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Andrew W. Singer



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Andrew W Singer

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Andrew W. Singer is co-managing partner of Tannenbaum Helpern and is chair of the firm's Employment Law practice, which offers a full spectrum of legal services from everyday counseling to complex employment litigation. With extensive experience in all aspects of employment law, he regularly advises companies with various human resource and compliance issues:

Employment

  • draft and negotiate employment agreements and executive compensation structures
  • draft non-competition, non-solicit and confidentiality agreements
  • counsel companies on restrictive covenant enforceability
  • draft and negotiate severance agreements

Regulation/Compliance

  • wage and hour compliance, including overtime computation and exemptions from overtime, minimum wage, payment and deduction from wages, commissions and draw structures, bonus and incentive compensation, governmental wage and hour audits, recordkeeping, and federal and state labor laws
  • independent contractors, misclassification analyses, consulting agreements, and governmental audits
  • privacy concerns, including federal and state workplace privacy laws, off-duty conduct laws, drug-testing, and background and credit-checks

HR Policies

  • social media policies and technology and e-mail usage policies
  • anti-discrimination, including sexual harassment, retaliation, accommodating the disabled and religion, and handling internal corporate investigations
  • employee termination, WARN Act compliance, and COBRA
  • human resource and compliance counseling, including drafting and reviewing employee handbooks, drafting job descriptions, vacation and PTO policies, family and medical leave compliance, military leave policies, and issues related to employment applications

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

  • defend discrimination and retaliation claims based upon sex, race, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, disability, age and any other protected class in federal and state courts
  • handle discrimination matters filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights, and the New York City Commission on Human Rights

A frequent speaker on employment law topics and emerging trends, Andrew regularly conducts training seminars for supervisory and managerial employees covering equal employment laws and sexual harassment, the Americans with Disabilities Act, wage and hour laws, independent contractor misclassification, workplace violence, social media policies, the Family and Medical Leave Act and other leave policies, workforce reduction and the WARN Act, and other employment law developments.

Andrew has been selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Andrew Singer has or will serve as a speaker, moderator, event chair or panelist for the following events:

Areas of Focus:

  • Employment Law
  • Employment issues in corporate transactions
  • Trade Secret and Restrictive Covenant Litigation
  • Wage and Hour Litigation
  • Workplace Social Media Policies

Education:

Law School:

  • Hofstra University School of Law, 1992, JD
  • Honors: Senior Staff Editor, Hofstra Law Review

College:

  • Binghamton University, 1989, BA

Memberships:

Professional:

  • New York State Bar Association, Employment Law Section
  • New York City Bar Association

Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • District Courts of the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Other:

  • Faculty Member, Lawline.com

Award Recognition:

  • Super Lawyers: 2010-2017
  • Furthered 2012
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