Representing Employers In Labor And Employment Disputes

Business owners and managers don't want to spend their time dealing with employment and labor issues, but it often becomes the reality in today's world. If you face legal problems related to your employees, you need an experienced attorney on your side. Cooper Erving & Savage LLP has practiced litigation in Upstate New York for nearly 200 years.

Our attorneys have extensive experience and a long track record of success handling labor and employment issues for businesses of all sizes. Because we represent clients on both sides of these cases, we are able to anticipate how the opposition will structure its argument and develop a legal strategy to counter that.

We handle a broad range of employment and labor matters for businesses at the state and federal level including:

  • Discrimination claims
  • Noncompete contracts
  • Severance agreements
  • ERISA and EEOC
  • Free speech claims
  • Due process claims
  • Sexual harassment
  • FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act)
  • FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act)
  • Overtime
  • Prevailing wage
  • Union-management relations

Collective Bargaining Issues

Our firm is happy to provide businesses with advice and counsel as you negotiate collective bargaining agreements and handle union grievances. Our attorneys do not, however, help employees fight against union organization drives or participate in other forms of union-busting.

Immigration Issues

We obtain work visas for corporate clients and advise employers on matters related to the complex employment verification and anti-discrimination obligations of federal immigration laws. We counsel clients in connection with I-9 protocols and audits and management of the hiring and termination process.

Meet With An Employment And Labor Attorney

When the success of your business is on the line, you need the experience of Cooper Erving & Savage. Call 888-352-3751 or use our online contact form to schedule an appointment with an experienced litigator.

Past Labor And Employment Results

  • Successfully prosecuted case for teacher's aide fired for union activity. Bennett v. Lucier, 2010 U.S. Dist LEXIS 130308 (N.D.N.Y. 2010).
  • Challenged rule that shareholders of foreign corporations are not liable for unpaid wages in the highest court of New York State. Stuto v. Kerber, 18 N.Y.3d 909 (2012).
  • Confidential settlements of claims by clients who alleged disability discrimination, sex discrimination, sexual harassment, age discrimination, race discrimination and national origin discrimination claims.