Michael J. Passarella is an Associate in the White Plains, New York and Stamford, Connecticut offices of Jackson Lewis LLP. He is a member of the Labor Practice Group.
Mr. Passarella assists both unionized and union-free clients with a full-range of labor and employee relations matters. He represents employers at contract negotiations, arbitrations, and representation and unfair labor practice cases before the National Labor Relations Board. He has experience conducting vulnerability assessments and providing management training in union and litigation avoidance, sexual harassment prevention, leave management, and hiring and firing practices. He provides strategic and legal communications advice in certification elections, union organizing, corporate campaigns, picketing, and union contract campaigns. Mr. Passarella has advised employers in different industries in successful efforts against unions in election and corporate campaigns.
In addition to his traditional labor law work, Mr. Passarella assists companies with handbook and personnel policy drafting and review, daily management of employee disciplines and terminations, and general advice and counsel on compliance with federal and state employment laws. Mr. Passarella's litigation experience includes work on matters before state and federal court, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, the New York State Division of Human Rights, and various other administrative agencies in age, race, national origin, gender and disability discrimination, wage and hour, whisteblower, and wrongful termination claims.
Mr. Passarella is a member of the state bars of Connecticut and New York.
Mr. Passarella received his B.A. in History from Harvard University and his J.D. from Tulane University Law School.