Michael J. Scimone - Class Action Employment Law Attorney

Michael J. Scimone

New York Office
(212) 245-1000


MICHAEL J. SCIMONE is an associate at Outten & Golden LLP in New York.  He represents employees in class and collective actions, focusing primarily on wage and hour litigation. 

During law school, Mr. Scimone participated in CUNY’s Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic, representing employees in wage and hour cases.  He also worked for the National Labor Relations Board, Region 2, the legal department of UNITE HERE, Make the Road by Walking, and the Legal Aid Society’s Employment Law Project.  Before law school, Mr. Scimone worked as an organizer for UNITE, an international union representing garment, laundry, and industrial workers in North America.  Mr. Scimone received his B.A. from Vassar College in 2001. 

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    Bar Admissions & Professional Activities

    • Mr. Scimone is admitted to practice in the state of New York, and the District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York.

    • Mr. Scimone is active in the American Bar Association, where he currently serves as the Employee Vice-Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section’s National Programs Subcommittee. 

    • Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee, American Bar Association (ABA) Labor and Employment Law Section

    • National Employment Lawyers’ Association (NELA)

    • National Employment Lawyers’ Association, New York Affiliate (NELA/NY)

    • Labor & Employment Committee, National Lawyers’ Guild, New York City

    • New York City Bar Association     

    • New York State Bar Association

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    Speaking Engagements


    • Speaker: "Is the “Gig” Economy a Bubble About to Burst or Is it Here to Stay?," American Bar Association, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee Midwinter Meeting, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico


    • Speaker: "Asserting and Defending against Joint Employer and Franchisor/Franchisee Employment Claims Tossing the Hot Potato," American Bar Association, Section of Labor & Employment, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Midwinter Meeting, New Orleans


    • Speaker: "Ethics of E-Discovery in Complex Litigation," American Bar Association, Section of Labor & Employment Law, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee, Naples, FL
    • Moderator: "Essentials of Counseling, Investigation, and Negotiating Employment Claims," American Bar Association, Section of Labor & Employment Law, Webinar
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    Publications & Articles

    NLRB Joint Employer decision applies an old test to a modern problem

    Michael J. Scimone, O&G Employment Law Blog, August 31, 2015

    Arbitration vs. Labor Law: An Imagined Conflict

    Michael J. Scimone, co-author, NYU Annual Conference on Labor, 65th Annual Proceedings, 9-1, 2013

    Employer Social-Media Policies in NLRB's Cross-Hairs

    Michael J. Scimone, O&G Employment Law Blog, September 19, 2012   

    Lactation and Nursing Is a Civil Rights Issue

    Michael J. Scimone, O&G Employment Law Blog, February 10, 2012   

    Fair Warning for Workers

    Michael J. Scimone, Co-author, Trial Magazine, Vol. 46, No. 8, August 2010

    More to Lose Than Your Chains: Realizing the Ideals of the Thirteenth Amendment

    Michael J. Scimone, 12 N.Y. City L. Rev. 175, 2008

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    Awards & Recognition

    • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2015-2018

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