Michael S. Arnold


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Practice Areas

  • Counseling
  • Training & Employment Practices
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Employment Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Employee Mobility
  • Noncompetes & Trade Secrets
  • Wage & Hour
  • Transactions & Due Diligence
  • Employment
  • Labor & Benefits
  • Defense of Employment Discrimination & Harassment Claims
  • Financial Services
  • Health Care
  • Nonprofits
  • Technology
  • Communications & Media
  • Retail & Consumer Products
  • Life Sciences
Contact InfoTelephone: 212.692.6866
Fax: 212-983-3115
Internet: Each Attorney's Internet Address takes the following form: first initial, last name @mintz.com (e.g., rmintz@mintz.com)

University Cornell University, B.S., Industrial/Labor Relations
Law SchoolBoston University, J.D.
Admitted2004, New York; United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York; United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Michael represents clients in connection with a variety of complex employment litigation matters, including pretrial, trial, and appellate work; administrative proceedings; and arbitrations and mediations relating to wage and hour, discrimination, noncompete, trade secret, general contract disputes, and other employee-related disputes.

He regularly advises clients regarding employee performance, retention and separation issues, and compliance with discrimination, wage and hour, family and medical leave, workers' compensation, disability, and other employment laws and regulations. He also prepares employment-related agreements and policies, including offer letters, employment and consulting agreements, confidentiality and noncompetition agreements, separation agreements, and human resource policies and procedures.

Michael has also provided public and private biotechnology, telecommunications, and other companies with advice on employment issues arising in corporate transactions and bankruptcy proceedings.

Michael serves as an Editor for and is a regular contributor to the Mintz Levin blogEmployment Matters.

In 2001, Michael served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Charles E. Ramos of the New York County Civil Branch Commercial Division in New York City, New York.


• Quoted in4 Employment Cases to Watch in the Next High Court Term,Law360 (07.03.2014)

• Quoted in5 Tips for Managing the ADA's Interactive Process,Law360 (04.21.2014)

• Quoted inEmployers Shouldn't Strike Out On Leave for New Dads,Law360 (04.10.2014)

• Quoted inEmployers Should Take the Offense during March Madness,Law360 (03.17.2014)

• Quoted inDolphins Bullying Saga Offers 5 Lessons for Employers,Law360 (11.08.2013)

• Eighteen Mintz Levin Attorneys Named 2013 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, (09.16.2013)

• Mintz Levin Elevates Ten Attorneys to Members of the Firm, (05.16.2013)

• Quoted in5 Tips for Navigating NYC's New Ban on Unemployment Bias,Law360 (04.04.2013)

• Featured inThe Daily Wrap with Michael Castner,Wall Street Journal Radio Network (03.19.2013)

• Quoted inNew City Law Will Permit Suit over Bias against Jobless,New York Law Journal (03.15.2013)

• Twenty-Four Mintz Levin Attorneys Named 2012 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, (09.20.2012)

• Quoted inNRLB Confidentiality Ruling May Hamper Complaint Investigations, Onus on Employers to Argue Business Case for Worker Silence,Business Insurance (09.02.2012)

• Quoted inNLRB Rules on Keeping Employees from Discussing HR Investigations,Corporate Counsel (08.31.2012)

Recognitions & Awards

New York Super Lawyers: Rising Star - Employment & Labor (2012)
New York Super Lawyers: Employment & Labor (2013)


Co-author,Employment MattersMonthly,Recent Trends and Developments in Employment, Labor & Benefits Law (07.01.2014)

• Author,Pay Careful Attention to Pregnancy Accommodation Requests as EEOC Plans New Enforcement Guidance,ADA Compliance Guide (07.2014)

• Co-author,Employment MattersMonthly,Recent Trends and Developments in Employment, Labor & Benefits Law (06.12.2014)

• Co-author,No One Else Pays That, So Why Should I?,New York Food Review (02.2014)

• Author,Move Over Words With Friends: DOL Develops Use of Smartphone Apps,Society for Human Resource Management (08.02.2013)

• Author,Discrimination Against the Unemployed Now Prohibited in New York City,Employment, Labor & Benefits Alert (03.14.2013)

• Co-author,Employment & Labor Laws 2013 Legislative Forecast,Employment, Labor & Benefits Advisory (12.06.2012)

• Author,New York Wage Deduction Amendment Signed into Law,Employment, Labor & Benefits Alert (09.11.2012)

• Co-author,New York Appellate Court Defines Summary Judgment Standard for New York City Human Rights Law Claims,Employment, Labor & Benefits Alert (12.27.2011)

• Author,The New York Wage Theft Prevention Act's Annual Pay Notice Deadline Is Just Around the Corner,Employment, Labor & Benefits Alert (12.13.2011)

• Co-author,New York City Human Rights Law: Expanding Frontiers of Liability,New York Law Journal (04.14.2011)

• Author,The New York State Department of Labor Releases New York Wage Theft Prevention Act Pay Notice Templates and Other Guidance,Employment, Labor & Benefits Alert (04.08.2011)

• Author,Recent Amendments to the New York Labor Law Enhance Employer Wage Notice Requirements and Impose Steeper Penalties for Failure to Pay Wages,Employment, Labor & Benefits Alert (12.21.2010)

• Co-author,Don't Shoot the Messenger: Another Court Cautions against Retaliating against Employees Who Report Data Security Concerns,Employment, Labor & Benefits Alert (11.23.2010)

• Co-author,New York Task Force Continues Aggressive Enforcement Against Employers Who Misclassify Their Workers,Employment, Labor & Benefits Alert (06.22.2010)

• Co-author,New York Enacts New Laws Regarding Background Checks and Hiring,Employment, Labor & Benefits Alert (02.09.2009)

Speaking Engagements

Speaker,Avoiding and Mitigating Wage & Hour Claims in 2014,Wage & Hour CLE Breakfast Seminar, Mintz Levin, New York, NY (01.29.2014)

• Speaker,Employment Law Update - June 2013,New York Financial Services HR Forum, New York, NY (06.26.2013)

• Speaker,Employment Law Developments for 2013,New York Financial Services HR Forum, New York, NY (12.12.2012)

• Speaker,Spring 2012 Legal Update,New York Financial Services HR Forum, New York, NY (05.15.2012)

• Speaker,Employment Law Update 2012,The Bankers' Association for Finance and Trade and, New York, NY (03.07.2012)

• Speaker,Employment Law Issues Affecting New York Employers,TemPositions Group of Companies' HR Roundtable, New York, NY (01.26.2012)

• Speaker,Selected Workplace Issues for New York Employees,Professional Women's Group: Dress for Success Meeting, New York, NY (05.19.2011)

• Speaker,Complying with New York's New Wage Theft Prevention Act and Hospitality Wage Order,Long Island McDonald's Owner/Operator Association Meeting, Smithtown, NY (03.09.2011)


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Employment Law Summer Recap 2014: Part 9 of 11 - Mo’ne Davis, Becky Hammon and Obama’s Equal Pay Disclosure Rule: Three More Cracks in the Glass Ceiling
Michael S. Arnold, September 29, 2014
Thirteen year-old pitching sensation Mo’ne Davis made headlines this summer as she became the first female to throw a shut-out in a Little League World Series game. She dominated batter after batter and looked mature beyond her years when she addressed the media. Meanwhile, a lesser-known...

Employment Law Summer Recap 2014: Part 8 of 11 - New York’s Coldest Summer, Especially for Employers Who Utilized Unpaid Interns
Michael S. Arnold, September 25, 2014
It felt like we were in a dream. Or maybe San Diego. Day after day, 82 degrees and little humidity. In a word: pleasant. We know next summer probably won’t be the same, but we sure enjoyed this one. That’s right - this was the “coldest” summer in New York’s history....

Employment Law Summer Recap 2014: Part 7 of 11 - Joey Chestnut Gets Engaged, Wins Yet Another Hotdog Eating Contest and ... then Politely Declines to Participate in a Wellness Program?
Michael S. Arnold, September 23, 2014
61 hot dogs in 10 minutes. Let me repeat: 61 hot dogs in 10 minutes. That’s an incredible 6.1 hotdogs per minute! But for competitive eating champion Joey Chestnut, it was just another day at the office. Chestnut took home his 5th consecutive July 4th Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest...

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Michael S. Arnold

666 Third Avenue
New YorkNY 10017


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