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Labor Employment

Employment Attorneys that Understand NY Labor Law: Decades of Legal Experience Representing Employers in Labor Employment Matters Throughout the Capital District Region and Upstate New York


The trusted labor employment lawyers at Hacker Murphy have decades of experience handling labor law matters throughout New York State. Our firm enjoys a reputation as a leader in labor employment law, consistently providing clients with exceptional legal services with excellent results.

We only represent employers regarding harassment or discrimination claims

Throughout the Great State of New York, we help many types of businesses and business owners handle a wide variety of labor employment matters. Our clients include one-person operations as well as corporations with thousands of employees. We have been fortunate to provide legal counsel to clients representing a diverse range of industries and marketplaces.

First Thing’s First: Understanding What it Means to be Compliant

Employees are not always aware of the myriad of local, state, and federal laws that apply to their operations. Unfortunately, the government is rarely sympathetic when it comes to rule violations – no matter how unknowing or unintended. Therefore, we educate our employer clients by helping them understand these often-complex rules and regulations. More importantly, we help them become and remain compliant.

Try to Prevent Litigation at All Costs

In addition to identifying all relevant labor employment rules and regulations applicable to our clients, we draft legally sound and enforceable documents, contracts, policies, and procedures as necessary. Our clients trust us to provide them with only the highest level of legal advice and strategies for avoiding legal misunderstandings, disputes, and future labor employment litigation.

Always Be Ready, Willing & Able to Effectively Litigate If and When the Time Comes

Despite our clients’ best efforts to abide by all labor employment laws, to perform their contractual obligations, and to treat their employees and contractors fairly, disputes may arise, sometimes out of nowhere. Moreover, our clients may not know the best way to resolve such disputes in the most cost-effective manner while simultaneously protecting their legal rights.

It is in these times of uncertainty, and with so much on the line, that our clients most heavily rely upon our experience and legal skills. The reality is that litigation may be inevitable depending on the specific circumstances.

As leading attorneys in this field, many existing and new clients hire us to initiate litigation or respond to lawsuits.

To best serve our clients in this regard, the NY labor employment lawyers at Hacker Murphy provide comprehensive litigation services. We have extensive experience developing and implementing the best possible strategies to obtain our clients’ goals – through negotiation, mediation, and adversarial litigation.

We are well qualified to litigate our employer ’ labor employment matters in many state and federal courts throughout New York.

Employment Contract Review and Negotiation

We represent both individuals and employers and advise them with respect to the benefits and risks of potential employment and contractor agreements. We also represent parties in non-compete lawsuits arising from employment or independent contractor relationships.

Contract Analysis and Negotiation

We have extensive experience drafting, reviewing, revising, and negotiating many types of labor employment agreements. The terms and conditions of these sophisticated contracts have important legal, financial, and employment implications for our clients; and they count on us to identify red flags and potential pitfalls.

When we represent individuals who wish to form relationships with business owners, our primary duty is to protect our clients’ interests.

We work with our clients to understand their goals, hesitations, concerns, and questions regarding contracts and deals. We then draft, negotiate, and advocate for the best possible language, terms, and conditions.


Before you enter into any type of labor employment contract, it is important to consult with a knowledgeable, reputable labor employment attorney experienced in this specialized area of contract law. If you do not fully understand your contractual duties and limitations, you may end up in an awful position with little recourse to fix or undo the problem.

Contact Upstate NY’s Labor Employment Attorneys Today

Hacker Murphy represents clients throughout New York State (including but not limited to Albany County, Schenectady County, Rensselaer County, and Saratoga County). We always offer free initial consultations at any of our four regional law offices in Albany, Troy, Schenectady, and Saratoga Springs, NY. 

Schedule a confidential meeting online using our contact form, or call us today at (518) 284-3183. We look forward to hearing from you.

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