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Labor & Employment

Employment Attorneys that Understand NY Labor Law: Decades of Legal Experience Representing Clients in Labor Employment Matters Throughout the Capital District Region and Upstate New York

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The trusted labor employment lawyers at E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy have decades of experience handling labor law matters throughout New York State. Our firm enjoys a reputation as a leader in labor employment law, consistently providing clients with exceptional legal services with excellent results.

Our Employer Clients

Throughout the Great State of New York, we help many types of businesses and business owners handle a wide variety of labor employment matters. Our clients include one-person operations as well as corporations with thousands of employees. We have been fortunate to provide legal counsel to clients representing a diverse range of industries and marketplaces.

First Thing’s First: Understanding What it Means to be Compliant

Business owners and employers are not always aware of the myriad of local, state, and federal laws that apply to their operations. Unfortunately, the government is rarely sympathetic when it comes to rule violations – no matter how unknowing or unintended. Therefore, we educate our clients by helping them understand these often-complex rules and regulations. More importantly, we help them become and remain compliant.

Try to Prevent Litigation at All Costs

In addition to identifying all relevant labor employment rules and regs applicable to our clients, we draft legally sound and enforceable documents, contracts, policies, and procedures as necessary. Our clients trust us to provide them with only the highest level of legal advice and strategies for avoiding legal misunderstandings, disputes, and future labor employment litigation.

Always Be Ready, Willing & Able to Effectively Litigate If and When the Time Comes

Despite our clients’ best efforts to abide by all labor employment laws, to perform their contractual obligations, and to treat their employees and contractors fairly, disputes may arise, sometimes out of nowhere. Moreover, our clients may not know the best way to resolve such disputes in the most cost-effective manner while simultaneously protecting their legal rights.

It is in these times of uncertainty, and with so much on the line, that our clients most heavily rely upon our experience and legal skills. The reality is that litigation may be inevitable depending on the specific circumstances.

As leading attorneys in this field, many existing and new clients hire us to initiate litigation or respond to lawsuits.

To best serve our clients in this regard, the NY labor employment lawyers at E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy provide comprehensive litigation services. We have extensive experience developing and implementing the best possible strategies to obtain our clients’ goals – through negotiation, mediation, and adversarial litigation.

We litigate our clients’ labor employment matters in many state and federal courts throughout New York.

Our Employee and Contractor Clients

In addition to providing legal counsel to employers and business owners, we also represent many individuals faced with various labor employment disputes. Moreover, many individuals hire us to advise them with respect to the benefits and risks of potential employment and contractor agreements.

Contract Analysis and Negotiation

We have extensive experience drafting, reviewing, revising, and negotiating many types of labor employment agreements. The terms and conditions of these sophisticated contracts have important legal, financial, and employment implications for our clients; and they count on us to identify red flags and potential pitfalls.

When we represent individuals who wish to form relationships with business owners and employers, our primary duty is to protect our clients’ interests.

We work with our clients to understand their goals, hesitations, concerns, and questions regarding contracts and deals. We then draft, negotiate, and advocate for the best possible language, terms, and conditions.


Before you enter into any type of labor employment contract, it is important to consult with a knowledgeable, reputable labor employment attorney experienced in this specialized area of contract law. If you do not fully understand your contractual duties and limitations, you may end up in an awful position with little recourse to fix or undo the problem.

Employment Discrimination

Discrimination and harassment in the workplace are not acceptable and should never be tolerated. However, while most employers have policies in place to deter, prohibit, forbid, and punish acts of discrimination, the reality is that some policies are forgotten or ignored. Even worse, they are not enforced.

  • If you believe that you may be the victim of unlawful discrimination, please reach out to us by completing our contact form, or calling us at (518) 380-2597. We provide complimentary initial consultations, and all discussions are held in the strictest of confidence.
  • If you are an employer and seek to prevent unlawful discrimination from taking place at your company, contact us so that we can formulate specific, effective strategies.
  • If you find yourself faced with a claim of unlawful discrimination and/or you are served with a related lawsuit, you need an experienced NY labor attorney to handle your case, advocate on your behalf, and work towards a resolution. You should not take these informal or formal allegations lightly as the consequences may be devastating to you personally and professionally.

Our experienced employment lawyers understand workplace discrimination laws in New York State and regularly appear before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), New York State Division of Human Rights, Federal District Court and New York State Courts.

Contact Upstate NY’s Labor Employment Attorneys Today

E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy represents clients throughout New York State (including but not limited to Albany County, Schenectady County, Rensselaer County, and Saratoga County). We always offer free initial consultations at any of our four regional law offices in Albany, Troy, Latham and Saratoga Springs, NY.  Schedule a confidential meeting online using our contact form, or call us today at (518) 380-2597.  We look forward to hearing from you.