Events, Articles and Publications

Events and Seminars:

Howard Schragin will be participating on a panel review of recent Supreme Court employment law decision at the NYSBA Labor and Employment Law Section Fall Meeting in Washington D.C., September 23-24, 2016.

Howard Schragin will be a speaking at the Employment Law Institute on March 11, 2016 at the New York City Bar Association on a panel addressing "Legal Issues Arising from Employee Terminations: Discrimination, Retaliation, & Other Possible Claims"(March 2016)

Sapir, Not in my playground: Civility and Professionalism in Your Workplace - How the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers' Code of Professionalism and Civility Makes a Difference in My Workplace, America Bar Association Annual Meeting, Section of Labor and Employment Law (August 2-6, 2012), Chicago, Illinois.

Schragin, Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Separation Agreements: Smart Strategies for "Breaking Up" with Employees, HR Roundtable (April 26, 2012).

Sapir, Grody Ruben, Moy, Pessen and Fonstein, FINRA Arbitration: Inside Information for Neutrals and Advocates, American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution 14th Annual Spring Conference (April 18-21, 2012), Washington, D.C.

Sapir and Weiss, Exempt Employees and Independent Contractors: Trips, Consequences and Remedies; Consequences of Misclassification, Lorman Education Services - Fair Labor Standards Act in New York (September 13, 2011), White Plains, New York.

Sapir, FINRA Panel (ADR Track), American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law 5th Annual CLE Conference (November 2-5, 2011), Seattle, WA.

Sapir, Pessen, Shwarts and Moy, FINRA Arbitration: Inside Information for Advocates and Neutrals, American Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution in Labor and Employment Law Committee, Midwinter Meeting (February 10-13, 2011), Los Cabos, Mexico.

Sapir, Workshop on Successful Tips To Resolve The Litigation Case In Mediation: Employee's Perspective, American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law 4th Annual CLE Conference (November 3-6, 2010), Chicago, Illinois.

Sapir, E-Discovery Arbitration: What Every Advocate and Arbitrator Needs to Know to Competently Manage a Case in the Age of Production of Electronically Stored Information (ESI), American Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution in Labor and Employment Law Committee, Midwinter Meeting (February 14-17, 2010), San Juan, PR.

Sapir, Effective Mediating: Demonstration of Advanced Techniques for Advocates and Mediators That Will Help Your Mediation's Success - Preparing the Plaintiff For Mediation, American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law 3rd Annual CLE Conference (November 4-7, 2009), Washington, D.C.

Schragin & Molinari, New Ways to Make Telecommuting Work: A Win-Win for Employees and Employers, Audio Seminar (September 24, 2009).

Schragin & Slevin, Managing On-line Social Networking for the HR Practitioner: What You Need To Know To Manage The Advantages And Challenges With Your Employees - The Legal Perspective, Society for Human Resource Management, Southern Connecticut Chapter (June 9, 2009).

Schragin, Workplace 2.0: The Modern Electronic Workplace and the Issues Faced By Employers, HR Roundtable (April 30, 2009).

Sapir, Harris, Lurye, Barnard and Berger, Mandatory Arbitration of Statutory Discrimination Claims Pursuant to a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) (Penn. Plaza LLC v. Pyett), American Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution in Labor and Employment Law Committee, Midwinter Meeting (February 15-18, 2009), Key West, Florida

Sapir, Attardo, Rosenfeld and Grody Ruben, Employment Mediation Strategies - From Selection to Resurrecting the Faltering Mediation, American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law National CLE Teleconference (November 12, 2008).

Sapir, Attardo, Rosenfeld and Grody Ruben, Employment Mediation Strategies - From Selection to Resurrecting the Faltering Mediation, American Bar Association's Section of Labor and Employment Law, Annual CLE Meeting (September 10-13, 2008), Denver, Colorado.

Sapir, Attardo, Rosenfeld and Grody Ruben, Employment Mediation Strategies - From Selection to Resurrecting the Faltering Mediation, American Bar Association's Section of Labor and Employment Law, National CLE Teleconference, (November 12, 2008).

Schragin & Murphy, It's a Wrap: Avoiding the Year-End Employment Pitfalls, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., "First Wednesday" New York Labor and Employment Breakfast Briefing, (November 5, 2008).

Schragin, Recent Developments in ADA, FMLA and the Genetic Information Discrimination Act, HR Roundtable (June 26, 2008).

Sapir, Attardo, Rosenfeld and Grody Ruben, Resurrecting the Faltering Mediation: Effective Methods to Bring Mediation Back from the Brink, American Bar Association's Section of Labor and Employment Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution in Labor and Employment Law Midwinter Meeting (February 10-13, 2008), Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

Schragin, Gross, Krueger, & Murphy, New York Employer's ADA Master Class (December 6, 2007).

Sapir, Golden, Livingston and Woodhouse, Hello and Goodbye: Elements of Employment and Separation Agreements, American Bar Association's Section of Labor and Employment Law, Annual CLE Conference (November 7-10, 2007), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Schragin, It's A Wrap: Avoiding the Year-End Employment Pitfalls, HR Roundtable (November 20, 2006).

Sapir, Singing the Blues: New Claims and Defenses in Employment Cases - California Dreamin': A Trio of Interesting Cases from the Golden State, American Bar Association's Section of Labor and Employment Law, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee, Midwinter Meeting (March 14-18, 2006), Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Sapir, Georgetown University Law Center Continuing Legal Education 8th Annual Litigating Employment Cases: Views from the Bench (October 14-15, 2004), New York, New York.

Sapir, National Employment Lawyers Association, Inc. Fifteenth Annual Spring Convention (June 23-26, 2004), San Antonio, Texas.

Sapir and Frumkin, Custody: Litigate vs. Mediate, Pace Law School Center for Continuing Education (May 7, 2003).

Sapir, Rogers and Fishel, A Model Employment Separation Agreement: A Review of Customary Terms from Both Individual and Management Perspectives, NYSBA Labor and Employment Law Section Fall Meeting (October 4-6, 2002), Ithaca, New York.

Sapir and Frumkin, Basics of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Pace Law School Center for Continuing Legal Education (October 2, 2002).

Sapir & Frumkin LLP, Family and Medical Leave Act Update, Lorman Education Services, Tarrytown, New York (January 25, 2001).

Sapir & Frumkin LLP, Employment and Labor Law in New York, Lorman Education Services, Tarrytown, New York (December 1, 2000).

Sapir, EEO Basics, ABA and University of Connecticut Law School (September 15, 1999).

Sapir, Winning Trial Techniques and the Importance of Themes, NELA/NY Employment Law Program at the 1999 Convention of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (June 11, 1999).

Sapir, Advanced Employment Law, NYSTLA Seventh Annual Convention (June 9-13, 1999).

Sapir, Romance In The Workplace, American Arbitration Association, San Diego, California (June, 1998).

Sapir, Opening Statements, NYSBA Employment Litigation Institute, St. John's University School of Law (May, 1998)

Sapir, McWhirter v. City of Ann Arbor (sexual harassment), Court TV (1997) (commentator).

Sapir, Scholz v. Orlando Magic (reverse discrimination and defamation), Court TV (1997) (commentator).

Sapir, Sexual Harassment, Fox News (1997) (commentator).

Sapir, Employment Practices Liability Insurance ("EPLI") Policies: Everything the New York Employment Lawyer Needs to Know, NYS Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section, Fall Meeting (September, 1997).

Sapir, Proof and Defense of Damages Without an Expert, NYS Bar Association and St. John's University School of Law Employment Law Litigation Institute (May, 1997).

Sapir, Pre-Trial Motions, Jury Selection, and Opening Statements, A.B.A. Equal Employment Opportunity Committee, EEO Basics (May, 1997).

Sapir, Direct Examination of Plaintiff's Expert, A.B.A. Employee Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Trial Advocacy Program (March 1997).

Sapir, Romance in the Workplace, NYS Bar Association Labor and Employment Section, Fall Conference (October, 1996).

Sapir, Romance in the Workplace: In Search of a Workable, Enforceable Policy, New York University's 49th National Conference on Labor, NYU School of Law (June, 1996).

Sapir, Plaintiff's Counsel in Mock Trial Demonstration, NYS Bar Association and St. John's University School of Law Employment Law Litigation Institute (May, 1996).

Sapir, Burden of Proof in Disparate Treatment and Mixed Motive Cases: Translating Shifting Burdens into Understandable Jury Instructions, A.B.A. Equal Employment Opportunity Committee, Mid-Winter Meeting (March, 1996).

Sapir, Should ADA Rights be Defeated by an Application for Disability Benefits?, A.B.A. Employee Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Mid-Winter Meeting (March, 1996).

Sapir, Maintaining a Claim for Disability Benefits Consistent with ADA Rights, NYS Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Fall Conference (October, 1995).

Sapir, Building a Successful Employment Law Practice, NELA Regional Conference (Spring, 1995).

Sapir, Exploring the Intersection between Labor and Plaintiff's Employment Law, NELA Annual Conference (June, 1994).

Sapir, Trustees' Basic Fiduciary Responsibilities, Educational Conference of Health, Welfare and Pension Plans, Inc. (April, 1994).

Sapir, Evaluating Plaintiff's Employment Cases for Settlement, N.Y. NELA Conference (Spring, 1994).

Articles and Publications:

Franklin & Gregory, "Labor Songs: the Provocative Product of Psalmists, Prophets and Poets," Journal of Catholic Legal Studies (May 2012)

Franklin, "Vesting Retirement Benefits: Revisiting Yard‑Man and Its Unacknowledged Presumption" Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development (Summer 2011)

Schragin, Test Your NY Labor IQ: Seven Interesting Facts for the HR Practitioner, New York Employment Newsletter (August 13, 2010)

Franklin, "Dissecting the Rights of Publicity and Anti‑Competitive Behavior in O'Bannon v. National Collegiate Athletic Association," New York State Bar Association Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal (Fall/Winter 2010)

Schragin, Social Networking Sites As A Hiring Tool: Why You Should Proceed With Caution, New York Employment Newsletter (February 2009)

Schragin, Legislation to Ban Discrimination Based on Genetic Information Passed by Congress, New York Employment Newsletter (May 9, 2008)

Schragin, The Attorney-Client Privilege And Corporate Investigation, New York Employment Newsletter (February 2007)

Schragin, Preemployment Inquiries: Benefits, Potential Liability Of Drug Screens And Personality Tests, New York Employment Newsletter (August 2006)

Schragin, Employment Reference: The Less Said the Better - Or Is It? New York Employment Newsletter (February 2006)

Schragin, New York State Labor Law: Employer-Friendly, Unless You're A Health Care Provider, New York Employment Newsletter (August 2005)

Sapir, Employment Discrimination Law, Third Edition, (2000 Cumulative Supplement)

Sapir and Santangelo, Class Actions May Remedy Violations of New York's Wage and Hour Laws, NYSBA L&E Newsletter, Vol. 24, No. 3 (September 1999)

Sapir (Contributor), Public Sector Labor and Employment Law, 2d Ed. (Lefkowitz, et al. 1998)

Sapir and Frumkin, Material Misrepresentation and Breach of Fiduciary Duties After Varity, Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee Newsletter, Vol. 3, No. 1 at 9, col. 1 (Spring, 1998)

Sapir, Employment Practices Liability Insurance: What Every Employment Lawyer Needs to Know, NYSBA Labor and Employment Section Newsletter (June, 1997)

Schragin, U.S. Shoe Corp. v. United States: A Victory for U.S.-Canada Maritime Trade, 19 Fordham Int'l L. J. 1764 (1996)

Sapir, Retention of Plaintiff's Counsel and Counsel's Pre-Claim Fact Investigation, in Employment Litigation in New York (Taber 1996)

Sapir (Chapter Author), New York Employment Litigation Guide (West 1996)

Sapir, Should ADA Rights be Defeated by an Application for Disability Benefits, NYS Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Newsletter (December, 1995)

Sapir, New York's Employment at Will Rule, as Interpreted and Applied with Varying Results by New York's State and Federal Courts, NYS Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Newsletter (June, 1994)

Phelan, Arterton and Sapir, Trial, in Disability Discrimination in the Workplace (Phelan & Arterton 1992)

Sapir (Chapter Author), Discrimination in the Workplace (Clark Boardman Callaghan 1992)

Sapir (Co-Editor), Chapter on EEOC Administrative Process, Employment Discrimination Law (BNA 2000)

Sapir (Contributor), New York State Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section Newsletter

Board of Advisors, New York Employment Law & Practice, published by Law Journal Newsletters

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