Daniel Kadish provides strategic outcome-oriented advice on all aspects of employment law and has been a leader on Morgan Lewis’s COVID-19 compliance and counseling team. In addition to counseling clients on COVID-19 issues, on which he is a regular media contributor and presenter, Dan focuses on finding effective solutions to pressing counseling needs, including accommodations, leave, wage and hour, performance management, workplace investigations, hiring and separations, restrictive covenants, remote work, pre-employment questions, and workplace policy revisions. He also litigates single-plaintiff discrimination cases and complex wage and hour disputes.
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.
Ones to Watch, Labor and Employment Law - Management, New York, The Best Lawyers in America (2023)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Labor & Employment, Law360 (2017, 2019)