NEW YORK COMMERCIAL LITIGATION ATTORNEYS WHO
REPRESENT WHITE COLLAR EMPLOYEES

Our New York business lawyers, have decades of experience in representing white collar employees, who were cheated by their employers. Whether your employer failed to pay the commissions that you were entitled to, failed to pay a guaranteed bonus, or fired you when you had a guaranteed contract term of employment or failed to honor a severance agreement, call our Manhattan commercial litigation lawyers who represent employees, who were cheated or taken advantage of by their employers.  Our Manhattan commercial litigation lawyers have experience in representing lawyers, accounting professionals, bond brokers, securities professionals, hedge fund employees, private equity employees and other financial services employees. 

Our New York City commerical litigation lawyers know that after you have been cheated by your employer, you cannot afford to pay high hourly fees, so our Manhattan employment dispute lawyers take breach of contract and other commerical dispute cases for white collar and other professional employees on contingency.  Our commercial litigation attorneys don't get paid until we win your case. So if you want high quality legal representation without upfront fees, speak with our NYC commercial litigation attorneys. Consultations are always free. 

MEET OUR NEW YORK CITY COMMERCIAL LITIGATION ATTORNEYS 

MICHAEL JOSEPH

"THE PITBULL OF THE COURTROOM"

JOHN TAIT

OUR TOUGH AS NAILS COMMERCIAL LITIGATION ATTORNEY

CLIFFORD NELSON

A VETERAN COMMERCIAL LITIGATOR IN THE 

NEW YORK CITY COURTS 

BREACH OF CONTRACT CASES

Our attorneys are committed to protecting the white collar employees who are victimized by dishonest employers and corporations.  Too often in the New York market, large corporations think they can do whatever they want to their employees and disregard their contractual obligations. Our New York commercial litigation lawyers will not let these employers use people and then throw them away as if they were disposable.  Our commercial litigation attorneys are not afraid to litigate against the big law firms and we go head to head  with the big law firms and win. 

WHEN CAN I SUE MY OLD EMPLOYER FOR WRONGFUL DISCHARGE

One of the most frequent questions that our New York commercial litigation lawyers are asked is can I sue my employer for firing me.  The answer is it depends. In general employment relationships are at will, unless there is an employment contract. Often in the white collar arena, there are employment contracts, which  have a minimum term or minimum guaranteed payments. If you have an employment contract, the language in the contract may give you grounds to sue. One of the most common forms of contracts in the white collar arena is the offer letter. If the offer letter or employment contract references a set of employee manuals, policies or handbooks, then those documents can constitute contractual obligations. The most common contract clauses which can be sued on are the following types of contract clauses: 

1. For Cause: If your employment contract says you will only be terminated for cause or good cause, then you can sue for a wrongful termination which is a breach of the contract. 

2. Minimum Terms: If the contract has a term, in other words, you are guaranteed a certain time of employment, such as a year or two year minimum, which are fairly common in the white collar contracts, and you are terminated prior to the expiration of the guaranteed term, then you can sue for breach of contract. 

3. Minimum Salary and Guaranteed Bonuses: Many hedge funds, private equity firms, brokerages and financial services firms, frequently provide employees with minimum salary and guaranteed bonuses, to lure top talent from other competing firms. Sometimes, these firms take the benefit of the top talent, but then they stiff the employees on the guaranteed bonuses, or terminate the employee when they have brought in a big client or account. If your contract has a minimum guaranteed bonus or payment, and you are either terminated or not paid the salary or bonus, then you can sue for breach of contract. 

COMMISSION BASED EMPLOYEES CHEATED BY THEIR EMPLOYERS WERE YOU CHEATED ON YOUR COMMISSIONS- OUR NYC COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYERS ARE ON YOUR SIDE

If you were a commission based sales person, real estate broker or securities or bond trader, and your commission statements seem to be light, then you can sue. Our Westchester and NYC commercial litigation attorneys, have extensive experience in representing sales people who were underpaid their commissions. To prove that you were cheated, our attorneys will demand a full accounting of all of your deals and fight in Court to get you what you deserve. 

Our New York commercial litigation lawyers know that New York Labor Law covers commissions and allows for double damages, (actual amounts withheld, plus an equal amount in liquidated damages) as well as an award of attorneys fees against employers who cheat their sales people on commissions.  If you were cheated on your commissions call our New York City and Westchester commercial litigation lawyers today. Our consultations are free and our attorneys frequently take commission dispute cases on contingency, so there is no fee unless we win your case. 

FRAUDULENT INDUCEMENT CASES 

WERE YOU MISLEAD INTO LEAVING A GOOD JOB- YOU MAY HAVE A LAWSUIT

Our New York Commercial Litigation attorneys literally set the standard for fraudulent inducement cases, when we won the first reported case in the New York Appellate Courts on Fraudulent Inducement in the employment context. In Laduzinski v. A&M Taxand, the First Department firmly recognized the right to sue an employer, who misrepresents the substance of a job offer, to induce an employee to leave a stable employment position. In these days, where corporations pilfer employees from one another and try to recruit employees with books of business, companies often make representations about the job which they have no intention of keeping to get a key employee to leave their job. Often times where an employee has a book of business or key industry contacts, a lucrative position will be offered and as soon as the employees well of clients and professional contacts are  tapped and the clients retain the new employee, the employee is let go. This often happens after a relatively short period of time. If this happened to  you can sue for fraudulent inducement and the financial and career loss that was caused, because you were induced to leave your stable job, under false pretense. 

The Law Office of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC

Law Office of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC

The Law Office of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC has been helping injured victims recover compensation for their injuries for over a decade. Our attorneys are members of several prestigious organizations, including: 

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • New York County Bar Association
  • Westchester County Bar Association

To request your free initial consultation with our team, call our New York City office at (212) 858-0503 or our White Plains office at (914) 574-8330. You can also request a case review online.

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