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Michael Sweeney is a partner in Getman & Sweeney, PLLC in New Paltz, NY. Getman & Sweeney represents employees in federal court around the nation, litigating state and federal wage-and-hour issues such as the fluctuating work week, misclassification, the motor carrier act exemption, and illegal wage deductions. A former human rights advocate and professor, Mr. Sweeney’s practice focuses on recovering back wages in class and collective actions. He has litigated class claims on behalf of oil and gas inspectors, travel agents, appliance repairmen, hotel workers, waiters, carpenters, government agents, pest control technicians, satellite dish installers, plumbers, sewer and drain technicians, mechanical designers, commissioned sales people, and a whole host of others. He is a graduate of Fordham Law School and a former law clerk to the Hon. Lee Gagliardi of the S.D.N.Y. Mr. Sweeney, along with everyone at Getman & Sweeney, strongly believes that workers deserve the highest quality of representation regardless of their ability to pay.