Vincent E. Polsinelli - Labor & Employment attorney - Nixon Peabody LLP

Vincent E. Polsinelli



Vincent Polsinelli represents employers across the nation in employment-related litigation. Clients often seek his counsel in connection with complex litigation matters involving wage and hour disputes; discrimination, harassment, whistleblower, and retaliation claims; restrictive covenant enforcement; and other contractual disagreements.

What do you focus on?

I regularly assist companies in resolving employment-related claims in both federal and state courts, as well as before administrative agencies. The primary focus of my litigation practice involves representing clients in class and collective actions under the FLSA and state wage and hour laws. I have significant experience helping clients obtain positive results in both class-action and single-plaintiff matters through strategic litigation and alternative dispute resolution efforts.

In addition to my robust litigation practice, I provide preventive counseling and compliance advice to employers in all areas of employment law. I regularly advise clients in a broad range of industries on complex and highly regulated areas, such as wage and hour compliance, and work with clients to develop and maintain sound workplace policies and practices. Recently, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, I have helped clients develop vaccine-related policies and practices with a focus on protecting people in the workplace while at the same time ensuring compliance with applicable legal requirements.

What do you see on the horizon?

Most workplaces have experienced inexorable change in recent years. Along with this rapidly changing work environment, employers are facing new challenges and issues every day—ranging from remote-work accommodations and vaccine mandates triggered by the recent pandemic to time tracking and compensability issues resulting from an increasingly dispersed workforce. Employers must continue adapting to these changes not only to mitigate legal risk, but also to remain competitive in their respective industries.

On the move

New York Law Journal | May 16, 2022

This roundup of recent attorney hirings and promotions across New York state features the arrival of Albany Labor & Employment counsel Vince Polsinelli and Chris Stevens to the firm.

Wake up call

Bloomberg Law | May 13, 2022

This roundup of notable legal industry news and attorney moves includes the arrival of Albany Labor & Employment counsel Vince Polsinelli and Chris Stevens to the firm, highlighting that Vince is returning after previously working at NP.

Nixon Peabody adds two labor and employment attorneys

Law360 | May 11, 2022

This article features the arrival of Albany Labor & Employment counsel Vince Polsinelli and Chris Stevens to the firm, highlighting that Vince returns after previously working at NP for about 12 years. The article details a longstanding connection between their families as well as a look at their previous experience. Labor & Employment practice group leader Tara Daub, of Long Island, is also quoted in the story.

Contact

Vincent E. Polsinelli

Counsel

Albany

Phone: 518-427-2743


Fax: 907-312-7351

University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.

Amherst College, B.A.

New York

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

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

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

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

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, “Litigation—Labor and Employment” (2019–present)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, “Lawyer of the Year: Litigation—Labor and Employment” (2021)
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