Long Island, NY Personal / Business Employment Attorney
Personal Employment
     We represent and provide counseling to individuals facing a wide range of workplace related challenges from harassment and discrimination to contract negotiations. We also assist with important education-related issues.
 
     Patsis Law represents individuals in employment, labor and education law matters.In these matters individuals often find themselves at a great disadvantage when they seek to protect their legal rights.
Institutions and employers have more money, more lawyers and more time than the individual employee or student.
 
At Patsis Law we are here to help you and counter-balance this inequality.
Below we’ve listed particular areas of workplace law that we often handle.
Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation:
     Patsis Law handles discrimination and harassment claims in every forum. We have experience practicing in the federal and state courts, and in all of the administrative agencies which enforce laws against discrimination. We have also settled many matters for our clients before the substantial hours and costs of administrative and court practice became necessary. Patsis Law seriously believes in the importance of a workplace free from discrimination, and we will fight to protect you and your rights.
We represent individuals with claims against their employers in many areas, including:
  • Age Discrimination
  • Race Discrimination
  • National Origin Discrimination
  • Sex or Gender Discrimination (including sexual harassment)
  • Religious Discrimination
  • Sexual Orientation Discrimination
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Hostile Work Environment
  • Retaliation (including whistleblower claims)
  • Wrongful Discharge
Severance Agreements:
     Patsis Law can review your severance package to make sure that it is fair and that you are not giving up important rights. We can also work with you to negotiate a more fair severance package, and to make sure that you are confident and comfortable with the agreement you sign.
Employment Contracts:
We can guide you through the complicated law involving your rights under Non-Compete, Non-Solicit and Confidentiality Agreements. If your employment agreement has been breached we can represent you in court to enforce its terms.
     Compensation Including Wage and Overtime Claims:
Employers do not always follow the law when administering payroll. They might doc your pay or stop paying you altogether. Patsis Law can work with you to make sure you are fairly compensated and your rights are protected. We address concerns like these often at BLG, and will help with:
  • Independent Contractor Status Negotiation and Legal Analysis
  • Suits for Unpaid Wages
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Violations
  • The Equal Pay Act (EPA)
  • Minimum Wage Payments
  • Overtime Entitlements
  • Protecting Against Unlawful Wage Deductions
ERISA:
     Benefits entitlements under ERISA plans can be complicated to understand. We can assist you with ERISA issues including:
  • Evaluating Early Retirement Incentives
  • Appealing or Negotiating a Benefit Entitlement
Whistleblower Claims:
     There are federal and local laws that protect employees who report unlawful conduct in the workplace. Patsis Law can protect you if you are aware of something that you need to report, and make sure that your employer does not unlawfully retaliate. If your employer already has retaliated we can fight to protect your rights.
Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR):
Often employment problems can be worked out through negotiation or some form of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Patsis Law can:
  • Negotiate Directly with Employers
  • Represent You in Any Form of Mediation or Arbitration
Leave:
Were you fired for going on leave? Patsis Law can help:
  • Military Leave
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Related Disability Law
Business Employment
     We represent and provide counseling to small and mid-sized businesses with respect to workplace issues. We also provide preventative counseling and policies which help them anticipate and prevent unnecessary litigation.
 
     Patsis Law assist clients in drafting employment contracts, handbooks and related policies to ensure that their workplace is efficient and lawful. Patsis Law can also provide training to your employees and supervisors to make sure they understand the laws related to sexual harassment and discrimination. The appropriate policies and procedures will significantly decrease the likelihood that you will be involved in litigation.
If your company is confronted with a charge of discrimination or a lawsuit, we can provide a vigorous and strategic defense.
     Patsis Law handles discrimination and harassment claims in every forum. We have experience practicing in the federal and state courts, and in all of the administrative agencies which enforce laws against discrimination. We have also settled many matters for our clients before the substantial hours and costs of administrative and court practice became necessary. Patsis Law seriously believes in the importance of a workplace free from discrimination, and we will fight to protect you and your rights.
     We represent individuals with claims against their employers in many areas, including:
  • Age Discrimination
  • Race Discrimination
  • National Origin Discrimination
  • Sex or Gender Discrimination (including sexual harassment)
  • Religious Discrimination
  • Sexual Orientation Discrimination
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Hostile Work Environment
  • Retaliation (including whistleblower claims)
  • Wrongful Discharge
Severance Agreements:
     Patsis Law can review your severance package to make sure that it is fair and that you are not giving up important rights. We can also work with you to negotiate a more fair severance package, and to make sure that you are confident and comfortable with the agreement you sign.
Employment Contracts:
     We can guide you through the complicated law involving your rights under Non-Compete, Non-Solicit and Confidentiality Agreements. If your employment agreement has been breached we can represent you in court to enforce its terms.
Compensation Including Wage and Overtime Claims:
Employers do not always follow the law when administering payroll. They might doc your pay or stop paying you altogether. Patsis Law can work with you to make sure you are fairly compensated and your rights are protected. We address concerns like these often at Patsis Law, and will help with:
  • Independent Contractor Status Negotiation and Legal Analysis
  • Suits for Unpaid Wages
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Violations
  • The Equal Pay Act (EPA)
  • Minimum Wage Payments
  • Overtime Entitlements
  • Protecting Against Unlawful Wage Deductions
ERISA:
     Benefits entitlements under ERISA plans can be complicated to understand. We can assist you with ERISA issues including:
  • Evaluating Early Retirement Incentives
  • Appealing or Negotiating a Benefit Entitlement
Whistleblower Claims:
     There are federal and local laws that protect employees who report unlawful conduct in the workplace. Patsis Law can protect you if you are aware of something that you need to report, and make sure that your employer does not unlawfully retaliate. If your employer already has retaliated we can fight to protect your rights.
Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR):
Often employment problems can be worked out through negotiation or some form of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Patsis Law can:
  • Negotiate Directly with Employers
  • Represent You in Any Form of Mediation or Arbitration
Leave:
     Were you fired for going on leave? Patsis Law can help:
  • Military Leave
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Related Disability Law
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(631) 225-4601

152 N Wellwood Ave

Lindenhurst, NY 11757

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