Ernest is the deputy managing member of the firm's New York City office and co-chair of the firm's municipalities practice. He practices labor and employment law exclusively on behalf of management.
Ernest's experience in the public sector includes negotiations with all types of collective bargaining units, including police, firefighters, and blue and white collar employees. He represents towns, villages and cities in mediation, as well as factfinding and public interest arbitration. Ernest also has extensive experience before the New York State Public Employment Relations Board.
Ernest also has years of experience representing public employers in collective bargaining agreement grievance arbitrations as well as employment litigation, including discrimination claims brought in both state and federal court, as well as before the New York State Division of Human Rights and the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In addition, he represents his municipal clients in disciplinary proceedings pursuant to Section 75 of the Civil Srvice Law.