Affirmative Action compliance
  • Arbitration
  • Collective bargaining
  • Constitutional torts
  • Covenants not to compete
  • Downsizing and rightsizing
  • Employee benefits litigation (ERISA)
  • Employee discipline, evaluation, and discharge
  • Employee handbook preparation
  • Employment agreements
  • Executive compensation and incentive arrangements
  • Federal, state and local administrative charges
  • Gender discrimination
  • Governmental entities (ยง1983 litigation)
  • Grievance arbitration
  • Hiring and interviewing procedures
  • Labor relations litigation
  • Mediation
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • National Labor Relations Act matters (NLRA)
  • National Mediation Board proceedings (NMB)
  • Personnel policies and procedures
  • Privacy of employees
  • Race discrimination
  • Reductions-in-force, plant relocation and closing and mass layoff counseling and litigation (WARN)
  • Severance procedures
  • Settlement agreements
  • Sexual harassment
  • Strikes and lockouts
  • Supervisor training
  • Title VII
  • Trade secrets and competitive information
  • Unfair labor practice charges
  • Wage and hour documentation, audits, compliance
  • Workplace investigations
  • Wrongful discharge