Practice Area Overview

The New York attorneys of Raff & Becker, LLP, are up to date on the constantly changing issues within the areas of employment and labor law. We are attentive to your needs and dedicated to seeing your case through to the end. A lawyer at our firm can discuss with you the best strategy in pursuing a resolution to your case. Some of the legal areas we handle include:


Workplace discrimination is a very serious offense. We represent employees who have been discriminated against based on race, sex, age, religion, ethnicity, pregnancy, disability or perceived disability, genetic predisposition, prior criminal record and more.


No one should have to put up with harassment in the workplace, including sexual harassment or bullying at work by supervisors or co-workers. Our firm can help fight back.

Wage and Hour Claims

Our attorneys represent clients in a wide range of wage and hour claim disputes, including misclassified employees (as exempt or non-exempt), Wage Theft Prevent Act violations, non-payment of overtime wages and cash payment issues.

Grievances/ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution)

Our firm represents union members, as well as civil service and other government employees, in the grievance process, including arbitration. We also represent employees who are not represented by unions, but whose employers have informal grievance or arbitration processes.

Representation for Employers and Businesses

Raff & Becker, LLP, represents employers and businesses in a wide range of areas of employment law, including but not limited to defending against claims of discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour law violations as well as breach of contract and employee misclassification in various appropriate venues such as court, mediation and arbitration.

In addition, the firm drafts and reviews employee handbooks/policy manuals, employment contracts, compensation, severance, termination, non-compete and independent contractor agreements. The firm also conducts trainings for managers and staff where appropriate, in a variety of topics such as compliance with anti-harassment and anti-discrimination laws, investigating employee complaints, cultural sensitivity, handling substance abuse and alcohol problems in the workplace and conflict resolution.

The firm has also found that employers may benefit from retaining it to visit their place of business to conduct an audit to determine whether policies and practices might expose the business to liability and, if appropriate, to reformulate policies to minimize liability.

Contact Raff & Becker, LLP

Contact one of our New York City employment law attorneys today for more information on how we can help you.