The Office of the New York State Attorney General is seeking an experienced lawyer to lead its Labor Bureau. The Bureau brings civil and criminal prosecutions for violations of minimum wage, overtime, prevailing wage, and other labor laws. The Bureau has been nationally recognized for enforcing labor standards in low-wage industries such as the fast food, car wash, and construction industries. The Bureau has undertaken initiatives to address emerging issues in the labor field such as payment of wages by payroll card, on-call scheduling, and unenforceable non-compete agreements. The Bureau also represents (a) the New York State Department of Labor in Article 78 and other proceedings, typically in cases where employers challenge the Department’s enforcement actions and (b) the Department of Labor and the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board primarily in appeals to the Appellate Division of determinations by the State concerning unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation benefits. The Bureau has approximately twenty (20) attorneys.
We are seeking candidates with at least ten (10) years of experience. Applicants should have significant investigatory and litigation experience and extensive knowledge of federal, state, and local labor laws. Applicants with prior supervisory and leadership experience are strongly preferred.
Applicants must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and be admitted to practice law in New York State. In addition, Public Officers Law requires that OAG attorneys be citizens of the United States.
How To Apply
Applications are being received via email. To apply, please submit your complete application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants must indicate the position and Reference No. LAB_NYC_BC_3073 in their cover letter and subject line.
Applicants must submit a complete application consisting of the following:
• Cover Letter (You may address to Sandra Jefferson Grannum, Esq., Bureau Chief, Legal Recruitment)
• List of three (3) references with contact information and email addresses
• Writing Sample
Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.
If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or you need assistance with submitting your application, please contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at email@example.com or phone at 212-416-8080.
For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: www.ag.ny.gov.