Steven Mitchell Sack, “The Employee’s Lawyer,” has announced that he has been named to the list of Employment Law Trailblazers by the National Law Journal. This list honors those legal professionals who have made significant marks on the practice, policy and technological advancements in their sector.
Mr. Sack has been an employment attorney for more than 39 years. He is known for successfully representing a group of waiters in Samiento v. World Yacht Inc. The landmark New York Court of Appeals decision made it more difficult for restaurants and caterers to keep gratuities intended for their wait staff.
From 1984 to 1996, he served as a commercial arbitrator in breach of contract, entertainment and employment-related disputes for the American Arbitration Association. During his career, he served as general counsel to numerous sales representatives’ associations. From 1996 to 2001, he hosted a nationally syndicated radio talk show called “Steven Sack: The Employee’s Lawyer.”
Mr. Sack is a sought-after employment attorney, having been interviewed by Newsday, The New York Daily News, The New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Oprah, CNN, Fox News and Good Day New York. For more than 40 years, he has represented clients in cases involving breach of contract, discrimination and sexual harassment cases. He is the author of The Employee Rights Handbook, which has been called a “first-aid kit” for current and prospective employees, giving them the information they need to understand their job rights and protect and assert themselves to collect what is due; telling his readers and clients that “every firing is negotiable.” He served as plaintiffs’ counsel on behalf of three women who were wrongfully terminated when their employer discovered they were pregnant. A Bronx Supreme Court jury awarded the plaintiffs $6.2 million.
In addition to his work as an attorney, Mr. Sack is a lecturer and conducts corporate seminars for sales representatives and companies throughout the U.S.
The list will appear in the publication’s July/August issue.
“I am pleased to be named to this prestigious list,” Mr. Sack said. “It is nice to be recognized by an important publication that is one of the top legal trade magazines in the country. This honor showcases the four decades of work I have done helping workers stand up for their rights and obtain the benefits they deserve.”