Founding Member

Sarah J. Burger

Sarah J. Burger is the Founding Member of Burger Law Group PLLC, a multi-practice law firm serving New York’s Capital Region and Boston, Massachusetts. Ms. Burger founded Burger Law Group PLLC to serve individuals and organizations with a focus on unparalleled personal service and professionalism.

With a primary focus in labor and employment law, Ms. Burger’s interest in the labor movement originated with her parents, both of whom were active union members.

Her practice in labor and employment law includes representation of clients in matters such as harassment, discrimination and retaliation; unpaid wage and overtime; employment and partnership agreements; separation agreements; workplace training and investigations; personnel policies; disciplinary action; and restrictive covenants (non-solicitation, non-competition and confidentiality agreements).

In addition, Ms. Burger works with individuals and businesses in various real estate and land use matters.

Admitted to practice law in New York State and Massachusetts, Ms. Burger obtained her Juris Doctor from Villanova University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from Drexel University, First Honors. Ms. Burger was named an upstate “New York Super Lawyer” in Employment and Labor law for the years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Selected Published Works & Presentations

  • Speaker, Deposition Skills, National Employment Lawyers Association, NY chapter Fall Conference at Fordham Law School, September 2018.
  • Speaker, #metoo: From Hashtag to Understanding and Action, Hearst Media Center, Albany, New York, June 2018.
  • Speaker, Sexual Harassment Legislation: The stories of its past and the opportunities for its future, the Renaissance Hotel, Albany, New York June 2018.
  • Speaker, Sexual Misconduct, New York State Legislative Women’s Caucus, New York State Capitol, February 2018
  • Speaker, EEOC Guidance on Retaliation, New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Fall Meeting, October 2017
  • Speaker, Women, Pregnancy and the Opioid Epidemic in New York: a multi-disciplinary overview, Center for Women in Government & Civil Society, Rockefeller College of SUNY Albany, April 2016
  • Speaker, Public Works Training School, New York Conference of Mayors, October, 2014
  • Speaker, Penny Wise & Dollar Foolish, New York State Capital Region Chapter, American Payroll Association, Albany, New York, February, 2014
  • Randy Maniloff and Jeffrey Stempel, General Liability Insurance Coverage: Key Issues in Every State, Oxford University Press, (acknowledging significant contribution of Sarah Burger), 2011
  • Debra Raskin, Year in Review: Supreme Court Decisions, Practicing Law Institute: 38th Annual Institute on Employment Law, (acknowledging assistance of Sarah Burger), 2009
  • Randy Maniloff and Sarah Burger, Litigation Alchemy: Will “FACTA” Amendment End Conjuring of Cash From Credit Card Receipts, Washington Legal Foundation, July 11, 2008
  • Neal Orkin and Sarah Burger, Employee Invention Rights in the Twenty – First Century, Labor Law Journal, Spring, 82, 2005

Representative Matters

  • Successfully represented flight attendant in AIR 21 whistleblower action. Vibbert v. Delta Air Lines, U.S.D.O.L. Case No. 2016-AIR-00005
  • Successfully represented former employee in race and gender discrimination litigation. Daniel v. Autozone, Inc., et al. (N.D.N.Y. 2013-2016)
  • Successfully represented employees in unpaid overtime dispute. Stewart, et al. v. Matthew Bender & Co. (N.D.N.Y. 2014-2015)
  • Successfully represented nurses in FLSA/NYLL collective/class action regarding unpaid wages and meal breaks. Church, et al. v. St. Mary’s Healthcare (N.D.N.Y. 2011-2015)
  • Successfully represented employers and employees in disputes involving unpaid wages, alleged violations of non-compete agreements, FMLA, ADA, Age Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Sexual orientation discrimination, Sex discrimination and Sexual harassment. (N.D.N.Y., S.D.N.Y., the United States Equal Opportunity Commission, New York State Division of Human Rights, New York State Department of Labor, United States Department of Labor).

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Employment Lawyers Association, National Chapter (NELA)
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, New York Chapter (NELA/NY),
    Second Vice President, Executive Board Member, Member of the Legislative Committee
  • Boston Bar Association, Member, Labor Section
  • Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association (MELA), Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Saratoga County Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Heading for Home, Racehorse Retraining and Adoption Center, Inc., Board of Directors 

Areas of Practice
  • Labor and Employment Litigation
  • Public and Private Sector Labor Relations
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Business Counseling and Litigation
  • Real Estate
Bar Admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
Education

Villanova University School of Law
Villanova, Pennsylvania  
J.D.

Drexel University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  
B.A., First Honors

Sarah J. Burger
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