Workplace Contracts & Agreements

Most employers want to do the right thing, but they don't know how. The lawyers at Berke-Weiss Law PLLC work closely with businesses of all sizes to remain in compliance with the myriad of statutes governing the employment relationship. 

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Handbook Review and Preparation

We have prepared numerous employee handbooks and employment policies on various subjects, including sexual harassment prevention, social media response, reasonable accommodation provisions for disabled employees, and employee time-keeping administration. We advise our clients to ensure that employees are properly classified and paid, avoiding future liability.

Workplace Policies

It’s important to have workplace policies in place so you remain compliant and your employees understand their obligations. Our employment lawyers advise clients on the need to develop workplace policies, effectively communicate about and update those policies based on new developments in New York and federal law.

Contracts Review and Drafting

Making an offer of employment or looking to hire contractors? If your business needs their current contracts reviewed, or written from scratch, our attorneys work directly with you to understand your goals and ensure agreements are compliant.

Consultations

Have questions about New York employment laws? Not sure how to classify a new employee? Want to better understand your obligations surrounding reasonable accommodations, family leave, or pay structure? Call us to set up a consultation to discuss your specific needs.

Resources from our Blog

Law360 Quotes Senior Associate Alex Berke in Article Covering Gov. Hochul’s Recent Proposal to Initiate Prenatal Leave

January 25, 2024
Senior Associate Alex Berke is quoted by Law360 in an article about proposed prenatal leave in New York.

Senior Associate Alex Berke Quoted in Recent Article Published by the American Bar Association

December 18, 2023
Senior Associate Alex Berke shares thoughts and advice in recent article published by the ABA.

Berke-Weiss Law Represents Plaintiff in an Adult Survivors Act Lawsuit Covered By NPR

December 15, 2023
NPR recently covered a complaint filed in the NYS Supreme Court with Berke-Weiss Law as counsel for the plaintiff.

Law360 Quotes Senior Associate Alex Berke in Article Covering Recent Court Decision

December 13, 2023
Senior Associate Alex Berke is quoted in a Law360 article covering the firm's recent win in Frazier v. FCBC Development Corp. et al.

Remote Work Allows More Women with Children Remain Employed

November 20, 2023
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Researchers are piecing together the effects of the pandemic on work life, one being the increase in employment of women with children due to remote work opportunities.

Breaking Down the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

November 13, 2023
The federal Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) has gone into effect and aims to require covered employers to provide “reasonable accommodations” for pregnant people.

Berke-Weiss Law Recognized by Super Lawyers for Legal Excellence in 2023

November 2, 2023
Berke-Weiss Law is excited to announce that Laurie Berke-Weiss, Alex Berke, and Rosa Aliberti have been selected to the 2023 New York-Metro: Women’s Edition Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Effects of Remote Work Coming into Focus

October 30, 2023
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Years after the Covid-19 pandemic, temporary workplace solutions turn into longterm practices.

Vassar College Faces Lawsuit Alleging Decades-Long Gender Pay Gap

October 18, 2023
Five professors file a lawsuit claiming Vassar College "underpays, underpromotes, and unfairly evaluates female full professors.'

EEOC Issues Draft for Update to Workplace Harassment Guidance

October 9, 2023
The EEOC releases updates to workplace harassment guidance for the first time in over 20 years.

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