Sarah Fucci’s practice spans a variety of legal issues, including contract disputes arising from breaches, restrictive covenants and non-compete issues; employment litigation; labor and union issues; and compliance-related issues. Sarah counsels clients on various employment issues and traditional labor matters across various industries, including, but not limited to, the hospitality, healthcare, nonprofit, and education industries. She also litigates matters in these industries.
Sarah has experience negotiating and navigating collective bargaining agreements and arbitrating related disputes; conducting internal investigations related to personnel issues, sexual misconduct and Title IX violations; and litigating single-plaintiff and class action cases arising from employment contract disputes, discrimination, and wage and hour claims, among other matters.
Sarah counsels employers on personnel and workplace issues, including drafting employee handbooks, teleworking policies, return-to-work policies, and separation agreements, among other issues. She also advises employers and educational institutions on compliance-related issues for the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act of 1988; the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA); the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA); Title IX and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); and other federal and New York state and city laws.
During law school, Sarah was a student attorney in the Cyberharassment Clinic at New York Law School, where she conducted client interviews, offered counsel on various legal options, and drafted legislation. She also served as the executive notes and comments editor of the New York Law School Law Review, and she is published there.
In addition, Sarah served as an intern at the New York Division of Housing and Community Renewal in the Office of Legal Affairs. While there, she assisted in preparation of oral arguments and took lead on arguments on behalf of the Division, researched and drafted affirmations, memoranda of law, answers, and submissions regarding relevant case law, regulations, and statutes for pending New York State Supreme Court and Appellate Division, 1st Department proceedings. She also researched and drafted memoranda regarding application of Private Housing Finance Law, Rent Stabilization Law, and Rent Stabilization Code, and attended board of directors’ meetings for nonprofit organizations.