Employment and Labor Attorney

David E. Cassidy has extensive experience representing management in labor and employment matters and prides himself on responsiveness and the ability to handle complex labor and employment matters in a cost-effective manner. Dave’s practice focuses on representing and counseling employers on a wide range of labor and employment matters, including claims under employment discrimination laws, the National Labor Relations Act, and class actions. Prior to attending law school, Dave was an operations manager for a sales and service company. During this period, he managed employees, half of whom were unionized. This experience allows Dave to relate to his clients with labor and employment legal issues, and to deliver practical solutions to complex legal problems. Dave regularly litigates employment claims brought under Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, WARN, NJLAD, CEPA, NYHRL, and other employment-related statutes. He handles claims in state and federal court and before the American Arbitration Association, and has experience with claims involving commissions and bonuses, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of non-compete covenants, breach of contract, defamation, and privacy in the workplace. Dave has successfully brought to verdict bench and jury trials, arbitration matters, and administrative hearings, and has handled many appeals. Dave has successfully handled high-profile labor matters and wage and hour class action litigations. In the field of traditional labor law, Dave advises clients during union organizing campaigns and represents clients in representation and unfair labor practice charge proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board. Dave has experience in dealing with WARN; construction labor law issues, including those relating to project labor agreements; federal labor laws and regulations, including the Davis-Bacon Act; and state prevailing wage law. He also negotiates collective bargaining agreements and handles labor arbitrations for employers. Dave conducts employment training courses in harassment; workplace violence; labor-union avoidance; discrimination; disability, FMLA, and other accommodation and leave of absence issues; and public accommodation issues associated with protected characteristics. Dave was named among the New Jersey Super Lawyers-Rising Stars for 2007 in labor and employment law. He received the Soloman Award from the Reitman Inn of Court for the 1999-2001 Term. Admitted to practice in New York and Pennsylvania, as well as New Jersey, Dave regularly handles matters in all three states.

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of New Jersey
  • State Bar of New York
  • State Bar of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals

Education

Western New England College School of LawWestern New England College School of Law, 1215 Wilbraham Rd
JD - Juris Doctor - 1996
Rochester Institute of Technology, 1 Lomb Memorial Dr, Rochester, NY 14623
BA - Bachelor of Arts - 1989

Career Highlights

  • 1999-2001 Soloman Award

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