Our Albany employment lawyers have decades of experience throughout the Capital Region. We practice in Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, Rensselaer, Columbia, Warren, Schoharie, and Greene counties, and we’re familiar with the courts and judges in each of them. We represent clients in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies involving employment, benefits, discrimination claims, and other labor issues.
Whether as an employee or employer, your needs will receive our highest care and attention, and we’ll deliver a practical solution that meets your needs.
Albany Employment Lawyers for Employees
If your rights as an employee have been violated in your workplace or by your employer, we’re here to help.
We handle discrimination issues involving age, race, gender, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, religion, and genetics. We also resolve cases of sexual harassment, whistleblower claims, employer retaliation, and reductions in force. We practice before the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the New York State Division of Human Rights (NY Human Rights Division), and federal and state courts. Our Albany Employment Lawyers have handled hundreds of employee rights cases in all of these venues.
If you believe you’ve been discriminated against or otherwise aggrieved by your employer, tight timelines exist for you to obtain relief. In general, you need to file a claim with the EEOC within 180 days following the date of the discriminatory act. The EEOC will schedule a mediation session and investigate your charges. We have resolved numerous discrimination cases in mediation and are prepared to file a lawsuit on your behalf before or after the EEOC concludes its investigation.
We’re also experienced practicing with the NY Human Rights Division. Grounds for discrimination complaints can be broader under New York State law than federal law, and we can file complaints with both the EEOC and NY Human Rights Division.
We’ll evaluate your situation and recommend the best approach to resolve employment matters without the need for filing a federal or state lawsuit.
Albany Employment Lawyers for Employers
Our Albany employment lawyers also represent employers in crafting benefit plans, developing policies and communications, and resolving employee claims. We’re committed to your enterprise and staff’s well-being by handling employment situations promptly and in confidence.
We represent employers in numerous matters before regulators and in court. We handle employee complaints thoroughly and seek to find a solution that works best for all involved. Among our employer-related services are:
- Preventative counseling
- Review of employee handbooks and policies
- Workplace investigations
- Employment and severance agreements
- FLSA compliance
Our Albany employment lawyers are here to address your needs and craft fair and effective solutions for you and your employees. We do so informally where possible but are prepared to defend your position in state and federal courts in the Capital District while maintaining confidentiality and discretion at all times.
How Our Albany Employment Lawyers Can Help You
Let our experienced Albany employment lawyers help you today. Attorney Allen Shoikhetbrod leads our Albany employment practice. Allen represents clients before numerous administrative agencies and at the trial and appellate levels in federal and state courts. He is recognized as one of SuperLawyer’s “Rising Stars.”
If you have an employment law matter, contact us today. Reach us 24-7 at (888) 529-4543. We represent clients throughout the Capital Region, and our offices are conveniently located at 441 New Karner Road in Albany. Virtual consultations are also available. Get the professional advice and compassion that you deserve.