Arthur Yermash

Partner

Westbury

(631) 738-9100 ext. 304

Arthur Yermash counsels clients in all areas of labor and employment law.  He advises clients on compliance with federal, state, and local laws affecting the workplace, including payment of wages, overtime, paid and unpaid leave requirements, employment discrimination, benefit requirements, hiring and termination, among others.  Arthur is often involved in drafting and negotiating employment-related documents including employment agreements as well as non-competition, non-disclosure, severance, and option agreements.  He has extensive experience working with clients in the retail, hospitality/catering, healthcare, and technology industries.

Arthur’s practice also includes the representation of clients in discrimination claims, wage and hour disputes, as well as defending against investigations by regulatory and government agencies including the New York State Department of Labor (NYDOL), the United States Department of Labor (USDOL), the New York State Attorney General’s Office, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the New York Division of Human Rights, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  His work includes implementing compliance programs and conducting internal investigations in connection with discrimination, compensation, overtime, and other employment issues.  Taking into consideration the unique nature of each employer and its industry, Arthur is often involved in creating policies and procedures that are custom-tailored to the needs of the business.  He also advises clients on all day-to-day employment issues and has drafted numerous employee handbooks, policies, procedures, and related documents. Arthur has also been involved in negotiations with labor unions in connection with collective bargaining agreements and arising disputes.

In addition to his extensive employment practice and experience, Arthur has drafted and negotiated hundreds of contracts for various business-related matters including licensing, supply, and distribution agreements, and also has significant experience negotiating on behalf of clients in commercial real estate matters including leasing, sales, and financing.  He has successfully represented and advised businesses in connection with numerous high-value transactions across a variety of sectors, including asset purchases, stock purchases, mergers, and other forms of business sales and acquisitions.  As part of his corporate focus, Arthur has significant experience working with nonprofit organizations through start-up and development initiatives, routine operational matters, and more complex concerns including compliance, fiduciary responsibility, and board member obligations.

Arthur is fluent in Russian.

Education
Baruch College, CUNY (Macaulay Honors College), B.B.A.
Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, J.D.

Admissions
New York

Boards, Associations, and Leadership
Member, Touro Law Alumni Council and Alumni Association
Member, Hauppauge Industrial Association-LI (HIA-LI)
Member, New York State Bar Association
Member, Suffolk County Bar Association

Recognitions
Leadership in Law Award, Long Island Business News (2016)
Who’s Who in Labor Law, Long Island Business News
Who’s Who in Corporate Law, Long Island Business News

In the News

Articles by Arthur Yermash

Lectures & Presentations

April 2019: Westbury-Carle Place Chamber of Commerce, “Networking Principles”

February 2019: CMM CLE Series, “Issues in Corporate Leasing”

June 2018: CMM CLE Series, “Due Diligence in Mergers & Acquisitions”

December 2017: HIA-LI Human Resources Committee, “Non-Compete Updates for Employers”

September 2017: CMM Business Breakfast, “Labor & Employment Update 2017,” panelist with Irv Miljoner of the Long Island District Office of U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division

September 2017: Miller Business Resource Center, “LLCs, LLPs, DBAs, & More: The Alphabet Soup of Entity Selection”

January 2017: Miller Business Resource Center“Nuts & Bolts of Forming a 501(c)(3)”

October 2016: Stony Brook University Small Business Development Center, “Hot Topics in Labor & Employment”

February 2016: CMM East End Executive Breakfast: “Labor & Employment Update 2016,” panelist with Irv Miljoner of the Long Island District Office of U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division

November 2015: Stony Brook University Small Business Development Center, “Business Basics”