Zachary T. Zeid focuses his practice on counseling businesses, public entities and not-for-profits in labor and employment, human resources administration, defined contribution and defined benefit plans, executive compensation and employee benefits. He regularly advises clients on hiring and termination, employee discipline, state and federal leave laws, employee handbooks and policies, social media and workplace privacy issues, and wage and hour compliance.
Zachary has prepared a variety of agreements, including independent contractor, employment separation, confidentiality, noncompetition, and non-solicitation agreements. He is experienced in ERISA law and provides advice on the design and administration of defined contribution plans, defined health benefit plans, qualified and unqualified plans, federal tax regulations, wellness initiatives, and other federal laws relating to employee benefit health and welfare plans (including COBRA, HIPAA and the ACA). Zachary has assisted clients with matters pertaining to ERISA fiduciary duties, EPCRS corrections, IRS matters and U.S. Department of Labor compliance. His experience also includes defending against discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination claims.
Prior to joining Pullman & Comley, Zachary worked in a Fairfield County law firm where he counseled clients on a full range of labor and employment law matters, including wage and hour, worker's compensation, drafting and reviewing employment policies and handbooks, collective bargaining matters, state and federal agency claims (CHRO, EEOC, OSHA, IRS, DOL, etc.) employment and other agreements. Zachary advised public and private sector clients on all aspects of retirement plan design, implementation and compliance. He aided clients with plan design alternatives, transitioning and monitoring service providers, and addressing day-to-day compliance and operational questions. Zachary counseled clients on employment matters that intersect with executive compensation and employee benefits, including assisting with non-compete and restrictive covenants, retention programs, government agency investigations, transactional due diligence, and corporate compliance.
As a summer intern, Zachary worked in a Bridgeport law firm where he focused on union-represented public clients, including school systems, boards of education, police and fire departments. As an undergraduate student, Zachary also served as the sole legal intern in the Office of the Commonwealth Attorney of Roanoke County in Salem, Virginia.
Connecticut Bar Association
Fairfield County Bar Association
Honors & Recognitions
Recipient of The Best Lawyers in America"Ones to Watch" award, 2021
News & Insights
- Recent Changes to CDC Guidance May Allow Employers to Safely Return Employees Exposed to COVID-19 to Work in Fewer Than 14 Days12.14.2020
- Rollover Deadline Extended for Required Minimum Distributions from Retirement Accounts Waived Under the CARES Act07.20.2020