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           Mr. White’s extensive labor and employment law background includes both private practice and government experience. In private practice, Mr. White served as a Labor and Employment Associate at the law firm of Putney, Twombly, Hall, and Hirson, LLP. There he represented employers in a broad range of industries including healthcare, higher education, and the automotive industry. He also drafted collective bargaining agreements, employer policies, handbooks, severance agreements, employment contracts, and appeared in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies. After Putney, Mr. White opened his own labor and employment law firm, representing employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including administrative complaints and litigation involving federal, state, and local laws, such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, National Labor Relations Act, the New York State Human Rights Law and New York Labor Law. 


 


 


 


           Mr. White’s government experience includes service as an Assistant General Counsel for the Mayor’s Office of Labor Relations, which is responsible for municipal labor relations for the City of New York which employs over 300,000 people and 140 individual bargaining units. There he provided legal counsel and represented the City in collective bargaining negotiations. He also drafted collective bargaining agreements and advised City officials on various labor and employment issues, including drug and alcohol testing, discipline and discharge, reductions of force, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, employee benefits and salary disputes. His track record as an Assistant General Counsel includes successfully representing various New York City agencies, such as the New York City Police Department and the Administration for Children’s Services, in labor relations matters before the New York City Office of Collective Bargaining, in arbitrations, improper practice hearings and petitions for injunctive relief. Mr. White has also served as a Review Officer for the New York City Office of Labor Relations. In that capacity, he heard labor grievances between the City of New York and its unions, involving issues such as discipline and discharge of City employees and contractual disputes arising from collective bargaining agreements. 


 


 


 


           Mr. White is a member of the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law section, the New York City Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association, the Labor and Employment Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, the Labor and Employment Law Committee of the New York County Lawyers’ Association, and the Labor and Employment Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in the state of New York and, in the federal courts, in the Southern and Eastern districts of New York. Mr. White is a graduate of Lafayette College and New York Law School.


 

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    10 years, 200 cases

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White Harris PLLC

535 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY, 10017

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 200607/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
RisingSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWhite Harris PLLC2012 - Present
Labor and Employment AssociatePutney Twombly2008 - 2010
Assistant General Counsel IICity of New York, Office of Labor Relations2006 - 2008
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
New York City Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
New York County Bar AssociationN/A2005 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Successful defense against age discrimination claim Suffolk County Supreme CourtSuccesful defense by obtaining summary judgment
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Portfolio Media (Law360)“NYC Intern Protections Will Start Domino Effect Across US,2014
Portfolio Media (Law360)“Local Wage Hikes in NY Could Create Compliance Headaches”2014
Portfolio Media (Law360)Quoted in article "5 Tips For Navigating NYC’s New Ban On Unemployment Bias"2013
Proformative.comQuoted in article, “Have You Misclassified Your Workers? IRS Will Help, But There’s a Catch,”2013
Fox Business NewsQuoted in Fox Business News “Can You Really Be Fired For Being Too Hot?“2012
American Express Open ForumQuoted in article “How Legal Is Your Unpaid Internship Program?”2012
New York State Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Journal"2010 U.S. Second Circuit Court Decisions Affecting Labor and Employment"2011
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Strategic Steps for Growth“Employment Law Essentials for Media and Entertainment Businesses”2014
What HR Executives Need to Update in HR Manuals for 2013What HR Executives Need to Update in HR Manuals for 20132013
Strategic Steps for Growth“Employment Law Issues Affecting the Media and Entertainment Industries”2013
New York State Society of CPAsPreventing Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace2013
Workplace Training CenterComplying with the EEOC’s Enforcement Guidance: Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions2012
SyNet Solutions“Employment Law and the Internet: Understanding and Managing the Risks to Businesses”2012
New York Small Business Expo“Avoiding Three Employment Law Traps: Unpaid Interns, Independent Contractors, and Overtime”2012
Management Training Resources“Most Common Pitfalls of Wage and Hour Law — and How to Avoid Them”2012
Human Resources Association of New York“Navigating Wage and Hour Laws: Tips and Tools for Human Resource Professionals”2012
Employment Law for Business AttorneysEmployment Law for Business Attorneys2012
Young Movement"End of Welfare Panel"2011
Webinar for Business ManagersEmployment Law 101 for Business Managers2011
United States Small Business AdministrationBest Employment Law Practices for Small Businesses2011
Strategic Steps For Growth“Employment Law Tips For Entrepreneurs,” New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, November 2011.2011
Online CLE“New York Wage and Hour Law Compliance”2011
NYC Small Business ExpoEmployment Law 1012011
New York Small Business Expo“Employment Law 101 for Business Managers”2011
Lawline.comNew York State Wage and Hour Laws CLE2011
From Retail to Wholesale and Back AgainBest Employment Law Practices for Retail Business Owners2011
Berkley School for EntrepenuershipBest Employment Law Practices for Small Businesses2010
Online CLE“Employment Law Essentials”N/A