Urba Law PLLC – (914) 366-7366 Employment Law including Trade Secrets Westchester County – New York City – Surrounding NY Counties Did you: Receive notice not to disclose trade secrets although you never signed anything not to do so? Feel discriminated because you associated with a disabled person and your FMLA was interfered with? Make it known that sexual harassment was unwelcome and your employer did nothing? Not receive overtime, were paid a salary, and had no discretion or independent judgment in your job? Know your job elimination was because you are a member of a protected class over which you have no control? None of the above are easy to prove. Even when an employee thinks their employer or former employer would not want bad publicity. Urba Law PLLC tackles the tough employment law including trade secrets cases. It knows that good facts make good cases and strong defenses. On the plaintiff’s side we look for credible clients with access to direct or persuasive circumstantial evidence. On the defense side we need a stopper witness. That’s one credible witness who knows the facts and speaks persuasively. The side with the most witnesses is not the one which wins. Our judicial system has advanced beyond the superficial. We focus on spotting unlawful employment law including trade secrets practices. We want to provide all clients with the best possible representation. On occasion we will team up with other dedicated, committed, experienced lawyers. All knowledgeable regarding employment law including trade secrets issues. We do not give tax advice and will tell you so. We represent mostly employees but even small employers call on us for assistance with employment law including trade secrets challenges. We care. We examine the facts closely regardless of who a potential client might be. We take time on the phone. We usually take even more time during an office consultation. You should take as much or more time when choosing an attorney to represent you if you are facing an employment law including trade secrets matter. It is the smart thing to do! Watch the video below for some tips. Jonas Urba handles a wide range of employment law including trade secrets matters. The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) is one federal law which notably expands New York common law applicable to employees and employers. The duty of loyalty to an employer, the employee choice doctrine, and faithless servant doctrines all continue. But fee shifting statutes and equitable remedies make this area of law especially interesting and challenging. If you have received notice from an employer regarding termination or your duties to an employer or believe you have been subjected to an unlawful employment practice call us. If you need help informally, at mediation, or in federal court with an employment law including trade secrets issue you should retain legal counsel. We deal with severance agreements, non-compete and non-solicitation clauses as well as restrictive covenants. Trade secrets is big business in New York. Law practice areas include: Employment law including trade secrets, restrictive covenants, and New York’s common law duties which include loyalty Title VII race, religion, national origin discrimination Sexual harassment Hostile workplace Fair Labor Standards Act Americans with Disabilities Act Age Discrimination in Employment Act Family Medical Leave Act Charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Verified complaints with the New York State Division of Human Rights, New York City Commission on Human Rights, New York Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, New York Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, New York State Justice Center Formal complaints or lawsuits at the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Call Jonas Urba at: (914) 366-7366 to consult in Tarrytown or New York City. Every year Jonas represents more clients who he never personally meets. Agreements, document reviews, consultations by phone, and e-mail correspondence address clients’ legal needs. Initial telephone conferences are no charge. If Jonas has not convinced you during one or possibly a few telephone conferences that he is your best choice for legal representation he never takes that personally. New York has many lawyers and no one lawyer is the best fit for every potential client. Any lawyer-client relationship needs to feel right for client and lawyer. The sooner each one recognizes that the better. Hiring a lawyer based on money is like getting married for that reason. The chances of either relationship lasting are about the same. After we decide whether we are the right fit for each other we will discuss billing. Jonas will provide examples of how much e-mails might cost, how much a 1, 2, or 3 page letter might cost, and discuss telephone conferences. You are not paying for him to tell you about his billing practices and costs. If you and he decide that he is the right lawyer for you he will e-mail you a credit card invoice for an initial retainer. On-line payments are simple and Urba Law PLLC even absorbs the three percent credit card processing fee in most cases. The only time you pay that fee is if, when legal services are finalized, Urba Law PLLC owes you a refund. Although rare, in that case the credit card processing fee would be deducted from the refund given back to you. New York’s ethics laws are very clear. Lawyers may not accept non-refundable retainers. Clients are copied and pasted with e-mails to employers’ lawyers, told how long conferences took, and know how much services provided to date cost. There should never be a billing surprise. Any client who has not kept track of e-mail correspondence is welcome to ask for a balance at any time. Jonas recently represented a few clients who insisted on replenishing their retainers. If only that happened more often. Urba Law PLLC clients understands that time is money. We respect our clients’ time as much as they do ours. Contingent fees are available in cases where strong facts and evidence support such claims. They usually involve fee shifting statutes. Ask about those if you think they might apply to you. If your matter concerns New York’s employment laws or an employment matter in New York or even a corporate office anywhere within the state of New York call Urba Law PLLC for help. Even if you live outside these areas but your work was in New York, call for a consultation. Although the firm limits its work to mostly federal courts in New York, we may be able to help with administrative, ADR or union issues that affect New York employment no matter where you live now. Justia Lawyer Directory My Employment Lawyer (MEL) LinkedIn “Attorney Advertising” @ 2014 – 2018, Urba Law PLLC, 520 White Plains Rd., Ste. 500, Tarrytown, New York 10591 (principal office). Confidentiality is a high priority. Electronic information exchange is VaultPress and Google Drive secured. No attorney client relationship without a signed retainer agreement. Initial telephone consultations no charge. Statewide representation welcome. Tax advice never given. Suggestions are not legal advice until documents are reviewed. Documents are not reviewed until after an initial telephone consultation. This website and http://m.urbanylaw.com are solely for informational purposes and nothing else. Client reviews are real. They were posted on https://avvo.com by Jonas’ former clients in their own words. Hiring any lawyer, especially an employment lawyer in New York, is an important decision and a serious matter. Thank you in advance for your anticipated treatment of it in that manner.