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Long Island Employer Defense Lawyers

Employer Defense

New York Employment Law Attorneys Defending Employers in Disputes

In any business, disputes between employees and employers can arise. These employment law disputes can vary depending upon the circumstances, from disputes concerning wage and hour violations to claims concerning sexual harassment or other forms of discrimination in the workplace. It is important for employers to have clear policies in place to prevent workplace disputes, but even employers with detailed policies and procedures can face claims.

At Ricotta & Marks, P.C., we can assist employers with a wide range of employment law defenses. Given that we also have years of experience representing employees in similar types of disputes, we are able to consider the case from both sides and to tailor a defense strategy to meet your business’s needs. Do not hesitate to get in touch with our Long Island employer defense lawyers to learn more about how we can assist you.

Queens and Long Island

Labor Employment Lawyers in Queens and Long Island

Advocating on Behalf of

At Ricotta & Marks, P.C., we represent employees in a broad spectrum of legal matters, including:


According to the NY Department of Human Rights, employers can be held responsible for sexual harassment in the workplace in the following circumstances:
If the harassment was the fault of a co-owner, manager, or supervisor the employer is responsible, regardless of whether or not they knew it was occurring
If the harassment occurred among regular employees, the employer can be held responsible if they knew about it, should have known about it, or failed to have a sexual harassment policy in place.
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Employee Discrimination

Our lawyers are prepared to represent clients who face any type of employment discrimination such as:
Gender discrimination
Marital status discrimination
Pregnancy discrimination and FMLA violations
Sexual orientation discrimination, including transgender discrimination and harassment
Age discrimination
Race or national origin discrimination
Disability discrimination
Religious discrimination
Criminal record discrimination
Violations of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)
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Wage & Hour Disputes

We handle many cases that involve wage and hour disputes, including people in certain industries who often fall victim to these situations as well as instances involving:
Unpaid overtime
Under-the-table compensation
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Education Law

New York City teachers face challenges inside and outside the classroom. When they face the possibility of losing their jobs, they deserve representation by experienced attorneys.

At Ricotta & Marks, P.C., employment law is our sole focus. We have represented teachers facing a broad spectrum of legal issues and we are committed to protecting teachers’ rights. To learn more, please do not hesitate to contact us and schedule a free initial and confidential consultation at our Queens or Long Island offices today.

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Wrongful Termination

Even in an ‘At Will’ Work Situation, You Have the Right to Work. Employers will always claim that they had a valid reason to lay off or fire an employee. But in many circumstances, this is just disguised discrimination of one form or another. Continued employment and advancement is frequently based on performance reviews. If you have a perfect record, then suddenly go from perfect to pariah, it may be a case of your supervisor or employer giving a negative review in order to have an excuse to remove you from your position or deny a promotion.

Sometimes these “Jekyll and Hyde” switches occur because a superior learned something about a subordinate that then caused him or her to have a negative bias, like the employee was of a certain religion or sexual orientation. Sometimes the reason is more obvious, like a bias against people of a certain race, being male or female, a woman becoming pregnant or people with disabilities.

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Other Employment Law Issues

As a full-service employment law firm, we can also help you with:
Labor and union representation
Mediation and arbitration matters
Employment contract negotiations and matters
Employer defense
Our New York employment attorneys are dedicated to ensuring that all workers have the opportunity to pursue successful careers, and experience workplaces that are free of harassment or other situations that create tension.
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Our Lawyers Defend Employers in Many Types of Long Island Claims

At Ricotta & Marks, P.C., we recognize that there are a wide variety of legal claims that can result in an employer needing an experienced and dedicated employment law attorney to help develop a strong defense strategy. We can assist your business with any of the following types of employee claims or allegations:

  • Wage and hour violations under New York Labor Law or the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA);
  • Employment discrimination, including workplace harassment;
  • Whistleblower claims;
  • Wrongful termination;
  • Retaliation allegations;
  • Violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA); and
  • Breach of contract claims.

As dedicated employment law attorneys in New York, we understand the various ways in which employment claims can arise and the options that employers may have to defend against them.

Taking Steps to Prevent Employee Claims and Allegations in the Long Island Workplace

Our experienced Long Island employment lawyers can assist your business in creating a defense strategy when an employee files a claim or raises an allegation concerning treatment in the workplace. At the same time, we want to emphasize how important it is to take steps to avoid employee disputes. Our firm can also help you to develop and to implement policies and procedures that can help your company to avoid employment law disputes in the future. You should consider doing the following in your workplace:

  • Having clear workplace policies concerning employee rights under state and federal law;
  • Implementing policies that prohibit discrimination;
  • Training managers and employees to recognize workplace violations and to understand the appropriate steps to take; and
  • Responding to complaints or allegations as quickly as possible.

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Contact a Long Island Employer Defense Attorney Today

Are you facing allegations or a claim from a current or former employee? Whether you are facing a breach of contract claim or allegations of discrimination, our firm can assess the facts of the case today and can discuss options with you for developing a persuasive defense. As employment attorneys with years of experience representing employees in these kinds of cases, we can see both sides and can tailor your defense strategy accordingly. An experienced Long Island employer defense lawyer can discuss your case with you today. Contact Ricotta & Marks, P.C. online or call us at (347) 464-8694 to get started on your case.

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We understand that your situation is urgent. Our New York employment discrimination attorneys will respond to your questions and concerns as quickly as possible.

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