Attorney Bio
Laurie E. Morrison, Esq.
Owner
New York & New Jersey employment lawyer Laurie E. Morrison is an experienced litigator and legal counselor. She has practiced employment law, litigation and legal counseling for almost 2 decades in New York City, New Jersey and across the Tri-State area.

Laurie graduated from Columbia University, Magna Cum Laude, and from Cornell Law School. Laurie also served as a judicial clerk in the Southern District of New York (SDNY), and worked in prominent New York City law firms for several years.

A champion of employee rights, Laurie is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), an employee advocacy group, and has lobbied on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on behalf of workers. Laurie also counsels employers on establishing, developing and implementing effective employment policies and practices that help enhance employee relations and minimize the risk of costly lawsuits.

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Some of our most recent employment law achievements include

Successfully advocating before the New York State Senate to expand coverage of the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) so that more workers are protected from employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
Co-drafting sections of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended (ADAAA), to expand statutory coverage to people with learning and other disabilities on behalf of the National Center for Learning Disabilities.
Successfully litigating and counseling clients on federal, state and local employment laws, including laws against discrimination, harassment and retaliation in the workplace (e.g., Title VII, Section 1981, NYHRL); disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADAAA); discrimination, retaliation and interference with medical and family leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Successfully litigating claims for unpaid wages and overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the New York Labor Law (NYLL), including helping workers receive overtime pay by defeating claims of exemptions from the FLSA, challenging misclassifications of employees as independent contractors, and establishing joint-employer status.
Successfully negotiating severance packages and benefits in connection with employment terminations.
Successfully drafting discovery and dispositive motions, including drafting a dispositive brief that resulted in successful oral argument before the New York Court of Appeals in the landmark case Hodes v. Pachter. The Hodes case interpreted Article 6 of the New York Labor Law to include statutory coverage for executives and determined when wages are deemed "earned" under the New York Labor Law.

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Arlene

New York City
Laurie did an awesome job in getting a resolution for my case. She was the silver lining around the dark cloud for me. Laurie is a professional and I had total confidence in her abilities to represent me. I would totally use her again and highly recommend her services.


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Marvela

New York City
"Laurie provided me superb, factual and practical legal advice that allowed me to make a life changing decision about my career. I am financially, emotionally and professionally in a better place. I would rehire her over and over again."




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Greg

New Jersey
"Perfect balance of knowledge, compassion and professionalism" – "I have had a few lawyers represent me in various situations but Laurie stands out as someone who really got involved and understood all the intricacies of my case. She was always quick to respond to calls/emails. I highly recommend this lawyer."
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New Jersey Office

28 Valley Road, Suite #1, Montclair, New Jersey 07042
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