Executive Compensation Negotiator and Head of Home Care Practice.

Stephen Zweig is the managing partner in the New York office of FordHarrison LLP, a national labor, employment and benefits law firm. He leads the firm’s executive compensation practice and heads the New York office’s labor and employment practice. Stephen represents executives in negotiations when they are entering, during and leaving employment. He prepares employment, retention, change-in-control, consulting, severance and separation and retirement agreements.

With over 35 years’ experience resolving employment and labor disputes, Stephen is well known for his negotiating strategies and the results he achieves. He is a Lexis Practice Advisor on executive compensation, has authored a chapter in Bloomberg BNA’s Executive Compensation treatise, has been published by many other media sources, and speaks regularly to associations and professional groups.

Stephen also is an educator, counselor, negotiator and litigator on behalf of companies in the home care industry and heads his office’s ten-attorney home care industry group.

For over 35 years, he has represented health care industry employers, including hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and home care agencies. His clients include both non-unionized and unionized employers in the home care industry. He is the lead labor negotiator in industry-wide collective bargaining and is management co-counsel to labor-management health and welfare, pension, and education funds in this industry.

Representative Experience
  • Hundreds of executives represented in negotiations with their companies and firms.
  • Multiple collective and class action wage and hour overtime lawsuits in the home care industry, resolved without any damages paid.
  • Fiduciary breach lawsuits against Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield, resolved with substantial settlements on behalf of labor-management health and welfare benefit funds
  • Employment contract and trade secret misappropriation lawsuits, each resolved in favor of the client.
  • Employment discrimination lawsuits against Bankers Trust Company and National Westminster Bank, USA, dismissed after jury trial.
Honors & Awards
  • Stephen was named to the 2008 - 2017 editions of New York Metro Super Lawyers and is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell.
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