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V. Jonas Urba

V. Jonas Urba

Admitted to all federal district courts in New York for employment law only
  • Employment Law, Arbitration & Mediation
  • Massachusetts, New York
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Summary

All I do is employment law. I've practiced in this field for more than 20 years. I handle the following:

Hostile workplaces most often involving race, gender or sex, and disability discrimination.

Wage and Hour Claims often involving misclassified as salaried or exempt and not paid overtime.

Severance agreements, non-competes, non-solicitations, and trade secret breaches.

Some matters can be handled alternatively. Mediation, arbitration, or at administrative hearings before the New York State Division of Human Rights.

Others require litigation.

I've posted more than 40 videos called "Employment Law Reality Check" on YouTube. Each one encourages potential clients to call many employment lawyers before choosing one. The reason being that employment claims can take weeks, months or years to resolve. You need to find a lawyer who is a good fit for you and vice versa.

No need to meet lawyers in person any more but speaking with many on the phone before deciding on one is usually a great idea.

Education
Valparaiso University School of Law
J.D. (1988) | Law
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University of South Florida
MBA (1983) | Business Administration
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Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
B.S. (1980) | Psychology, Business Administration
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Professional Experience
Labor and Employment Attorney
Urba Law PLLC
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My practice is limited to labor and employment law matters. I litigate in federal court, represent clients at administrative proceedings, and have been certified as a court mediator. Most clients do not wish to spend years in court although sometimes that is the only option.
Discrimination Attorney
Law Offices of Jonas Urba, P.A.
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Represented the most discriminated segment of the population at that time.
Labor and Employment Attorney
Modern Business Associates, Inc.
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EEOC, Title VII, Department of Labor, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, employer policies and procedures, unemployment, internal and external employee conduct investigations
Labor and Employment Attorney
Fowler White Boggs Banker, P.A.
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Represented carriers and employers.
Labor and Employment Attorney
Miller Kagan Rodriguez & Silver, P.A.
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Represented carriers and employers.
Labor and Employment Attorney
Law Office of Jonas Urba, P.C.
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Employment discrimination, EEOC, Title VII, ADA, severance agreements, agency administrative actions, unemployment, sexual harassment, FLSA, FMLA
Labor and Employment Attorney
McCrea & Keck, LLC
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Represented carriers and employers.
Assistant General Counsel
State of Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation
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Civil servant. Represented management and human resources in agency administrative actions, public employees relations commission actions, federal, state, and administrative forums.
Assistant State Attorney
20th Judicial Circuit Office of the State Attorney
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Prosecuted criminal cases.
Publications
Articles & Publications
The Glory Days of PUBLIC SERVICE
Westchester Lawyer magazine
Do Statutory Rights Mean What They Say?
Florida Bar - Administrative Law Section Newsletter
Speaking Engagements
Strategies to Protect Non-Traditional Families , University of Miami Law School / NCLR , Miami, Florida
NCLR
Florida continuing legal education workshop / seminar. Panel member / speaker.
Certifications
Certified Fraud Examiner
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Awards
Jonas Urba mentioned for helping a pregnant Planned Parenthood employee
New York Times
The New York Times published a story about pregnant employees losing their jobs at Planned Parenthood. The Times mentioned that I had resolved such a claim.
Highest Scholastic Achievement
Valparaiso University School of Law
Professional Associations
National Employment Lawyers Association, New York
Member
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New York City Bar Association
Member
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New York State Bar Association  # 4974333
Member
Current
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Westchester County Bar Association
Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Colorado
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Florida
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Massachusetts
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New York
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United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
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United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
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United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
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United States District Court for the Western District of New York
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Initial telephone conference.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All major credit cards.
  • Contingent Fees
    The facts of each case determine whether contingent fees are appropriate.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Severance agreements, non-competes, and employment contracts are usually flat rates. Litigation is sometimes on a contingent fee basis. Fee agreements are memorialized in writing.
Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Severance Lawyer New York
Blog
Urba Law PLLC
Videos
I'm Jonas Urba, a New York employment lawyer, here with Employment Law Reality Check. I've been getting quite a few calls from people in upstate and out west in New... Now Easier to Prove Workplace Harassment Buffalo, Rochester, upstate NY included

I'm Jonas Urba, a New York employment lawyer, here with Employment Law Reality Check. I've been getting quite a few calls from people in upstate and out west in New...

Sales professionals in their 50s and 60s are losing their jobs. Many think age discrimination but an employment lawyer might uncover something else. Employment Law Reality Check Sales Professionals Losing Jobs

Sales professionals in their 50s and 60s are losing their jobs. Many think age discrimination but an employment lawyer might uncover something else.

Probationary teachers and administrators may have Taylor Law issues. Collective bargaining agreements should be reviewed. Employment Law Reality Check Probationary Teachers Administrators

Probationary teachers and administrators may have Taylor Law issues. Collective bargaining agreements should be reviewed.

Physician and nurse practitioner non-compete agreements. You likely have one. Ask an employment lawyer to review it with you. Employment Law Reality Check Physician Nurse Practitioner Non compete

Physician and nurse practitioner non-compete agreements. You likely have one. Ask an employment lawyer to review it with you.

Switching employment lawyers. Can you do that if you now feel you made a mistake? What to consider. Employment Law Reality Check Switching Lawyers

Switching employment lawyers. Can you do that if you now feel you made a mistake? What to consider.

No law requires severance pay in New York. Many employees think there are guidelines when none exist in most cases. Employment Law Reality Check Severance Pay in New York

No law requires severance pay in New York. Many employees think there are guidelines when none exist in most cases.

Stressed at work? Don't act before discussing your specific facts with employment lawyers. Employment Law Reality Check Stress at Work

Stressed at work? Don't act before discussing your specific facts with employment lawyers.

Media attention can be a bad thing. Employees sometimes don't consider the down side. Some things to consider. Employment Law Reality Check Media Attention

Media attention can be a bad thing. Employees sometimes don't consider the down side. Some things to consider.

Bullying laws don't exist in most workplaces. Your employer doesn't have to be nice to you and they don't have to give you a reason before firing you. Employment Law Reality Check Workplace Bullying

Bullying laws don't exist in most workplaces. Your employer doesn't have to be nice to you and they don't have to give you a reason before firing you.

Contact & Map
Urba Law PLLC
520 White Plains Rd., Ste. 500
Tarrytown, NY 10591
Telephone: (914) 366-7366
Cell: (914) 826-7721
Monday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: 1 PM - 7 PM
Notice: Initial phone conferences available during these hours - no charge. Zoom or skype conferences might be requested thereafter, if necessary and agreed.