Benjamin Tulis is a principal in the Los Angeles, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice focuses on advice and counsel within the labor and employment law sector. Ben is a member of the California Advice and Counsel resource group.
Ben counsels employers on a host of employment issues, including wage and hour laws, leaves of absence, employment-related agreements, incentive plans, independent contractor classifications, exempt/non-exempt classifications, company policies, reductions in force, workplace investigations, employee discipline, litigation avoidance and helping employers address legal developments on the fly as they arise. Ben assists employers with a wide variety of employment-related agreements, including but not limited to employment agreements, confidentiality agreements, commission agreements, incentive plans, contractor agreements, severance agreements, arbitration agreements and various other agreements with employees and third parties. Ben helps employers develop incentive arrangements, including commission arrangements with industry-specific compliance issues.
Ben also conducts audits for employers in various areas, including wage and hour, leaves of absence and due diligence audits in connection with business sales and purchases. Ben further conducts training and seminars on employment related issues, including sexual harassment prevention training and managerial trainings in a wide variety of compliance areas.
Prior to transitioning to exclusively providing advice and counsel work, Ben litigated and arbitrated a number of matters through verdict. Ben has experience representing employers and individual defendants in a wide range of employment and labor matters, including wrongful termination, matters arising under ERISA, administrative matters, wage and hour class actions, and matters involving competition and restrictive covenants.
Before joining Jackson Lewis, Ben practiced in New York representing accounting firms and related financial professionals in connection with all aspects of their businesses. He was involved in complex litigation, commercial transactions, government investigations, mergers and acquisitions, employment disputes and advising on best practices for accounting and financial professionals.
While attending law school, Ben was the editor-in-chief of the Texas Review of Entertainment & Sports Law.
- “Final Offer ‘Baseball’ Arbitration: Contexts, Mechanics & Applications,” Seton Hall Sports & Entertainment Law Journal (January 2010) [Author]