Serving Management in Labor and Employment Matters for Over a Century
One of America’s Top Corporate Law Firms – Forbes
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For more than a century, Clifton Budd & DeMaria has represented management in labor and employment law matters. We provide management with legal services related to all aspects of the employer-employee relationship. We are committed to providing the highest quality legal services to all clients. We work closely with them to help solve their problems and attain their business objectives.

Recent Developments
FTC Approves Rule to Ban Non-Competes
Earlier this week, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) voted to approve a rule that bans — with limited exceptions — non-compete agreements for all workers...
New York Increases Minimum Wage and Exempt Salary Threshold
As a reminder, the New York State Department of Labor adopted proposed regulations that change the minimum wage rates and salary thresholds for certain “exempt” employees...
New York Employers Now Required to Notify Employees of UI Benefits
Governor Kathy Hochul signed an amendment to Section 590 of the New York Labor Law, which requires that employers provide written notice to employees of the right to file for unemployment...
New York Prohibits Captive Audience Meetings
New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law an amendment to Section 201-d of New York’s Labor Law. The amendment bans New York employers from requiring their employees...
NYS Updates Model Sexual Harassment Policy and Training Materials
As you are aware, New York employers are required to maintain and distribute a sexual harassment policy to employees, as well as to conduct annual sexual harassment prevention...
Employment Law Update - Out with 2022, In with 2023
2022 brought interesting changes to the New York State and City employment law landscape. As we begin the new year, we would like to remind you of some significant changes in the...
Seven CB&D Attorneys Named Rising Stars and Super Lawyers
Clifton Budd & DeMaria, LLP is pleased to announce that the following attorneys have been selected as 2022 Rising Stars: Daniel H. Rowoth Sarah K. Mannix Carla G....
CB&D Mourns the Passing of Howard G. Estock
It is with great sadness that the Firm announces the passing of Howard Estock. Howard was associated with CB&D for over 43 years and was a valued colleague and trusted counselor...
Carla B. Gunther becomes a Partner with the firm
Clifton Budd & DeMaria, LLP is pleased to announce that Carla B. Gunther has become a Partner of the firm, effective January 1, 2022. Ms. Gunther joined the firm in 2015 and...
OSHA's Mandatory Vaccine Rule
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued an emergency temporary standard to minimize the risk of Covid-19 transmission in the workplace. Covered employers...
Prevailing Wage Amendment
Certain New York City condominiums and cooperatives will soon have an obligation to pay their building service employees the “prevailing wage.” New York Real Property...
Clifton Budd & DeMaria Nationally Recognized as Top Law Firm
We are honored to announce that Clifton Budd & DeMaria has been recognized by Forbes as one of America's Top Corporate Law Firms.  Please click here for the full article...
Proposed Prevailing Wage Law Could Affect NYC Condos and Co-ops
Certain New York City condominiums and cooperatives may soon have an obligation to pay their building service employees the "prevailing wage". New York Real Property Tax Law §...
CB&D Named a Top Law Firm
Clifton Budd & DeMaria is honored to announce that U.S. News and World Report has named the Firm to its "Best Law Firms" 2014 National and New York Metro lists. The Firm was...
New NYC Workers' Bill of Rights Requirement Effective July 1, 2024
New York City has issued a “Workers’ Bill of Rights” which contains information about certain prospective and current employee rights under federal, state and...