Michael Arnold is Chair of the agency’s Employment, Labor & Advantages Apply. He’s an employment lawyer who deftly handles a big selection of issues. His capabilities embrace counseling on on a regular basis HR life cycle points, defending administration and senior executives in reference to employment-related proceedings, and helping firms navigate the advanced employment points that come up in transactions. Michael’s purchasers respect his robust emphasis on offering not simply authorized recommendation, but additionally sensible recommendation, that aligns with organizational and HR methods whereas lowering publicity. He additionally prides himself on being user-friendly, responsive, and strategic.
When Michael isn’t with a consumer, he’s on the market main the Agency’s Employment, Labor and Advantages Part. He’s nonetheless fairly lively running a blog for Mintz’s award-winning Employment Issues Weblog, the place he at present serves as an Editor and the place he’s twice been named a high creator by JD Supra (2016 and 2017). His friends appear to love him too as they’ve acknowledged him constantly; first he was included on the New York Tremendous Attorneys Rising Star Listing in 2012 after which included among the many New York Tremendous Attorneys Listing from 2013 by the current.
Extra particularly, here’s what Michael is training on a daily foundation:
Counseling on points associated to the HR life cycle (recruiting, staffing, efficiency, together with evaluations and PIPs; engagement, retention, separation, together with discount in pressure; post-separation, together with worker mobility points), and compliance with discrimination, wage and hour, household and medical depart, staff’ compensation and incapacity, and different employment legal guidelines and rules.
Investigating and reporting on worker complaints, together with sexual harassment and discrimination complaints, and helping administration resolve different worker relations points.
Conducting anti-discrimination/harassment and different HR and authorized issue-based coaching seminars relating to authorized necessities, greatest practices, and threat mitigation.
Auditing and helping within the growth and implementation of employment insurance policies, procedures, and practices.
Representing administration and senior executives in reference to a wide range of advanced employment litigation issues, together with pre-trial, trial and appellate work; administrative discrimination expenses and different company proceedings (together with EEOC, NYSDHR, NYCCHR, DOL, WCB); and arbitrations and mediations referring to wage and hour, discrimination, restrictive covenants, contract, and different employment-related disputes, together with collective and sophistication actions.
Drafting and negotiating employment-related agreements and insurance policies, together with provide letters, employment and consulting agreements, restrictive covenant agreements, separation agreements, and employee-related regulatory disclosures.
Representing purchasers in reference to company transactions and chapter proceedings, together with conducting employment-related due diligence and negotiating employment-related warrants and representations and associated employment transaction paperwork.