Overview

Stephen A. Fuchs has over 20 years of experience representing management in labor, employment and employee benefits law. With a focus on employment law litigation and counseling, 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's broad range of litigation experience includes:

  • Lawsuits and administrative proceedings alleging sexual harassment
  • Discrimination on the basis of 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 employment discrimination, wrongful termination, reasonable accommodations for disabled employees, and family leave.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

New York State Bar Association

Member

New Jersey State Bar Association

Member

American Bar Association

Recognition

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2014-2018

News, Analysis & Press

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

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

2006-2009

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

Society for Design Administration

July 11, 2009
Selected Topics in Employment Law

New York, NY

July 11, 2007

Education

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

Bar Admission

New York
New Jersey

Courts

  • 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