Areas of practice – labor & Employment
Counseling and Defending Employers
There is a wide array of labor and employment laws that regulate employment relationships in New York and Massachusetts.
Effective management of today’s workforce often requires advice of experienced counsel.
At Burger Law Group PLLC, we provide advice and counsel to employers on day-to-day decisions concerning employment relationships including issues of discrimination and employee discipline. We work with our clients to develop employment policies that are legally compliant yet effective in each unique workplace.
We counsel our clients about how to avoid litigation. The most effective way to avoid lawsuits is to get proper guidance before making the employment decision.
However, when litigation is unavoidable we vigorously defend our clients in all aspects of claims. Our goal is to attempt to resolve disputes efficiently, whether through litigation, mediation or at trial.
Workplace Trainings and Independent Workplace Investigations
Employers in New York and Massachusetts have a legal obligation to investigate any claims by their employees of workplace discrimination, harassment, retaliation, bullying and workplace violence.
At Burger Law Group PLLC, our experience enables us to conduct trainings and investigations that are effective, and fully compliant without impeding the operations of the organization.
Department of Labor Investigations
The New York State Department of Labor and the United States Department of Labor have become increasingly aggressive in their investigation and prosecution of employers for violating the minimum wage and overtime protections of the New York Labor Law and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Therefore, audits conducted by these departments must be handled with extreme care and cooperation with state and federal investigators is key to their resolution.
Burger Law Group PLLC has the expertise and experience to guide you and your business through the complex and stressful process of DOL audits.
We have established excellent working relationships with both the New York State Department of Labor and the United States Department of Labor and have successfully represented a variety of businesses, including restaurants and construction companies.
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