Law Office of Laura Wong-Pan PLLC

319 Mill Street, Poughkeepsie, New York


Zoom Consultations available   


Labor and Employment Law

Advice, Advocacy and Counsel


Employment law

  • Discrimination/Harassment

  • Severance

  • Contracts

  • Union negotiation

  • Executive Compensation

  • Wage, Hour and Overtime

  • Civil Service Compliance

  • Investigations

  • Whisteblower litigation

  • Federal and State Courts


  • Disability rights 

  • Defamation

  • Unemployment hearings

Real Estate

  • Sales and purchases

  • Leases

Education Law

We are primarily an employment and labor law firm, although we practice in other areas as well.  We handle all aspects of employment and labor law including severance, discrimination, harassment, hostile work environment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour, overtime, unemployment, union negotiations, disabilities, and non-competition and non-solicitation issues.


We litigate in the EEOC, NLRB (National Labor Relations Board), FINRA, New York Department of Labor, New York Division of Human Rights, PERB, State and Federal Courts. 

The firm also handles contract disputes; general litigation; real estate purchases and sales; and education law such as defending students and employees from disciplinary charges, special education matters, , and other matters affecting students with disabilities.

Law Office of Laura Wong-Pan PLLC provides professional, personalized representation and uses creative yet result-oriented strategies to achieve the best outcomes for our clients.

We are committed to finding solutions to complex legal problems.

 Working to resolve employment disputes, and provide comprehensive representation  

Contact Us to Schedule a Consultation

To arrange an initial consultation, contact us by email or by calling 845-218-1288. 


We serve clients throughout the Hudson Valley and Catskills, including the counties of Dutchess, Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester, Albany Counties and New York City. 


August 25, 2020  Long-term suspension imposed on student simply due to search terms he used in google on his Chromebook, which the school deemed to be suspicious, without any investigation, was determined by the  NYS Education Department to be unlawful, violating NYS Education law.  School District required to remove the suspension from the student's records. Read the decision here.

July 9, 2020  Laura  Wong-Pan teamed up with Attorney Kim Berg to present a seminar on "Employee Leave During the Pandemic" for 65 members of the Women's Bar Association of New York.

July 1, 2020   Read about our case on behalf of the Town of Pleasant Valley Building Inspector in the Northern Dutchess News by clicking here  (July 1, 2020 issue) and here (July 8, 2020 issue).  The parties were able to reach a settlement.

June 18, 2020.  New York Post reports on case of high school science teacher who was retaliated against for complaining about the school's violation of special education regulations.  Mr. Paperno, the teacher, is represented by Law Firm of Laura Wong-Pan PLLC.  Read the article here

April 28, 2020.  Dutchess County Supreme Court denies motion to dismiss filed by the Town of Pleasant Valley, ruling in favor of employee, who filed Article 78 action alleged she was wrongfully terminated and demanded her procedural rights to a hearing.  Firm represents the employee.  See O'Connor v. Town, Case No. 1255/2019.

March 16, 2020.  Division of Human Rights issues probable cause determination that employer boat charter company engaged in sexual harassment of female employee. Firm represents the employee. 

January 31, 2020 Division of Human Rights issues probable cause determination that employer restaurant engaged in pregnancy discrimination. Firm represents the employee. 

January 25, 2020 Laura Wong-Pan represents Mid-Hudson Chapter at WBASNY Board of Directors meeting at Columbia Law School.

October 29, 2019 - New York Supreme Court denied motion to dismiss filed by Westchester Medical Center in Doe v. Westchester Medical Center, et al.  Firm represents the plaintiff, who alleges she was sexually assaulted in the workplace.

October 16, 2019 -Action commenced in Dutchess Supreme Court against university on behalf of long-term tenured professor with a claim that she was denied academic due process. See Dingman v. Marist College, Case No. 2019-1377

September 20, 2019- National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA/NY) Conference.  Laura Wong-Pan to speak on panel addressing liability of municipalities.

June 12, 2019 - Laura Wong-Pan installed as President of the Mid-Hudson Women's Bar Association , a chapter of the Women's Bar Association of New York (WBASNY) on June 12, 2019.  



319 Mill Street

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Phone: (845) 218-1288

Fax: (845) 684-0007



 The information contained in this website is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute, a lawyer-client relationship nor is it intended to substitute for the advice of an attorney. This website constitutes Attorney Advertising.