Employer-employee relations in New York State are covered by a combination of common law and statutory and regulatory mandates. An infinite variety of issues concerning the relationship of the employer with its employees can arise in the normal course of a company’s business — often in the areas of discrimination, family leave and employees with disabilities.

Our attorneys can advise and respond to concerns within each of these areas while maintaining particular sensitivity to the commercial interest of employers and the concerns and expectations of employees. Clients frequently ask that we advise them on severance terms for senior executives, and the provisions of employment contracts (including non-competition covenants) as well as review their corporate employment handbooks and manuals.