Robert T. McGovern devotes his practice to representing individuals and labor unions in all areas of employment law, employee benefits, and labor law. He handles cases concerning discrimination and retaliation based upon age, race, national origin, gender (including equal pay, pregnancy, and sexual harassment cases), disability, religion, and sexual orientation. Bob also represents clients in connection with wage and hour claims, family and medical leaves, disability and retirement benefits, whistle-blower claims, employment contracts, and severance agreements. He appears regularly in federal and state courts, as well as arbitrations, mediations, and before the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the New York State Division of Human Rights.
Bob joined Archer, Byington, Glennon & Levine LLP at its inception in 2008. Before that, he was with the law firm Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein on Long Island, Sapir & Frumkin in White Plains, New York, and DeMaria, Ellis, Hunt, Salsberg & Friedman in New Jersey. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. McGovern was an attorney with the National Labor Relations Board.
Bob is a frequent lecturer for organizations such as Lorman Education Services, Sterling Education Services, and others providing CLE, PHR, SPHR, and GPHR accredited courses for attorneys and human resource professionals on employment and labor law in New York, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accounting Act (HIPAA), the Family and Medical Leave Act, the American With Disabilities Act, and Workers’ Compensation law. As an instructor at Berkley College’s Paralegal Continuing Education Program, he taught a course on sexual discrimination and employment law issues. He also presented a seminar at the Hofstra University School of Law in Hempstead, New York, which focused on employment law issues that arise in collective bargaining.
Bob was Managing Editor of the Pace Environmental Law Review and was published in 1985 (“United States v. Johnson & Towers, Inc.: Corporate Employee Criminal Liability Under RCRA”). He was also published in the New York Law Journal in 1998 (“Second Circuit and Plaintiff Cases Under the Americans With Disabilities Act”).