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Tejash Sanchala

Employment and labor Attorney at Scarsdale, NY

4.9   10 reviews

also known as Tejash V. Sanchala

  • State Years
    New York - NY 26 years
    Connecticut - CT 26 years
    New Jersey - NJ 27 years
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1997
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1997
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1996
    Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Tejash

Learn Tejash’s areas of practice.

Tejash V. Sanchala is a skilled and sought after employment law attorney with more than 15 years of legal experience advising international Fortune 500 companies, executives, and employees on a wide range of employment law matters (e.g., sexual harassment , discrimination , minimum wage and overtime disputes , non-competition agreements, employment agreements and severance agreements ).


Mr. Sanchala has represented Fortune 500 companies and worked at large and boutique law firms. He has successfully handled complex matters in federal and state court as well as in alternative dispute forums. He has extensively represented employees and employers in a wide-range of employment law matters and has successfully advised emerging and well established companies in a range of corporate matters. Mr. Sanchala has prepared employee handbooks and policies and procedures. Mr. Sanchala has trained many executives and companies on employment law matters. He regularly lectures before companies, human resources professionals, employees and groups on state and federal employment law topics. Mr. Sanchala has spoken at programs  which provide continuing education credits for lawyers and human resources executives. Mr. Sanchala has drafted articles on employment law as well. Mr. Sanchala's perspectives on employment law issues have been sought by reporters and the media. 


Mr. Sanchala has a deep respect for the law and strongly advocates on behalf of his clients. He knows that his clients are very dependent on him to do the best he can and this is demonstrated in how he works with his clients, other attorneys, and the courts. Mr. Sanchala believes it is important to give back to his community and performs pro bono work for groups or individuals who are otherwise unable to obtain legal services. He has served on several Boards including the Westchester County Human Rights Commission where he served as a Commissioner and Chairperson of the Legislation Committee. In that role, he was a co-author and a strong advocate of legislation that expanded  the damages and remedies provisions of the Westchester County Human Rights Law. In addition, Mr. Sanchala served as Chairperson of the Westchester County Fair Housing Board. Mr. Sanchala was a co-author of Westchester County's Fair Housing Law.


Mr. Sanchala is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. After graduating from New York University, Mr. Sanchala earned a scholarship at Brooklyn Law School.


Tejash V. Sanchala, Esq. PLLC
700 White Plains Rd
Suite 237
Scarsdale, NY, 10583
By Appointment Only
200 Park Avenue
New York, NY, 10166
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  10 customer reviews
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Posted by Travis | December 24, 2016
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Excellent Experience - Recommended Attorney
Our company hired Mr. Sanchala to assist in a complex Labor Department investigation. The case could have harmed our business in a substantial way. Tejash worked with our team in a professional manner and was able to resolve the case positively. We are very happy with Tejash's work and would recommend him to others.
Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2016
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Excellent, reassuring lawyer, who knows his subject
I hired Tejash because I needed a competent lawyer to answer questions and to provide reassurance. He provided both these things and more, and I would strongly recommend him in the area of employment law.
Posted by Dan | July 18, 2016
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Excellent Attorney for Severance Package Negotiations
Tejash negotiated the terms of my severance package. He helped eliminate my existing non-compete provision so I could work for my new employer in the finance industry. This was critical for me and my family. My former employer was trying to stop me from working and I was going to be unemployed. His counsel was tremendous. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Melinda | July 17, 2016
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Top Notch Attorney for Negotiating Physician Employment Agreements
I had just completed my fellowship and asked Mr. Sanchala to review my physician employment agreement. He spent 2 hours with me reviewing the agreement in detail. I learned a lot in our meeting and was in a much better position to start my new job based on his advice! He is very good at explaining and negotiating employment agreements. I have recommended him to my colleagues and would use him again in the future.
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Posted by Amy | June 15, 2016
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Highly Recommended Lawyer for Department of Labor Investigation
My family's business received a subpoena from the Labor Department. Our accountant said we might have to close our business and pay a substantial amount of money. We were very concerned and were not happy since we had been relying on our accountant's advice and it was not correct. Mr. Sanchala is an expert in this field and we were fortunate that he agreed to represent us. We were very pleased with the results he was able to obtain for us. But we were just as pleased as how he represented us - he answered all of our questions promptly and helped us understand the process. He corrected some of our pay practices going forward and they will prevent future issues. He was a tremendous help to us and we highly recommend him to anyone who is dealing with the Department of Labor or has an employee issue. He is a good person to have on your team. We have recommended him to others. I am happy to say our business is now going strong thanks, in part, to Mr. Sanchala.
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Posted by Jomah | April 4, 2016
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One of the best, if not the best
If you need an excellent employment and labor lawyer, I would definitely recommend Atty. Tejash. He is not only very intelligent and reassuringly one of the best there is, he also has a heart. Having a case against you is tough, but finding the right advices is tougher but I'd certainly give it to Atty. Tejash whom I genuienly felt wanted to help me from the first day I sought his expertise. And sure enough, he did and for that my gratitude goes out to him.
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2010
Expert Lawyer for Employees
After meeting with Mr. Sanchala, I learned that my boss misclassified me and my co-workers as independent contractors to save money on taxes and so he did not have to provide us with benefits. We were paying alot of money out of our own pockets for taxes and for our families' health insurance. We hired Mr. Sanchala as our lawyer. Our boss tried to scare us. It was not an easy path but Mr. Sanchala got us money for wages, taxes and health insurance coverage. It may not seem like a big deal but it has changed our lives. Mr. Sanchala is an excellent lawyer who understands the law and the real life issues affecting employees. I highly recommend him to anyone having a problem at work.
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Posted by Megan P. | September 30, 2009
Very Smart Attorney - Very Helpful in Difficult time
Mr. Sanchala helped me negotiate a complicated severance agreement with my old employer and later helped me negotiate excellent terms with my new company. I was very happy with the results. Not only is he is very knowledgeable but he was also very responsive and dedicated to my case. I have worked with other attorneys and sadly that is not always the case. I would highly recommend Mr. Sanchala as a lawyer.
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Posted by Ashley | September 10, 2009
Great Lawyer. Exceeded My Expectations
When it came to protect my job and my dignity, Mr. Sanchala was there. Three other law firms rejected my case. They told me that they were afraid of going against a Fortune 500 Company with hundreds of lawyers at their disposal. Mr. Sanchala was stood up for what was right. I recommend him to anyone that has been sexually harrassed or bullied at work. -- Ashley
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Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2018
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Thank you
Thank you for your honest and forthright assessment of my situation. I appreciated your feedback
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Tejash V. Sanchala, Esq. PLLC
  • 2009 - Present


  • Brooklyn Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • New York University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992


  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Nominating Committee
  • 2012 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Elected Delegate - 9th Judicial District
  • 2008 - Present
  • Westchester County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2008 - Present
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Westchester County Bar Association, Law Day Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2006 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Westchester Fair Housing Board
  • Chair
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Westchester County Human Rights Commission
  • Board Member & Chair of Legislation Committee
  • 2004 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Leading Labor & Employment Lawyer
  • Above the Bar Awards
  • 2012
  • Liberty Award
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • N/A


  • Westchester County Bar Newsletter
  • U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Retaliation
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • CLE Separation Agreements & Employment Agreements
  • 2011
  • Recent Developments in Fair Housing Law
  • Civil Rights
  • 2009
  • Negotiating & Enforcing Severance Agreements
  • Law
  • N/A
  • How to Successfully Bring a Sexual Harassment Case
  • Civil Rights
  • N/A
  • Advanced Employment Law
  • Law
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Tejash for a number of years. He is very involved with Westchester's legal community and donates his time to worthy causes. He and I both limit our law practices to employment law. He occasionally represents employers as well as employees. I think that makes him a better lawyer. He can see both sides. He will not give you a tunnel vision opinion. I would not be offended if a client decided to hire him instead of me and my guess is he would say the same. No one lawyer can or should represent every potential client. Years ago a book store owner told me that. Our personalities differ. You might not marry your best friend's spouse if you had the chance and neither should you necessarily retain a lawyer who your friend used. Ending up in a long, drawn out litigation with your own lawyer clashing with you might feel like you're fighting both sides or living a bad marriage."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A consummate professional; diligent, hardworking, and knowledgable. There is no other attorney I would want in any matter concerning employment and labor law. I have referred clients to Tejash before and will continue to do so, without hesitation."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Sanchala is committed to providing his clients with sound and pragmatic legal advice. He has extensive experience handling a broad range of employment law matters. Moreover, his ability to resolve complex legal issues practically and efficiently has earned him the respect of the legal community. I endorse Mr. Sanchala without reservation."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Sanchala is an experienced and dedicated attorney who puts his clients first and provides honest and accurate advice. I highly recommend him."
Business Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This guy knows how to prosecute an employment case!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer's work. As a fellow employment law attorney, I have seen Mr. Sanchala display the highest ethics, principles, and professionalism. He is very skilled in the employment law arena and fights hard for his clients. Because he understands the legal issues so well regarding employees and employers, he is able to resolve many complex disputes."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tejash is an employment law guru. His acumen on the subject and tenacious advocacy make him the ideal lawyer for clients seeking quality representation in a time of professional crisis. Outside of labor law, Tejash is also very well read in a host of other business related areas. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a good labor lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"My office worked with Mr. Sanchala on an employment law case where employees were being taken advantage of - all the employees were denied overtime wages and some were being sexually harassed by a manager. Mr. Sanchala, an experienced employment law attorney and partner at Villanueva & Sanchala, aggressively represented the employees and fought for fairness in the workplace. He recovered wages for the employees and improved the working conditions. Mr. Sanchala is an expert in employment law matters and is our "go-to attorney" for such matters. In addition, we sought his advice and counsel for our corporate and organizational clients on employment matters to prepare personnel policies and employment agreements and to conduct trainings on sexual harassment and discrimination."
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Scarsdale Employment and labor Lawyer Tejash Sanchala
Tejash Sanchala
Employment and labor Attorney
Scarsdale, NY
Licensed for 27 years