Susan Gross Sholinsky and Nancy Gunzenhauser Popper, of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., will join HRPANO to discuss the impacts of the #MeToo movement on New York State and New York City-based employers.
Participants will learn about best practices for complying with new legislation that, among other things:
- requires employers to establish and provide sexual harassment policies, postings, and training;
- prohibits mandatory pre-dispute arbitration of sexual harassment claims; and
- prohibits the use of non-disclosure agreements in connection with the settlement of a sexual harassment claims.
In addition to this new legislation, participants will hear about various other recent laws, trends, and strategies relating to equality in the workplace, including pay transparency rules, pay audits, and salary history inquiry bans.
SUSAN GROSS SHOLINSKY is a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green. She counsels clients on a variety of matters, in a practical and straightforward manner, with an eye toward reducing the possibility of employment-related claims.
- Advises employers on all facets of the employment relationship, from pre-employment considerations and hiring to terminations and post-employment restrictions
- Develops and audits employers' policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local law and best practices
- Counsels employers with respect to the avoidance of employment-related disputes, employee discipline, leaves of absence, accommodation requests, and termination of employment (including voluntary and involuntary reductions in force)
- Prepares employment, consulting, separation, and non-compete agreements
- Conducts workplace training seminars for employees, managers, and human resources personnel in a variety of industries
- Performs company-wide audits pertaining to various wage and hour issues, such as appropriate classification of employees as "exempt" or "non-exempt" under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage-hour laws
- Counsels multinational companies on the unique labor and employment law issues they face
- Promotes compliance with EEO laws and other statutes governing the workplace
- Represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including discrimination, wrongful discharge, harassment, and employment contract cases
Ms. Sholinsky serves on the adjunct faculty of the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, where she teaches courses concerning human resources and the law. She also frequently speaks at events and webinars on employment law topics and authors numerous publications on employment law issues. Ms. Sholinsky is a member of the firm's Finance, Diversity & Professional Development, and National Employment, Labor & Workforce Management Steering Committees. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the firm's Women's Initiative. Ms. Sholinsky is also comanager and lefty second baseman on the firm's softball team, the EBG Bees.
NANCY GUNZENHAUSER POPPER is an Associate in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green.
- Counsels clients on compliance with EEO laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, worker classification issues, and other federal, state, and local statutes governing the workplace
- Advises employers in all facets of the employment relationship, from pre-employment considerations and hiring to terminations and post-employment restrictions
- Prepares employment, consulting, and separation agreements
- Audits employers’ employment policies, procedures, and handbooks to ensure compliance with applicable laws and best practices
- Conducts workplace training seminars for employees, managers, and human resources personnel
- Assists in defending clients in labor and employment-related litigation in a broad array of matters, such as discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, and wage and hour disputes
Prior to joining Epstein Becker Green, Ms. Popper worked as an intern in the Law Department of the Kings County Supreme Court; the Employment Law Department of one the world's largest professional services, risk management, and insurance brokerage firms; and the Social Security Administration, among other positions.
While at law school, Ms. Popper received the CALI "Excellence for the Future Award" in Privacy in the Workplace.