R. Scott DeLuca is a Senior Counsel at Kavinoky Cook LLP. Mr. DeLuca handles litigation matters with a focus on employment law and employment related litigation, employee benefits, wage and hour matters, and labor relations issues.
Mr. DeLuca has over seventeen years of experience handling matters related to the employer-employee relationship, including employment discrimination, wage payment requirements under Federal and State law, employee benefits issues and the requirements of ERISA and COBRA, issues under the Family & Medical Leave Act, matters regarding disability accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the New York State Human Rights Law, as well as representing both public and private sector employers with regard to labor relations and arbitrations matters, and both public and private sector employers during collective bargaining negotiations. Mr. DeLuca also represents parties in litigation and arbitration proceedings regarding a range of commercial disputes.
Mr. DeLuca has practiced in proceedings before Federal and State courts, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the N.Y.S. Division of Human Rights, the N.Y.S. Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, and the N.Y. Public Employee Relations Board.
Mr. DeLuca received his B.A. from Binghamton University (SUNY) in 1995. He received his law degree, cum laude, from New York Law School in 1998, where he received the New York Law School Moot Court Association Award and was Executive Editor of the New York Law School Moot Court Association. Mr. DeLuca is admitted to practice in the following courts:
Mr. DeLuca is an allied member of the New York State Restaurant Association (NYSRA), and is a Strategic Partner with that organization. In this regard, Mr. DeLuca is one of two Statewide Labor Consultants selected by NYSRA.
Mr. DeLuca was named one of Buffalo’s “Up & Coming Attorneys” by The Daily Record in 2005, and was selected by Buffalo Business First as a member of its 40 Under 40 Class in 2012. In 2014 and 2015, Mr. DeLuca was selected as a “Super Lawyer” by SuperLawyers.com (after having been named a “Rising Star” in 2013). Mr. DeLuca is a member of Leadership Buffalo (having graduated from the Class Experience Class of 2014), and is currently a member of Leadership Niagara (participating as a member of LN’s Class of 2016. Mr. DeLuca is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Historic Palace Theater (as well as chairperson of its Bylaws and Board Development Committee).