Donald J. Rassiger, Esq.
Counsel
Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP

Donald J. Rassiger is counsel at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP where he handles a wide range of labor and employment matters, with a particular focus on the construction industry.  Chair of the Construction practice group, Rassiger has significant experience in the corporate safety and risk management arenas and works with clients on incident investigation and reporting, policy and procedure, and OSHA compliance.  His strong labor and employment background enables him to counsel clients across a wide range of industries and sizes.

Having served as Chief Legal Officer of four companies and created the General Counsel role at three of them, Rassiger understands how management thinks—a perspective he brings to all matters he handles.  This legal and business background enables him to find creative solutions that achieve his clients’ desired results while complying with applicable laws, minimizing risk, and saving his clients both time and money.

A proposed bill involving employers requiring workers to sign non-compete agreements will be an important issue this year, Rassiger noted.

“Non-compete agreements have been spiraling out of control in recent years,” he said. “The purpose of a non-compete agreement is to help employers protect valuable assets such as customer and vendor lists, processes, and customized software – valuable trade secrets that could be jeopardized if key employees leave.  But increasingly, companies were having even the most junior employees sign non-compete agreements as a matter of course.  That era is over.  Eric Schneiderman, the Attorney General of New York, proposed a bill, building off a string of settlements involving employers who were requiring workers across the board to sign non-competes.”

“I expect an uptick in the number of lawsuits based on non-compete agreements as the workforce continues to become more mobile,” Rassiger explained. “This is a good opportunity for employers to review their hiring processes and employment documents.”

 A graduate of College of the Holy Cross and Fordham University School of Law, Rassiger also works with clients on corporate transactional work as well as mergers and acquisitions.

Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP is a premier law firm with offices in Ronkonkoma and Bridgehampton, New York. Over the past generation, CMM attorneys have played a central role in the most critical legal issues and transactions affecting Long Island. The firm has earned the prestigious HIA-LI Business Achievement Award and LIBN Corporate Citizenship Award, a spot on the U.S. News & World Report list of Best Law Firms, and the coveted title of Best Law Firm on Long Island. Learn more at www.cmmllp.com.