Employment and Labor Law

The attorneys at Slater Slater Schulman LLP are here to help you with your employment law needs. Call us today at (212) 922-0906 or (800) 251-6990 for a free and confidential consultation.

New York Employment and Labor Law Attorneys


The attorneys at Slater Slater Schulman LLP are here to assist employees as they navigate their relationship with their employers. We represent clients throughout the New York metro region, including all 5 boroughs of NYC (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx and Staten Island) and Long Island (both Nassau and Suffolk county).

We assist employees whether they are seeking help with employment agreements, executive or other employee compensation disputes and negotiationsovertime claimssexual harassment or employment discrimination claims.


Overtime Claims

One of the major issues in American labor law right now is the protection of employee rights with regard to receiving overtime pay.  Under New York City, State and Federal laws, certain employees are entitled to overtime pay, and failure of an employer to pay overtime is illegal.  Employees who are unfairly docked this benefit have important rights.  If you work over forty (40) hours per week you are likely entitled to time and one-half overtime for every hour worked over forty (40) hours each week, even if you are paid a salary. You may also be entitled to liquidated or double damages for overtime violations.

If you are uncertain about whether you should be receiving overtime pay, click here to learn more, or call an Overtime Wage Lawyer at Slater Slater Schulman LLP today for a free consultation at (212) 922-0906.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is illegal under New York City, State and Federal laws.  It occurs where an employee experiences unfair and/or unwanted treatment as a result of their gender.  Sexual harassment can consist of unwanted sexual advancements, crude or suggestive remarks of a sexual nature, or even inappropriate touching.  It can be verbal as well as physical.  Where harassment persists against the victim’s protests, where the harassment interferes with an employee’s ability to do his or her job, or where it creates a hostile or offensive work environment for the employee, that employee has important legal rights and can and should seek to enforce them.

While it may be hard or uncomfortable to come forward and complain about sexual harassment, doing so may be the only way to stop it.   If you have been the victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, you may be entitled to compensation.

If you would like to learn more about your rights, click here, or call the attorneys at Slater Slater Schulman LLP today for a free consultation at (212) 922-0906.


Employment Discrimination

Illegal discrimination at work happens every day.  When an employee suffers at work and this adverse action is based on characteristics unrelated to their work abilities, he or she may be protected under state and federal laws prohibiting these actions.

To have legal protection from discrimination, you must be a member of a protected class of people.   Protected class members may suffer from:

There are strong remedies under New York City, State and Federal law which serve to protect employees from illegal discrimination.  These may include:

  • Financial damages against one’s employer
  • The right to recover lost and future earnings and benefits
  • The right to recover money for emotional distress
  • Where there is “willful” discrimination by the company, punitive damages may apply
  • Interest on all unpaid earnings and benefits
  • Reinstatement of lost position
  • The payment of legal fees

If you believe that you have been wrongfully discriminated against, click here to learn more about your rights, or call us today at (800) 251-6990, and we will be happy to discuss your legal legal options.

Employment Negotiations and Disputes

Our attorneys can assist you in your negotiations where you and your employer have different expectations of your obligation, earned and future.  These may include negotiations over terms of employment, severance, benefits, commissions or bonuses.  They may also consist of your ability to perform duties outside of work.

Click here to learn more about how we can help you, or call the attorneys at Slater Slater Schulman LLP today at (212) 922-0906 or (800) 251-6990 for a free and confidential consultation with a New York Employment Attorney.


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