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John M. Bagyi


Albany, NY

(518) 533-3229

(518) 533-3299 fax

Bar/Court Admissions

  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York


  • Albany Law School of Union University (J.D., magna cum laude, 1996)
  • University at Albany, State University of New York (B.A., 1993)

John M. Bagyi

One of 200 lawyers to be recognized by Human Resource Executive magazine as the Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys, John counsels and represents employers on labor and employment issues helping them achieve and maintain legal compliance, while improving employee engagement and workplace productivity. With years of experience advising employers in a broad range of industries, John provides his clients practical, real world advice, mindful of the need to balance the legal “ideal” with a client’s operational reality.

John focuses on:

  • Preventative counseling concerning compliance with federal and state employment laws, including wage and hour, EEO, leaves and other reasonable accommodation concerns, and  corrective actions and terminations
  • Training for executives, board members, supervisors and employees on a wide variety of topics including sexual and other prohibited harassment, wage and hour compliance, performance management, progressive discipline and terminations, recruiting, hiring and retention, the reasonable accommodation obligation, drug and alcohol concerns and other ADA and FMLA issues, social media, technology and privacy
  • Workplace investigations relating to discrimination, harassment and retaliation, ethics violations and other workplace misconduct
  • Contracts/agreements including employment agreements, retention agreements, executive contracts, confidentiality, nonsolicitation and noncompetition agreements, and severance plans and agreements
  • Business transitions, such as mergers, acquisitions and reductions in force
  • Administrative proceedings before the EEOC, Division of Human Rights, NLRB, and federal and state departments of labor
  • Personnel policies and procedures and employee handbooks

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