Charles H. Kaplan
About 's Practice
Charles H. Kaplan is a member of the Sills Cummis & Gross Employment and Labor Practice Group and works in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Kaplan represents employers in federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as before enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs of the U.S. Department of Labor, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the New York State Department of Labor, and the New York City Commission on Human Rights.
Mr. Kaplan counsels management in public and private companies and other organizations, in a broad range of industries, on a wide variety of employment and labor law issues. His experience includes employment discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, wage and hour, and collective and class action defense; employment-at-will; wrongful discharge, defamation, and other workplace torts; employment mediations and arbitrations; labor relations, union organizing and corporate campaigns, collective bargaining, labor arbitrations, unfair labor practices, strikes, picketing, boycotts, and labor injunctions; human resources administration, personnel policies, and employee handbooks; disability, family and medical leave, employee dishonesty and disloyalty, drug testing, workplace violence, social media, privacy, independent contractor, whistleblower, occupational safety and health, government contracting and prevailing wage matters; foreign-owned employer issues; plant closings, downsizings, and mass layoffs; employee benefits issues and ERISA litigation; executive employment contracts, trade secrets, confidentiality agreements, and restrictive covenants; partnership disputes; manager and supervisor training; unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation; immigration law compliance; and public-sector workplace law matters.
His practice also includes advising management on labor and employment law issues in mergers, acquisitions, sales, corporate reorganizations, and bankruptcies; also, successor liability, collective bargaining obligations, accretion, withdrawal liability, and shutdown effects negotiations. Handling related workplace law matters that arise in business transactions has long been a significant component of Mr. Kaplan’s practice.
Mr. Kaplan also represents fiduciaries and other parties in trusts and estates law proceedings in New York’s Surrogate’s and appellate courts.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Kaplan was a partner in another well-established law firm.
Major Publications & Speaking Engagements
New York Super Lawyers® 2010-2012, Employment Litigation
Admitted to Practice