Employment Law

For more than twenty-five years Woods Lonergan PLLC has vigorously represented clients in employment law and litigation matters, specializing in wage and overtime claims, bonuses, commissions, misclassification of workers and other Federal Labor Standards Act and New York State violations. In order to best serve our clients, Woods Lonergan PLLC provides complementary consultations on employment matters. To schedule a complementary consultation please call our office at (212) 684-2500 ext. 304 or email employmentlaw@woodslaw.com.

Woods Lonergan PLLC provides high-quality counsel and is fully familiar with all aspects of these issues relating to employees, independent contractors, employees, and professionals in a broad range of employment law and litigation matters. Our firm has substantial experience in a wide range of industries as well as experience defending both employees and employers, giving our firm a comprehensive perspective.

We concentrate our employment practice in the following areas:

  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Violations and
  • New York State Labor Law (NYLL)
  • Wage and Hour Claims

FLSA governs how employers legally compensate employees including minimum wage, overtime pay, and unpaid working hours. Our attorneys provide counsel to our clients on both Federal and State matters, navigating wage and hour claims. This includes unpaid wages, commissions, bonuses, wage and hour disputes, and prevailing wage disputes.

  • Wrongful Termination and Retaliation

Our attorneys represent clients in claims concerning wrongful termination or retaliation. Wrongful termination may include employee termination after asserting wage and hour rights, after issuing complaints on safety issues, after filing a workplace compensation claim, after taking leave from employment, after breach of contract, or other claims.

  • Severance Agreements

Our attorneys review, advise, and negotiate severance contracts and benefits including noncompete clauses, confidentiality, and nonlitigation clauses.

  • Worker’s Compensation and Worker’s Compensation Retaliation

Employees have a right to seek benefits and compensation in connection with work-related injuries. Additionally, it is unlawful for employers to retaliate against employees for seeking worker’s compensation. Such retaliation can include reduction of hours or pay, demotion, denial of benefits, suspension, and termination. Our attorneys represent clients in both compensation claims and well as in the case of retaliation.


We understand that employment matters can be personal and challenging, and we are dedicated to working closely with you throughout the entire process, aiming consistently at reaching your optimal outcome. Contact our firm at (212) 684-2500 ext. 304 or email employmentlaw@woodslaw.com to see how our skilled employment attorneys can best assist you.