Mr. Boyarsky, who leads the Employment & Labor Law practice in the firm's New York office, is a former in-house attorney who handled employment and labor matters throughout the Americas for his company. He applies practical strategies to advise clients in a variety of workplace subjects, particularly focused on restrictive covenant, wage and hour, and executive contracts matters, as well as related litigation. For over 20 years, he has represented management exclusively in workplace law. Mr. Boyarsky often litigates matters in federal and state court, especially in New Jersey and New York. Such litigations involve alleged employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, restrictive covenant protection, unfair competition, and wage and hour violations. He also advises clients in labor matters, including collective bargaining, arbitrations, and preventive employee relations. In addition, Mr. Boyarsky co-chairs the Gibbons Data Privacy & Security Task Force to oversee trade secrets and workplace privacy matters.
Mr. Boyarsky regularly prepares contracts and policies and consults on personnel subjects in connection with corporate mergers and acquisitions. He often counsels on matters of disability and leave management, to analyze and respond to disability accommodation requests. Mr. Boyarsky spends significant time assisting clients in investigating workplace complaints typically involving sexual harassment, discrimination, and unfair treatment. He also advises senior executives related to employment agreements, restrictive covenant agreements and severance agreements. Mr. Boyarsky regularly works with clients in a variety of service industries, including media, financial services, telecommunications, private equity, hospitality, education, professional services (such as employee recruiting), medical, software consulting, and engineering, as well as manufacturing and distribution companies.
Mr. Boyarsky regularly lectures on employment, labor, and wage and hour issues and is a contributing author for the legal research publication, Practitioner Insights, offered by Thomson Reuters through WestlawNext.