Evan J. Spelfogel is a member of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., in the labor, employment, and employee benefits practices. Based in the firm's New York office, he represents management and benefit providers in all areas of employment law, labor, and employee relations.
Mr. Spelfogel's experience includes the following:
- Representing management on all aspects of employment law, including age, sex, race, religion, national origin and disability discrimination before the EEOC and deferral agencies, and in state and federal courts
- Counseling clients and litigating concerning FLSA and state wage and overtime, Davis-Bacon Act and prevailing rate matters; affirmative action plans; human resource audits; employee handbooks and policies; drug and alcohol programs; wrongful discharge claims; breach of employment, confidentiality and noncompete contracts; National Labor Relations and Railway Labor Act matters; union avoidance strategies, organizational campaigns and decertification proceedings; strikes and picketing; union negotiations and arbitration; safety laws and regulations; workplace violence, negligent hiring and/or retention; independent contractor vs. employee issues; due diligence in acquisitions and mergers; and employee benefits/ERISA/fiduciary and MPPAA withdrawal liability matters
- Conducting grievance and arbitration hearings, advising on the creation and implementation of non-union alternative dispute resolution procedures (ADR) and the mediation and arbitration of statutory employment discrimination claims.
After graduating from Harvard College and the Columbia University Law School, Mr. Spelfogel served five years with the United States Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor and the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C., Boston, and New York.
Mr. Spelfogel has served as an adjunct professor at Baruch College of the City College of New York, and as a lecturer in labor law at St. John's University, and at annual labor and employment institutes of New York University, Southern Methodist University, Boston University, and the University of Washington. He has written, edited and published numerous articles, books and book chapters on a broad range of issues, including wage and hour collective actions, comparable worth and pay equity, employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, retiree health care, plant closings and reductions in work force, e-mail and workplace privacy, union picketing and handbilling on private property, NLRB representation and unfair labor practice proceedings, the interaction of ERISA, the ADA and the NLRA, pregnancy disability, sexual harassment and alternative dispute resolution.
Mr. Spelfogel is a Former Chair of the New York State Bar Association's (NYSBA) Labor & Employment Law Section and continues to serve on its Executive Committee. He's also a member the Executive Committee of the NYSBA's Dispute Resolution Section
Mr. Spelfogel is a fellow of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers. He is currently listed inThe Best Lawyers in America; New York Super Lawyers - Metro Edition; Who's Who in America; Who's Who in American Education; Who's Who in Industry and Finance; The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers in Management Labour & Employment; and Who's Who in the World.