Practice Areas - Labor Law

As a New York State employer in a litigious society, regardless of the appropriate safety measures, staff training and HR policies you may have in place, you can, and often will, find yourself confronted with highly combustible and potentially damaging labor or employment issues.

No matter how much you prepare and maintain regulatory compliance, when you find yourself confronted with labor or employment claims, you need a firm experienced in the specifics of labor law and litigation to aggressively defend you.

The labor law trial attorneys at Phelan, Phelan & Danek, LLP have provided employers with effective legal representation in employment law cases before the Department of Labor, in state and federal court and administrative tribunals throughout New York State. They have provided counsel and aggressively defended companies large and small in all facets of state and federal employment and labor law, such as: sexual harassment, wrongful termination, racial-hiring bias, breach of contract, age discrimination, minimum wage, and meal break disputes.

Our labor law practice has deep experience and understanding of the complex applications of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII of the Civil rights Act of 1964, and Human Rights Laws. In labor employment issues for the construction industry, Phelan, Phelan & Danek regularly defends clients on such issues as falls from ladders or objects falling onto workers under New York's Scaffold Law, Section 240, in ground - level construction site injuries under NY Labor Law Section 241, and in safe environment issues under NY Labor Law Section 200.

The law firm of Phelan, Phelan & Danek has a strong record of success with employment and labor-related disputes. As experienced litigation attorneys, we work closely with each client and develop aggressive and effective defense strategies against claims of employment discrimination, sexual harassment, or wrongful termination at both the trial and appellate levels.

In Labor law practice, our firm combines the personal service one would expect of a small firm with the experience ordinarily associated with much larger firms. From the largest client, to the smallest case, our team will do everything it can to achieve your objectives in a cost-effective manner. While our trial lawyers have the skill and experience necessary to successfully represent their clients at trial, they are also well versed in alternative dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration.

When it comes to defending clients on complex labor and employment issues, few firms match the skill and track record of Phelan, Phelan & Danek.

Contact our Labor Law team today.

Practice areas
  • Regulatory compliance with the New York State Department of Labor
  • Management defense for:
    • Employment discrimination
    • Sexual harassment
    • Sexual discrimination
    • Racial discrimination
    • Age discrimination
    • National origin discrimination
    • Disability discrimination
    • Sexual orientation discrimination
    • Retaliation
    • Whistleblower claims
  • Counseling Employers in:
    • Counseling & Risk Management
    • Review of employee handbooks
    • Workplace investigations and discrimination claims
    • Employment and Severance Agreements
  • Construction Labor Law
    • Labor Law 200
    • Labor Law 240 (Scaffold Law)
    • Labor Law 241(6) (Worksite Conditions Law)