Our New York Employment Attorneys handle all types of employment law cases on behalf of employees and individuals throughout New York State and New York City.
We focus on cases of discrimination, harassment, overtime violations, and whistleblower lawsuits. Our NYC Labor Attorneys also oversee the review and negotiation of severance agreements, employment agreements, non-compete agreements and all other New York employment contracts.
Our New York City Employment Lawyers concentrate on representing individuals in claims against companies that violate New York Employment Laws. We have the talent and resources to litigate against the largest companies and law firms. Our New York City employment attorneys have been included in the NY Super Lawyer’s Rising Stars List. They have also been named to various lists identifying some of the best employment lawyers.
New York Workplace Discrimination Claims
Our New York discrimination attorneys handle all types of workplace discrimination cases including, age, race, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, and all other forms of discrimination protected by NY Labor Laws. Our lawyers represent anyone of a protected class as defined by NY law who has been discriminated against in the workplace based on that protected classification.
Employment discrimination can take many forms. It is not limited to being fired without reason. We represent clients who have been denied job interviews, promotions, equal pay, equal benefits, time off or equal opportunities for advancement based on discrimination protected against under NY statutes. No such opportunities or advancements can be denied an employee strictly because he or she is part of a protected class under discrimination laws.
Severance Review & Negotiation
Our New York Severance Attorneys are well versed in the review of severance agreements and the laws of NY and NYC. We have reviewed hundreds of severance agreements on behalf of employees throughout New York. We provide a flat-fee for the review and negotiation of severance agreements.
We also assist employees in all other types of NY employment agreements, including employment contracts, non-compete agreements, confidentiality clauses and many other legal employment documents.
New York Sexual Harassment Claims
Our New York Harassment Attorneys work hard to represent employees who may have been impacted by harassment. Harassment based on sex, race, or religion is against the law in New York and includes both verbal and physical actions in the workplace.
Harassment could entail intimidation or pressure to conform with demands in order to keep your job. Or it could be insinuated that certain offers or advancements might be gained if you partake in questionable behavior or give favors to individuals in positions of leadership. These types of bargains indicate quid pro quo harassment and are illegal.
Conversely, harassment could take the form of intimidation or verbal attacks based on an employee’s race, cultural background, gender or other protected classification. These types of harassing behaviors create an intimidating, hostile atmosphere, which hinders productivity in the workplace. Protect yourself against a hostile work environment and take action by bringing your case to our employment attorneys.
New York Labor & Overtime Disputes
The Fair Labor Standards Act is a federal legislation that prescribes a specific course of conduct employers must follow. If you’re a salaried employee your company may not have to pay you overtime, but if you’re an hourly employee they must. Employers must pay you for breaks you take during the day, and, in some cases, provide you with vacation and other benefits.
In many industries workers are sometimes misclassified as managers or executives. Certain employers do this to avoid paying workers overtime. Has your employer given you the title of executive or manager, but you have no authority to hire, fire, and possess no authority in respect to the decision-making process towards the work that you’re doing? If so, and you’re not being paid overtime, your employer may be in violation of federal law. You may be entitled to compensation for all of the hours that you had worked in the capacity of manager or an executive in excess of 40 hours per week.
If you’re faced with a situation where your employer does not pay you for the time you spend putting on protective clothing, setting up machinery, or preparing specialized equipment that you need to perform your tasks you may be entitled for compensation for hours related that work. It’s important to know what your rights are in accordance with the federal Fair Labor Standards Act because you may be entitled to compensation if your employer has violated the federal labor standards act.
Our employment lawyers can help you recover these lost wages for the hours you worked or help you negotiate your employment to be up to federal standards. If you are unsure if your current employment is in keeping with NY and federal labor laws, contact us today for a review of your employment situation.
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Claims
Our employment lawyers ensure that employers adhere to all state and federal standards for family leave time and workers compensation. Your job is protected if you need to take time off to recover from injuries or to care for someone else in your family.
The FMLA attorneys at Castronovo & McKinney can help you to understand the sometimes-confusing agreements and requirements of your work-related injury. From questions about who can treat your injuries to what medical and pharmaceutical care is covered and how the numbers for compensation are calculated, we can translate the legal jargon into clear terms that you can understand and navigate while you heal. If injuries are more severe, we can help you determine the longevity of your compensation and what avenues you have for future coverage.
Family Medical Leave is another set of standards mandated to employers by both the state and federal governments. The government created these standards to protect you from losing your job if you need to take an absence of work for specific reasons related to caring for your family. Our employment lawyers represent clients who have lost their jobs and weren’t offered an acceptable equivalent position upon returning from allowable leave.
About Castronovo & McKinney
We provide prompt evaluation of cases and cost-effective representation. You will appreciate Castronovo & McKinney’s culture, and the insights we provide regarding recent developments and trends in the complex landscape of employment law. We streamline communications and deliver efficient and effective customer service. Our NYC Employment Lawyers bring a wealth of experience to the field of employment law that protects our clients from disruption of their lives that can result from lengthy litigation.
Both Tom McKinney and Paul Castronovo have been awarded accolades and are recognized to be among the best employment lawyers in New York. In addition to being recognized as “Rising Stars” by Super Lawyers they’ve been named in Corporate International Magazine and listed on top lists of lawyers in both NY and NJ.
Castronovo & McKinney proudly represents employees who simply want the opportunity to work in a safe environment, free from harassment, discrimination or injury. Let us help you protect your right to work.
Please call (646) 755-3781 for a free consultation.