Overview

Bruce R. Millman has more than 40 years of experience counseling private and public sector employers on business and personnel strategies. He works with employers on:

  • Labor and employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions, sales, reorganizations, and reductions-in-force
  • Wage and hour compliance and compensation issues
  • Collective bargaining and other union matters
  • Disciplinary decisions and wrongful termination
  • Employment discrimination issues
  • Sexual harassment and other forms of harassment
  • Family leave and disability issues
  • Personnel policies, executive employment contracts, and manager/employee training

 Bruce has particular experience representing clients regarding matters falling under the following:

  • Federal and New York Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification Act
  • Older Workers Benefit Protection Act
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • New York Labor Law, including wage payment laws and the Wage Theft Prevention Act
  • Title VII and other anti-discrimination/harassment statutes
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act and disability discrimination laws
  • The National Labor Relations Act
  • New York unemployment provisions, including independent contractor issues

In addition to counseling, Bruce regularly represents clients at the collective bargaining table, in arbitration, and in administrative agency and court litigation.

Bruce is a frequent lecturer on public and private sector labor and employment law matters for a wide range of professional and legal organizations, which have included the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Practising Law Institute and others.

Bruce serves as the office managing shareholder of Littler Mendelson's New York office. He is a member of Littler’s Publications Review and Associates Committees, the Core Group of the Wage and Hour practice group and the Business Restructuring practice group, and the subcommittees on Release Issues and WARN Issues for the Business Restructuring practice group, as well as the Traditional Labor, Healthcare, International Labor and other practice groups.

Prior to joining Littler, he was the managing partner of a boutique management labor and employment firm and a partner at another firm.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

American Bar Association

Member

Executive Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section

New York State Bar Association

Former Chair

Labor and Employment Law Section

New York State Bar Association

Former Chair

Committee on Continuing Legal Education, Labor and Employment Law Section

New York Bar Association

Member

Nassau County Bar Association

Member

New York Bar Foundation

Former President

Industrial Relations Research Association, Long Island Chapter

President Emeritus

Manhattan Soccer Club

Recognition

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2012-2018

Named, International Who's Who of Management Labour and Employment Lawyers

Who's Who Legal

2011-2013, 2015-2017

Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Named, Who’s Who in American Law

Named, Super Lawyer

New York Metro

Super Lawyers

Multiple Years

Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating

Martindale-Hubbell

Recipient, Larkin Prize

Princeton University

News, Analysis & Press

Why NY's New Pay Equity Law May Be a Game-Changer

New York Law Journal

November 7, 2016

Spotlight: Wage Survey or Collusion

HR Compliance Law Bulletin

November 10, 2010

Responding to the Expanding City and State Human Rights Laws

New York Law Journal

January 29, 2010

NLRA Issues for the Non-Union Workplace

The Labor Lawyer: A Journal of Ideas and Developments in Labor & Employment Law

American Bar Association

Summer 2008

Better Put That in Writing: New York Updates Its Law on Commission Agreements

Suffolk Lawyer

April 2008

Books & Book Chapters

  • The NLRB Issues its Long-Anticipated Final Rule Changing Representation Election Procedures, Chapter 5, Understanding Employment Law, Practising Law Institute (PLI), 2017
  • A (Very) Brief Overview of National Labor Relations Act Basics, Chapter 6, Understanding Employment Law, Practising Law Institute (PLI), 2017
  • Employment Law, Chapter 7, Legal Manual for New York Physicians, 4th Ed., New York State Bar Association and the Medical Society of the State of New York, chapter co-author: Jeffrey Schlossberg, 2014
  • Americans with Disabilities Act, Chapter 11, Legal Manual for New York Physicians, 4th Ed., New York State Bar Association and the Medical Society of the State of New York, chapter co-author: Shannon Morales, 2014
  • Civil Rights, Chapter 32, Legal Manual for New York Physicians, 4th Ed., New York State Bar Association and the Medical Society of the State of New York, 2014

Speaking Engagements

The 2018 Wage and Hour Update: Employers Must Brave the Thicket of Complex Laws

Littler Executive Employer, Phoenix, AZ

May 3, 2018

Affiliated Company Liability: The Expanding Definition of “Employer” and the Increasing Disregard of Corporate Separateness

The 2017 Executive Employer® Conference

May 11, 2017
Financial Services and Corporate Compliance

New York, NY

November 30, 2016
Healthcare Roundtable

New York, NY

June 2, 2016

Ethical Issues for In-House Counsel: “What Do You Mean It’s Not Privileged?”

The 2016 Executive Employer® Conference, Scottsdale, AZ

May 6, 2016

State-by-State Wage and Hour Headaches: What Every Multistate Employer Needs to Know

The 2016 Executive Employer® Conference, Scottsdale, AZ

May 5, 2016
Corporate Compliance & Financial Services Update

New York, NY

November 19, 2015
2015 Tri-State Employer Conference

New York, NY

November 5, 2015
DOL’s Proposed Changes to the White Collar Regulations: What Should Employers Do Now?

New York, NY

October 6, 2015
DOL’s Proposed Changes to the White Collar Regulations: What Should Employers Do Now?

New York, NY

September 10, 2015
DOL’s Proposed Changes to the White Collar Regulations: What Should Employers Do Now?

New York, NY

July 30, 2015
DOL’s Proposed Changes to the White Collar Regulations: What Should Employers Do Now?

New York, NY

July 16, 2015
A Whistleblowing Whistle-Stop Tour: The Hottest Trends and Topics in Whistleblowing & Retaliation

New York, NY

March 31, 2015
Labor Nuts and Bolts

New York, NY

March 27, 2015
Annual NY Legal Update: The Top Employment and Labor Issues Affecting New York Employers

New York, NY

October 16, 2014

Expanding Your Footprint - Critical Issues in Corporate Restructuring

The 2013 Executive Employer® Conference

May 10, 2013

Critical Employment Law Issues Facing Healthcare Employers Today

2012 Healthcare Summit - Littler Mendelson

September 12, 2012
China's Labor and Employment Laws: What It Means for U.S. Employers

New York, NY

July 19, 2012

Converting Good Intentions into Compliance: Effective Pay Practices

The 2012 Executive Employer® Conference

Littler Mendelson, Scottsdale, AZ

May 11, 2012

Compliance with Wage and Hour Regulations: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

Commercial Law League of America, New York, NY

November 11, 2011

Guns in the Workplace: New Laws, New Hazards & Preventing a Shooting Incident

Institute of Financial Management

July 12, 2011

The Health Care Overhaul: What You Need to Know (For Now)

Labor and Employment Law Section - New York State Bar Association

November 2010
Weathering the New Wave of Wage & Hour Claims and Class Actions

Melville, NY

May 21, 2010
New York Employment Law Update

Melville, NY

March 9, 2010

Hiring and Terminating Employees in the Current Economy

Sterling Educational Services

February 2010

Compensation Issues under FLSA/Wage and Hour Laws

Sterling Educational Services

February 2010

Balancing Employee Rights and Employer Prerogatives under the National Labor Relations Act

Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations

2010
Sex Offenders, Terrorists and Video Resumes: How Far Can You Go to Get Information on Prospective and Current Employees

Melville, NY

September 16, 2009
Managing Leaves of Absence

Melville, NY

March 17, 2009
Reductions in Force: The Puzzle, The Process

New York, NY

March 6, 2009
Conducting Lawful Investigations of Employment Related Claims

Melville, NY

October 16, 2008

Bargaining Rights, Arbitration Rights and State Constitution in Conflict

Labor and Employment Relations Association, New York Chapter

May 20, 2008

Ethics in Negotiations and Mediation

Nassau County Bar Association

March 2008
Managing Personnel to Avoid Expense and Litigation - Developing an Employee Handbook and Workplace Training

Melville, NY

January 11, 2008
Advocacy in Employment Mediation

New York, NY

October 18, 2007
Discrimination and Retaliation

Melville, NY

September 20, 2007
Employee Benefits

Melville, NY

July 19, 2007
Religion at the Workplace

Melville, NY

May 17, 2007
Enforceable Release Agreements - Still Possible?

New York, NY

May 16, 2007
Military Leave

Melville, NY

March 22, 2007
FMLA / ADA Update

Melville, NY

January 25, 2007

Education

  • J.D., Columbia University, 1973Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • A.B., Princeton University, 1970

Bar Admission

New York

Courts

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