Vincent Avery

Vincent Avery

Vincent Avery is an associate in the Labor & Employment Practice Group. He focuses his practice on defending employers in state and federal litigation involving all types of employment-related lawsuits, ranging from individual and class-based wage and hour litigation under the FLSA, NYLL, New York Hospitality Wage Order, and NJWHL, to single and multi-plaintiff discrimination and retaliation claims asserted under various employment statutes. Vincent also regularly represents companies in arbitration, mediation and administrative proceedings before the DOL, EEOC, NYSDHR and NJDCR, as well as in traditional labor law matters, including collective bargaining, union elections, union-employer relations, grievance arbitrations and claims asserted before the NLRB.

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Legislators Jump into Sexual Orientation Discrimination Ring

Employers take note: On the heels of the Seventh Circuit landmark and controversial ruling last week that Title VII does, in fact, prohibit sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace, a group of prominent Democratic U.S. Senators and representatives from New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin have jumped into the fray, attempting to use the decision to convince the courts … Continue Reading

Hope for Employers: Court Says Home Health Aides Can’t Bring Collective Action

Courts have been quick to allow one employee claiming to be due overtime to sue on behalf of others in the same job category by certifying a collective action, allowing that employee to represent the class and requiring the employer to provide contact information for others in the same job category.  However, in a case with potentially far reaching implications … Continue Reading