Labor and employment
Randi B. May represents employers and executives in all aspects of the employment relationship. She focuses on counseling, advice, and litigation avoidance, but will litigate when appropriate and desired. Randi’s counseling experience on behalf of a broad range of employers includes advice concerning sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation, policies, practices and trainings, workplace investigations, hiring and separation, employee discipline, employee misconduct, restrictive covenants, compensation, wage and hour issues, leaves of absence, and all other federal and New York state laws governing employment. She regularly drafts, updates, and negotiates agreements.
Her counseling experience on behalf of executives includes drafting, negotiating, and advising clients concerning executive employment agreements, deferred compensation and equity grants, separation agreements, shareholder agreements and other basic business arrangements, and all forms of restrictive covenants, including forming a competitive business or leaving to join a competitor.
Randi has litigated before federal and state courts, administrative agencies, and arbitration panels, including conducting trials and hearings. Her experience includes the defense and prosecution of discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, overtime and wage-and-hour claims, breach of contract, compensation disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition, restrictive covenant disputes, and other claims relating to the termination of employment.
Randi is a sought-after thought leader on emerging employment issues. She has been quoted extensively in publications including Law360, Bloomberg Law, and SHRM on topics including employment arbitration agreements, best practices for employers regarding bonuses, wage and hour issues surrounding remote, in-office, and hybrid work models, employers’ return-to-work policies, and compensation issues related to the COVID-19 vaccine. She has also penned several articles for Law360 and the New York Law Journal, including one on new COBRA duties under the American Rescue Plan Act.
Randi has been named an Employment Law Trailblazer by The National Law Journal and a Labor & Employment Star by Benchmark Litigation since 2019. She is also a member of Law360’s 2021 Employment Editorial Advisory Board.
Practice Area: Labor & Employment
Updated Sep 2021