Aaron C. Schlesinger

Aaron C. Schlesinger is a Partner and Co-Chair of Peckar & Abramson’s Labor Relations and Employment Law Department.  

Aaron C. Schlesinger

Co-Chair - Labor and Employment Practice

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“Whatever your industry, P&A is dedicated to meeting the legal needs of management.”

Bio

Mr. Schlesinger represents and counsels employers on a national basis on a wide range of labor and employment issues which include the following:

Labor

―    Responding to Union organizational campaigns and elections

―    Collective bargaining agreement negotiations

―    Labor contract administration and advice

―    Termination of collective bargaining agreements

―    Assisting employers in transitioning from a union to non-union shop

―    Project Labor and job specific agreements

―    Labor arbitrations and mediation

―    Defending unfair labor practice charges before the NLRB

―    NLRB hearings and trials

―    Responding to strike and picket activity

―    Implementing Reserved Gate Systems in response to picketing on construction projects

―    Advising employers on strategies to function on a merit shop basis

―    ERISA issues and Withdrawal Liability

―    Responding to Secondary Boycott Activity

―    Purchasing or selling a Union represented business

―    Day to day counseling and training on labor issues

Employment

―    Defending employment discrimination, disability, harassment, retaliation and leave claims arising pursuant to Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, WARN, NY State and City Human Rights Laws, NJLAD, NJFLA, PA Human Rights Law and all other related statutes

―    Drafting employment policies, handbooks and procedures

―    In-house training

―    Representing employers through their related EPLI policies

―    Mediation

―    Investigations in response to employee discrimination and harassment claims

―    Day to day counseling

Wage and Hour

―    FLSA and related state wage and hour issues

―    Defending class actions

―    Davis Bacon Act and State Prevailing Wage Claims

―    Responding to Federal and State Department of Labor Audits and claims

―    Drafting policies

―    Independent Contractor issues

Related

―    Whistleblower claims

―    Layoffs and terminations

―    Federal and State Warn Act

―    Drafting employment contracts

―    Drafting separation agreements

―    Responding to employee leave issues

―    Cannabis Law

Mr. Schlesinger practices extensively before Federal and State Courts as well as Federal and State Agencies such as the National Labor Relations Board, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the New Jersey State Division on Civil Rights and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission.

Mr. Schlesinger represents clients in a variety of industries which include construction, power and energy, health care, hotel and restaurant, property management, document imaging, retail, manufacturing, and health and beauty aids.

Practice

Highlights

Admissions

State of New York

State of New Jersey

State of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

United States District Court for the Northern District of New York

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

Memberships

New York State Bar Association (Labor and Employment Sections)

New Jersey State Bar Association (Labor and Employment Sections)

American Bar Association

Education

Syracuse University, B.A.

University of Toronto

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, J.D.

Publications & Presentations

“Cannabis Law as it Impacts the Construction Industry,” National Association of Surety Bond Producers Labor and Employment Law for Construction Contractors, May 2019

“New York State and City Anti-Harassment Requirements For Employers: What You Need to Know,” P&A Newsletter, Spring 2019

“New Union Stipulations May Impact Contractor Paymaster Agreements,” Engineering News Record, October 2018

“Employers in the Construction Industry should be aware that their pre-hire Trade Collective Bargaining Agreements Subject to Section 8(f) of the National Labor Relations Act could be Converted to a Section 9(a) Contract Simply Based on the Wording of the Recognition Language in the Agreement,” ConsensusDocs, June 2018

“New York State Department of Labor responds to recent Appellate Division Decisions for 24-Hour Home Care Workers,” P&A Client Alert, October 2017

“Developments in Construction Labor Law,” New Jersey State Bar Association Hot Tips in Labor and Employment Law, June 2017

“The Essentials of the Davis-Bacon Act,” Lorman Educational, July 2006

“The Essentials of the Davis-Bacon Act,” Lorman Educational, May 2006