Zachary Hummel focuses on labor and employment law and has represented clients in cases involving unpaid overtime and minimum wage; employee allegations of sexual harassment; defamation; breach of contract; the denial of employee benefits; free speech violations; discrimination based on age, race, sex, national origin, and disability; and related matters. He also regularly advises clients in the financial services, hospitality, mining, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, and other industries on bonus plans, employment policy issues, wage and hour issues, employment testing, employee leave and reductions in force, as well as whistleblower, termination, and discrimination matters. He has represented clients in traditional labor matters under the National Labor Relations Act and has negotiated numerous collective bargaining agreements and individual employment contracts. He has handled a wide range of arbitrations, arising under employment contracts, collective bargaining agreements and ADR policies. He has extensive experience in handling defense and prosecution of unfair labor practice charges before the NLRB. Mr. Hummel has assisted employers with union organizing campaigns and election and representation hearings before the NLRB in a variety of industries including healthcare, retail, education, entertainment, mining, manufacturing, financial services and hospitality industries. Mr. Hummel provides training programs on union avoidance, harassment prevention, management skills and wage and hour issues and other employment matters.
In addition, Mr. Hummel routinely handles complex litigation matters and has represented clients in class and collective actions in cases involving the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage and hour laws. In connection with wage and hour class action litigation Mr. Hummel has handled cases in the healthcare, financial services, retail and entertainment industries. He has appeared in state and federal courts in civil matters as well as before various administrative agencies. He also has represented employers in OSHA investigations and Department of Labor investigations pursuant to the FLSA. In federal and state court he has also represented employers in discrimination lawsuits, Section 301 damage actions, actions for breach of contract/breach of duty of fair representation, injunction proceedings and wrongful discharge cases.
Bar and Court Admissions
New York, 2006
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
Washington University, J.D., 1985
University of Michigan, B.B.A., cum laude, 1980
Civic Involvement and Honors
Best Lawyers in America: 2014, 2015