Perspectiva General

Stephen A. Fuchs has decades of experience representing management in labor, employment and employee benefits law. With a focus on employment law counseling and litigation, he represents employers throughout the country in federal and state courts and before various administrative tribunals such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the New York State Workers' Compensation Board, the New York State Department of Labor and the New York City Commission on Human Rights. Stephen is a widely respected resource on New York Paid Family Leave, criminal history discrimination and lawful use of background checks under New York State and New York City Law. He has deep knowledge of leaves and accommodations and several other distinct matters unique to New York State and New York City law.

Stephen's broad range of litigation experience includes:

  • Lawsuits and administrative proceedings alleging sexual harassment
  • Discrimination on the basis of criminal record, disability, pregnancy, age, gender, race, national origin, religion and other protected classifications
  • Violations of federal and state family leave laws
  • Breach of contract
  • Wage and hour class actions
  • Tort claims
  • Employee benefits litigation
  • Workers' compensation claims

He also provides preventive counseling and presents seminars to employers on compliance with federal and state laws governing leaves of absence, consideration of the criminal history of employees and applicants, employment discrimination, wrongful termination, and reasonable accommodations for disabled employees.

Afiliaciones Profesionales y Comunitarias


New York State Bar Association


New Jersey State Bar Association


American Bar Association


Named, The Best Lawyers in America®


News, Analysis & Press

Clean Slate Laws Are Spreading

SHRM Online

March 25, 2024

New York Enacts Domestic Workers’ ‘Bill of Rights’

New York Law Journal

October 28, 2010

Do You Know Where Your Employees Are? And Do You Know What They Are Doing? The Virtual Work Environment Has Created a Legal Obstacle Course

New Jersey Law Journal

December 10, 2001

Speaking Engagements

2023 Tri-State Regional Employer Conference

New York, NY

June 20, 2023

It’s Not Just About COVID! Major New Changes in NY State and City Employment Law

February 16, 2022

Time for a Tune-Up: Compliance Tips for 2019 and Beyond

New York, NY

April 23, 2019

Speak Up or Shut Up? The Persisting Challenges of Politics and Discord in the Workplace

Littler Executive Employer, Phoenix, AZ

May 3, 2018

The New York Paid Family Leave Law: Is Your Company Ready?

New York, NY

November 29, 2017

The New York Paid Family Leave Law: Is Your Company Ready?

New York, NY

November 15, 2017

The New York Paid Family Leave Law: Is Your Company Ready?

New York, NY

November 8, 2017

Exploring Complex Accommodation and Leave Issues in the Workplace

New York, NY

June 28, 2017

Moving Through the Fog: Handling Complex Issues in Workplace Accommodations Involving "Invisible" Disabilities, Gender Identity and Religious Preferences

The 2017 Executive Employer® Conference

May 12, 2017

2016 Hot Topics for New York Employers

New York, NY

June 28, 2016

“Ban the Box” and Other New Restrictions in Hiring

The 2016 Executive Employer® Conference, Scottsdale, AZ

May 5, 2016

2016 Hot Topics for New York Employers

New York, NY

March 1, 2016

2015 Tri-State Employer Conference

New York, NY

November 5, 2015

How to Legally Employ Your Nanny

Bowery Babes

July 22, 2015

State Wage Notice Requirements: The Increasing Dangers of Uniform Wage Notice Policies in Multiple States

Society for Design Administration Webinar

January 6, 2012

Understanding the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act

Labor and Employment Law Program, ILR School - Cornell University

March 29, 2011

Key Legislative Developments Affecting Employers and the Legislative Outlook for 2011

Society for Design Administration

November 9, 2010

Employment Law

Guest Lecturer, Business Law - Columbia University School of Business


Reductions in Force: Understanding the Process, the Issues and the Alternatives

Society for Design Administration

July 11, 2009

Selected Topics in Employment Law

July 11, 2007


  • J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1991
  • B.S., Cornell University, 1988

Admisión de la barra

New York
New Jersey


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan