Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, announced that Benjamin E. Mudrick, partner in the firm’s Labor and Employment practice, has been elected to serve on The Strong National Museum of Play (The Strong) board of trustees.
The Strong is a highly interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the history and exploration of play. It is one of the largest history museums in the United States and one of the leading museums serving families. The Strong houses the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play and is home to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, the World Video Game Hall of Fame, the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, the Woodbury School, and the American Journal of Play. Together, these enable a multifaceted array of research, exhibition, and other interpretive and educational activities that serve a diverse audience of adults, families, children, students, teachers, scholars, collectors, and others around the globe.
As an attorney in the firm’s Labor and Employment practice, Mudrick partners with business executives and human resources personnel to navigate complex employment issues. He provides counsel on all aspects of the employment relationship including hiring, discipline, termination, equal employment opportunity, wages and hours, restrictive covenants, and union relations. Where contentious employment-related disputes cannot be avoided, Mudrick advocates for his clients in front of federal and state administrative agencies, including the Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New York State Division of Human Rights, and National Labor Relations Board. He regularly provides training to executives, employee groups, and trade organizations on non-harassment and equal employment opportunity, wage and hour compliance, and other labor and employment topics.
For the past three years, Mudrick has been selected for inclusion in the Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list and was recognized as an “Up & Coming Attorney” in The Daily Record’s annual Excellence in Law awards in 2017. He serves as the chairperson of Harter Secrest & Emery’s pro bono committee and regularly provides pro bono service to unrepresented litigants at the 7th Judicial District Court Help Center and has represented multiple clients as part of the Volunteer Lawyers Service Project of Monroe County. Mudrick graduated from Brigham Young University and the University of Virginia School of Law.
Harter Secrest & Emery Labor and Employment attorneys advise clients on ways to meet their business needs in connection with all aspects of labor and employment law matters. The firm assists employers in analyzing the soundness and comprehensiveness of their existing employment practices and policies, and provide suggestions and advice on establishing new guidelines to meet ever-changing business requirements. Harter Secrest & Emery represents all types of employers in nearly every industry sector. The firm’s clients range from private employers with employees in a traditional manufacturing environment, to municipalities and school districts with employees spread out in numerous locations, to public employers with thousands of traditional and “virtual” employees located across the United States.