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532 Broadhollow Road, Suite 107
Melville, NY 11747-3609
United States
T: 631-630-0100
F: 631-630-0101

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Big firm approach. Small firm sensibility. Attention to detail. Close client relationships. These are the hallmarks of our practice. They have served us well for more than 33 years, as countless clients can attest. Goto for more background and contact information or call 631-630-0100. We counsel clients with an eye toward providing creative, practical, and cost-effective solutions for all disputes. You have a legal problem or issue. It causes a degree of uncertainty and trepidation. It may even feel overwhelming, affecting your business or home life. At other firms, you may meet with a senior partner for the first meeting. Subsequently, you may have a revolving door of attorneys assigned to your case as it develops. At our firm, you will meet with Mr. Gilbert who will handle your case start to finish. Your case will not be delegated to one or more inexperienced associates who are learning as they go. Instead, you will benefit from over 32 years of experience representing a wealth of skills and knowledge which have been honed over time. We offer a proven track record. The strength of our firm is reflected in what we have achieved for our clients, and what we can accomplish for you. Our success now becomes your best chance at success. We take great pride in going beyond what is expected from most law firms. You will benefit from our invaluable experience, contacts, and relationships we have developed. Our multilateral strategies will enhance the prospect of a successful outcome. Rely on our expertise and proven capability. Rely on us for trusted legal counsel and guidance. Rely on us for thinking “outside the box,” and using creative and unique approaches. This is what we bring to the table. This is what has made us successful. Our vision is to continue to provide the highest quality legal representation available. Our steadfast commitment is to apply that vision in an effective, expeditious, and cost-conscious manner which addresses and favorably resolves your particular needs, issues and problems. We look forward to the privilege of representing you and your interests.

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The LAW OFFICES OF HOWARD E. GILBERT is a private practice law firm devoted exclusively to Labor and Employment Law matters. Mr. Gilbert’s experience is extensive, spanning more than 33 years as an attorney, professor, negotiator, arbitrator, and mediator involving a wide array of Labor and Employment disputes in both the private and public sectors. The firm serves a diverse range of clients. Mr. Gilbert provides daily counsel regarding employee and labor-management relations, employment discrimination and harassment of all types, discipline and discharge, contract administration and interpretation, executive compensation, severance, ERISA, human resource issues, and wage and hour disputes . Mr. Gilbert regularly supervises or handles comprehensive collective bargaining negotiations. Additional areas of practice include Education Law, Civil Service Law, Arbitration, Mediation, Collective Bargaining, and Alternate Dispute Resolution. The firm’s litigation experience is extensive, encompassing various administrative agencies, and the Federal and State courts, at both the trial and appellate levels, including the U.S. Supreme Court and N.Y.S. Court of Appeals. Over the years, the firm has handled literally hundreds of administrative proceedings, including contractual grievance arbitrations, disciplinary hearings, unfair labor practice hearings, Labor Department investigations and audits, representation cases, organizational campaigns, and employment discrimination matters. We regularly appear before such agencies as the EEOC, State Division of Human Rights, American Arbitration Association, National Labor Relations Board, Public Employment Relations Board, and Merit Systems Protection Board, and U.S. and N.Y.S. Departments of Labor. Typical issues involve discipline and discharge, executive compensation disputes, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, sexual harassment, disability, age, and all discrimination matters, wage and hour disputes, whistleblowing, antitrust disputes, contract administration and interpretation disputes, arbitrability, commissions, seniority, compensation, employee and labor relations policy, family and medical leave, reasonable accommodation, health insurance, past practices, retirement compensation, COBRA, ERISA, overtime, denial of benefits claims, management rights, promotion and upgrading, transfers, unfair labor practices, Employee Handbooks, layoffs, subcontracting, increase of production work rules, prevailing wage, bidding, employment discrimination, union representation issues, and health and safety issues. The firm also handles disputes concerning administration of collective bargaining agreements, Handbook policies, and complex collective bargaining negotiations. Mr. Gilbert currently serves as an Arbitrator and Neutral Chairperson for both Nassau and Suffolk County District Courts. Mr. Gilbert has been a neutral appellate Hearing Officer on behalf of the Chancellor, New York City Board of Education in various disputes. Mr. Gilbert is a certified Labor Mediator and Arbitrator for the Employment Discrimination Resolution (EDR) and Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) panels of the Nassau County Bar Association. Mr. Gilbert has lectured or taught numerous seminars and courses in such topics as Employment Discrimination Law, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblowers, Alternate Dispute Resolution, Employment At Will, Discipline and Discharge, Labor Law, Civil Service Law, Tenure Rights, Student Discipline, Special Education, and Fair Employment Practices. Mr. Gilbert has been an Adjunct Professor for Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, teaching such courses as Labor Law and Employment Discrimination Law. Mr. Gilbert is a member of the American, New York State, Suffolk County, and Nassau County Bar Associations, where he serves on various committees. Mr. Gilbert is also a Founding Member of the Board of Advisors of the Center for Labor and Employment Law, St. John's University School of Law. He is an active member of the Chamber of Commerce as well. Mr. Gilbert is a graduate of Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts (top 5%) (B.A. 1975, Double Major: English and Psychology), and has a Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University School of Law (1980). He successfully completed the National Institute of Trial Advocacy in August 1984. The LAW OFFICES OF HOWARD E. GILBERT prides itself in providing the highest quality legal representation. Its overall objective has been and continues to be a specific commitment to outstanding, meticulous, and immediate service, caring, and developing an ongoing personal relationship with each of its clients.

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