For more than 75 years, we’ve practiced in the areas of employment, employee benefits, and labor law. From its earliest days, Blitman & King gained national attention by representing clients in complex disputes. The settings for these controversies take a variety of forms, including arbitration, class actions, individual and collective litigation, mediation (formal and informal), government investigations, audits, administrative proceedings, and enforcement actions. Our litigators are well-trained employment, employee benefits and labor practitioners—we are not general practice litigators. Here’s what we excel at:
Employment Litigation: Our body of work includes a broad array of employment litigation claims involving breach of contract, compensation, confidentiality agreements, constructive discharge, civil rights, defamation, deferred compensation, discrimination, disability, employment agreements, false claims act, interference with the employment relationship, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, medical leave, qui tam, race discrimination, retaliation, severance and severance agreements, sexual harassment, wage and hour, misclassifications, trade secrets, whistleblower, wrongful termination, and termination with cause.
Employee Benefits Litigation: We have represented clients in the full gamut of employee benefits controversies relating to bankruptcy, benefit claims, challenges to plan rules, COBRA, collection of delinquent contributions, ERISA’s reporting and disclosure, fiduciary duty, prohibited transaction provisions and preemption of state law, executive compensation, golden parachutes, HIPAA, investments and investment losses, insolvency, mergers, nonqualified deferred compensation, overpayment claims, plan amendments, retiree health benefits, spin-offs, stock grants, stock options, subrogation, termination, and withdrawal liability. In addition, we excel at handling U.S. Department of Labor investigations and audits, Internal Revenue Service audits, U.S. Department of Justice investigations and proceedings involving the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
Labor Litigation: We possess deep experience, and have among the highest capabilities when it comes to labor disputes involving bankruptcy, breach-of-contract, collective bargaining agreements, duty of fair representation, handbilling, injunction proceedings, grievances, mergers and acquisitions, picketing, plant relocations, prevailing wage, reorganizations, representation matters, secondary boycotts, strikes, unfair labor practice charges, union decertifications, and unit clarifications.
Who’s Who Legal Awards
Charter Fellows of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
Former Chairs of the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section
New York Super Lawyers
Former Chairs of the New York State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section
Former Chair of the American Bar Association’s Equal Employment Opportunity Committee
AV Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell