Employment Law

The attorneys and paralegals in our Employment Law Group represent clients in all aspects of the employment environment.  Having access to an experienced attorney is essential to obtaining sound legal advice.  Our attorneys have significant experience in all phases of litigation in state court and federal court, as well as before state and federal administrative agencies.  We represent and advise clients regarding the following areas of employment law:

Unpaid Wages & Overtime Compensation

New York and the federal government have well-established minimum wage and overtime compensation laws that apply to every business across the state. Many of the laws and regulations are complicated and difficult to understand without well versed counsel to guide you.  At Morrin & Sands PLLC, whether you are a local business struggling to navigate the complexities of wage and hour law, or an employee questioning your last paycheck and hours worked, our attorneys can help you.

Sexual Harassment

Lewd jokes, sexual remarks and unwanted touching in the workplace are simply unacceptable, inappropriate and illegal.  Our attorneys understand that sexual harassment claims are a serious and sensitive matter. We assist and counsel employers investigating harassment complaints, help determine any necessary corrective action and defend litigation that may result.  Our attorneys are equally available assist victims of sexual harassment to understand their rights and the legal protections available under the law.  A confidential consultation with one of our attorneys will assist you in determining all available legal options.

Employment Discrimination

Discrimination based on race, sex, religion, national origin, age, pregnancy and/or disability is unlawful under state and federal law. The attorneys at Morrin & Sands PLLC have years of experience handling a wide variety of workplace discrimination matters and help our clients fight for the results they want and deserve.

Retaliation or wrongful termination

State and federal law provides protection to employees who complain about discrimination, harassment, unpaid wages, or engage in discussions about forming a union. Employers are not permitted to take any adverse action against employees who exercise their legal rights in the workplace — this includes job termination, demotion, pay cuts or even position reassignments.  A free consultation with one of our attorneys will assist you in determining all available legal options.

Employment Contracts, Separation Agreements and Severance Packages

Contracts are legally binding documents that impact the rights and obligations of all parties who sign.  It is just as important for a business as it is an employee to consult with an experienced employment law attorney before any agreement is executed to ensure that the agreement complies with the applicable laws and that all parties understand and consent to the terms included in the document. The attorneys at Morrin & Sands PLLC are available to draft agreements, review and analyze specific clauses, and negotiate severance packages.  

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and New York State Paid Family Leave (NYSPFL)

FMLA and/or NYSPFL may require an employer to grant an employee leave for qualified medical and family events and issues.  There are common questions regarding the types of events that qualify for employee leave, and whether the leave is paid or unpaid.  Our attorneys are available to counsel and guide clients in determining qualified reasons for an employee to take leave and the benefits required under the law for any such qualified leave.


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