Better to call many employment lawyers first. We rarely take cases that other lawyers started.

V. Jonas Urba is a New York employment  lawyer. He has practiced employment law for more than twenty (20) years. Jonas limits his practice to labor and employment law to give each of the clients he represents the attention their matters require.

Call Jonas at (914) 366-7366 to discuss whether you have an employment matter that you are committed to pursuing. On average, less than one in ten potential claims are actually pursued. Some cases can be handled on a contingent fee basis but even these cases have costs. And employment law matters generally take time. Not everyone has the patience for this. The months, years or longer, and uncertainty; excluding costs, discourages many potential clients.

Employees usually bear the burden of proof. You will be the moving party. A plausible theory of recovery will need to be presented for most claims.

The most common matters handled include:

Employment law requires time. Gathering facts is key. Former clients have expressed their appreciation

Potential clients have been surprised by some of the following employment law reality checks: 

  • Bullies don’t always create hostile workplaces. Since workplace bullying laws don’t exist, unless a bully attacks one or more protected classes of employees, or violates specific workplace policies, rules or agreements, many workplaces do not prohibit bullies from working.
  • Most employers must accommodate reasonable accommodation requests which do not create undue hardships for employers. However, no employer is required to accommodate the disabilities of non-employees such as an employee’s parents or children.
  • Most hourly employees must be paid overtime pay. Some salaried employees are misclassified as exempt and are entitled to overtime also.

Call Jonas Urba at: (914) 366-7366, serving all of New York State.

Tarrytown employment law firm
Tarrytown employment law firm Employment law focus of URBA LAW PLLC

Urba Law PLLC

520 White Plains Rd., Ste. 500

Tarrytown, New York  10591

(principal office)

Statement of Client’s Rights
Section 1210.1 of the Joint Rules of the Appellate Division amended April 15, 2013
(22 NYCRR §1210.1)

1. You are entitled to be treated with courtesy and consideration at all times by your lawyer and the other lawyers and nonlawyer personnel in your lawyer’s office.

2. You are entitled to have your attorney handle your legal matter competently and diligently, in accordance with the highest standards of the profession. If you are not satisfied with how your matter is being handled, you have the right to discharge your attorney and terminate the attorney‐client relationship at any time. (Court approval may be required in some matters, and your attorney may have a claim against you for the value of services rendered to you up to the point of discharge.)

3. You are entitled to your lawyer’s independent professional judgment and undivided loyalty uncompromised by conflicts of interest.

4. You are entitled to be charged reasonable fees and expenses and to have your lawyer explain before or within a reasonable time after commencement of the representation how the fees and expenses will be computed and the manner and frequency of billing. You are entitled to request and receive a written itemized bill from your attorney at reasonable intervals. You may refuse to enter into any arrangement for fees and expenses that you find unsatisfactory. In the event of a fee dispute, you may have the right to seek arbitration; your attorney will provide you with the necessary information regarding arbitration in the event of a fee dispute, or upon your request.

5. You are entitled to have your questions and concerns addressed promptly and to receive a prompt reply to your letters, telephone calls, emails, faxes, and other communications.

6. You are entitled to be kept reasonably informed as to the status of your matter and are entitled to have your attorney promptly comply with your reasonable requests for information, including your requests for copies of papers relevant to the matter. You are entitled to sufficient information to allow you to participate meaningfully in the development of your matter and make informed decisions regarding the representation.

7. You are entitled to have your legitimate objectives respected by your attorney. In particular, the decision of whether to settle your matter is yours and not your lawyer’s. (Court approval of a settlement is required in some matters.)

8. You have the right to privacy in your communications with your lawyer and to have your confidential information preserved by your lawyer to the extent required by law.

9. You are entitled to have your attorney conduct himself or herself ethically in accordance with the New York Rules of Professional Conduct.

10. You may not be refused representation on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin or disability.