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Joshua D. Seidman

Associate

New York
Direct: (212) 218-4647
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Joshua D. Seidman is an associate based in Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s New York office and is a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment department.  Mr. Seidman represents employers in both single plaintiff and class action litigation, particularly defending management against discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims under federal, state, and city anti-discrimination laws, and wage and hour claims under federal and state laws.  He also has experience with employment litigation before New York State administrative agencies, and disputes involving collective bargaining and grievance arbitration.  

Mr. Seidman regularly provides advice and counseling to clients on compliance with federal, state, and local paid sick leave laws.  He assists clients of varying sizes and operational scope develop and update internal paid sick leave, vacation and personal leave, and paid time off policies, as well as managerial and human resources guides, based on applicable paid sick leave obligations.  He also has experience representing companies during municipal paid sick leave investigations.   Mr. Seidman frequently counsels clients on developing human resources policies, day-to-day operations, and complying with federal, state and local employment law.

Mr. Seidman initially joined the firm as part of the Labor & Employment Department’s Summer Fellowship program, an innovative training-focused program for law students with an affinity for labor and employment law.  While in law school, Mr. Seidman also served as a legal intern for the Honorable Joseph Bianco, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.  Additionally, Mr. Seidman is a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Prior to law school, Mr. Seidman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics and journalism from Stony Brook University and spent time working for both a national laboratory and major regional newspaper.

Joshua D. Seidman is an associate based in Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s New York office and is a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment department.  Mr. Seidman represents employers in both single plaintiff and class action litigation, particularly defending management against discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims under federal, state, and city anti-discrimination laws, and wage and hour claims under federal and state laws.  He also has experience with employment litigation before New York State administrative agencies, and disputes involving collective bargaining and grievance arbitration.  

Mr. Seidman regularly provides advice and counseling to clients on compliance with federal, state, and local paid sick leave laws.  He assists clients of varying sizes and operational scope develop and update internal paid sick leave, vacation and personal leave, and paid time off policies, as well as managerial and human resources guides, based on applicable paid sick leave obligations.  He also has experience representing companies during municipal paid sick leave investigations.   Mr. Seidman frequently counsels clients on developing human resources policies, day-to-day operations, and complying with federal, state and local employment law.

Mr. Seidman initially joined the firm as part of the Labor & Employment Department’s Summer Fellowship program, an innovative training-focused program for law students with an affinity for labor and employment law.  While in law school, Mr. Seidman also served as a legal intern for the Honorable Joseph Bianco, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.  Additionally, Mr. Seidman is a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Prior to law school, Mr. Seidman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics and journalism from Stony Brook University and spent time working for both a national laboratory and major regional newspaper.

Education

  • J.D., Hofstra University School of Law (2013)
    cum laude
    Symposium Editor, Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal, Vol. 30
    2013 Award Recipient, Citation of Excellence in Labor and Employment Law
    2013 Award Recipient, Citation of Excellence in Intellectual Property Law
    Dean's List
  • B.S., Stony Brook University (2010)
    cum laude

Admissions

  • Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • New Jersey
  • New York

Courts

  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Presentations

  • “New York Employment Law: 2017 Forecast,” Breakfast Briefing, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP, New York, NY (February 15, 2017)
  • “Paid Leave Part II: State and Local Paid Sick Leave Laws,” American Benefits Council (October 27, 2016)
  • "Interactive Workshop: Paid Sick Leave Policies & the Nationwide Compliance Struggle," presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP (October 11, 2016)
  • "America’s Paid Sick Leave Epidemic," Webinar, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP (August 4, 2016)
  • “Paid Sick Leave 101,” HR Forum, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP, New York, NY (June 16, 2016)
  • "New York Employment Law Update 2016: A Look Back and What to Expect in the New Year," Breakfast Briefing, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP, New York, NY (January 27, 2016)
  • “Navigating Paid Sick Leave Laws: Challenges, Practical Implications, and Best Practices,” Breakfast Briefing, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP, New York, NY (June 10, 2015)

Publications