Tyler concentrates his practice in labor and employment law on behalf of a diverse group of employers in the public and private sectors, including small businesses, large public companies, not-for-profit service organizations, school districts, and higher education and healthcare institutions.
Tyler has particular experience in addressing union campaigns at higher education and health care institutions; defending employers in wage and hour collective action suits; drafting policies and advising on disciplinary decisions for employee activity on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media forums; defending against a variety of unfair labor practice and improper practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board and the New York State Public Employment Relations Board; evaluating and defending employers in independent contractor misclassification disputes; and defending employers against discrimination, workplace harassment and retaliation claims brought under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the New York State Human Rights Law in administrative proceedings, and both state and federal courts.
Tyler also regularly advises on state and federal regulatory compliance issues, particularly wage and hour requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor Law and leave and accommodation issues under the Family Medical Leave Act. He also develops and revises employee handbooks, personnel policies, required notices and workplace postings, and conducts internal investigations into matters of employee conduct and discipline for both public and private sector employers.
Tyler has authored articles on a range of legal topics, including the Syracuse Law Review’s Annual Survey of Labor and Employment Law and a law review article addressing the shortcomings of the NLRB’s approach to employee social media activity.