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Westerman Ball Ederer Miller Zucker & Sharfstein, LLP is pleased to announce that Guy M. Allen has joined our firm as a partner and co-chair of the firm’s labor and employment practice group. Guy comes to Westerman Ball from one of the world’s premiere and largest labor and employment law firms. He represents national and international companies in both the private and public sector. Guy has over 25 years’ experience in representing employers in all types of employment matters, including complex employment litigation, trade secret and non-competition litigation, class action avoidance and defense, and single and multi-plaintiff cases involving claims for wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and discrimination. Guy also counsels clients on a variety of employment practices and issues, including employment agreements, severance agreements, confidentiality agreements, human resources, reductions in force, leave of absence policies, local paid leave laws, employee handbooks, and the interplay of federal, state, local and city statutes including the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Guy regularly appears in federal and state courts, before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights and the New York City Commission on Human Rights, and regularly attends mediations and arbitrations on behalf of his employer clients.
Guy is regularly asked to speak on the above topics which most recently have included: “What can you do to protect your trade secrets and confidential information”, “Hot Topics for New York Employers”, “Navigating the complexities of the FMLA, ADA and other overlapping leaves of absence laws”, “Managing Leaves of Absence: the interplay of the FMLA and ADA”, and “Leave me alone-handling FMLA abuse and post-FMLA accommodation”. Guy has also been published in the New York Law Journal with his article entitled, “Protecting Trade Secrets, Confidential Information from Unfair Competition”, the Long Island Business News for his commentary on pregnancy discrimination and other periodicals, which have included topics such as “Top 10 mistakes that lead to employment related litigation, and how to avoid…”, and Top 10 Employee Handbook tips to promote good employee relations and to avoid costly litigation.”
Guy will continue to represent his clients in the manner they have been accustomed to over the years and will also bring his labor and employment expertise to Westerman Ball’s clients so that the firm can further its goal of servicing all of the legal needs of its business clients with the most personalized, professional and high level practice of law for which Westerman Ball has become known.
Guy is a recipient of the Dr. Jack and Kelly McElwain Humanitarian Award from the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County. Guy received his JD degree from the Hofstra University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Tulane University where he served as team Captain for Tulane’s Division 1 tennis team.