Alexander Soric is a senior associate in the firm’s Labor and Employment Law practice group. As a First Chair, Mr. Soric represents management in labor relations, including in numerous arbitration hearings, collective bargaining, mediations and in matters before the National Labor Relations Board. Mr. Soric conducts training for managers in labor relations, union avoidance and anti-harassment. He has represented management in several class actions brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Davis-Bacon Act and State wage-hour matters in federal and state courts and in federal, state and local agencies.
As First Chair, Mr. Soric has represented numerous employers in employment discrimination and unfair labor practice matters in federal and state courts and agencies. His experience also includes negotiating and drafting employment agreements, non-compete and separation agreements, drafting personnel policies and counseling clients nationwide on federal, state and city labor, wage-hour and discrimination law compliance. As a First Chair, Mr. Soric has represented numerous clients in a wide variety of industries, including casino gaming, telecommunications, hotels, restaurants, private clubs, hospitals, nursing homes, manufacturers, construction contractors, as well as universities and not-for-profits. He has served as court-appointed labor counsel to Receivers for hotels in receivership.
Prior to joining Kane Kessler, P.C., Mr. Soric was an associate in the New York City office of a national labor and employment management defense firm, representing clients in employment discrimination, non-compete and wage-hour matters. Mr. Soric also served as a Federal Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Raymond J. Dearie in the United States District Judge in the Eastern District of New York. He served as a Courtroom Deputy prior to and during law school in the Eastern District of New York. While in law school, Mr. Soric was awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Trial Advocacy.
Memberships and Associations
New York State Bar Association
Member, Eastern District Committee on Litigation
- recently represented a hotel in an arbitration hearing against two longtime employees discharged for racial harassment and obtained an award sustaining their discharges.
- recently represented a hotel in an arbitration hearing against a longtime employee and Union Delegate discharged for making verbal threats in violation of the Hotel’s workplace violence policy and obtained an award sustaining the discharge.
- recently represented a hotel in a gender discrimination claim before the New York State Division of Human Rights and obtained a no probable cause finding and dismissal.
- recently represented a hotel in an unfair labor practice proceeding before National Labor Relations Board and obtained a withdrawal of the charge.