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Joseph DeGiuseppe Jr.

Employment and labor Attorney at White Plains, NY

5.0   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1978
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    50%
    I advise both union and non-union clients on issues involving employment terminations and discipline, non-competition contracts, wage and hour claims, employment and union agreements, and ULP charges and union representation cases.

    46 years

  2. Discrimination
    20%
    I advise employers, employees and job applicants with respect to discrimination issues arising from employment terminations and disciplinary actions, reductions-in-force and other layoffs, and job hirings and other personnel actions.

    46 years

  3. Wrongful termination
    20%
    I advise both union and non-union employers and employees on employment termination issues arising under employment agreements, union contracts, anti-discrimination statutes and "whistleblower" protection laws.

  4. Sexual harassment
    10%
    I advise clients with respect to anti-sexual harassment compliance and training, and represent clients in sexual harassment cases in federal and NYS courts, and before the EEOC, the NYS Division of Human Rights, among other tribunals.

    46 years

     I am the head of  Bleakley Platt's  Labor and Employment and Immigration Practice Groups. I have over 40 years' experience in representing and advising employers, employees, independent contractors and other clients with respect to labor, employment and immigration law issues. My background includes over 20 years of experience with Bleakley Platt, 14 years of experience with Skadden Arps, and more than 6 years of experience with Jackson Lewis.

     I advise clients on a wide variety of labor and employment law issues involving employment terminations and discipline; unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation; wage and hour claims; employment agreements and job offer letters; non-competition and confidentiality agreements; separation and severance agreements;  unfair labor practice charges; union representation cases; and collective bargaining negotiations. I have acted as lead counsel for significant employment discrimination law cases, wage and hour actions, and non-competition cases, and in NLRB and PERB proceedings, mediations and arbitration hearings.

     I also advise clients with respect to I-9 employment verification, visa work authorization, and immigration-related discrimination issues.

     My articles on labor and employment law include my  seminal work on the employment-at-will rule entitled, "The Effect of the Employment-at-Will Rule on Employee Rights to Job Security and Fringe Benefits," 10 Fordham Urb. L.J. 1 (1981), which has been cited by the New York Court of Appeals in the landmark decisions of Murphy v. American Home Products Corp. and Weiner v. McGraw-Hill, Inc. and by other federal and state courts. I have also been a featured lecturer at various labor and employment law seminars.

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Location

Bleakley Platt & Schmidt LLP
One North Lexington Avenue
White Plains, NY, 10601

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Reviews

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Posted by Frank | July 31, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Hercules Movers & Packers
Joe is a phenomenal attorney with an excellent background for employment law and wage claim matters. He gives great practical advice on how to protect a business from exposure for claims.
Posted by Diane | December 27, 2011
Outstanding Employment/Labor Law Attorney
Joe has worked with my company for over 5 years and he has been quite successful in litigation for us. He has kept me as the HR Director abreast of all changes that effect me in my role with the company. He is extremely knowledgeable and thorough in addressing all issues that have arisen.
Posted by Peter | September 20, 2011
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Joe DeGiuseppe has worked with me and my organization for the past four years on various labor negotiations and employment issues. He has guided us with his wealth of knowledgee and experience, always in a responsive and professional manner. We highly recommend him.
Posted by Beth | September 19, 2011
Excellent, knowledgeable employment attorney!
Mr. DeGiuseppe has helped our organization with several employment issues. He gives expert, balanced advice and counsel and reviews situations from all angles. He is patient and easy to understand.
Posted by Barbara | September 18, 2011
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I knew I had excellent legal representation within minutes of my first meeting with Joe. He understood the issue, took the time to listen to my side of the story and told me he would get back to me with a strategy to move forward once he did more research. The legal appeal took months and I was quite pleased with the regular updates that I received on how the case was moving forward. I knew that no matter the outcome of the case, I could accept it because I had the best counsel possible. That said Joe knew how to win the case and win we did! I am grateful that there are attorneys like Joe, who care about the people he represents.
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Posted by Lourdes | September 14, 2011
Excellent Immigration and Employment/Labor Relations Attorney
I have worked with Mr. DeGiuseppe for over 6 years in multiple immigration and employment related cases, his experience, prompt response, follow through and professionalism make him an outstanding partner for any company's Human Resoruces Department
Posted by Tom | September 14, 2011
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Joe DeGiuseppe has worked with me and my organiziation over the past several years with regard to labor negotiations and related and related issues. He has repeatedly provided sound insightful councel and guidance. He has taken the time to truly undertand our organization and has been very professional in keeping me up to date on pending issues. I woud highly recommend him to anyone seeking help and guidance in the area of labor law.
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Posted by Anne | September 13, 2011
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Joseph DeGiuseppe Jr. is trustworthy, objective, thorough and well written. His education and experience is exactly what is needed when seeking legal counsel.
Posted by Marie | September 13, 2011
Assistant General Counsel Empire City Casino
Mr. De Giuseppe provides invaluable insight into all aspects of Employment Law. His experience is both varied and comprehensive. In addition, he is a pleasure to work with! I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Alan | September 13, 2011
We hired Joseph DeGiuseppe for a Union Labor issue
Joe has been a true professional helping our private school with labor issues. He advised us on the consequences of taking certain courses of action and helped guide us to the proper path. With his help we are at the successful end of a long journey that would not have been possible without his calm, confident demeanor.
Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2011
High Quality Representation
Joe DeGiuseppe is a highly experienced and knowledgeable employment attorney and litigator. As General Counsel to a hospital system, I have retained Joe on numerous occasions and he has consistently provided excellent counsel to me and my colleagues. Joe always goes the extra mile to ensure a thorough analysis and treatment of every matter.
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Posted by Susan | September 13, 2011
Exceptional Attorney, Joe DeGiuseppe
Joseph DeGiuseppe is a professional and very intellegent attorney who has provided personal attention to each and every matter that he has handled for me.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, LLP
  • 2006 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Jackson Lewis
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Of Counsel
  • Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, LLP
  • 1992 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
  • 1978 - 1991
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Education

  • Fordham University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • Fordham University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1974

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Michael A. Thompson v. Core Burn, et al., SDHR Case No. 10215346
  • No Probable Cause Finding for alleged race/color and age discrimination against independent contractor.
  • Specified Testing Labs, et al. v. Elizabeth Dunn, et al., SDNY Case No. 1:22-cv-01946-VSB
  • Preliminary Injunction denied against former operations manager in non-competition and trade secrets action.
  • Hutting v. Independent Living, Inc., Index no. 2017-09639
  • Affirmed decision of Supreme Court, Orange County, granting summary judgment dismissing the Complaint of a former employee who alleged that his employment termination was based on sexual orientation discrimination and FMLA retaliation.
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Associations

  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • New York Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • New York Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • New York Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • New York Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • New York Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • New York Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • New York Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • New York Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Peer Review Rating: AV® Preeminent 5 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
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Publications

  • Westchester Bar Journal
  • New Anti-Retaliation Standards Extend Employee Protection Beyond the Workplace
  • 2008
  • Benefits Law Journal
  • Effect of Laws & Decisions Concerning Vacation & Compensatory Time
  • 1993
  • Benefits Law Journal
  • Flexible Work Arrangements: An Emerging Area of Law
  • 1992
  • Westchester Bar Journal
  • The New York ‘Whistleblower’ Law: A Ten-Year Perspective
  • 1992
  • Westchester Bar Journal
  • Weiner v. McGraw-Hill, Inc.: Ten Years After
  • 1992
  • New York State Bar Association Labor Law Newsletter
  • ERISA Pre-emption of New York Labor Law Raises New Issues Concerning Employer Severance Pay Policies
  • 1986
  • Fordham Urban Law Journal
  • The Recognition of Public Policy Exceptions to the Employment at Will Rule: A Legislative Function?
  • 1982
  • Fordham Urban Law Journal
  • Effect of the Employment at Will Rule on Employee to Job Security and Fringe Benefits
  • 1981
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Speaking Engagements

  • Fundamentals of Employment Law in New York
  • Basic Labor Law
  • 2010
  • Fundamentals of Employment Law in New York
  • Immigration Compliance Issues for Employers
  • 2010
  • Employment Law From A to Z
  • Personnel Documents and Records Retention
  • 2010
  • Employment Law From A to Z
  • Wage and Hour Compliance
  • 2010
  • Municipal Law Section
  • Investigation and Defense of Employment Claims Against Municipalities and Public Officials
  • 2008
  • Municipal Law Section
  • Update on Retaliation in the Workplace
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I am pleased and proud to heartily endorse Joseph DeGuiseppe Jr. as an attorney who represents the best of what we as counselors-at-law should strive to be. I first came to know Joe on an adversarial basis, and can state without question that his personal and legal ethics are second to none. Moreover, his facility with Labor & Employment Law, whichever side of the issue must be considered, is exemplary. Indeed, over the time which I have been fortunate to know him, on numerous occasions Joe has freely afforded me with on-point legal advice."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe is a very articulate, accessible, helpful and detailed lawyer. His insights, strategy and advice have been very crucial in resolving a number of labor/employment matters over the years."
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White Plains Employment and labor Lawyer Joseph DeGiuseppe Jr.
Joseph DeGiuseppe Jr.
Employment and labor Attorney
White Plains, NY
Licensed for 46 years