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Stephen Zweig's practice encompasses traditional labor law, collective and class action wage and hour litigation, employment contract negotiations, and employee benefit counseling.

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 employers who wish to maintain their autonomy and unionized employers with collective bargaining agreements. He is the lead labor negotiator in industry-wide collective bargaining in the home care industry and is management co-counsel to labor-management health and welfare, pension, and education funds in this industry.

Stephen also negotiates on behalf of companies and individual executives with regard to all types of employment agreements, including offer letter and long-form agreements, non-compete agreements, change in control agreements, resignation, retirement and consultant agreements, and separation agreements. He also drafts the non-qualified deferred compensation plans, and equity and quasi-equity plans that are used in executive compensation packages.In litigation and negotiations, Stephen has represented international investment and commercial banks, hedge funds, broker dealers, law, accounting, insurance and consulting firms, and companies engaged in various other industries, including electronics and computer, construction and real estate, hospitality and food service, fashion and retail, hospital, nursing home and home care, staffing, security, shipping, stevedoring, and social services.

He is the Managing Partner of the firm's New York Office and is a pro-bono counsel to a national charity for learning disabled and ADHD children, counsel to The Executives' Association of Greater New York, Inc., and a frequent lecturer on issues before employer associations, industry groups, and corporations.

Representative Experience
  • 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 - 2016 editions of New York Metro Super Lawyers and is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell.
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