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Robert M. Goldich has 40 years of experience as both a traditional labor lawyer and an employment lawyer and litigator, with a focus on complex employment and class action litigation. His nationwide practice includes the trial of cases involving claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Equal Pay Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Multi-Employer Pension Plan Amendment Act, wrongful discharge, whistleblower and employment tort actions, and enforcement of restrictive covenants, confidentiality agreements and trade secrets. Bob has been lead counsel in many class and collective actions alleging violations of ERISA, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and state wage and hour laws. Bob also negotiates union contracts, and represents employers in NLRB matters and labor arbitrations. Bob’s clients include Fortune 100 companies, smaller and entrepreneurial businesses, and higher education and health care institutions.

On April 27, 2021, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals held in a two to one decision that a plaintiff seeking to recover damages under the Fair Labor Standards Act’s
Continue Reading Plaintiffs Must Do More Than Allege Willfulness to Sustain FLSA Claim Under Three-Year Limitation

Employers have faced a tidal wave of Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective action litigation in the last 15 years, fueled in large part by courts that have made it
Continue Reading Fifth Circuit Rejects Longstanding ‘Lenient’ Standard for Deciding Whether to Authorize Notice of a FLSA Collective Action

In a highly-anticipated decision having far-ranging impact for privately owned employers, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the whistleblower protections under § 1514A of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (“SOX”)
Continue Reading Will Your Company Be Wearing New SOX? – Supreme Court Expands Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Protection to Employees of Privately-Held Companies