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Ronald J. Mendrick

Retired Partner
  • Rochester
  • 585.232.6500
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Ron Mendrick helped managers solve legal problems, including: 

  • Discrimination, Employment Contract, Disability, & Harassment Claims, and Settlement Negotiations & Dispute Mediation, and Religious Issues
  • Leaves and Absenteeism, Handbooks and Work Rules
  • Employee Discipline, Severance Arrangements Negotiations, Discharge and Termination
  • Union Organizing Campaigns, Collective Bargaining, Unfair Labor & Improper Practice Charges, and Grievance/Arbitration
  • Pay for Performance, Executive Employment, and Compensation Plans
  • Recruitment, Promotions, Transfers, Re-training, and Downsizing & Layoffs, and Early Retirement Programs
  • Wage-Hour, EEOC, and OSHA Investigations
  • School Board Policies and Procedures, Tenure and Probation, Elections and Electioneering, Student Rights, Bullying, & Discipline, Bids, Contracts, & State Mandates, and Capital Projects, Land Purchases, Sale & Use
  • Open Meetings Law and FOIL 

Prior to legal practice, Ron served in various managerial positions in higher-education institutions in New York, Vermont and Pennsylvania, and since retiring from legal practice has served as a consultant conducting Board and Superintendent Workshops, Investigating Allegations of Discrimination, Hostile Environment, & Bullying, and Administrative Organization, and other matters.

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Board of Education, Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District (President, six terms)
  • President, Monroe County School Boards Association
  • Vice President, New York State Public Employers Relations Association
  • Chair, Labor Relations Committee, Monroe County School Boards Association
  • Board Member, Rochester Human Resources Association
  • Board Member, Center for Dispute Settlement
  • Board Member, Monroe County Bar Association
  • Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Monroe County Bar Association
  • Chair, Labor and Employment Law Committee, Monroe County Bar Association
  • Chair Settlement Week Task Force, Labor & Employment Law Committee, Monroe County Bar Association

HONORS & AWARDS

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named the Best Lawyers® 2015 Education Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Rochester
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Education Law, Labor Law - Management, and Employment Law - Management
  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers® 2012-2013

PUBLICATIONS

  • Contributing Editor, The Developing Labor Law
  • Co-Author, with Diane Reed and Michael Wischnowski, "Unspoken Rules: Make your board's implicit rules explicit through a customs manual," American School Board Journal, October 2007

PRESENTATIONS

  • Adjunct Instructor in Business & Labor Law courses at State University of New York at Brockport (1987-1992); Legal Environment of Human Resources for Master’s in Business Program at Nazareth College (August 2014-present), and scheduled for Legal Environment of Business for Nazareth College for Fall 2015.
  • Frequent presenter to employers, school boards, and bar associations on management, labor and employment law, school board policies and relations; education management, teacher evaluation, bullying, discrimination, and related topics.

ADMISSIONS

  • New York

EDUCATION

  • SUNY Buffalo Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1983
  • State University of New York at Albany, M.S., Education & Personnel Services, 1972
  • Fredonia State University, BA, magna cum laude, 1971
HSE Law
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Ronald J. Mendrick
Retired Partner
rmendrick@hselaw.com
tel: 585.232.6500
fax: 585.232.2152

Ron Mendrick helped managers solve legal problems, including: 

  • Discrimination, Employment Contract, Disability, & Harassment Claims, and Settlement Negotiations & Dispute Mediation, and Religious Issues
  • Leaves and Absenteeism, Handbooks and Work Rules
  • Employee Discipline, Severance Arrangements Negotiations, Discharge and Termination
  • Union Organizing Campaigns, Collective Bargaining, Unfair Labor & Improper Practice Charges, and Grievance/Arbitration
  • Pay for Performance, Executive Employment, and Compensation Plans
  • Recruitment, Promotions, Transfers, Re-training, and Downsizing & Layoffs, and Early Retirement Programs
  • Wage-Hour, EEOC, and OSHA Investigations
  • School Board Policies and Procedures, Tenure and Probation, Elections and Electioneering, Student Rights, Bullying, & Discipline, Bids, Contracts, & State Mandates, and Capital Projects, Land Purchases, Sale & Use
  • Open Meetings Law and FOIL 

Prior to legal practice, Ron served in various managerial positions in higher-education institutions in New York, Vermont and Pennsylvania, and since retiring from legal practice has served as a consultant conducting Board and Superintendent Workshops, Investigating Allegations of Discrimination, Hostile Environment, & Bullying, and Administrative Organization, and other matters.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Board of Education, Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District (President, six terms)
  • President, Monroe County School Boards Association
  • Vice President, New York State Public Employers Relations Association
  • Chair, Labor Relations Committee, Monroe County School Boards Association
  • Board Member, Rochester Human Resources Association
  • Board Member, Center for Dispute Settlement
  • Board Member, Monroe County Bar Association
  • Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Monroe County Bar Association
  • Chair, Labor and Employment Law Committee, Monroe County Bar Association
  • Chair Settlement Week Task Force, Labor & Employment Law Committee, Monroe County Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named the Best Lawyers® 2015 Education Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Rochester
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Education Law, Labor Law - Management, and Employment Law - Management
  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers® 2012-2013

Publications

  • Contributing Editor, The Developing Labor Law
  • Co-Author, with Diane Reed and Michael Wischnowski, "Unspoken Rules: Make your board's implicit rules explicit through a customs manual," American School Board Journal, October 2007

Presentations

  • Adjunct Instructor in Business & Labor Law courses at State University of New York at Brockport (1987-1992); Legal Environment of Human Resources for Master’s in Business Program at Nazareth College (August 2014-present), and scheduled for Legal Environment of Business for Nazareth College for Fall 2015.
  • Frequent presenter to employers, school boards, and bar associations on management, labor and employment law, school board policies and relations; education management, teacher evaluation, bullying, discrimination, and related topics.

Admissions

  • New York

Education

  • SUNY Buffalo Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1983
  • State University of New York at Albany, M.S., Education & Personnel Services, 1972
  • Fredonia State University, BA, magna cum laude, 1971

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