Employment / Labor

Pardalis & Nohavicka, LLP Partner Joseph D. Nohavicka heads the firms Labor and Employment Law practice. Our lawyers represent individuals, plaintiff classes and businesses in the fields of New York Employment Law and New York Labor Law. A seasoned trial attorney, Mr. Nohavicka offers high quality legal representation for all of the firm’s clients whether in litigation, arbitration or negotiation.

In the current economic climate many employees are concerned with job security. Many feel that the careers they have built may be at risk should they complain or voice concern about illegal labor practices, wage and hour violations, or other discriminatory actions taken against them. Our New York labor and employment law lawyers handle various claims including, wrongful termination, employment contracts, wage & hour and overtime, failure to pay commissions, harassment, discrimination, Retaliation, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), executive compensation and severance agreements, restrictive covenants: non compete, non disclosure, non solicitation, whistleblower claims and grievances.

Our New York employment lawyers also represent employers and business owners in implementing employment policies and procedures that foster a healthy work environment. Our law firm specializes in facilitating employee relations and minimizing the risk of expensive employment lawsuits which encumber resources and stifle growth. Our New York labor and employment lawyers can assist your organization with employment contracts, Non compete, non disclosure (NDA) and Non circumvention agreements, sales agreements and service contracts, drafting of employee handbook ( regular updates available to comply with changing laws), compliance with Labor Law and insurance requirements, labor and employment litigation defense, harassment & discrimination litigation defense.

Pardalis & Nohavicka, LLP New York Labor Law News:

Our firm is currently representing a group of workers against their former employer for violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The employer, a bi-lingual special needs school allegedly failed to pay its teachers for almost a year. The teachers did not speak up right away out of fear of retaliation. The State Comptroller’s office investigated the employer and discovered it had fraudulently billed the State of New York for millions of dollars. Pardalis & Nohavicka, LLP filed a collective action / class action lawsuit on behalf of the employees for unpaid wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The case is currently being litigated in The United States Federal Court for the Eastern District of New York. Below are links to news articles on this matter:

NYTimes
Office of The New York State Comptroller
QueensTribune
TimesLedger
Our NYLAW

Our firm is also handling the defense of several restaurateurs whose employees have claimed unpaid wages and tip spreading under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In one matter two former employees are claiming that they were never paid wages and worked for years at the clients establishment. Our position is that both employees were paid in cash and paid well above what was required. The matter is being litigated in The United States federal Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Pardalis & Nohavicka, LLP is a New York City commercial and business law firm specializing in Labor Law and Employment Law cases in the Federal Trial Courts as well as the Trial Courts for the City and State of New York. Feel free to contact our trial team with any questions at 718.777.0400 or by E-mail.

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