Sarah J. Burger

Sarah J. Burger

Saratoga Springs, New York

Ms. Burger has joined the firm in December 2013. She concentrates her practices in employment and labor law litigation and counseling, as well as general business counseling and litigation.
She represents and counsels the firm's individual and union clients in various types of employment and labor law matters, including: contract grievances, improper practice charges, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, unpaid wage and overtime disputes, negotiation and drafting of employment agreements, separation and severance agreements and collective bargaining agreements.
Ms. Burger also counsels businesses regarding contract drafting and policy development.

For further information, see the firm's employment law website

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Litigation
  • Labor Law
  • Public and Private Sector Labor Relations
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Business Counseling

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit


  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • J.D.
  • Drexel University
    • B.A.
    • Honors: First Honors

Published Works

  • Speaker, Women, Pregnancy and the Opioid Epidemic in New York: a multi-disciplinary overview, Center for Women in Government & Civil Society, Rockefeller College of SUNY Albany, April, 2016
  • Speaker, Public Works Training School, New York Conference of Mayors, October, 2014
  • Penny Wise & Dollar Foolish, New York State Capital Region Chapter, American Payroll Association, Albany, New York, February, 2014
  • Randy Maniloff and Jeffrey Stempel, General Liability Insurance Coverage: Key Issues in Every State, Oxford University Press, (acknowledging significant contribution of Sarah Burger), 2011
  • Debra Raskin, Year in Review: Supreme Court Decisions, Practicing Law Institute: 38th Annual Institute on Employment Law, (acknowledging assistance of Sarah Burger), 2009
  • Randy Maniloff and Sarah Burger, Litigation Alchemy: Will "FACTA" Amendment End Conjuring of Cash From Credit Card Receipts, Washington Legal Foundation, July 11, 2008
  • Neal Orkin and Sarah Burger, Employee Invention Rights in the Twenty - First Century, Labor Law Journal, Spring, 82, 2005

Representative Cases

  • Successfully represented flight attendant in AIR 21 whistleblower action. Vibbert v. Delta Air Lines, U.S.D.O.L. Case No. 2016-AIR-00005
  • Successfully represented former employee in race and gender discrimination litigation. Daniel v. Autozone, Inc., et al. (N.D.N.Y. 2016)
  • Successfully represented employees in unpaid overtime dispute. Stewart, et al. v. Matthew Bender & Co. (N.D.N.Y. 2015)
  • Successfully represent nurses in FLSA/NYLL collective/class action regarding unpaid wages and meal breaks. Church, et al. v. St. Mary’s Healthcare (N.D.N.Y. 2015)
  • Successfully represented employers and employees in disputes involving unpaid wages, alleged violations of non-compete agreements, FMLA, ADA, Age Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Sexual orientation discrimination, Sex discrimination and Sexual harassment. (N.D.N.Y., S.D.N.Y., the United States Equal Opportunity Commission, New York State Division of Human Rights, New York State Department of Labor, United States Department of Labor).

Honors and Awards

  • Upstate New York Super Lawyers, Rising Star Plaintiffs Employment Litigation 2014 - 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Employment Lawyers Association, National Chapter
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, New York Chapter, Member of the Legislative Committee
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • New York County Bar Association
  • Saratoga County Bar Association
  • Federal Court Bar Association, NDNY

Pro Bono Activities

  • Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York - LGBT Panel