Tuch & Cohen regularly provides advice and counsel to clients on a wide range of employment-related matters. We regularly assist clients in responding to employee issues such as leaves of absence and requests for accommodations, by participating in the investigation and resolution of employee complaints, and by preparing and implementing effective employment policies. We also help our clients comply with an ever-changing landscape of federal, state and local laws.
This includes not only well-known and high-profile laws such as those requiring sexual harassment training, paid family leave, and written agreements for independent contractors, but also lesser-known local laws such as New York City’s law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of hairstyle, and its laws requiring lactation rooms for nursing mothers. The firm also assists employers in avoiding disputes with employees through the negotiation and preparation of effective employment agreements, non-compete agreements, restrictive covenant agreements and severance agreements. Should a lawsuit or claim be asserted, Tuch & Cohen provides aggressive and effective representation, always with an eye towards controlling costs and achieving an early resolution if possible. We have successfully resolved countless employment‑related claims through settlement or litigation, including wage and hour claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York State Labor Law, claims involving allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination, and breach of contract claims among others.