Daniel A. Kadish represents and counsels employers facing employment disputes and has been a leader on Morgan Lewis’ COVID-19 compliance and counseling team. He litigates complex employment matters, including class and collective actions, before US federal and state trial courts and administrative agencies, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and the American Arbitration Association. Daniel works with his clients to defend wage and hour litigation, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and breach of contract claims.
Daniel’s wage and hour practice includes actively litigating FLSA and state law compensation cases, often seeking unpaid minimum wage and overtime wages. In addition, Daniel regularly represents clients in the media, fashion, restaurant, and financial industries that are faced with employee, intern, independent contractor, or volunteer misclassification claims. Daniel further provides guidance to clients seeking to review their existing classification schemes, hire independent contractors, or establish an ongoing internship or trainee program.
Daniel also closely follows developments in New York labor law, including the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act, where he regularly counsels clients concerning compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Additionally, Daniel continues to monitor the latest developments in leave requirements and often counsels clients, both locally and nationally, on sick leave laws and compliance with applicable regulations implementing these laws.
Daniel maintains an active pro bono practice where he counsels not-for-profit organizations on policy matters and has assisted numerous not-for-profit employers in the creation of employee handbooks.
Before attending law school, Daniel spent three years teaching language arts to sixth-graders in Newark, New Jersey, for Teach For America, a nonprofit that works to expand educational opportunity in low-income neighborhoods. As part of his work with Teach For America, Daniel designed curricula and trained incoming teachers on best practices.
In law school, Daniel served as a member of the Fordham Law Review. He was selected by Judge Denny Chin of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to serve as the judge’s legal writing teaching assistant for the first year writing seminar Judge Chin taught.
Fordham University School of Law, 2013, J.D., Magna Cum Laude
Syracuse University, 2007, B.A., Cum Laude
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Labor & Employment, Law360 (2017, 2019)