Why Us?

A deep bench of experience. Our attorneys each have 25 or more years of experience practicing exclusively in the area of employment law, including conducting hundreds of workplace investigations. Reviewing and writing policies and agreements are daily activities for us.

A collaborative approach. Our attorneys have worked together in various settings over the years and genuinely enjoy collaborating and consulting with one another.

Consistent quality. We trained with some of the best in this field and carry that forward with a commitment to responsiveness, a personalized approach, and building trust.

Smooth transitions. We do not handle litigation, but as former litigators we know the pitfalls and strive to prevent and resolve workplace issues. If a lawsuit arises, we assist with referrals to experienced trial attorneys and support transitioning the matter to assure your legal needs are well represented.

Peer recognition. Our founding member, Tracey I. Levy, has been recognized annually by Super Lawyers for the New York Metro Region, and has received the top ratings of AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and 10.0 from Avvo.

Our Attorneys

Tracey I. Levy

Founding Member

Simone A. Handfield

Senior Counsel

Shelley M. Greenwald

Of Counsel

LEL Blog

  • New Regulations Require Reconciling NYS and NYC Paid Sick and Safe Time Requirements 11/24/23 New York City employers need to navigate the intricacies of the city’s and state’s largely complementary but not entirely consistent paid sick  and safe time requirements.  Recent legal changes mean that employers that have not done so in the past several months will once again need to update their policies.… Read More...
  • Can an Employer Fire Me for My Speech Outside Work? 11/05/23 Absolutely yes - depending on the circumstances. While we have grown up with the notion that free speech is sacrosanct in this country, the First Amendment actually only prohibits the government from restricting individuals’ speech. The restriction on censorship does not extend to private employers and, to be clear, not-for-profit… Read More...
  • How Harassment Complaints are Handled by NYS’s Division of Human Rights 11/05/23 Although intended to be less intimidating than a court proceeding, the process by which the New York State Division of Human Rights (the Division) handles complaints can be opaque and intimidating to many individuals, employers and other organizations.  This article is intended to demystify things a bit. Who Can Complain… Read More...