Harris Beach PLLC
“If I have learned anything over the years it is that positive business and legal outcomes are relationship driven. Knowledge of the law is a given. True value comes when one understands the business, the client and the outcomes that need to be achieved. That comes with experience, empathy and attention to detail. My goal is to not only be a skilled lawyer for my clients, but more importantly their counselor and partner in making good business decisions.”
Ed represents clients in both the public and private sector, focusing his legal practice on providing counsel to employers in all areas of labor and employee relations. His work includes defending employment discrimination claims and Department of Labor matters of all types, along with representing employers in proceedings before administrative agencies including the National Labor Relations Board, New York Public Employment Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New York State Division of Human Rights, and the New York State Education Department. His active practice assists clients with negotiating collective bargaining agreements, arbitrating grievances, drafting employment agreements, training managers in sexual harassment and other workplace issues, along with reviewing, revising, and developing employee handbooks and policies. Ed provides day-to-day guidance and advice to human resources managers on a variety of employee relations concerns including Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, wage and hour law, progressive discipline and discharge, drug and alcohol testing, union avoidance, and unemployment insurance benefits.