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V. Jonas Urba

V. Jonas Urba

also known as Urba Law Firm

Practice areas:

Discrimination, Employment & Labor, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Social Security

About Me

My practice focuses on New York employment law and disability issues.

Unemployment insurance benefits appeals hearings are a great place to gather evidence for potential wrongful termination or employment discrimination claims. Employers often believe that their policies, procedures, employee handbooks will validate termination actions. My experience has been the opposite. Employee handbooks are often inaccurate, incomplete, and circumvented by management. A great example is the industry which serves the elderly and troubled youth, considered vulnerable persons, which is monitored by the New York State Justice Center. Since 2013 these employers have struggled to revise employee handbooks, to train employees, and to keep up with regulations which mandate reporting abuse. Hearing evidence obtained at these proceedings can sometimes be used to pursue claims for employment discrimination.

Wage and hour issues are not uncommon. Executives, professionals and administrative employees are exempt from overtime pay. However, for Fair Labor Standards Act purposes, administratively exempt employees must exercise discretion in their positions to be truly exempt from overtime pay. Employers often don't keep records for the hours worked by all employees and an improperly classified administrative employee can then prove the actual hours worked strictly according to their own credible testimony. Employee job titles can be misleading. They might convey authority and discretion that employees don't actually have. Reclassifying such employees to hourly workers can result in substantial damages, including prevailing party attorneys' fees; in favor of a successfully reclassified employee.

Some employees and employers are surprised that sexual harassment at work and hostile work environments still exist. Employees need to object or complain when they become the subjects of such behavior. No employee must tolerate a hostile work environment.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Discrimination: 21%
    17 years
  2. Wrongful Termination: 20%
    10 years
  3. Sexual Harassment: 20%
    10 years
  4. Employment & Labor: 20%
    10 years
  5. Social Security: 19%
    6 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-33%), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.

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  • Vonnie Clay Dones III

    I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A top-notch attorney, highly respected in the legal community.

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Contact Info

Urba Law Firm

520 White Plains Road
Suite 500
Tarrytown, NY, 10591

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 201103/13/2015
MAInactive200808/30/2014
COWithdrawn199406/30/2015
FLRetired198805/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Highest Scholasitic AchievementValparaiso University School of Law1988

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyUrba Law Firm2014 - Present
AttorneyCentral Florida Law Offices of Jonas Urba, P.A.2004 - 2013
Human Resources DirectorModern Business Associates, Inc.2003 - 2004
AttorneyFowler White Boggs Banker2002 - 2003
AttorneyMiller, Kagan, Rodriguez & Silver, PA2001 - 2002
AttorneyLaw Office of Jonas Urba, P.C.1996 - 2001
Assistant General CounselDepartment Of Business & Professional Regulation1990 - 1994
Assistant District Attorney20th Judicial Circuit Of Florida1988 - 1989

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
United States District Court for the Southern District of New YorkMember2014 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Westchester County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
New York City Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
G.J. vs. Large Solid Waste Co.Trial court judgment affirmed (not selected for publication).

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Valparaiso University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of South FloridaBusiness AdministrationMBA - Master of Business Administration1983
Indiana University-BloomingtonBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1980