Colin is a management-side labor and employment law attorney who works with clients throughout Central New York, the Mohawk Valley and the Southern Tier of New York.
His practice includes traditional labor-related work, including collective bargaining, labor arbitrations and agency matters before the NLRB and PERB. Colin also represents employers in federal and state anti-discrimination litigation and counsels human resources professionals on wide-ranging legal issues, including wage and hour, employee discipline and the New York State Labor Law.
Colin has experience assisting employers manage downsizing situations, when compliance with state and federal statutes relating to employment losses is critical. In particular, he has worked closely with employers in managing WARN-related risks resulting from plant closings and mass layoffs. Colin has represented employers in claims brought by unions and employees asserting violations of the New York State WARN Act. He helps employers conduct risk assessments and adverse impact analyses relating to layoffs, so that an employer can proceed with planned downsizing consistent with applicable law.
Employers regularly engage Colin to conduct workplace training. This includes union avoidance training for management and supervisors, FMLA training for HR professionals and workplace harassment training for employees and supervisors. Colin is the deputy office managing member of the firm's Syracuse office and is a regular presenter for groups including the Central New York Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management, the Human Resource Association of the Twin Tiers and the Southern Tier Association for Human Resources.