Joseph Harris has been selected by the American Society of Legal Advocates (“ASLA”) as a “Top 40 Under 40” labor and employment lawyer for the State of New York for 2019. ASLA selects lawyers who combine stellar legal credentials with a proven commitment to community engagement, leadership, and the highest professional standards. Membership comprises less than 1.5% of all licensed lawyers nationwide. The selection process is conducted manually by attorneys and selections are made without regard to whether a lawyer chooses to join ASLA.
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Joseph Harris Speaks with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) About Employee Body Odor.
As summer approaches, complaints about employee body odor are likely to increase. In “How to Talk with a Worker About Body Odor,” Joseph Harris offers practical guidance on how employers should address this problem.
Evan J. White quoted by Inc. Magazine in “Political Discord in The Workplace? Here’s What to Do,” and by Fast Company in “Can You Fire An Employee Because You Hate Their Views? It Depends.”
Evan White Explains Key Employment Law Considerations in Mergers and Acquisitions at the New Jersey State Bar Association.
Evan J. White presents “Business Buyers and Sellers: Key Employment Law Considerations,” at the New Jersey State Bar Association, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Topics include wage-hour liability, collective bargaining agreements, reductions in force and related notice requirements, employee benefit issues, and ongoing litigation.
Joseph Harris Discusses Key Wage-Hour Law Considerations for Start-Ups at the Fordham University School of Law.
Joseph Harris speaks to law students at the Fordham University School of Law about some of the wage-hour pitfalls that most commonly affect start-ups, including failure to recognize that salaried employees may still be entitled to overtime, misclassification of employees as “contractors,” the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act and its notice and pay stub requirements and penalties, and the concept of “suffered or permitted to work” under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Evan presents a program on the #MeToo movement, and its impact on businesses, at Prudential in East Hanover, New Jersey. Topics include the origins of, recent news concerning, and current state of the #MeToo movement, understanding #MeToo from an employment law perspective, how businesses should address and respond to employee concerns or claims involving #MeToo, and what lies ahead for business owners when it comes to harassment and gender issues in the workplace.
Joseph Harris Discusses the Surge in Overtime Lawsuits and the Impact of the #MeToo Movement at New York University.
Joseph Harris presents “Overtime and #MeToo: The Two Greatest Employment Law Risks For Growing Companies,” to the Strategic Steps for Growth Program (SS4G) at New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. SS4G It is an executive business education program designed for Minority-and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE), as well as media, entertainment, and technology firms, that want to grow their business. SS4G is presented in collaboration with the NYC Department of Small Business Services, the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, Citi Community Development, the NYU Leonard N. Stern School of Business’ W.R. Berkley Innovation Lab, and the NYU Leonard N. Stern School of Business’ Entertainment, Media and Technology Program. Joseph Harris and Evan White have been honored to serve as SS4G’s Guest Lecturers on Employment Law since 2011.
Evan White speaks with Law360 about the New York City Council’s vote to give interns the same protection from discrimination as employees, and the implications of the change in the City Human Rights Law for the rest of the country.
Joseph Harris spoke to the Wall Street Journal about the President’s plan to revise federal overtime regulations and the impact the proposed changes could have on businesses.
The New York “CPA & ESQ Awards,” presented by Citibank, honor the region’s most enterprising accountants and attorneys for their leadership, accomplishment, innovation and success. An independent committee of local business leaders chooses the CPA & ESQ finalists based on the quality of nominations submitted. Awards are presented to accountants and attorneys that have made an outstanding impact on their clients’ businesses.