Nicholas P. Melito - Labor & Employment Lawyer - Nixon Peabody LLP

Nicholas P. Melito

Nicholas Melito is an associate in Nixon Peabody’s Labor & Employment practice group. He represents clients across a wide variety of industries in various aspects of laws regulating the workplace.

What do you focus on?

My practice focuses on representing employers in disputes in state and federal court, including wage and hour, discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation claims.

I have extensive litigation experience defending against individual, class, and collective actions regarding wage and hour claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York labor law, especially for clients in the hospitality industry.

I also work with clients across a diverse group of industries regarding employment decisions and compliance with applicable regulations. My previous experience counseling employees in employment lawsuits provides me with a unique perspective to effectively represent employers.

What do you see on the horizon?

I’ve been following developments in regulations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Biden administration’s agenda. As it relates to large and small businesses in New York State and New York City, I anticipate further regulations aimed at providing additional protections for employees in the workplace for the foreseeable future. With proper planning, employers may significantly reduce their exposure to potential litigation for claims of discrimination and/or wage and hour violations.


Nicholas P. Melito


Long Island

Phone: 516-832-7610

Fax: 833-621-1611

New York Law School, J.D.

Molloy College, B.A.

New York

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Super Lawyer “New York Metro Rising Star” 2021
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