Overview

Gary H. Glaser practices in all aspects of labor and employment relations law and related litigation, including:

  • Wage and hour and employee/independent contractor classification issues
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Employment discrimination and harassment issues
  • Personnel policy review and development
  • Employee discharge and discipline
  • Drafting of employment contracts and litigating contractual disputes
  • Social networking in the workplace
  • Labor and employment issues related to mergers, sales, and acquisitions of businesses

He represents and counsels a broad base of clients in various industries, including:

  • Financial services
  • Fashion retail
  • Staffing
  • Theater and the arts

Gary has over 30 years of experience litigating cases in federal and state court and before both federal and state administrative agencies, including both bench and jury trials and arbitrations before the NASD/FINRA, the American Arbitration Association and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. Gary also has extensive experience counseling and representing clients in litigation involving corporate espionage, noncompete/restrictive covenants and trade secrets issues. He trains and advises clients on strategic labor and employment issues that have an impact on mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate reorganizations. Gary handles the complete range of employee relations issues in both the unionized and nonunion environment, including counseling and representing clients in connection with union-management issues: in the context of conducting labor negotiations and arbitrations, by representing clients in representation and unfair labor practice hearings and litigation before the National Labor Relations Board, and in response to union "corporate campaigns."

Prior to joining Littler, Gary practiced labor and employment law and litigation with four major New York law firms. He also served as a field attorney with the Boston Regional Office of the National Labor Relations Board.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Litigation, Science & Technology Section, and Labor & Employment Sections, and the Technology Committee of the Labor & Employment Section

American Bar Association

Member

Litigation and Labor & Employment Sections

Massachusetts Bar Association

Member

Litigation, Labor & Employment and Dispute Resolution Sections

New York State Bar Association

Member

Board of Directors and Labor Counsel

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of New York

Member

Board of Directors and Labor Counsel

League of Off-Broadway Theatres and Producers

Recognition

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2019

Recipient, Inaugural “Service to Off-Broadway” Award

26th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards, New York, NY

May 1, 2011

News, Analysis & Press

The Employment-at-Will Standard is Blind to Love

New York Law Journal

February 8, 2011

Inevitable Disclosure Still Not Settled

The National Law Journal

August 29, 2005

Forever Yours: In 'Ashland Management,' Confidentiality Knows No Bounds

New York Law Journal

March 23, 2009

Split in the Labor Movement Could Mean More Aggressive Unions

Executive Counsel

January/February 2006

Duty to Report Child Porn Found in the Workplace

GC New York

October 12, 2004

Books & Book Chapters

  • The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Economic Espionage Act, Workplace Data: Law and Litigation, Author, Chapter 12, First Ed., Bloomberg BNA, 2013
  • Elkouri & Elkouri: How Arbitrations Works, Chapter Coordinator, BNA, Sixth Ed., 2003 and 2008 supplement

Speaking Engagements

What Does a Trump Administration Mean for Employers?

Melville, NY

March 30, 2017
Hot Topics for New York Employers

New York, NY

October 27, 2016

Employment Hot Topics for In-House Counsel: Medical Marijuana and the Workplace Ramifications; NLRB Update – New Employer Approaches to Protected Concerted Activity and Handbooks; Religious Accommodation Issues; Immigration Reform and Associated Issues

New York State Bar Association’s 6th Corporate Counsel Institute, New York, NY

October 22, 2015

Social Media and the Workplace: Labor and Employment Legal Issues, Program Planning Co-Chair

New York State Bar Association, New York, NY

November 14, 2014

Critical Issues, Fresh Ideas, Best Practices: Employment Hot Topics for Corporate Counsel, including Social Media; NLRB in the Facebook and Twitter Age; I-9 Immigration Employer Obligations; and Wage and Hour Claims

New York State Bar Association's 5th Corporate Counsel Institute, New York, NY

November 22, 2013

Social Media Issues: Protected Concerted Activities and Protecting Your Trade Secrets in the Facebook and Twitter Age, Employment Law for the General Practitioner and Corporate Counselor

New York State Bar Association, New York, NY

June 12, 2013

Social Media and the Public Sector Workplace

New York State Bar Association, New York, NY

November 19, 2012

Protecting Your Clients’ Trade Secrets, Customers and Goodwill

Rossdale Group CLE Webinars

March 8, 2012

Employment Law Hot Topics for In-House Counsel: Social Media, NLRB Update, EEOC Initiatives, Immigration Issues and Job Classifications Pitfalls

New York State Bar Association's 4th Corporate Counsel Institute, New York, NY

October 27, 2011

Can One’s Critical Business Information Survive the Battle of the Century: Trade Secrets vs. Social Networking and Web 2.0

ABA National Symposium on Technology in Labor and Employment Law, New York, NY

April 28, 2011

’LinkedOut’ -- Can One’s Critical Business Information Survive the Battle of the Century: Trade Secrets vs. Social Networking and Web 2.0

2011 American Bar Association National Symposium on Technology in Labor and Employment Law: New York, NY

April 28, 2011

Reductions In Force, Obama Administration Update, Wage & Hour Collective Issues and Emerging Issues

New York State Bar Association's 3rd Corporate Counsel Institute, New York, NY

November 19, 2009

One-Day Negotiation Training Workshop

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, New York, NY

January 27, 2009

Collective Bargaining: The Off-Broadway Roundtable

League of Off-Broadway Theatres and Producers, New York, NY

January 12, 2009

The Employee Free Choice Act: A Sea Change in Labor Relations. . . Are You Ready?

League of Off-Broadway Theatres and Producers, New York, NY

November 18, 2008

Education

  • J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1976
  • B.A., Brandeis University, 1971cum laude

Bar Admission

New York
Massachusetts

Courts

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