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Labor & Employment Associate Attorney

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP is seeking a full-time NYS admitted Associate Attorney with an interest in Labor & Employment and some litigation experience is preferred. This position would be based out of our Binghamton, NY office.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Advise and counsel clients on a wide array of L&E issues; research and analyze relevant L&E law and draft correspondence, pleadings, memoranda, policies and contracts; draft employee handbooks and policies
  • Defend employers in state and federal courts on a wide array of L&E matters, including wage & hour, restrictive covenant, discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower and employment tort claims
  • Represent employers in administrative hearing proceedings and grievance arbitrations on employee discipline, GML 207 disability claims and collective bargaining agreement disputes
  • Defend municipal determinations in Article 78 proceedings; move to stay arbitration and vacate or confirm arbitration
  • Represent employers in collective bargaining negotiations, mediation, interest arbitration proceedings before PERB and unfair labor/improper practice proceedings before the NLRB and PERB
  • Train clients’ supervisors and employees on HR compliance; present at seminars and webinars on L&E matters; and draft L&E newsletter articles

 

Skills and Educational Requirements:

  • Current NY Bar admission
  • Juris Doctorate degree from accredited law school
  • Litigation employment and/or a Municipal Law background preferred
  • Desire to develop and further legal skills
  • Ability to multitask, meet deadlines and promptly respond to client’s needs
  • The ability to write in a clear, concise and effective manner
  • Excellent verbal communication and advocacy skills
  • Ability to perform quick and reliable research
  • Strong analytical, research and writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Committed to legal profession and teamwork approach

*Candidates who possess these skills but may have limited knowledge of Labor and Employment law are encouraged to apply*

 

Please express interest with cover letter and resume to:

Christan Surdey, Human Resources Specialist

Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP PO Box 2039

Binghamton, NY 13902-2039

Email Address: [email protected]

 

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