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Labor Union

Labor Union

New York Employment Lawyers Helping Clients With the Full Range ofLabor and Union Law Issues

Before labor unions, American workers were often forced to work long hours for little pay and in dangerous conditions. When workers galvanized, they were able to bring about changes that increased the health and safety of all workers. The changes made by the unions of the early 20th century are still enjoyed by workers of today—that is why the law protects workers who seek to form unions. However, many employers are reluctant to allow their workers to unionize. At White, Ricotta & Marks, P.C., we take action to enforce workers’ rights.

At Ricotta & Marks, P.C., our Queens labor and union law attorneys are strong, aggressive advocates for clients. We are always ready to take action to enforce workers’ rights. If you have any questions or concerns about labor law and union law, our attorneys are just a phone call away. To request a completely confidential, no obligation initial consultation with an experienced New York labor and employment attorney, please call our Queens or Long Island offices today.

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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Labor Relations

Labor Relations

Labor Relations Lawyers Serving Queens, New York

Many employers aggressively discourage employees from forming unions.

With deep labor law experience, our Queens employment attorneys have a comprehensive understanding of the challenges facing individual workers, unions, and other labor organizations. We are prepared to help you navigate the process so that you are in the best position to protect your rights and the rights of your co-workers. We offer a wide range of labor and union services, including:

  • Drafting and reviewing of employment contracts;
  • Negotiation of collective bargaining agreements;
  • Guidance on interpreting contracts;
  • Representation in disciplinary arbitrations and other similar proceedings;
  • Advice on internal affairs and related matters; and
  • Representation in collective actions/class actions against employers.

We are prepared to take action to help you or your organization advance worker rights. When you have an employment lawyer who truly understands the complexities of state law, federal law, and unique dynamics of labor unions, you will be in the best position to protect your rights and interests.

Know Your Rights: How to Respond to an Employer Discouraging Union Formation

If your employer demoted you, fired you or threatened to cut your hours, you may feel as if you have nowhere to turn. However, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) can hear your case and offer you recourse. Our employee rights lawyers can provide you with effective representation before the NLRB. Through the NLRB, we can help you secure back pay and an offer of reinstatement from your employer. Companies that violate NLRB regulations must be held accountable.

If you wish to form a union, join a union, or help others join a union, the law protects you. While employers are, in some ways, permitted to present the case against a union, there are strong legal limits on what they can and cannot do. Under state and federal law, New York employers are strictly forbidden from retaliating against employees who wish to organize in the workplace. If you are concerned that your employer will retaliate against you for engaging in any of these protected activities, our labor union attorneys are prepared to take forceful action on your behalf.

Why Work With the Labor and Union Lawyers at Ricotta & Marks

With more than three decades of collective employment law experience, we have the skills and knowledge to assist you and your co-workers with the full range of union-related matters. When you reach out to our Queens or Long Island law offices, you will consult with a New York labor union attorney who is prepared to:

  • Conduct a comprehensive, confidential review of your employment law case;
  • Advise you on state law, federal law, your rights, and your options;
  • Carefully investigate the matter—gathering all relevant evidence; and
  • Craft a legal strategy focused on getting the best outcome.

We strongly believe in the notion that every client deserves personalized representation from a lawyer who truly cares about their case. Our Queens labor and union lawyers limit the number of cases that we accept to ensure that we are able to put the time, attention, and resources behind every client. No matter your circumstances, our law firm will help you find the best path forward.
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At Ricotta & Marks, P.C., our Queens employment lawyers have the skills, knowledge, and expertise to handle the full range of labor & union matters. We represent union workers in New York City, Long Island and throughout New York. To learn more about our services, contact our office at 347-727-0661. We return calls promptly. Our office in Queens is convenient to many subway stops. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Ricotta & Marks, P.C.

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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