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Law Office of Laura Wong-Pan PLLC
319 Mill Street, Poughkeepsie, New York
845-218-1288  |

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Employment Law and Litigation
Advice, Advocacy and Counsel


Employment law

  • Discrimination/Harassment

  • Severance

  • Contracts

  • Union negotiation

  • Executive Compensation

  • Wage, Hour and Overtime

  • Civil Service

  • Investigations

  • Whistleblower litigation

  • Disability rights 

  • Assault at the workplace

Education Law

  • Student rights

  • Disciplinary proceedings

General Civil Litigation

  • Article 78 Petitions

  • Contract disputes

  • other areas


We handle general civil litigation and all aspects of employment and labor law, including contract disputes, severance, discrimination, harassment, hostile work environment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour, overtime, assault and workplace violence, union negotiations, disabilities, violation of civil rights, and issues relating to non-competition and non-solicitation clauses in employment contracts. 

We litigate in Federal and New York State Courts, as well as the EEOC, NLRB (National Labor Relations Board), FINRA, New York Department of Labor, New York Division of Human Rights, Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) and other administrative agencies. 

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 disputes, and provide comprehensive representation  

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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. 


Laura Wong-Pan is named as a top attorney for 2021 and 2022 in the employment/labor law category of Hudson Valley Magazine.  Click here to read the list.

December 13, 2022.  Ulster County Supreme Court rules that redistricting maps for County legislative districts are unlawful and void and requires the County Reapportionment Commission to redraw the maps. Law Office of Laura Wong-Pan PLLC is counsel to the Petitioners. (Kruglinski v. County of Ulster, et al, EF2022-2250). The decision is here.

September 30, 2022.  Federal Court rules that gender discrimination claims t for restaurant employee warrant a jury trial, denying employer's motion for summary judgment regarding those claims. (Dingman v. Fuji Restaurant, SDNY.)

July 27, 2022.  Jury verdict for City of Kingston employee. Jury decided that City breached the terms of her union contract, and that she was entitled to retiree health insurance for life, at no cost to her. (Ossmer v. City of Kingston, Ulster County Supreme Court). 

April 12, 2022.   Dutchess County Supreme Court grants Article 78 Petition, determining that the terminations of the Town Comptroller and Highway Secretary were arbitrary and capricious and in error of law, and ordering the Town of Stanford to pay damages, including lost wages. (O'Connor v. Town of Stanford, Dutchess County Supreme Court).

April 1, 2022.  Firm settled case brought by smoker who sued for being denied a job because he is a smoker, in violation of Labor Law 201-D, known as the "lifestyle law," protecting employees' rights to engage in lawful activities outside of work.  (Delfino v. Town of Rhinebeck, Dutchess County Supreme Court) 

March 30, 2022.  Federal Court in White Plains denies NYSDOCCS motion to dismiss disability discrimination complaint brought by Corrections Officer who was attacked by an inmate after his request for light duty due to prior injuries was denied. (Mrani v. NYSDOCCS, 21-CV-01072).  Corrections Officer is represented by Law Firm of Laura Wong-Pan PLLC.  Read the decision here.

December 1, 2021 Firm settled Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) case for two individuals employed to maintain properties in Sullivan County, who were denied their overtime pay for several years, in the matter of Rodriguez v. LMS Properties NY II, LLC, SDNY Case number 20-CV-8650.

July 1, 2021 Laura Wong-Pan is selected as President of Mid-Hudson Women's Bar Association for July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. Update: Term extended to June 2023. 


June 16, 2021  Tenured College professor's rights were violated when the College terminated her without required procedures and destroyed her biopsychology lab, used for groundbreaking Methadone research.  Case allowed to proceed to trial.  (Dingman v. Marist College, 2020-80007). Professor is represented by Law Firm of Laura Wong-Pan PLLC.

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 student's rights under 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. Case proceeds to Federal court. 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.



319 Mill Street

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Phone: (845) 218-1288

Fax: (845) 684-0007



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