The art of representing people

Employment and Labor

Department Chair:

Gordon S. Dickens
Phone #: 585-987-2851
Fax #: 585-987-2951
Email: gdickens at woodsoviatt dot email_domain_ext

Building and maintaining an effective, productive workforce is essential to the success of every business.  We work with our clients in developing and implementing personnel policies that accomplish these objectives.  We assist our clients in understanding and complying with the myriad of Federal and State laws and regulations governing the employment relationship.  We protect our clients by seeking to successfully resolve employment related disputes through the process of negotiation, arbitration and litigation. 

We offer a wide range of services which include:

  • Counseling clients regarding personnel policies and procedures in all aspects of the employer/employee relationship; 
  • Negotiation and drafting of Employment Contracts, Confidentiality Agreements and Restrictive Covenants; 
  • Defense and prosecution of discrimination claims and other employment law related litigation; 
  • Workplace safety and Occupational Safety Health Act (OSHA) matters; 
  • Representation in administrative proceeding before federal and state administrative agencies; 
  • Immigration law matters; 
  • Collective Bargaining Agreements; 
  • Negotiations, arbitrations and union election campaigns; 
  • Unfair Labor Practice proceedings; 
  • Wage and hour issues; 
  • Employment benefits and ERISA issues.



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