Sarah Burger

Burger Law Group PLLC
63 Putnam Street, Suite 202
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 400-0677

With a primary focus in labor and employment law, Ms. Burger’s interest in the labor movement originated with her parents, both of whom were active union members.

Her practice in labor and employment law includes representation of clients in matters such as harassment, discrimination and retaliation; unpaid wage and overtime; employment and partnership agreements; separation agreements; workplace training and investigations; personnel policies; disciplinary action; and restrictive covenants (non-solicitation, non-competition and confidentiality agreements).

In addition, Ms. Burger works with individuals and businesses in various business law and real estate matters.

Admitted to practice law in New York State and Massachusetts, Ms. Burger obtained her Juris Doctor from Villanova University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from Drexel University, First Honors. Ms. Burger was named an upstate “New York Super Lawyer” in Employment and Labor law for the years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Selected Published Works & Presentations

Speaker, Deposition Skills, National Employment Lawyers Association, NY chapter Fall Conference at Fordham Law School, September 2018.
Speaker, #metoo: From Hashtag to Understanding and Action, Hearst Media Center, Albany, New York, June 2018.
Speaker, Sexual Harassment Legislation: The stories of its past and the opportunities for its future, the Renaissance Hotel, Albany, New York June 2018.
Speaker, Sexual Misconduct, New York State Legislative Women’s Caucus, New York State Capitol, February 2018
Speaker, EEOC Guidance on Retaliation, New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Fall Meeting, October 2017
Speaker, Women, Pregnancy and the Opioid Epidemic in New York: a multi-disciplinary overview, Center for Women in Government & Civil Society, Rockefeller College of SUNY Albany, April 2016
Speaker, Public Works Training School, New York Conference of Mayors, October, 2014
Speaker, Penny Wise & Dollar Foolish, New York State Capital Region Chapter, American Payroll Association, Albany, New York, February, 2014
Randy Maniloff and Jeffrey Stempel, General Liability Insurance Coverage: Key Issues in Every State, Oxford University Press, (acknowledging significant contribution of Sarah Burger), 2011
Debra Raskin, Year in Review: Supreme Court Decisions, Practicing Law Institute: 38th Annual Institute on Employment Law, (acknowledging assistance of Sarah Burger), 2009
Randy Maniloff and Sarah Burger, Litigation Alchemy: Will “FACTA” Amendment End Conjuring of Cash From Credit Card Receipts, Washington Legal Foundation, July 11, 2008
Neal Orkin and Sarah Burger, Employee Invention Rights in the Twenty  First Century, Labor Law Journal, Spring, 82, 2005
Representative Matters

Stack v. City of Glens Falls, 121 N.Y.S.3d 534, 2020 WL 631633 (Warren Cty. Sup. Ct. Feb. 11, 2020)(finding that the City’s termination of Petitioner violated her right to due process and discriminated against her because of a prior criminal conviction.)  
Stack v. City of Glens Falls, 169 A.D.3d 1220 (App. Div. 3rd Dept. 2019) (holding that four- month statute of limitations did not begin to run until date when public employee received letter informing her that her employment had been terminated);
Successfully represented flight attendant in AIR 21 whistleblower action. Vibbert v. Delta Air Lines, U.S.D.O.L. Case No. 2016-AIR-00005;
Successfully represented former employee in race and gender discrimination litigation. Daniel v. Autozone, Inc., et al. (N.D.N.Y. 2013-2016);
Successfully represented employees in unpaid overtime dispute. Stewart, et al. v. Matthew Bender & Co. (N.D.N.Y. 2014-2015);
Successfully represented nurses in FLSA/NYLL collective/class action regarding unpaid wages and meal breaks. Church, et al. v. St. Mary’s Healthcare (N.D.N.Y. 2011-2015);
Professional Associations and Memberships

National Employment Lawyers Association, National Chapter (NELA)
National Employment Lawyers Association, New York Chapter (NELA/NY),
Vice President, Executive Board Member, Member of the Legislative Committee
Boston Bar Association, Member, Labor Section
Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association (MELA), Member
New York State Bar Association, Member, Labor and Employment Law Section
Saratoga County Bar Association
Community Involvement

Heading for Home, Racehorse Retraining and Adoption Center, Inc., Vice President, Board of Directors
Saratoga Springs Democratic Committee, Chair
Saratoga Automobile Museum, Silver Arrow Society