Kristine firmly believes in the old adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. To that end, she counsels employers on ways to avoid litigation through business decisions on issues such as: Employee discipline Investigation of employee misconduct Use of drugs and alcohol by employees Employee theft Complaints of harassment and … Read more
Kristine Sova provides an array of labor and employment legal services in a variety of industries across both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Her labor and employment legal services are listed below. Click any section to read more.
Kristine is admitted to practice in the federal and state courts in New York and New Jersey. She partners with litigation counsel in cases involving claims of: Harassment Discrimination Hostile work environment Retaliation Failure to pay minimum wage, overtime, spread of hours, call-in pay, uniform maintenance pay, withheld gratuities, unlawful deductions from wages, and improperly … Read more
Employment laws at the federal, state and local levels regulate almost every aspect of employment relationships, from hiring, to scheduling and time off from work, to discipline and termination. These laws are constantly changing and the penalties for noncompliance can cripple a business. Proactive employers, however, can reduce the risk of lawsuits and government audits … Read more
Kristine prepares, reviews and negotiates workplace agreements on behalf of employers and employees. These agreements include: Offer letters Executive employment contracts Commission sales contracts Independent contractor agreements Vendor and consultant contracts Non-compete agreements Non-solicitation agreements Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements Proprietary rights agreements Arbitration agreements Severance agreements
In this day and age, the importance of a prompt, thorough, and impartial internal investigation cannot be overstated. A proper investigation can prevent legal claims from being filed, and they may limit an employer’s liability if a claim is made. Conversely, an internal investigation that is inadequate or that is delayed may result in legal … Read more
There are a number of governmental agencies at the federal, state and local level that investigate and enforce the various labor and employment laws, rules, and regulations, each with its own procedure. Kristine represents employers in audits and investigations by, and in proceedings before, the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the … Read more