The Office of Legal Affairs and Labor Relations (OLALR), also known as the Office of the Executive Legal Counsel, provides a variety of legal services and support to the President, Baruch College officials, departments and offices of the College, and related entities.
We provide advice and guidance to the College community on a wide range of legal matters, including governance, ethical questions, collective bargaining issues, legal inquiries such as FOIL/FERPA/subpoena requests, litigation, administrative proceedings, contracts, grievances/disciplinary matters, and a broad range of policy questions affecting the College and its related entities. We serve as liaison to The City University of New York (CUNY) offices of general counsel, labor relations, and where appropriate, human resources. OLALR also works with the New York State Attorney General and other state and federal agencies in litigation matters.
Our responsibilities include, but not limited to, overseeing the labor-management grievance and disciplinary processes, mediating employee disputes and workplace violence complaints, ensuring compliance with JCOPE and laws governing employment and contract interpretation, as well as CUNY and Baruch College bylaws and governance documents.
Working with Us
You are invited and encouraged to contact OLALR for assistance with any workplace matters affecting the College. Contact us immediately if you receive any legal document sent or related to the College. See our Office Staff directory for contact information.