Our law practice offers legal services in insurance law, education law, employment law, plus maritime and admiralty law. We have specialized in our chosen areas of law practice due to the great injustice across law practices in the United States.
Comprehensive list of law practice areas:
Age Discrimination, Disability and Perceived Disability, Denial of Disability Claims, Discrimination, Insurance Claims, Denial of Medical Claims, EDUCATION LAW: Student Dismissal from colleges/universities, Tuition Reimbursement Claims, Special Education, 3020a Hearing, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Claims, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Wage Claims, Overtime Claims, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Claims Hostile Work Environment, National Origin Discrimination, Pregnancy Discrimination, Proceedings before the EEOC Mediation & Arbitration, Race Discrimination, Reduction in Force (RIF), Mass Layoff, Site or Branch Closing, Religious Discrimination, Retaliation in the Workplace, Severance Agreements, Sex or Gender Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Orientation Discrimination, Whistleblower Claims, Workplace Torts such as Fraudulent, Inducement and Defamation, Wrongful Termination
Education law deals with the representation of teachers and administrators through the collective bargaining process, hearings, and appeals including 3020a hearing; representation of students in discharge and disciplinary proceedings from colleges and universities, representation of children with special needs at IEP meetings, Due Process Hearings and Appeals to Federal Court; representation of student with special needs including seeking test accommodations and challenging revocation of SAT and ACT test scores.
Education law is also called school law by some individuals. Both terms focus on the same branch of law which focuses on laws and regulations that govern all aspects of state and federal education.
We take insurance law seriously. If a person is represented by a team of qualified attorneys, there is a greater chance of success than if the person does not hire an attorney at all. Here, we can be able to get your claims approved, stop your disability claim from being terminated, negotiate your disability policy settlement, or handle your lawsuit or appeal. We also help professionals and clients that have been unfairly denied long or short-term disability benefits.
Disability Insurance: Is a purchased coverage to protect an employee from lost pay while he or she is unable to work i.e. disabled. The disabled income is paid to the employee in the form of disability insurance weekly or monthly.
General-Disability Insurance benefits an individual who is not able to perform any job that he or she is qualified for due to an injury or sickness. If the policyholder can perform a certain job position he or she is qualified for or cannot recover.
Occupational-Disability Insurance: This benefit is for a person that cannot do his/her regular job duties due to an injury or a sickness.
We focus on all aspects of employment law, such as age, gender, race, and pregnancy discrimination. We also focus on sexual harassment, retaliation, and other types of employment law issues. We represent plaintiffs in workplace discrimination since the laws prohibiting such discrimination began. This law office covers all legal aspects related to employment law in all five boroughs, New York, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island as well as Nassau and Westchester Counties, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Florida.
We have extensive experience in all facets of EEO and employment law, including numerous jury and bench trials in Federal Court involving Fortune 100 companies, Federal, State, and Municipal governments. Our firm has secured a large number of favorable jury and non-jury verdicts and settlements.
We have broad-based experience in labor arbitration, unemployment hearings, EEOC investigations and hearings; as well as U.S. Merit System Protection Board hearings, and various state and local human rights investigations and hearings. Also, our firm has the substantial post-trial experience, including JNOV motions, injunctive remedies, and appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals.
Employers cannot discriminate against employees in matters involving: hiring and firing; promotion, demotion or transfer; compensation; assignment or classification of employees; layoff, reduction in force (RIF) or forced retirement; job advertisements and recruitment; testing; use of company facilities; training and apprenticeship programs; retirement plans, health/medical and fringe benefits; or disability leave and severance.
It is important to be aware that discrimination claims are not normally based on conduct that is open and obvious. Employment discrimination is covered up and hidden. You do not have to tolerate your employer’s wrongful acts, nor do you have to wait for something to happen before you contact an attorney. Frequently, waiting only leads to the escalation of the discriminatory acts against you and might make it more difficult for an attorney to resolve the issues.
In addition, you should be aware that the law does not generally protect employees from a mean or difficult boss, however unfair that may seem. You must be in a protected class when the conduct occurs and the conduct must be serious enough to have an adverse effect on you. It may be sensible for you to obtain legal advice when the conduct first occurs so that all the rights and remedies available to you under the law can be secured.
You should also be aware of the fact that your employer is prohibited from retaliating against you for reporting employment discrimination, filing a lawsuit due to discrimination, or participating in an investigation of such discrimination. For that reason, you should not be afraid to contact an attorney or to pursue the protection of the law.