Jeffrey S. Ettenger concentrates his practice in the area of labor and employment law, assisting employers with their day-to-day employment needs, as well as all areas of employment litigation.

Employment Counseling

Mr. Ettenger focuses on helping small to mid-size businesses, providing cost effective and pragmatic advice to employers to assist them in operating their business and avoiding litigation. He counsels companies on a broad range of matters, including:

  • Wage and hour laws
  • Labor laws
  • Employment policies and procedures
  • Employee handbooks
  • Employment, non-compete and confidentiality agreements
  • Internal investigations
  • Legal training for human resource departments and managers

Employment Litigation

A skilled trial attorney, Mr. Ettenger has substantial litigation experience defending state and federal law unpaid wage claims involving collective and class actions, as well as New York State and Federal Department of Labor investigations regarding alleged unpaid wages.

He also litigates employment discrimination cases in both state and federal court relating to gender, age, disability, national origin and race discrimination. He has vast experience in litigating these types of cases from inception through trial and has successfully tried cases to verdict in both state and federal court.

General Litigation

Mr. Ettenger has handled a wide variety of litigation claims, including commercial litigation matters, insurance coverage, labor law and personal injury claims. He has over 15 years of active experience litigating cases in New York Courts.

Publications, Speaking Engagements and News


  • Hofstra University School of Law - J.D.
  • University of Maryland - B.A.

Learn more about the firm's Employment Law practice.