Ferrara Fiorenza P.C.

Employment Law Practice

Our attorneys are committed to providing private sector employers with practical advice and compliance strategies, as well as, effective legal representation with respect to the laws and regulations governing the employment relationship.

Too often, legal advice is dispensed in a vacuum, without regard to its effect on the client company’s efficiency and productivity. The Ferrara-Fiorenza Law Firm understands the importance of preserving overall business goals and objectives and is committed to helping its clients thrive while complying with applicable employment-related laws. We work closely with our clients in delivering the following representation services:

• Review and analysis of materials and documents, research and preparation of legal opinion letters upon request from client.

• Advice, consultation, and representation in connection with defense of claims of employment discrimination under the New York State Human Rights Law, federal civil rights laws and federal laws mandating equal employment opportunities, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act.

• Analysis, advice, consultation, and representation in all administrative proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and in related civil judicial proceedings.

• Representation in connection with various labor disputes (including strike activity) arising out of the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, together with related practice and appearance before State Courts (obtaining injunctive relief and contempt citations) and administrative agencies.

• Extensive counseling services with respect to all areas of human resources management and law.

• Development of employee recruitment strategies and employment advertisements.

• Customized interviewing forms and strategies and manager training regarding interview techniques.

• Job description analysis and development.

• Development of customized performance appraisal strategies, forms and techniques consistent with overall company goals (i.e., company’s strategic plan).

• Customized employee warning notices (e.g., verbal warning record, written warning, last chance notice).

• Extensive counseling services with respect to all areas of human resources management and law.

• Comprehensive confidential employment practices audit and analysis.

• Personnel, medical and I-9 files audit and analysis.

• Employment posters audit (supplying missing posters).

• Developing customized employment applications.

• Development of employee recruitment strategies and employment advertisements.

• Customized interviewing forms and strategies and manager training regarding interview techniques.

• Customized employee handbooks (including specialized policy development, e.g., sales commission policies).

• Job description analysis and development.

• On-Site Supervisor/Management Training (Interviewing and Hiring, Coaching a Multi-Generational Workforce, Leading a Diverse Workforce, Leadership, Performance Appraisal, Running Effective Meetings, Dealing with Employee Absences [ADA, FMLA and Workers’ Compensation], Workplace Harassment, Conflict Resolution, Avoiding Costly Employment Litigation, Managing in a Unionized Environment, Effective Employee Discipline, The Challenge of the Modern Manager, Workplace Violence, etc.).

• Development of customized performance appraisal strategies, forms and techniques consistent with overall company goals (i.e., company’s strategic plan).

• Exit interview strategies and forms.

We are an AV rated firm (Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory), which denotes the highest ranking given to lawyers and law firms.