Levy Ratner has been protecting and advancing employee rights for 50 years.
We seek equal treatment and fair pay for our clients, whether in traditional industries like healthcare, financial services, academia and hospitality, or emerging ones, such as technology and robotics.
We are actively committed to evolving our practice to meet the demands of the changing workplace. We bring cutting-edge insights to labor and employment issues, such as sexual harassment and workplace discrimination. And we provide strategic guidance to clients as they navigate pay disputes, employment contracts and separation agreements.
From pursuing claims on behalf of an individual worker in the gig economy to litigating a multi-state collective action case against a major employer, we fight for the best possible results.
Fifty Years of Experience
Richard Levy founded the firm that ultimately became Levy Ratner in 1971.
Landmark ruling against Bethlehem Steel for unlawfully failing to promote Black ironworkers into supervisory jobs.
Richard A. Levy and Daniel J. Ratner join forces to represent 1199SEIU, America’s largest healthcare union, and start winning historic contract victories. Dan Ratner remains 1199’s General Counsel to this day.
Class action settlement against the NYPD of more than $20M for Latino and African American police officers who were unfairly disciplined and denied promotion.
Major class action judgment against the FDNY for race discrimination in hiring firefighters, which leads to more than $80M in back pay and benefits, and job offers for Black applicants.
Levy Ratner provides legal advice to striking NYC fast food workers who start the Fight for $15 movement to increase the minimum wage.
Levy Ratner takes over two floors of historic Chelsea building.
Levy Ratner has spent half a century advancing the rights of everyone who works.
We’re uniquely equipped to scale our team of attorneys to meet the diverse needs of our clients.
We are proud to bring the knowledge and strategic thinking that comes with decades of labor and employment law experience to every case we take on.
Whether working with a C-suite executive at a Fortune 500 company or a group of hourly workers in fast-food and retail settings, we seek to bring workplace disputes to their optimal resolution so that our clients can move forward in their careers.
We guide our clients every step of the way.
We assess your case.
Our work begins with a comprehensive assessment of your case, where we gain an understanding of the specific details of your situation and learn about your top priorities and concerns.
We offer you personalized guidance.
Based upon a close review of the facts, and our deep understanding of the applicable law, we offer personalized guidance and straightforward advice.
We tailor our approach to your unique situation.
We determine whether your situation can be resolved through legal advice, strategic guidance or skilled negotiations, or if it will require mediation, arbitration or litigation. Our attorneys have the experience and track record necessary to successfully tackle a wide range of workplace disputes.