Richard’s practice focus is in the area of employment law, both transactional (drafting) and litigation. Richard’s litigation experience includes assisting and defending businesses in the Department of Labor audits and investigations, defending employment discrimination claims, protection of confidential information, enforcement of post-employment restrictive covenants and non-solicitation agreements, and defending prevailing wage claims. On the transactional side, Richard has been involved in drafting non-disclosure agreements, employment agreements and independent contractor agreements, post-employment restrictive covenants and employment policies and handbooks. Richard has also specifically represented restaurants and hospitality businesses in all of the above employment matters. Richard has also had experience in general commercial litigation including suits on breaches of contract, mortgage foreclosure actions on commercial property and other actions or proceedings of a commercial nature.
On Sunday, February 24th, the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) went into effect in the state of New York. The…
Earlier this year, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) revised its independent contractor test, overturning a controversial standard established in 2014. The decision is the latest federal attempt to clarify the legal distinction between employees and independent contractors.