Employment Law Attorney
Job Details
LIC - Central DOHMH - Long Island City, NY
Employment Law Attorney

The Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers. To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNYC incubates innovative public health initiatives implemented by DOHMH to advance community health throughout the city. It facilitates partnerships, often new and unconventional, between government and the private sector to develop, test, and launch new initiatives. These collaborations speed the execution of demonstration projects, effect expansion of successful pilot programs, and support rapid implementation to meet the public health needs of individuals, families, and communities across New York City.

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Employment Law Unit (ELU) investigates and prosecutes employee disciplinary matters. This includes disciplinary matters for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME). ELU annually investigates approximately 225 matters and brings charges in nearly 85% of these cases. Also, ELU advises and trains managers and supervisory personnel on disciplinary matters.

 

Pursuant to the Civil Service Law, ELU also handles actions such as forced leaves of absence or terminations based on medical or mental fitness for duty. ELU also acts as the liaison with the NYC Conflicts of Interest Board. ELU handles numerous questions regarding potential conflicts of interest on the part of employees and facilitates waiver requests.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Employment Law Unit (ELU) is seeking an additional attorney to help support increased caseload of employee disciplinary action cases. Pending cases include both routine disciplinary actions as well as more urgent cases. The hired attorney will review submitted documentation and determine appropriate next steps. Cases may require hearings with employees and union representatives, and/or litigation at OATH and OCB before administrative law judges and arbitrators, respectively.

This position is remote or on-site at our agency headquarters, 42-09 28th Street, Long Island City, Queens.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Review submitted documentation for adherence to disciplinary guidelines
  • Review agency/city policies and regulations to determine disciplinary charges
  • Draft charges to staff
  • Hold meetings with staff and union representatives
  • Mediate cases for resolution in early stages
  • Determine outcome options and advocate resolutions
  • Prepare cases for litigation at OATH or OCB
  • Negotiate settlements and draft settlement agreements
  • Update and organize case files accurately and efficiently
  • Maintain confidentiality of case files and information
Qualifications
  • Attorney admitted to New York State Bar
  • At least 2 years experience practicing law
  • Experience with mediation and/or negotiation preferred
  • Administrative court practice and litigation skills
  • Experience with drafting pleadings
  • Knowledge of and comfortable with remote applications (Zoom, WebEx, Teams, etc.)

Selected candidate must be able to provide proof of COVD-19 vaccination.

 

COMPENSATION

This is an hourly paid temporary position. $50 per hour, 35 hours per week. Selected candidate is eligible for benefits via staffing agency.

 

TO APPLY

To apply, send resume with cover Letter including how your experience relates to this position. We ask that you do not contact our staff directly and no phone inquiries please. Applicants who best match the position needs will be contacted.

 

The Fund for Public Health in New York City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.

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