The Employment Law Practice Group is dedicated to providing strategic legal solutions to employers in navigating the intricate landscape of employment law.  We are committed to assisting businesses in protecting their rights and interests, while ensuring compliance with federal, state and local laws. Our experienced attorneys offer a comprehensive range of services covering the entire employee lifecycle.

Guidance and Counseling

Compliance with Federal, State, and Local Law

We assist employers in understanding and complying with a myriad of employment laws and regulations, including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act, the New York State Human Rights Law, New York City Human Rights Law, New York Paid Family Leave Law and various agency regulations and executive orders.

In addition, our attorneys can assist employers with state and local human rights laws, wage and hour laws, workers compensation laws, leave laws, and privacy laws in the states in which they operate.

Hiring and Onboarding through Offboarding

We recognize that effective management of employee relationships begins at the initiation of the employment relationship. We can assist employers in the process of hiring, onboarding, and eventual offboarding of employees, and all employment related matters in between. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping employers establish productive and legally sound relationships with their workforce. Our firm can assist employers with the following:

  • Recruitment and Hiring Procedures
  • Creating Onboarding Procedures
  • Employment Agreements
  • Executive Employment Agreements
  • Executive Compensation and Benefits
  • Background Checks & Drug Testing Policies
  • Employee Handbooks & Drafting Other Employment Policies
  • Performance Improvement Plans
  • Disability and Leave Management
  • Reasonable Accommodation Process
  • Wage and Hour Audits
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (Exemption) Audits
  • Reductions in Force & Business Restructuring
  • Remote Work Policies
  • Separation & Release Agreements
  • Termination Counseling
  • Workforce Reductions

Strategic Employment Contracts

Our attorneys assist individuals and businesses navigate the complexities of strategic employment contracts, including non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements, confidentiality agreements, and trade secret protections, among others.  Whether you are an employer seeking to draft enforceable agreements or an employee seeking clarity on your rights and obligations, our team can provide thorough analysis, strategic guidance, and personalized solutions.

Internal Investigations

 From claims of workplace misconduct to allegations of embezzlement and theft in the workplace, we can assist businesses in meeting their legal obligations to investigate whether there was a violation of company policy or law in the workplace. Our attorneys can interview witnesses, review relevant policies and other documentation, and take other steps necessary to investigate and come to a conclusion regarding the alleged misconduct.  We also assist businesses in identifying appropriate disciplinary action to mitigate present and future risk.


RMF’s Employment Law Practice Group has broad employment litigation experience, at federal, state, and local administrative agencies and in state and federal court.  We litigate and engage in alternative dispute resolution for cases arising from claims of wage and hour violations, wage and hour class and collective actions, discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, restrictive covenant violations, failure to accommodate, and retaliation under a variety of federal state and local laws.

Our attorneys regularly handle employment disputes arising in state and federal court, as well as the following administrative tribunals:

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • New York State Division of Human Rights
  • New York State Department of Labor
  • New York City Commission on Human Rights
  • New York Workers’ Compensation Board
  • Local Human Rights Commissions
  • National Labor Relations Board



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