Alexandra Manfredi advises employers on all aspects of the employer-employee relationship from hire to separation, assisting employers with the daily management of employment issues and counseling on best practices and compliance. Alexandra assists employers with developing employee policies and handbooks, conducting workplace investigations, responding to government audits and investigations, classifying employees and contractors, and preparing agreements pertaining to the employment relationship.
Alexandra also counsels employers on COVID-19 related issues such as essential business designations, temperature and symptom screening measures, leave and accommodation issues, furloughs, wage and workweek reductions, and WARN, as well as compliance with federal, state, and local reopening guidelines and health and safety requirements.
Alexandra defends employers against claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, as well as wage-and-hour, whistleblower, and leave violations before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. Alexandra has also represented employers in restrictive covenant, tort, and contract disputes arising from the employment relationship. She also has experience representing employers and individual defendants in claims of sexual harassment in the workplace and educational environment.
Alexandra also assists clients with the labor and employment aspects of corporate transactions by way of conducting due diligence and reviewing agreements in connection with asset and stock purchases, as well as advising on existing and post-closing employment relationships and practices.
As many businesses have come to learn in recent years, New York City is home to one of the nations most expansive anti-discrimination laws: the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL). The NYCHRL is unique on a multiple fronts, including its broad pr...