Employment

Range of Services

The employment attorneys at Hollis Laidlaw & Simon understand the complexities of today’s workplace, and we advise businesses and individuals on a wide range of employment related issues, including workplace discrimination, covenants not to compete, negotiation of severance and separation agreements, and wage and hour issues. Additionally, we handle claims involving wrongful termination, unemployment insurance issues, and employee benefit issues that arise under ERISA. We assist both employers and employees in drafting and negotiating employment agreements and employee handbooks, and we counsel employers on methods to prevent the disclosure of trade secrets and proprietary information.

Litigation

We are often able to help our clients avoid litigation by identifying potential liability risks early and designing practical preventative strategies. However, when litigation is necessary, our experienced employment litigation team skillfully takes cases from pleadings through trial, before federal and state courts. Our clients include start-ups, insurance agencies, stock brokers, securities firms, small business owners, and employers in all fields.
Accordion Content
  • Successfully challenged the enforceability of non-competition and non-solicitation restrictive covenants in numerous cases across the State of New York and in federal court.
  • Favorably settled age discrimination claim on behalf of employee against a national investment bank.
  • Secured the dismissal of sexual harassment and hostile work environment claims against a major products distributor.
  • Obtained a monetary settlement for an individual who was verbally promised an equity stake in a business based on the number of years of service where the employer’s action of paying year-end bonuses consistent with distributions made to other shareholders evidenced action corroborating the verbal representations.
  • Negotiated separation agreement for retirement age employee of health care organization constructively terminated from her position.
  • Negotiated settlement of numerous wage and hour cases on behalf of restaurants and their owners with plaintiff employees and the state labor department.
Accordion Content
  • Successfully challenged the enforceability of non-competition and non-solicitation restrictive covenants in numerous cases across the State of New York and in federal court.
  • Favorably settled age discrimination claim on behalf of employee against a national investment bank.
  • Secured the dismissal of sexual harassment and hostile work environment claims against a major products distributor.
  • Obtained a monetary settlement for an individual who was verbally promised an equity stake in a business based on the number of years of service where the employer’s action of paying year-end bonuses consistent with distributions made to other shareholders evidenced action corroborating the verbal representations.
  • Negotiated separation agreement for retirement age employee of health care organization constructively terminated from her position.
  • Negotiated settlement of numerous wage and hour cases on behalf of restaurants and their owners with plaintiff employees and the state labor department.

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