Richard S. Corenthal is Of Counsel at Blitman & King LLP. Mr. Corenthal handles a wide range of areas involving labor and employment matters. He represents over twenty public sector and private sector labor unions including firefighters, laborers and corrections officers in all types of disputes, including contract negotiations, interest arbitrations, grievance arbitrations and improper/unfair labor practice proceedings. Mr. Corenthal has also represented multi-employer/union benefit funds. Mr. Corenthal has litigated numerous labor-related claims in federal and state courts and before various administrative agencies including the National Labor Relations Board and the New York State Public Employment Relations Board. Mr. Corenthal has numerous legal achievements and favorable court decisions on behalf of labor unions and individual employees.
Mr. Corenthal provides employment advice to clients regarding employment contracts and separation agreements. He has negotiated separation agreements for clients in a wide range of fields, including finance, publishing, advertising and medical professionals. He has also litigated numerous employment-related claims, including sexual harassment, age, race, national origin, disability, minimum labor standards, overtime, breach of contract and whistle-blower claims. Mr. Corenthal also represents clients with employment-related claims in the finance industry. In 2022, Mr. Corenthal successfully represented hundreds of New York City Marriott Marquis Hotel workers to obtain more than $2.9 million in promised severance pay after they were laid off during the COVID pandemic.