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Subhash helps employers with their labor and employment issues in a manner that is sensitive to each employer’s unique circumstances and ultimate goals.

He has experience representing employers in many different industries, including colleges and universities, public school districts, health care institutions, manufacturing establishments, not-for-profit corporations and restaurants.

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  • Obtained a favorable decision from a Public Employment Relations Board Administrative Law Judge, holding that a public school district did not violate the Taylor Law by denying a request to allow the teachers’ union to hire its own industrial hygienist to conduct mold testing in the district’s school buildings.
  • Won summary judgment for a municipality in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York in a race discrimination case filed by a former employee.
  • Won summary judgment for a college in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, in a sex discrimination, race discrimination, and retaliation case filed by a former professor who was denied tenure.
  • Won summary judgment for an international vision care company in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, in a sex discrimination, race discrimination, and racial harassment case filed by a former employee.
  • Obtained a favorable decision from a New York State Division of Human Rights Administrative Law Judge after a hearing, holding that a restaurant franchise’s “English-only” policy during work time did not violate the New York Human Rights Law.
  • Obtained a favorable decision from the New York Industrial Board of Appeals after a hearing, holding that an employee was in an exempt classification and was not entitled to overtime compensation for hours worked over 40 in a work week.
  • Obtained dismissal of a CPLR Article 78 petition filed in state court by a former employee of a BOCES, alleging that she was improperly denied recall to a vacant position.
  • Won summary judgment for a paving contractor in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, in a racial harassment case filed by a former employee.

  • Listed in:
    • The Best Lawyers in America®, Education Law, 2010-2022 (listed for more than 10 years)
      • Lawyer of the Year - Syracuse, Education Law, 2013; 2018
    • New York Super Lawyers®, Employment and Labor, 2021
    • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent Rated
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Association

  • Going Back to the Workplace: Cannabis and HERO ACT Safety Standards, The Business Council of New York State, Annual Meeting, September 23, 2021
  • New York State Travel Advisory Briefing, MACNY, July 16, 2020
  • Preventing and Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, New York State Public Housing Authority Directors Association Fall Conference, October 18, 2019
  • 2018 Legislative Update, CNY SHRM, January 15, 2018
  • FLSA White Collar Exemptions, College and University Business Officers, October 18, 2016
  • New York’s New Paid Family Leave Act, NYS Statewide Association of the American Payroll Association Statewide Payroll Conference, September 23, 2016
  • FLSA White Collar Exemption Regulations, Manufacturers Association of Central New York, September 20, 2016
  • Fair Share or Free Speech? Friedrichs v. California Teachers Assoc., The Labor and Employment Relations Association of Central New York, March 10, 2016
  • The Supreme Court’s Decision in EEOC v. Abercrombie: What Can Employers do to Reduce the Risk of Religious Discrimination Claims in the Hiring Process?, Monroe County Bar Association, October 6, 2015
  • Not in My Backyard: Restricting Competition by Former Employees, New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, September 25, 2015
  • What Firms Look for in Potential Summer Associates: Acing Your BigLaw Interviews and Mock Interviews/Career Chats, Cornell Law School BLSA, LALSA, & NALSA Professional Development Boot Camp, March 22, 2014

  • Positive Developments For New York State Employers, Central New York Business Journal, July 10, 2020
  • Quoted in "Does Your Workplace Ban Natural Hairstyles?" Human Resource Executive, September 17, 2019

  • President, Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc.
  • President, Legal Services of Central New York, Inc.