I represent clients in all types and through all phases of employment litigation, including wage-and-hour class and collective actions, individual discrimination matters, retirement plan issues, employment contracts, and whistleblower actions. Having spent a number of years representing individuals, I bring a unique perspective to the table on factors that could motivate employees to bring a lawsuit. I strive to use that perspective to head off issues before they result in litigation.
Additionally, I counsel and litigate on a wide variety of other employment matters, including discrimination, sexual harassment, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and breach-of-contract claims.
With the recent prevalence of remote work, the time is ripe for employers to revisit and refine their policies related to employees that work remotely, including recoding and monitoring working hours and productivity. The resurgence of union organizing activity also presents employers with an opportunity to reflect on their own employee relations and whether there are affirmative steps they want to take to improve or build on those relations.
Labor & Employment counsel Mike Lingle of Rochester and Chris Stevens of Albany co-wrote this article covering a US Department of Labor proposal that would increase salary thresholds for exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act and discussing areas where employers should remain mindful.
This article covers a federal judge dismissing a former Corning Inc. worker’s race and gender discrimination suit because the worker failed to identify a solid comparator to show she was subjected to discrimination. The article mentions partner Steve Jones, co-leader of the Wage & Hour Compliance and Litigation team, and counsel Mike Lingle, both of the Labor & Employment practice in Rochester, for representing Corning in the case.
Rochester Labor & Employment counsel Mike Lingle contributed this article on developments in New York State employment law and new policies that employers should be aware of in the new year.
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Cornell University, B.S.
Harvard Law School, J.D.
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