Peter A. Dagostine

Counsel

  • Overview

    Biography

    Peter Dagostine represents private and public employers in labor relations, labor and employment law, and related litigation.

    Labor Law

    Mr. Dagostine counsels employers with respect to labor law issues in a variety of settings. In the non-union context, Mr. Dagostine assists with preventive labor relations, union avoidance and supervisory training. When a union representation petition is filed, he represents employers before the National Labor Relations Board and counsels employers regarding election campaigns. An important part of Mr. Dagostine's practice also includes representing employers in collective bargaining. In the unionized environment, Mr. Dagostine advises employers regarding contract interpretation, employee discipline, grievance resolution, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Dagostine defends employers against unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board and represents employers in labor arbitration proceedings.

    Employment Law

    Mr. Dagostine advises employers on a wide range of employment law issues in the workplace, including harassment, retaliation, discrimination, hours of work and wages, wrongful discharge, employee discipline, discharge and management, disability and reasonable accommodation, family and medical leave, and unemployment. He also represents and defends employers in state and federal court, the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and federal and state Departments of Labor.

    Previously, Mr. Dagostine clerked for the Honorable C. Ian McLachlan of the Connecticut Appellate Court. While in law school at the University of Connecticut, he was a notes and comments editor of the Connecticut Journal of International Law and was awarded The Honorable M. Joseph Blumenfeld Prize.

  • Experience
    • Experience

      Experience

      •  Represented client A in land use case

    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      Connecticut Bar Association

      Greater Bridgeport Bar Association
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Listed in Connecticut Super Lawyers® in the area of Employment & Labor Law since 2009 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)

      Pro Bono Partnership, Volunteer of the Year, 2015

    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      Valley United Way
      Board of Directors

      Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley
      Corporator

      Lower Naugatuck Valley Parent Child Resource Center
      Board of Directors (2010 - 2016)
  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Presentations

      Presentations

      "Employees’ NLRA Section 7 Rights in a Nonunionized Environment," co-presented with Nicole A. Bernabo, Robinson & Cole webinar (1/10/2013)

      "Sexual Harassment in the Workplace,"

      "Overview of FLSA and Exemptions to the Overtime Rules,"

      "Interaction Between Workers’ Compensation Laws & Employment and Labor Laws,"

      "Employment Law Developments,"

      "Discipline & Discharge of the Workers’ Compensation Claimant,"

    • News

      R+C in the News

      • February 7, 2017

        Associated Builders and Contractors of Connecticut Honor Robinson+Cole

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      • January 23, 2013

        Employment & Labor Lawyers Host Webinar on Employees' NLRA Section 7 Rights in a Nonunionized Environment

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      R+C News Releases

      • October 18, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • October 6, 2016

        Peter Dagostine Joins Valley United Way Board of Directors

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      • May 3, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Honored for Pro Bono Service

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      • October 19, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • October 17, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers

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      • June 21, 2013

        Local Organizations Recognize Robinson & Cole’s Pro Bono Service

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      • October 22, 2012

        Super Lawyers® Names 49 Robinson & Cole Attorneys to 2012 List and Recognizes 26 as Rising Stars

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      • May 31, 2012

        Robinson & Cole Expands Labor & Employment Practice with Addition of Three New Attorneys