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John counsels and represents employers on labor and employment issues helping them achieve and maintain legal compliance, while improving employee engagement and workplace productivity. With years of experience advising employers in a broad range of industries, John provides his clients practical, real world advice, mindful of the need to balance the legal “ideal” with a client’s operational reality.


John focuses on:


  • Preventive counseling, training and policy development with regard to: sexual and other prohibited harassment; wage and hour compliance; social media; performance management, progressive discipline and terminations; recruiting, hiring and retention; reasonable accommodations and other ADA and FMLA issues; drugs and alcohol; employee handbooks; technology and privacy


  • General counseling concerning compliance with federal and state employment laws, including wage and hour and EEO compliance audits, and consultation on individual employment decisions


  • Workplace investigations relating to harassment and other EEO concerns, ethics violations and other workplace misconduct


  • Business transitions, such as mergers, acquisitions and reductions in force


  • Contracts/agreements including employment agreements, retention agreements, executive contracts, alternative dispute resolution, restrictive and other covenants, and severance plans and agreements


  • Administrative proceedings before the EEOC, Division of Human Rights, NLRB, and federal and state departments of labor


Practice areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 100%
    18 years

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Contact info

Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

111 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY, 12210

Bond Schoeneck & King

111 Washington Avenue

Albany, NY, 12210



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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Nation’s Most Powerful Employment AttorneysHuman Resource Executive2014
Super LawyerNew York Super Lawyers2014
Labor Law - Management Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers in America2014
Employment Law - Management Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers in America2014
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2014
AV PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2013
Super LawyerNew York Super Lawyers2013
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2013
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2012
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2012
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2011
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2010
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2009
Who's Who in Emerging LeadersMarquis2008
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2008
Who's Who in AmericaWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2008
Who's Who in AmericaMaquis2007
Who's Who in Emerging LeadersMarquis2007
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2007
Excellence in Alumni Service AwardAlbany Law School, National Alumni Association2005
40 Under FortyCapital District Business Review2004
Associate Member of the YearNew York State Association of Health Care Providers2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Deputy Managing AttorneyBond Schoeneck & King2008 - Present
Member (Partner)Bond Schoeneck & King2004 - Present
AssociateBond Schoeneck & King1996 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Society for Human Resource ManagementGeneral Counsel2006 - Present
Capital Region Human Resource AssociationCo-Chair, HR Leadership Program2006 - Present
Capital Region Human Resource AssociationCo-Chair HR Executive Briefing Series2004 - Present
College and University Personnel AssociationMember2004 - Present
American Society for Healthcare Human Resources AdministrationMember2004 - Present
Albany Colonie Chamber of CommerceCo-Chair, Capital Leadership Program2003 - 2005
Albany Law School National Alumni AssociationExecutive Committee2002 - 2007
Capital Region Human Resource AssociationBoard of Directors2002 - 2004
National Association of College and University AttorneysMember1999 - Present
Albany County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Security Management MagazinePreventing Harassment2009
Professional Insurance Agents MagazineEmployee handbooks: a tool to avoid employer liability2004
New York State Society for Human Resource ManagementBlowing the Whistle: Dealing with Sarbanes Oxley and Beyond2004
New York State Association of Health Care ProvidersUnion Organizing - what you need to know now2004
New York State Society for Human Resource ManagementWhat HR Professionals Need To Know About HIPAA's Privacy Regulations2002
Capital District Business ReviewEmployee Handbooks Have Become A Necessary Tool For Employers2002
The Business Council of New York StateNew Union Election Law Affects Some Employers2002
New York Employment Law & PracticeEmployment Litigation in Upstate New York: Results of the Bond, Schoeneck & King Study2001
Albany Law ReviewBoard of Education of Kiryas Joel v. Grumet: Misconstruing the Status Quo as a Neutral Baseline1996
Albany Law ReviewCarmen Beauchamp Ciparick: The Court of Appeals' Voice of CompassionN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Albany Law School of Union UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
State University of New York, AlbanyN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Statewide TeleconferenceADA & FMLA Developments2009
HR ConferenceLegal Update2009
Annual ConferenceWhat Small Businesses Need to Know About Employment Law2009
HR ConferenceLegal Issues Related to Sick Injured and Disabled Employees2008
Annual Conference & ExhibitionWorkplace Harassment2008
Annual ConferenceBackground Checks2006
Annual ConferenceWorkplace Investigations2006
Human Resource ConferenceHR Metrics2005
Annual ConferenceEffectively Handling Employee Discipline Without Risking Legal Liability2004
Annual ConferenceEmployment Litigation2002