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Richard E Hayber

Richard E Hayber

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Class Action, Wrongful Termination, Discrimination, Civil Rights… more 

Richard Hayber

About Me

My practice is dedicated to helping hardworking Connecticut employees who have been the victims of employer abuses in their workplace, including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and unpaid wages or commissions. I make it my business to help employees protect their careers from employers who violate the law.


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Attorney Hayber is a passionate, creative and hard working advocate for employees. He has devoted his professional life to this calling and has represented employees in almost every occupation, including waiters and waitresses, automobile damage appraisers, custodians, truck drivers, teachers, assistant managers, and executive vice presidents. 


 


He has a natural predisposition to represent the underdog. “I have always stood up for people in my life. In high school, I stood up to a coach who was bullying my teammates. I was suspended five days, but I couldn’t just sit there and let it go on without saying something.”


 


His clients provide inspiration as well. “One former client gave me a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King that he hung in his office cubicle during a period of harassment and retaliation. It reads, ‘Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.’ Today, these words inspire my work.” 


 


Attorney Hayber graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and from the University of Connecticut School of Law. He is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association and the Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association. He represents employees in state and federal courts, before the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities and the Department of Labor. He and his clients have successfully advanced the legal rights of employees in such areas as gender discrimination, overtime claims, workplace harassment, disability discrimination, and more. He is well respected among other lawyers and most of his work is referred to him by other attorneys.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Employment & Labor: 50%
    23 years, 700 cases
  2. Sexual Harassment: 10%
    23 years, 20 cases
  3. Civil Rights: 10%
    23 years, 20 cases
  4. Discrimination: 10%
    23 years, 20 cases
  5. Other: 20%
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Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($100-400/hour)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Anthony J Pantuso

    Rick Hayber and I were partners for five years, from 2002 through 2007, and I have no qualms about recommending him. His knowledge of employment law is outstanding, and he is one of the best negotiators I've ever known. You are unlikely to find another lawyer who who will work harder or more tenaciously for you.

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    Anthony Pantuso Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Daniel S Blinn

    I endorse this lawyer's work.

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    Daniel Blinn Consumer Protection Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CTActive199205/15/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerConnecticut Super Lawyers2013
Client's Choice - Employment LawAVVO2012
Super LawyerConnecticut Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerConnecticut Super Lawyers2011

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Founder / OwnerHayber Law Firm, LLC2001 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Hartford County Bar AssociationCommittee Member2005 - 2008
National Employment Lawyers AssocationMember2001 - 2008
Connecticut Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2001 - 2008
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember1992 - 2008

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Curry v. Allan S. Goodman, Inc.Reversed grant of summary judgment
Osborn v. Home Depot,USA Inc., 518 F.Supp.2d 377 (D.Conn. 2007)Denial of Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment
Neary v. Metropolitan Property and Casualty Ins. Co., 517 F.Supp.2d 606, D.Conn.,2007.(September 27, 2007)Denial of Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
CTpost.comCourt tells Daily Voice to pay up!2014
Connecticut Bar Association, Labor and Employment QuarterlyEMPLOYMENT CLASS ACTIONS IN THE WAKE OF AT&T MOBILITY, LLC V. CONCEPCION – HAS THE RUMOR OF THEIR DEMISE BEEN GREATLY EXAGGERATED?2011
Connecticut Law TribuneMore Employers must follow ADA policy2008
Compensation QuarterlyAccommodating the Claimant's Permanent Restrictions, Is There a Duty?2008
Connecticut Law TribuneEmployers must discuss possible accommodations with more workers2008

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Connecticut School of LawlawJuris Doctor1992
Trinity CollegePhilosophyBachelor of Arts1985

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
CELA's Wage and Hour MeetingThe Basics and Recent Developments of Wage/Hour Law2013
2013 Labor and Employment Law ConferenceWage and Hour Litigation2013
The Rise in Wage / Hour LitigationThe Rise in Wage / Hour Litigation2010
Connecticut Bar Association Annual MeetingThe Practice of Labor and Employment Law in the Current Economy:2010
Prosecuting and Defending Wage/Hour ClaimsProsecuting and Defending Wage/Hour claims2009
How to Comply with the FLSA and Connecticut Wage Laws and Avoid Wage ClaimsOvertime Law2004
Litigation of Wage and Hour Claims/ Collective ActionsFLSA overtime claims1999
Lecture on Connecticut Supreme Court ruling in Curry v. Allan S. Goodman, Inc.Disability Discrimination law in ConnecticutN/A