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Labor Union

Labor Union

Labor and Union Law?

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.

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.

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.

If you wish to form a union, join a union, or help others join a union, the law protects you. 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.

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We represent union workers throughout New York. To learn more about our services, call our office at 800-240-9269. We return calls promptly. Our office in Queens is convenient to the 7 train.

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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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