Stephen D. Hans & Associates–Experienced Employment Defense Counsel

Proven Counsel to Small-to-Medium Businesses in Throughout the NYC Metro

Setting up, building and operating a successful business doesn’t just happen. It takes hard work, attention to detail, careful planning and teamwork. That’s always been our approach at Stephen Hans & Associates.

Protecting the Rights of Employers in the NYC Metro Area for More than 40 Years

Since 1979, the employment lawyers at Stephen Hans & Associates have protected the legal rights of small-to-medium-sized businesses throughout the five boroughs of New York City. We focus our practice on the needs of business owners, handling all matters related to:

  • Labor disputes
  • Employment law controversies
  • Employment law investigations by state and federal governmental agencies

We are skilled and experienced trial attorneys with extensive knowledge about matters related to:

  • Allegations of discrimination or harassment in the workplace—We handle all types of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) proceedings, as well as complaints before the New York State Division of Human Rights and the New York State Commission on Human Rights. We also represent employers in discrimination and harassment litigation in state and federal courts.
  • Wage and hour matters—We have represented employers in litigation involving minimum wage and overtime issues, including the defense of individual employee and class action lawsuits
  • Retaliation and whistleblower actions—We have protected the rights of business owners in lawsuits alleging wrongful retaliation
  • Union grievances—We represent management in disputes involving employee grievances, as well as allegations of unfair labor practices

In addition to our trial practice, we advise and consult business owners and employers regarding a wide range employment law and human resources issues, such as the development and implementation of personnel procedures/policies, harassment or discrimination training for employees, and compliance with state and federal employment laws, such as the FMLA and the Americans With Disabilities Act. We can also help you with the negotiation, preparation and execution of employment agreements, including severance contracts.

Let Stephen Hans & Associates Handle Your Employment Law Concerns

At Stephen Hans & Associates, our attorneys are glad to answer your questions and provide legal advice. Years of experience have provided us with extensive knowledge regarding employment law. We have successfully represented many employers throughout the greater New York City area in litigation involving workplace disputes. Our offices are conveniently located in Long Island City with easy access from Manhattan.