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The Coach, the Counselor, and Task Master
I have the privilege of exploring new work and career challenges my clients are experiencing on a daily basis. I collaborate with clients to find workable and cost sensitive solutions to contract disputes, severance negotiations, general employment conflicts and office politics, compensation and discrimination, without resort to litigation.
In my role as the employment attorney I wear many hats. I am the coach that provides the leadership, skills and direction in handling work issues. I am the client’s personal Human Resource Director, providing quick answers about company policies, benefits and compensation. I also act as the counselor, listening without judgement and providing an objective response based on the facts and the client’s reasonable expectations. I am the Task Master, in that I handle each and every aspect of litigation and appellate work. Finally, I am the story teller of my client’s personalized narrative to the court and the jury.
I empower clients to embrace new work and career challenges that exist just slightly outside their comfort zones. I believe growth and adversity are good for the soul. Finally, the playing field of work is always level, it just depends on your perception and where you derive your knowledge of how to succeed.
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Men at work do not understand pregnant coworkers and often are too quick to throw them off the bus. In a NYTimes article on December 20, 2016, Pregnancy Changes the Brain in Ways That May Help Mothering, the following lead paragraph appeared, “Pregnancy changes a...read more
NYTimes Article: Labor Board Challenges Secrecy in Wall Street Contracts (Bridgewater Associates in particular)
On October 17, 2016, the NYTimes reported the following story, reprinted below in its entirety. As you know, I hate confidentiality, noncompetition and arbitration agreements that employers like Bridgewater Associates force employees to sign as a condition to obtain...read more
It’s day one of the new job and upon arrival you suddenly realize you may have the wrong address or the wrong employer. Everything the new employer represented to you during the interview is either false or a half truth. Your new employer has lied to you about your...read more
Taking ‘Forced’ Out of Employee Arbitration Agreements: A Review of New Article by Employee Rights Advocacy Institute for Law & Policy
On May 24, 2016, I wrote an article entitled Four Ways to Get Out of Arbitration Agreements At Work. This article arose as a result of client concerns and my own professional frustration with how employees are duped into arbitration agreements. Fortunately, I am not...read more
Yes, it happens. I have experienced a case where a high level executive actually hit an employee during a meeting. I have experienced a case where a manager took an employee by the neck, slammed him against a wall, and threatened his life…and these were in an office...read more
You may not know it, but your employer duped you into signing an arbitration agreement. Buried in all that paperwork when you started, was a hidden clause that said if you have a legal dispute with the company, you are required to file a private arbitration case and...read more