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Labor and Employment Attorney

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Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP
Binghamton, New York, United States (on-site)
24 days ago


Title:  Attorney- Labor & Employment
Practice Group(s): Labor & Employment
Location: Binghamton N.Y.
Reports to: Practice Group Leader
FLSA Status: Exempt
Pay Range: $82,500-$150,000/ Year

Coughlin & Gerhart proudly dates back to the 1890s and has grown to include eight offices in New York and Pennsylvania.  As we continue to grow, we remain committed to our founding principles as a law firm focused upon client relationships and our dedication to fully meeting the needs of our individual, business, and municipal clients.

We offer numerous highly experienced and skilled attorneys, diverse practice areas, and a core belief that everyone who seeks the services of a lawyer deserves to be treated as a priority, from the time they meet with us in an initial consultation, to when their legal matter is resolved.


  1. Advise and counsel clients on a wide array of L&E issues; research and analyze relevant L&E law and draft correspondence, pleadings, memoranda, policies and contracts; draft employee handbooks and policies
  2. Defend employers in state and federal courts on a wide array of L&E matters, including wage & hour, restrictive covenant, discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower and employment tort claims
  3. Represent employers in administrative hearing proceedings and grievance arbitrations on employee discipline, GML 207 disability claims and collective bargaining agreement disputes
  4. Defend municipal determinations in Article 78 proceedings; move to stay arbitration and vacate or confirm arbitration
  5. Represent employers in collective bargaining negotiations, mediation, interest arbitration proceedings before PERB and unfair labor/improper practice proceedings before the NLRB and PERB
  6. Train clients’ supervisors and employees on HR compliance; present at seminars and webinars on L&E matters; and draft L&E newsletter article


  1. Ability to multitask, meet deadlines and promptly respond to client’s needs
  2. The ability to write in a clear, concise and effective manner
  3. Excellent verbal communication and advocacy skills
  4. Ability to perform quick and reliable research
  5. Strong analytical, research and writing skills
  6. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  7. Committed to legal profession and teamwork approach


  1. Current NY Bar admission
  2. Juris Doctorate degree from accredited law school
  3. Desire to develop and further legal skills
  4. 1+ years of experience

Coughlin & Gerhart
provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Please express interest with cover letter and resume to:

Christan Surdey, Human Resources Specialist
Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP PO Box 2039
Binghamton, NY 13902-2039
Email Address:

Job Information

  • Job ID: 68575098
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Binghamton, New York, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP
  • Position Title: Labor and Employment Attorney
  • Area of Practice: Labor and Employment Law
  • Job Function: Law Firm
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Salary: $82,500.00 - $150,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

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