Gregg Kligman serves as counsel in the Employment Group in the New York office of Meister Seelig & Fein, focusing on management side employment litigation and counselling. Having worked both in law firm and in-house environments, Mr. Kligman is able to provide clients with practical, solution-based advice and counsel across a broad array of matters.
Mr. Kligman’s practice includes defending clients in federal and state courts, before administrative agencies and in arbitration and mediation in cases alleging discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour violations, and other employment related claims. At the administrative level, he regularly represents clients before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the New York City Commission on Human Rights, the United States Department of Labor, the New York State Department of Labor and the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs. His litigation experience includes both single plaintiff and class action matters as well as matters containing claims across multiple jurisdictions.
While this representation spans many industries including manufacturing, retail and professional service providers, Mr. Kligman has developed a focus representing clients in the hospitality and restaurant industries.
In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Kligman regularly provides day-to-day counsel to employers on compliance matters and their rights and obligations under applicable laws. He is well-versed in federal, state and local laws, including Title Vll, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and state leave laws, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the New York Labor Law, the New York State Human Rights Law, the New York City Human Rights Law, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, Federal and state WARN Acts and the New York City Earned Safe and Sick Time Act. Mr. Kligman also assists companies with risk assessment and due diligence in connection with corporate acquisitions. In providing such counselling to clients, Mr. Kligman maintains a compliance and risk management-based focus with a view towards educating clients about preventative measures to assist with litigation avoidance.
Mr. Kligman also assists employers in drafting various employment-related documents, including policies, handbooks, restrictive covenants and severance agreements. Additionally, he provides training on various workplace issues, including discrimination and harassment; hiring, firing, disciplining and evaluating employees; maintaining a drug free workplace; and wage and hour issues.
J.D., New York Law School (Dean’s List)
B.S., Cornell University
State of New York
State of New Jersey
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Long Island Business News, Leadership in Law Awards, Honoree, 2020
Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2015-2017
Nevada High Court Invalidates Overbroad Noncompete Agreement, Hospitality Law, October 2016
Comprehensive Handbook Helped Lead to Dismissal of Case, Hospitality Law, January 2014