New York Federal Lawyer Joseph Kilada
Finding and, more importantly, trusting a lawyer to handle your federal case can be a process that is filled with anxiety and uncertainty. So how do you choose a lawyer to handle your most dear and sensitive issues? The only clear answer is to meet that lawyer in person and decide for yourself. I invite you to a one-on-one private and confidential consultation regarding your State or Federal case.
The Law Office of Joseph Kilada is a litigation law firm built from the ground up on reputation and results. The firm represents the private sector individuals and corporations in New York state courts and federal courts throughout the country in all stages of litigation issues.
In addition to being a top New York City Employment Lawyer, we have achieved national recognition as a Federal Criminal Defense firm, and we are often asked to provide commentary in these two areas of expertise by National and Local news sources. Please see our media section to watch television interviews on a variety of subjects relevant to our areas of practice.Employment Law
Employers have numerous legal obligations to their employees. These obligations cover everything from equal wages to discrimination, and from employment agreements to severance agreements. An employee may be entitled to bring a claim under more than one law. For example, a hostile work environment is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law. However, each law is distinct, and an employee should talk to a New York City employment Lawyer about which path is likely to produce the strongest results.Employment Discrimination
Employment discrimination is prohibited under federal, state, and local laws. Discrimination occurs if an adverse action is taken against an employee because of his or her membership in a protected class. Federal, state, and local laws prohibit discrimination based on many protected characteristics. For example, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on race, color, gender, sexual orientation, disability, sex, national origin, religion, and age discrimination. There are numerous protected characteristics enumerated under the New York State Human Rights Law and the New York City Human Rights Law as well.
Severance agreements may seem straightforward but nothing provides peace of mind such as having a New York City Employment Lawyer review the agreement. When your employer provides a severance agreement, often times you are asked to waive valuable rights and you may not realize as much compensation as you would; if a lawyer is assisting and negotiating that agreement for you.Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment includes offensive comments, jokes, pranks, touching, groping, and other unwelcome sexual conduct. It is prohibited under Title VII as a form of sex discrimination if an employer has at least 15 employees. Employers of all sizes are covered by the New York State Human Rights Law and the New York City Human Rights Law, which also prohibit sexual harassment. An employment attorney in New York City can help an employee bring a claim based on quid pro quo harassment or hostile work environment harassment. Quid pro quo harassment occurs when employment is conditioned on submitting to sexual advances. A hostile work environment exists when sexual harassment is so severe or so pervasive that it renders the workplace hostile or offensive.Federal Criminal Defense
If you find yourself the target of a federal criminal investigation, you must act quickly to find a New York federal criminal defense lawyer to assist you. The federal prosecutor assigned to investigate the case will have many resources at their disposal including a federal criminal investigator as an investigation occurs with what federal criminal charges to bring against you. Most cases are charged as a conspiracy, other times under RICO or the racketeering statute 18 U.S.C. 1962. A qualified attorney can help assist in minimizing or deflecting federal criminal charges away from you. Some of the most common cases investigated in the Eastern District of New York which is the federal court that covers Long Island and New York include Long Island federal bank fraud, which include as their components mail fraud and wire fraud. A Mortgage Fraud case can be very complex and you need an experienced Lawyer to assist you.Nassau County Criminal Defense Lawyer
With an office located in Garden City, this top Nassau criminal defense firm is conveniently located near the County criminal court in Mineola where felony cases are heard at 262 Old Country Road. The firm is also conveniently located near Nassau County District Court at 99 Main Street in Hempstead where misdemeanor cases are heard. With over twenty years experience, the firm is well versed in defending clients charged with fraud cases and others including violating order of protection , assault, and drug possession. The firm is available 24/7 to assist you immediately. Before speaking with police, contact one of the top firms locally and have a lawyer guide you.Wage and Hour
We also handle wage and hour litigation, including overtime claims. Federal, state, and local laws govern the minimum wage. In New York, the minimum wage increased on December 31, 2019. New York City’s minimum wage is $15 per hour. It is $13 per hour in Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. Different hourly rates apply to tipped workers and to people in the fast food industry. Overtime should be paid if you work for more than 40 hours in a work week. This involves a 50 percent increase to a worker’s regular pay.EEOC Representation
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is a federal agency that was created to fight workplace discrimination. The EEOC enforces Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and other federal laws that forbid employment discrimination. If you decide to file a discrimination charge with the EEOC, you need to do so within 15 days from the day on which you received notice from your EEO counselor about how to file a charge. Our employment lawyer located in New York City can help you file a charge within the applicable time window.Commercial Litigation
Commercial litigation can encompass many kinds of complicated disputes between businesses. It may involve multimillion-dollar contract disputes or temporary injunction cases. It can also include intellectual property litigation related to copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade dress, and service marks, and it can include securities litigation. Many federal and state laws grant financial recovery for businesses and individuals against other companies for deceptive trade practices and fraud. Our firm can provide a carefully researched and nuanced litigation strategy that is tailored to your specific goals.Office of Professional Medical Conduct Investigations
The Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) and the Board of Professional Medical Conduct are responsible for investigating and adjudicating complaints against doctors, doctors’ assistants, and specialist assistants. A complaint may involve negligence, alcohol impairment, incompetence, neglect of a patient, or a refusal to give medical care due to a protected characteristic of the patient. If a complaint is filed with the OPMC, a procedure will be followed to determine whether the issues are within the OPMC’s jurisdiction. The resolution of each complaint depends on its specific nature. A doctor who has a problem with alcohol but whose ability to practice is not impaired, for example, may be referred to the Committee on Physician’s Health of the Medical Society of the State of New York.Retain a Sophisticated Attorney in New York City
If you choose to retain our firm, you should be confident that you have the complete loyalty of the firm and that we will fight very hard to achieve the goals that have been set for your case. Client expectations are first and foremost the goal of the firm. Attorney Joseph F. Kilada represents clients throughout the five boroughs of New York City and Long Island. Call us toll-free at 1-844-877-1 LAW or contact us via our online form if you need an employment lawyer in New York City or assistance with a matter involving any of our other practice areas.