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Steven Mitchell Sack

Wrongful termination Attorney at Merrick, NY

5.0   29 reviews

also known as The Employee's Lawyer


Licensed for 42 years

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About Steven

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Steven Mitchell Sack is the principal of The Law Offices of Steven Mitchell Sack, where he concentrates his practice in labor and employment law. The author of 19 books, he has been enforcing workplace rights of employees, executives, and sales representatives for over 41 years.

Mr. Sack's comments on the rights of fired workers have been reported in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, and Fortune. He has made numerous appearances on radio and television including Oprah, CNN, and Fox News, and hosted a national syndicated radio talk show called "Steven Sack, The Employee's Lawyer" for five years on the i.e. america radio network.

His latest book The Employee Rights Handbook: Effective Legal Strategies to Protect Your Job From Interview to Pink Slip, was published by Legal Strategies Inc. in 2011. In Samiento v. World Yacht, Inc. 10 N.Y.3d 70 (2008), he and Scott A. Lucas, Esq. obtained a favorable New York Court of Appeals decision for waiters who were denied tips, making it harder for restaurants and caterers to keep gratuities intended for their wait staffs.

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of SUNY at Stony Brook and Boston College Law School, Mr. Sack maintains law practices in Garden City, Long Island and Merrick, New York. He is a frequent lecturer and author on labor and employment topics for organizations including The Nassau Lawyers' Association, American Management Association, and numerous trade associations throughout the United States.

Mr. Sack is a member of the American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Division, New York County Lawyer's Association, and New York State Bar Association, and is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court.

 

If you have experienced any of the below, call Steven Sack today for an initial consultation.

  • Recently fired or terminated
  • Negotiating a severance package
  • Fired illegally, unfairly, or the victim of wrongful discharge
  • Unemployed, interviewing, or applying for a job
  • An hourly worker owed overtime pay, minimum wage, or tips
  • Sexually harassed on the job
  • Falsely accused of sexual harassment
  • A pregnant worker not being treated fairly
  • A female employee not receiving equal pay
  • Needing advice on FMLA rights and related disability leave-of-absence issues
  • Unfairly denied a promotion, raise or year-end bonus
  • Writing a rebuttal letter to an unfair performance review or PIP warning letter
  • A victim of defamation or an unfair job reference
  • Denied a job due to a restrictive covenant
  • Reviewing or drafting an independent contractor or sales agreement
  • Reviewing, drafting or negotiating a shareholder, executive compensation, or buy-sell agreement
  • Requiring assistance in union arbitration or disciplinary charges
  • Requiring representation with the EEOC or New York City Human Rights Commission
  • Filing a whistleblower claim
  • Requiring representation in arbitration or mediation proceedings
  • Litigating breach-of-contract rights
  • Obtaining employer-paid COBRA and retirement benefits

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Licensed for 42 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1980
Updated 06/05/2022

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

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Steven M Sack
Steven Mitchell Sack
595 Stewart Ave
Suite 510
Garden City, NY, 11530
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Posted by Andi | August 31, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Honorable and Efficient
Working with Mr. Sack was a blessing in that immediately he put forward my best interest and provided me solace. He is honorable, dependable and efficient in his process.
Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2021
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Exceptional
Steven is an exceptional employment attorney. His approach and consistency of practice are above-and-beyond expectations. Steven is a trusted advisor and go-to for employee rights representation.
Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2021
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Medical school
Steven is one of the most caring and compassionate lawyers you’ll ever hire. He’s always available to speak and will give you the advice that you’ll need in any situation. He’s very experienced in getting you reinstated in the place of your employment. In my case, it was my graduate school. He sent me a book he wrote which is a helpful read for the work place. I would highly recommend his services!
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Posted by Lisa | March 22, 2021
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In your corner
Steven Sack is the kind of lawyer you want on your side. He is very caring and dependable. Makes you feel secure in your decision and stands by what he said. My family and I were and are very happy we decided to go with Steven Sack. The word honest and integrity in the dictionary fit him to a tea. If there were more than 5 stars that's what I would give.
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Posted by Jacqueline | September 11, 2020
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Look no further!
If you are in need of an employment attorney, look no further than Steven Sack. He is incredibly well versed in this area of law, highly intelligent and HONEST. He will fight for you as a client and will always call you back when he says he will. Can't recommend this reliable attorney enough! Also, it was a plus dealing with him directly without a middle man - no receptionist, paralegal, associate, etc.
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Posted by anonymous | August 23, 2020
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Experience meets Professionalism.
What drew me to retain Mr. Sacks as my lawyer was his bluntness and honesty on my first discussion with him. His ability to tell me in a straightforward manner whether my case was worth pursuing or not was quite refreshing. Having been an employment lawyer for close to 40 years, he had seen it all and this shows in how quickly he understands cases and addresses them. I also appreciated very much his professionalism and promptness in his responses throughout the handling of my case. If you are looking for a tough lawyer with a human touch who achieves result, Mr. Steven Sack is your man. you won't be disappointed!
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Posted by Clark at TBR | July 10, 2020
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A Very Satisfied Client
Steven was a huge benefit for contract negotiations. His professional perspective and clear instructions helped me to write a very beneficial contract. Highly Recommend!!!!
Posted by Steven | June 24, 2020
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Excellent Attorney!!!
I don't generally write reviews unless I am really impressed with service that I receive. I feel people should know about Steven Sack. When people are in financial and professional despair, such as is in my case, especially after a wrongful termination, you can count on Steven Sack to stand tall behind you. Apart from his initial consultation fee, he did not charge me anything else until the case was settled based on our mutual agreement. He believed in me and won me a settlement when others will not even take my case. His communication approach was "excellent". I did not have to call him at all or see him personally. Everything was done through effective communication by him via email or phone calls from him when he had to. He did not place any undue financial burden on me and my family. That makes a big difference with his approach and in my life and that of my family. I thank you and I will forever be grateful that you could see through the case from the beginning and take it on. A big THANK YOU to you and may God continue to bless you and your family!!!
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Posted by Deborah | September 17, 2019
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Very Satisfied Client
I am very pleased with Mr Sacks. He was efficient, thorough, and most informative. His representation of me was very successful, and he kept me informed of each and every phase of me case. I would highly recommend him to assist you in your employment issues.
Posted by Spencer | August 24, 2019
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Excellent Service
Steven Sack represented me during the separation from my previous job. He answered my calls promptly and was able to produce a positive resolution within days. Most importantly, Steven is an excellent person who cares about each and every client. I recommend Steven to anyone seeking counsel.
Posted by Leslie | August 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience & highly recommend
I can not say enough good things about Steven Sack. After suddenly being laid off and totally shell shocked, I was referred to Steven from a good friend who also worked with him and had nothing but positive things to say about him. In a moment in my life where I was at my most vulnerable, Steven was there for me every step of the way. He had my best interest in mind, was fully transparent with every part of process and was always quick to respond to my questions. In the end, Steven helped me get a better outcome and was respectful with everyone he interacted with. With that said, he was tough as nails but he was not a bully. Not only did he help me with quick results, I learned a lot from him and grateful that he was my attorney. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
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Posted by Alex | July 14, 2019
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Highly Recommend
His experience and integrity led to a process and outcome that was beyond expectations. You can trust that he truly wants the best outcome for you, and his interactions with other parties are of the utmost professionalism.
Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
A pleasure to work with
Steve helped me navigate my way through a tricky negotiation. He provided sound advice at every turn, advised but was not pushy whenever I had a decision to make, and even offered to help me find someone specialized in the type of situation I was in. He was very generous with his time even when it didn’t look like there was much of an upside for him financially. I will definitely be back for help in understanding & negotiating future contracts.
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Posted by Heidi Kunze | June 10, 2019
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Trust Worthy, Knowledgeable, Professional
I cannot say enough good things about Steven. He is my absolute hero. After being laid off from a job of 14 years, I was devastated, confused and afraid of my future. Steven immediately made be feel at ease. He got right back to me and always kept me up to date on what was going on with my case. It was a complicated case and my previous employers were tough. But Steven fought for every penny for me and got me more than they originally offered. He was clear and always honest. He is a straight shooter and never tried to “over-sell” what he could do for me. Hire him now. You will not be disappointed and he will fight for you. Steven is a true gem.
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Posted by Shalisha | June 1, 2019
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Highly Recommended - Gets Great Results Fast!
Steven Mitchell Sack is an incredible attorney. He is extremely knowledgeable in the field of employment law, is confident, but not cocky, and he's honest about what you're up against, even if you don't like what he has to say. He is kind, caring and compassionate too. Mr. Sack always returns calls promptly, does what he says he's going to do and is super affordable. This man is a godsend. I am extraordinarily happy with my results! I highly recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Mike | May 8, 2019
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Beyond Five Star
Outstanding! My first experience using council wasn’t going well. I was then referred by another firm to Steven. He did exactly what he said, fair and honest. He operates with great efficiency, integrity and experience it’s my hope that anyone needing guidance chooses the comfort of having steven on their side.
Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2019
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A definate "Go to"
You will have a definite sense of security with the services of Steven M. Sack. Attentive, caring and quick results are what we all want and he delivers for negotiating separation agreements. Reasonably priced attentions and solutions.
Posted by Ruperto | March 11, 2019
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Consummate Professional
I have had the pleasure of retaining the services of Mr. Mitchell Sack. It was a very uplifting experience seeking his support and guidance. He is a consumate professional who understands labor law and makes every effort to keep his clients updated, not to mention he has championed the art of timely responses. Most and foremost, he is the epitome of attorneys in this discipline.
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Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2019
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Wonderful Experience
Dependable, honest, easy, reliable... the list goes on. Steve was there for me when I needed expert advice and I am grateful.
Posted by Peter | February 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Experience
Steven was great to work with, he really knows his stuff. He was attentive, honest and there were no surprises. I highly recommend his services.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Stony Brook University
  • 1984 - 1985
  • Commercial Arbitrator
  • American Arbitration Association
  • 1984 - 1996

Education

  • Boston College Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • Stony Brook University
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • 1976

Associations

  • United States Tax Court
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1982 - Present
  • Southern and Eastern District of Federal Courts
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1981 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Nassau Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Trailblazer in Employment Law
  • National Law Journal
  • 2021
  • Leadership in Law
  • Long Island Business News
  • 2017
  • Leadership in Law
  • Long Island Business News
  • 2016
  • Leadership in Law
  • Long Island Business News
  • 2015
  • Leadership in Law
  • Long Island Business News
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Legal Strategies Publications
  • The Employee Rights Handbook: Effective Legal Strategies to Protect Your Job From Interview to Pink Slip
  • 2010
  • The Sales Rep Advisor
  • Sales Rep Strategies for Dealing with Principals Successfully (Third Edition)
  • 2005
  • Book-of-the-Month Club
  • The Lifetime Family Legal Guide Twenty First Century Edition
  • 2000
  • Warner Books
  • The Employee Rights Handbook: The Essential Guide for People on the Job
  • 2000
  • Warner Books
  • Getting Fired: What to Do if You're Fired, Downsized, Laid off, Restructured, Discharged, Terminated, or Forced to Resign
  • 1999
  • Prentice Hall publication
  • The Lifetime Family Legal Guide
  • 1998
  • Prentice Hall publication
  • The Working Woman's Legal Survival Guide: Know Your Workplace Rights Before It's Too Late
  • 1998
  • Book-of-the-month Club
  • The Lifetime Legal Guide
  • 1996
  • Legal Strategies
  • From Hiring to Firing: The Legal Survival Guide For Employers in the 90's
  • 1995
  • Legal Strategies
  • Legal Documents for Employers: Sample Contracts, Forms & Checklists for Hiring, Firing, & Managing Workers
  • 1995
  • Legal Strategies
  • Legal Documents for HR Professionals: A Compendium of Sample Contracts, Forms & Checklists for Employment, Separation and Day-to-Day Operations
  • 1994
  • Legal Strategies
  • The Hiring & Firing Book: A Complete Legal Guide For Employers
  • 1993
  • Consumer Books
  • Don't Get Taken! How to Avoid Common Consumer Rip-Offs
  • 1993
  • Facts on File
  • The Employee Rights Handbook: Answers to Legal Questions from Interview to Pink Slip
  • 1991
  • The Sales Rep Advisor
  • Sales Rep Strategies for Dealing with Principals Successfully: Negotiations, Contracts, Working Relationships & Terminations
  • 1991
  • McGraw Hill
  • The Complete Legal Guide to Marriage, Divorce, Custody and Living Together
  • 1988
  • McGraw Hill
  • Don't Get Taken! A Preventive Legal Guide to Protect Your Home, Money, Family and Job
  • 1985
  • Prentice Hall publication
  • The Salesperson's Legal Guide
  • 1981
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Speaking Engagements

  • Nassau Lawyers Association
  • Representing Terminated Executives in Severance Negotiations CLE
  • 2013
  • The Employee's Lawyer Radio Show
  • The Employee's Lawyer Radio Show
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Steven is a top-notch labor and employment attorney. He is also a sincere and genuine person. I strongly endorse this attorney."
Employment and labor