421 Broad Street, Suite 10, Utica, New York 13501

Email: jd@detraglialawfirm.com | Phone: (315) 790-8822

Workplace legal issues are increasingly complex.

We help clients navigate the difficult maze of labor laws and employment laws including the ADA, ADEA, ERISA, FLSA, FMLA, NLRA, NY Human Rights, Title VII and numerous other Federal and State laws, rules and regulations governing the workplace.

We provide high-quality legal representation in a cost-effective manner for large companies, small businesses, nonprofit organizations, colleges, schools, municipalities, and individuals.

Our Services

Our firm's experience covers the full range of labor law and employment law matters arising at union and non-union workplaces, including:

  • Arbitration, Mediation, and Litigation in Federal and State Courts for Plaintiffs and Defendants
  • Complaints of Discrimination, Harassment (including Sexual Harassment) and “Wrongful” Termination
  • Confidentiality, Non-solicitation, and Non-competition Contracts (i.e., Noncompete Agreements)
  • Federal and State Administrative Agency Proceedings (e.g., EEOC, NYSDHR, USDOL, NYSDOL)
  • Investigations of Complaints Alleging Hostile Work Environment, Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation
  • Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits Law Counseling for Legal Compliance in the Workplace
  • Preparation of Employee Handbooks, Employer Manuals, and Employment Policies and Procedures
  • Negotiation of Employment Contracts, Restrictive Covenants, and Employee Severance Agreements
  • Retaliation Complaints, Whistleblower Cases, Qui Tam Claims, and Grievance Procedures
  • Trainings and Educational Seminars for Employees, Supervisors/Managers, and Boards of Directors
  • Unemployment Insurance, Workers’ Compensation, and Social Security Disability Matters
  • Union Negotiations, Collective Bargaining, Labor Relations, and Employee Relations Consulting
  • University/College, Educational Institution, Private and Public School System, and Municipal Law Issues
  • Unpaid Wages, Overtime Complaints, and Employee/Independent Contractor Misclassification Claims

About Joseph A. DeTraglia, Esq., P.C.

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After practicing law for decades in diverse locations including the New York City metropolitan area, Upstate New York and Boston, Massachusetts, Joseph A. DeTraglia, Esq. founded a practice focused on labor and employment law in Utica, New York where he is active in the community.

Professional Experience: Private practice of Labor Law and Employment Law for nearly 25 years; General Counsel for Corporations; Hearing Officer and Counsel for State Labor Relations Agency

State Bar Admissions: New York State Courts; Massachusetts State Courts

Federal Court Admissions: United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; United States District Court for the Northern District of New York; 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 Western District of New York; United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Education: Albany Law School of Union University (J.D., with honors); Cornell University, School of Industrial & Labor Relations (B.S.)

Education Honors: Justinian Honorary Law Society, Dean's List

Professional Associations: Oneida County Bar Association Past President and Current Member; Mohawk Valley Society for Human Resource Management Board Member and Legislative Committee Chairperson; New York State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section Member; Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association Member

Community Organizations: Past Board President of Utica Zoological Society, Inc.; Board Member of Slocum Dickson Medical Group Foundation; Board/Committee Member and Volunteer for community youth organizations

Primary Practice Areas: Labor Law; Employment Law; Education/School Law


News and Information

2019 Trainings, Seminars, and Presentations

October 21, 2019 - Joseph A. DeTraglia, Esq. has been a featured speaker conducting trainings and presentations on a wide variety of labor and employment law topics, including harassment prevention, employee handbooks and employment policies, overtime rules, discrimination and retaliation claims, workplace investigations, family leave regulations, civil rights litigation, legal ethics, and recent changes to various Federal and State laws, rules and regulations... Read More

Featured Speaker in November 2019 Discussing Employee Handbooks

October 21, 2019 - Joseph A. DeTraglia, Esq. was a featured speaker on Advanced Employment Law in June 2019 and will be a featured speaker in November 2019 discussing Employee Handbooks at a Human Resource Law seminar in Syracuse, New York... Read More

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