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Nick is Co-leader of the firm’s Business Services Group. He practices primarily in the area of labor and employment law and has extensive experience counseling, representing, and training employers on all aspects of the employment relationship. Nick’s clients range from small to large companies in various industries such as banking, medical, education, manufacturing, engineering, retail, construction, and non-profit organizations
Working closely with C-level executives, in-house counsel, human resource professionals and business owners, Nick advises on managing risk by counseling on compliance and preventative strategies related to: managing employees with medical issues; workplace investigations; discrimination and harassment; hiring, disciplining and terminating employees; retaliation/whistleblower issues; employment, retention, separation, non-competition, confidentiality, change in control, and independent contractor agreements; wage and hour and labor law. Nick conducts training on these issues, tailoring the programs to address the employer’s needs.
Nick also represents clients in the education sector, including independent schools. He works closely with heads of schools, deans, and financial officers on student and employee disciplinary matters, investigations of wrongdoing, employment contracts, enrollment agreements, child abuse and neglect allegations, and a myriad of other day-to-day compliance and risk management issues.
“Domenico Zaino is frequently sought out for representation by employers in sexual harassment and retaliation claims. He also handles WARN Act disputes and discrimination cases.”
– Chambers USA 2022
Connecticut Bar Association – Board of Governors, 2015-2016
Past Chair, Labor & Employment Law Section and Ex-Officio Executive Committee Member
American Bar Association – Labor and Employment Section
Best Lawyers® – Employment Law: Management, 2021-2023
Ranked in Chambers USA Guide – Labor & Employment, 2017-2022
Who’s Who Legal: Labour and Employment, 2015-2017
Connecticut Super Lawyers® – Employment & Labor, 2010-2022
Counseled a large, regional employer on planning and implementation of all aspects of a company-wide reduction in force, including conducting a disparate impact analysis, WARN Act obligations, severance agreements, and notices to employees.
Conducted extensive reviews and audits of wage and hour practices and coordinated large-scale reclassification of exempt positions.
Conducted extensive revision of employer policies and practices relating to FMLA, criminal background checks, hiring forms, and paid time off policies.
Obtained numerous dismissal of discrimination, harassment and retaliation complaints.
Successfully represented an employer in a Department of Labor audit on the issue of whether certain works are independent contractors or employees.