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- Immigration Compliance Issues (2015)
- Independent Contractor Misclassification (2015)
- Wage and Hour Compliance (2013)
- FLSA/Wage and Hour Critical Issues
- Immigration Law
- Wage and Hour Compliance (2010)
- Personnel Documents and Record Retention
- Immigration Compliance Issues For Employers
- Basic Labor Law
- Investigation and Defense of Employment Claims Against Municipalities and Public Officials
- New York State Wage Theft Prevention Act
- New Anti-Retaliation Standards Extend Employee Protection Beyond the Workplace
- Effect of Laws and Decisions Concerning Vacation and Compensatory Time
- The New York "Whistleblower" Law: A Ten-Year Perspective
- Weiner v. McGraw-Hill: Ten Years After
- ERISA Severance Pay Article
- The Recognition of Public Policy Exceptions to the Employment-at-Will Rule: A Legislative Function?, 11 Fordham Urb. L.J. 721
- The Effect of the Employment-at-Will Rule on Employee Rights to Job Security and Fringe Benefits, 10 Fordham Urban L.J. 1
News and Events
- Partner Joseph DeGiuseppe Interviewed in The Fordham Lawyer on Labor and Employment Law
- Bleakley Platt Attorneys Named to New York Metro Super Lawyers 2016 and New York Metro Rising Stars 2016 Lists
- Joseph DeGiuseppe Publishes Article in CI Newsletter
- 11 Bleakley Platt Attorneys Selected to 2015 New York Metro Super Lawyers List
- 11 Bleakley Platt Attorneys Named 2014 New York Super Lawyers
- BPS Partner, Joe DeGiuseppe, Selected as "2013 Top Rated Lawyer” in Both “Labor & Employment” and “Immigration Law”
- Bleakley Platt Attorneys Recognized as 2013 New York “Super Lawyers”
- Bleakley Platt Partner, Joe DeGiuseppe, to Speak at Lorman Seminar
- Bleakley Platt Partner, Joe DeGiuseppe, to Speak at SES Employment Law Seminar
- Bleakley Platt Partner, Joe DeGiuseppe, to Speak at WCBA Municipal Law Lecture Series
Joseph DeGiuseppe, Jr.
Mr. DeGiuseppe is the head of our Labor and Employment and Immigration Practice Groups. He has over 35 years’ experience in representing and advising Fortune 500 companies and other corporate clients in labor, employment and immigration law, including 14 years of experience at Skadden Arps and more than 6 years of experience at Jackson Lewis.
Mr. DeGiuseppe advises clients on all aspects of labor and employment law, including employment terminations and discipline, reductions-in-force, personnel policies and practices, employee benefit cases and collective bargaining negotiations. He has acted as lead counsel on significant employment discrimination law cases, wage and hour cases and collective actions, non-competition cases and arbitration proceedings.
Mr. DeGiuseppe also advises corporations, business executives, professional employees and individual clients with respect to immigrant visa (green cards) applications, U.S. citizenship applications, nonimmigrant work visa petitions, and employment verification and discrimination issues.
- Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a corporate employer in dismissing a former employee’s age discrimination claims under ADEA and the NYS Human Rights Law in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (2011).
- Successfully defended a corporate client against a customer’s racial discrimination in public accommodation claim under the NYS Human Rights Law in a public hearing before the NYS Division of Human Rights by obtaining a decision and order dismissing the Complaint (2010).
- Successfully defended a corporate employer against an employee’s disability discrimination and retaliation claims under the NYS Human Rights Law and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in a public hearing before the NYS Division of Human Rights by obtaining a decision and order dismissing the Complaint (2009).
- Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a private school in dismissing an employee’s overtime compensation claims under FLSA and the NYS Labor Law in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York (2006).
- Obtained summary judgment on behalf of an individual defendant in dismissing a former employee’s unlawful retaliation claims under the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment and the NYS Human Rights Law in a Section 1983 action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (2002).
- Fordham University School of Law, J.D.
- Editor-in-Chief, Volume V of the Fordham Urban Law Journal
- Fordham University, B.A.
- New York
- U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of New York
- U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
- New York State Bar Association
- New York City Bar Association
- Westchester County Bar Association
- American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV® Preeminent (5.0 out of 5)
- New York Metro Super Lawyers 2013 - 2015 (Labor & Employment)
- 2013-2015 Top Rated Lawyer in Labor & Employment (American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell)
- New York State Supreme Court, New York County, Independent Judicial Screening Panel, 1985
- Author of The Effect of the Employment-at-Will Rule on Employee Rights to Job Security and Fringe Benefits, 10 Fordham Urban L.J. 1, one of the seminal works on the employment-at-will rule cited by the New York Court of Appeals in the landmark decisions of Murphy v. American Home Products Corp. and Weiner v. McGraw-Hill, Inc. and by other federal and state courts