Rory J. McEvoy: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Rory J. McEvoy

New York,  NY  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Complex Litigation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Financial Services Litigation
University Fordham University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1974
Law SchoolNew York University School of Law, J.D., 1977
AdmittedNew York; U.S. District Court; U.S. District Court; U.S. Court of Appeals

Rory is the Chair of Edwards Wildman's Labor & Employment Practice Group. He has practiced in the area of labor and employment law since 1977. Rory handles a wide variety of labor and employment law matters. He represents employers in federal and state court proceedings in all phases of employment litigation. Rory also represents employers in arbitrations, unfair labor practice and representation proceedings before the NLRB, contract negotiations, and discrimination complaints before federal and state agencies.

Rory's clients include a number of large metropolitan hospitals and health care systems, several banks, entertainment industry companies, a large charitable religious organization and social service agencies.
•Rory has represented employers in both federal and state court actions involving claims of wrongful termination, breach of contract, and age, sex, race and disability discrimination.

•He also has counseled employers regarding a variety of employment issues, including sexual harassment policies, procedures and training, employee discipline and compliance with federal and state civil rights laws.

Before Edwards Wildman

After more than fifteen years in private practice, the last six years of which were at Proskauer Rose, Rory founded the labor and employment law boutique firm of Marshall & McEvoy in 1992, which he and his partner brought to the Firm's New York office in 2004.


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DOL Extends Minimum Wage and Overtime Protection to In-Home Health Care Workers
Leslie J. Levinson,Rory J. McEvoy, September 24, 2013
On Tuesday, September 17, 2013, the Obama administration announced a new rule that narrows the companionship exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and extends minimum wage and overtime protections to individuals who provide in-home care to the elderly, ill and disabled.

Second Circuit Rules that the FLSA Does Not Bar Enforcement of Class Action Waivers: Sutherland v. Ernst & Young LLP
Sang-yul Lee,Rory J. McEvoy,Teresa A. Sullivan, August 17, 2013
On August 9, 2013, the Second Circuit ruled that an employee may be compelled to arbitrate individual claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) if the employee had executed a class action waiver, even if it is “prohibitively expensive” for the employee to pursue...

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Rory J. McEvoy

750 Lexington Avenue
New YorkNY 10022-1200


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