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Practice Areas

Labor and Employment Services

Full Service Capabilities

The Labor & Employment Services Group provides full legal services to assist in the day-to-day operations of our clients' businesses. Our attorneys are skilled in handling director and officer liability, professional and fiduciary liability, as well as sexual harassment and discrimination claims.

LBC&C's full service capabilities enable us to see the broad picture and to resolve a matter taking into consideration the impact upon all other facets of the client's business.

We partner with our clients to find a way to resolve employment problems in a manner which addresses all of the client's concerns.

Counseling Services - Dealing With Issues Before They Become Problems

We are at our client's side for all aspects of its employment relations. We evaluate our client's employment policies and practices, and meet with the client to discuss possible problem areas and suggested solutions consistent with management priorities.

LBC&C's full service capabilities enable us to see the broad picture and to resolve a matter taking into consideration the impact upon all other facets of the client's business.

As part of this service, we prepare employment manuals which satisfy all the national, state, and local requirements for the client's business. Included in the package of preventative counseling are educational seminars for management which explore real and hypothetical situations to enable management to become familiar with the complexity of these laws and to learn techniques for successfully handling situations as they arise.

Defense of Claims

If a claim should surface, our experienced attorneys will negotiate on behalf of clients, prepare termination releases, and represent clients before all administrative agencies, as well as in state and federal courts. We are committed to expeditious and economical claims handling, utilizing attorneys with the appropriate level of experience for each claim.

Early evaluation and planning are recognized keys to successfully resolving claims, and there is a constant flow of communication with our clients and insurance carriers to ensure the defense team is working together efficiently toward implementing an agreed upon strategy.

Whether the goal is success at trial, alternative dispute resolution, or early disposition through motion or negotiation, our experienced attorneys will help guide the client through every step of the process.

Broad Based Experience and Knowledge

The attorneys at LBC&C have represented directors, officers, employees, companies, municipalities, and school districts in employment matters.

The Firm has successfully defended employment claims in state and federal courts as well as before the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights, and the New York City Commission of Human Rights. LBC&C attorneys have handled discrimination claims alleging violations of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law as well as federal and state wages and hours claims.

Our attorneys are skilled and experienced litigators, having represented clients in all phases of litigation from the initial claim process and pleadings through trial and appeal. LBC&C represents uninsured and self-insured clients as well as those with employment practices liability insurance.