Arthur Yermash counsels clients in all areas of labor and employment law. He advises clients on compliance with federal, state, and local laws affecting the workplace, including payment of wages, overtime, paid and unpaid leave requirements, employment discrimination, benefit requirements, hiring and termination, among others. Arthur is often involved in drafting and negotiating employment-related documents including employment agreements as well as non-competition, non-disclosure, severance, and option agreements. He has extensive experience working with clients in the retail, hospitality/catering, healthcare, and technology industries. Arthur’s practice also includes the representation of clients in discrimination claims, wage and hour disputes, as well as defending against investigations by regulatory and government agencies including the New York State Department of Labor (NYDOL), the United States Department of Labor (USDOL), the New York State Attorney General’s Office, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the New York Division of Human Rights, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). His work includes implementing compliance programs and conducting internal investigations in connection with discrimination, compensation, overtime, and other employment issues. Taking into consideration the unique nature of each employer and its industry, Arthur is often involved in creating policies and procedures that are custom-tailored to the needs of the business. He also advises clients on all day-to-day employment issues and has drafted numerous employee handbooks, policies, procedures, and related documents. Arthur has also been involved in negotiations with labor unions in connection with collective bargaining agreements and arising disputes. In addition to his extensive employment practice and experience, Arthur has drafted and negotiated hundreds of contracts for various business-related matters including licensing, supply, and distribution agreements, and also has significant experience negotiating on behalf of clients in commercial real estate matters including leasing, sales, and financing. He has successfully represented and advised businesses in connection with numerous high-value transactions across a variety of sectors, including asset purchases, stock purchases, mergers, and other forms of business sales and acquisitions. As part of his corporate focus, Arthur has significant experience working with nonprofit organizations through start-up and development initiatives, routine operational matters, and more complex concerns including compliance, fiduciary responsibility, and board member obligations. Arthur is fluent in Russian.