Gregg Gilman ’85 (ILR)
Gregg Gilman '85 (ILR)Partner, Co-Chair, Labor and Employment Practice Group
Gregg A. Gilman ’85 (ILR) is co-chair of the Labor & Employment Practice Group at Davis & Gilbert. He advises employers on all workplace-related matters. A significant portion of his practice is devoted to various labor and personnel issues, including wage and hour issues, preventive management, terminations, reductions in force, disciplinary measures, restrictive covenants, employment and termination agreements, executive compensation, harassment investigations, OFCCP compliance, and employment policies.
A primary focus of his practice is minimizing liability by establishing and implementing state-of-the-art policies and procedures for clients. When disputes arise and cannot be resolved, Gregg represents his clients in state and federal courts and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state and local employment rights agencies in race, sex, age, disability, and other discrimination cases, as well as all other employment litigation. He has negotiated collective bargaining agreements in the music, restaurant, social services, coal-mining equipment, and numerous other industries. For over 25 years, he has been the lead employer negotiator for the Single Engagement Club Date Agreement with Local 802 AFM. Gilman also represents employers before the National Labor Relations Board. He is the creator of Respect in the Workplace, an interactive training seminar on preventive management, including sexual harassment and workplace sensitivity training.
Gilman also co-heads Davis & Gilbert’s Hospitality Practice Group, and he advises the firm’s hospitality clients on unique employment, labor, joint employer, and wage and hour issues that hospitality employers face. He served on the advisory board of Cornell University’s Center for Hospitality Research, and currently serves on the board for the Cornell Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations (CIHLER) and Hospitality Law. He is also a regularly featured speaker at the Annual National HR in Hospitality Conference as well as CIHLER labor and employment law roundtables.
Gilman has been recognized as a leading lawyer for labor and employment law by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2013-2017,The Legal 500 United (2013-2017), and The Best Lawyers in America in Employment Law – Management (2012-2017), and has been selected as a Super Lawyer by New York Metro Super Lawyers (2007-2016).