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Employment Law

Adams Leclair regularly represents businesses, medical providers, educational institutions, and other employers involved in employment law disputes in state court, federal court, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the New York State Office of Civil Rights. The Firm’s experience includes defense of claims alleging sexual harassment, discrimination on the basis of race, gender, age, disability, marital status, nationality, and religion; accommodation for disabilities; whistleblowing and retaliation; unpaid wage and overtime claims involving the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and New York paid family leave; claims concerning family and medical leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA); pay equity claims; employment contracts; executive compensation, corporate compliance and ethics.

Adams Leclair attorneys have extensive experience with litigation involving non-compete agreements, unfair competition, and theft of trade secrets and intellectual property.

Adams Leclair provides customized legal services to meet the needs of today’s employers, including claim investigations, and training for employees and executives on sexual harassment, discrimination, implicit bias, and general compliance matters applicable to a particular industry or employer. We routinely provide human resource audits where we revise policies and procedures to ensure up-to-date compliance. We draft employment contracts and severance agreements, and assist with hiring policies, performance management, and disciplinary matters.

Where requested, Adams Leclair offers full-service, day-to-day consulting on all human resources matters.