Labor and Employment


Matthew M. Collins, Chair

There are dozens of federal labor and employment laws and each state has its own labor and employment laws as well.

All in, there are hundreds of labor and employment regulations that exist and no company and no employee can be expected to know the ins-and-outs of each of them. The Labor and Employment practice group at Brach Eichler knows these laws and regulations and can guide you – whether an employer or employee – through the maze of rules that apply to the workplace, and that guidance is provided to you accurately and clearly, without being mired in legalese.

Statutory Knowledge and Experience

Our Employment Services Group has experience with and knowledge of the majority of labor and employment laws including, but not limited to:

  • Age Discrimination In Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Child Labor Law
  • COBRA laws, federal and state
  • Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
  • Computer Related Offenses Act
  • Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA)
  • Construction Industry Contractor Classification Act
  • Construction Industry Fair Play Act
  • Domestic Workers Bill of Rights
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • Employment and Personnel Services Act
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Family Leave Act (FLA)
  • Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA)
  • Immigration and Naturalization Act
  • Jury Duty Protection Act
  • Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA)
  • Labor Management Relations Disclosure Act
  • Law Against Discrimination (LAD)
  • National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
  • New York Labor Law
  • New York State and City Human Rights Laws
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
  • Overtime Restrictions for Health Care Facilities Act
  • Paid Family Leave Act (PFLA)
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)
  • Prevailing Wage Act
  • Rehabilitation Act
  • Sales Representative Act
  • Sales Representatives Rights Act
  • Security and Financial Empowerment Act (SAFE)
  • Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
  • Temporary Disability Insurance Law
  • Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII)
  • Trade Secrets Act
  • Unemployment Compensation Law
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Wage Garnishment Law
  • Wage Payment Law
  • Wage Theft Prevention Act
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) laws
  • Workmen’s Compensation Law


Our Labor and Employment Group attorneys know what companies need in their labor and employment counsel: timely, reliable, and practical advice dealing with every aspect from workplace policies in general, to specific employee disputes and issues, internal investigations, government investigations, administrative proceedings, and litigation. Given the number of statutes and regulations that apply to the employer-employee relationship, no company can operate without competent labor and employment counsel. There is virtually no situation outside of this group’s experience and capabilities. Our attorneys provide employers with answers and solutions – instead of never-ending questions and “what ifs.”

Our attorneys provide counsel in the areas of:

  • Counseling and compliance services
  • Employee benefits and qualified plans
  • Administration and management of qualified retirement plans
  • Regulatory investigations and hearings
  • Litigation and alternative dispute resolution

Contact the Employment Services Group to schedule a consultation.

Directors, Executives, Officers, and Employees

Directors, executives, officers and employees in all industries are in need, more than ever, of competent legal advice in connection with their employment. Whether you are offered a new position with a lengthy restrictive covenant agreement, your current employer is offering new benefits in exchange for future covenants on your behalf, or you are being terminated individually or as part of a larger reduction in force, you need your own, unbiased legal advice so that you can make the best decision for you and your interests.

Our attorneys provide counsel in the areas of:

  • Counseling and advice
  • Employee benefits and qualified plans
  • Wrongful termination, hostile work environment, whistleblower and retaliation claims
  • Wage, overtime, misclassification, commission, and bonus claims

Contact the Employment Services Group to schedule a consultation.

Our Promise

At Brach Eichler, we are committed to a dynamic and meaningful partnership with our clients. We move forward with a shared vision, one that is carefully crafted and thoughtfully and practically implemented. Together, we achieve success.


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