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Susan Gross Sholinsky
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 on avoiding disputes over matters stemming from 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
In 2019, Ms. Sholinsky was recommended by The Legal 500 United States in the area of Workplace and Employment Counseling.
Ms. Sholinsky serves as New York Co-Chair of 2020 Women on Boards: National Conversation on Board Diversity (2020WOB), a campaign for the principle that diversity in the boardroom encourages good corporate decisions. She also 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. Ms. Sholinsky frequently speaks at events and webinars on employment law topics and authors numerous publications on employment law issues.
Within the firm, Ms. Sholinsky serves as:
- Vice Chair of the National Employment, Labor & Workforce Management Steering Committee
- Vice Chair of the Diversity & Professional Development Committee
- A member of the firm’s Finance Committee
- A member of 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.
- Northwestern Pritzker School of Law (J.D., 2000)
- Cornell University (B.S., 1995)
- School of Industrial and Labor Relations
- New Jersey
- New York
- New Jersey State Courts
- New York State Courts
- U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- National Association of Women Lawyers
- New York City Bar Association, former Labor and Employment Law Committee Member
- New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
Gretchen Harders is a Member of the Firm in the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice, in the firm's New York office.
Ms. Harders' practice focuses on all aspects of executive compensation and employee benefits law. Ms. Harders counsels a broad range of clients on executive compensation and employee benefit issues, tax-qualified and non-qualified plans, 401(k) plans, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, deferred compensation, executive incentive compensation plans, executive employment and severance agreements, Section 409A compliance, equity-based compensation plans, multiemployer plans and health and welfare plans and trusts.
- Advises corporate clients on employee benefits compliance matters, tax-qualified pension plan compliance, defined benefit plans, Section 401(k) plans, multiemployer plan funding and administration, health and welfare benefit plans and fringe benefit plans
- Represents corporate clients and health care providers on health and welfare benefit plans, health care products and the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
- Advises both corporate and individual clients on executive compensation issues, including the design of executive employment contracts, incentive compensation arrangements, stock option plans and severance agreements, with a concentration in cross-border executive compensation and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act
- Represents tax-exempt and not-for-profit institutions with respect to pension plans, executive compensation, deferred compensation and employee benefits compliance matters
Ms. Harders is a frequent speaker on various employee benefit issues and developments and has authored articles on various topics of ERISA and employee benefits law, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Ms. Harders has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© (2014 to 2018) in the field of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law. She was also recommended by The Legal 500 United States (2013, 2014, 2018), in the category of Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Design, and named to the New York Metro Super Lawyerslist (2013 to 2017) in the area of Employee Benefits.
- Chapter 24, "Claims, Disputes, and Settlements," Section 409A Handbook(BNA Books, Fall 2010).
- "Surprises for Publicly-Traded Multinational Employers: Complying with Section 409A of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code," International Legal News, Volume 5, Issue 2 (Aug. 15, 2008).
- "Applying new US tax rules on deferred compensation to cross border arrangements," PLC Cross Border Employee and Labour Benefits Handbook 2007/8, with Howard Pianko (Sept. 13, 2007).
- "Cross-border employment contracts — practical considerations for the multinational employer," PLC Cross Border Employee and Labour Benefits Handbook 2006/7, with Howard Pianko (Aug. 10, 2006).
- "Employer Stock Funds in Corporate Transactions: Tax and ERISA Considerations," BNA Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal (Feb. 2004).
- "Employer Stock Funds in Corporate Transactions: Federal Securities Law Considerations," BNA Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal (April 2004).
- University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1997)
- University of Chicago (B.A., 1989)
- New York
- Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
- Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures
- Health Care and Life Sciences Industry
- American Bar Association, Employee Benefits Committee, Tax Section
- New York State Bar Association, Employee Benefits Committee, Tax Section