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
  • Financial Services
  • Health Care
  • Nonprofits
  • Technology, Communications & Media
  • Retail & Consumer Products
  • Life Sciences
Contact InfoTelephone: 212.692.6866
Fax: 212-983-3115
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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.

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.

Recognitions & Awards

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

· New York Super Lawyers: Employment & Labor (2013)


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The EEOC Releases Updated Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues
Michael S. Arnold, July 17, 2014
The EEOC released its updated enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination yesterday — the first time it’s done so in more than 30 years.

California Supreme Court Upholds Employment Class Action Waivers, but Rejects Waivers of PAGA Claims
Michael S. Arnold,Evan Nadel,Jennifer B. Rubin,Dominique Windberg, July 4, 2014
The California Supreme Court issued an important decision last week on the enforceability of employment class action waivers included in arbitration agreements. The result: private parties can contract for the waiver of the right to pursue a class action in any forum. The California Supreme Court...

A Tale of Two Jurisdictions: Human Rights Laws in New York City and Tennessee Head in Opposite Directions
Michael S. Arnold, July 3, 2014
Sitting here in the Big Apple, the thought of the New York City Council voting to narrow the reach of the New York City Human Rights Law seems roughly equivalent to the thought of a Game of Thrones episode without any violence. It’s just not going to happen.

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Michael S. Arnold

666 Third Avenue
New YorkNY 10017


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