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Christopher M. Valentino

Office Managing Principal
Long Island

P 631-247-4653
F 631-247-0417
ValentiC@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Christopher M. Valentino is Office Managing Principal of the Long Island, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. and is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. Mr. Valentino represents companies in matters relating to traditional labor, equal employment opportunity, employment litigation and related matters.

Mr. Valentino has extensive experience in all matters relating to EEO compliance and workplace laws and a frequent speaker at management education programs. Since joining Jackson Lewis in September 2000, he has regularly counseled clients in the development and implementation of preventive labor and employee relations programs and has represented management with respect to union organizational drives and in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, the federal and state courts and other federal and state administrative agencies, as well as in the area of collective bargaining, contract administration and arbitration.

In addition to his traditional labor expertise, Mr. Valentino also specializes in counseling employers on reductions-in-force, personnel decisions, the administration of employer policies and procedures, disability management in the workplace, restrictive covenants, substance abuse testing in the workplace, the development of employee handbooks, employment applications and related matters.

Mr. Valentino also has conducted hundreds of management training seminars on topics including maintaining a union-free environment, avoiding litigation, avoiding discrimination and sexual harassment; effective management interviewing, documentation and evaluation skills; and, compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and FMLA.

Honors and Recognitions

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Professional Associations and Activities

  • SHRM-LI

Published Works

  • "The Pivotal Role of Human Resources in Business Management: The 1980s to the Present,"EMP. REL. TODAY (2013) co-authored with John J. Porta & Ryan Nelson

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August 15, 2017
Jackson Lewis

Best Lawyers in America© Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

August 15, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are... Read More

April 27, 2017
Verizon FiOS1 News

Christopher Valentino Discusses Ways to Safeguard and Protect Your Business

April 27, 2017

Christopher Valentino discusses how to safeguard your business from lawsuits in "Expert says buy insurance, update policies to avoid lawsuits," published by Verizon FiOS1 News. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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January 12, 2017

New York Bars Insurers from Denying Commercial Crime Coverage Due to Employee’s Prior Criminal Conviction

January 12, 2017

The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS) has promulgated a regulation that requires insurance companies to provide Commercial Crime Coverage to employers who have prior knowledge of an employee’s prior criminal conviction. Commercial Crime Coverage is defined as coverage under a policy of commercial risk... Read More

November 30, 2015

New York State Clarifies Rights of Working Mothers

November 30, 2015

New York State has amended its Public Health Law through enactment of two pieces of legislation relating to breastfeeding and expression of breast milk. The legislation includes specific provisions applicable to employers. The first of the two bills, effective immediately, establishes the right to breastfeed a baby at an employee... Read More

July 2, 2015

New York City Enacts Ban-the-Box Legislation

July 2, 2015

New York City has adopted an ordinance restricting when employer inquiries about applicants’ criminal histories may be made during the application process and imposing significant obligations on employers who intend to take action based on such information. The Fair Chance Act ordinance will become effective on October... Read More

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Dec 21

Melville, NY
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SHRM Long Island Breakfast Series: Navigating Business Immigration under Trump

December 21, 2017 - 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM EST
1350 Old Walt Whitman Road - Melville, NY
Credits: HRCI - Pending, SHRM - Pending
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Jan 18

Melville, NY
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SHRM Long Island Breakfast Series: The Long Island Employer’s Guide to Effective Workplace Investigations

January 18, 2018 - 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM EST
1350 Old Walt Whitman Road - Melville, NY
Credits: HRCI - Pending, SHRM - Pending
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Jan 25

Riverhead, NY
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SHRM Long Island Breakfast Series: The Long Island Employer’s Guide to the On-boarding Process

January 25, 2018 - 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM EST
1830 Route 25 - Riverhead, NY
Credits: HRCI - Pending, SHRM - Pending
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