October 14, 2013 // Franchising.com // NEW YORK – Haynes and Boone, LLP New York continues its growth with the addition of veteran labor and employment lawyer, Jason Habinsky, as a partner.
"Jason’s first-chair experience in all stages of employment-related trials and arbitrations -- in addition to advising on all aspects of labor and employment issues – will be an asset for clients facing a dynamic legal and regulatory environment," said Matt Deffebach, chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group.
Habinsky’s practice focuses on all stages of employment-related arbitrations, mediations and trials before state and federal trial and appellate level courts in New York and nationally. He litigates a broad range of employment-related issues, including claims of employment discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliatory discharge, breach of contract, defamation, unfair competition, theft of trade secrets, and wage and hour disputes.
He also offers experience in employment counseling, management and training. Habinsky has provided employment-related counsel to clients for issues regarding hiring and firing decisions, whistleblower and retaliation issues, disciplinary actions, employee complaints, reasonable accommodation and leave requests, social media issues, and wage and hour laws.
Habinsky has led dozens of internal investigations on behalf of Fortune 500 companies and defended his clients against charges of discrimination filed with the EEOC and other human rights agencies. Additionally, Habinsky has experience in all aspects of collective bargaining, labor negotiations and unfair labor practice disputes.
"As we continue the office’s growth by making strategic hires, Jason’s labor and employment experience adds a new practice area to the firm’s New York office," said Ken Bezozo, the firm’s New York managing partner.
The firm’s New York office is the most active growing office of the firm’s 12 U.S. and international locations. To accommodate this continuing significant growth the firm recently expanded its space in the 70-story, iconic 30 Rockefeller Center complex.
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