In this panel conversation, John Fullerton, Lauri Rasnick, and Marc Mandelman, members of Epstein Becker & Green’s financial industry service team, identify and discuss some of the hot topics in employment law for employers in the financial services industry. Topics include employee classification and misclassification, new overtime regulations, criminal and credit background checks, and whistleblower compliance and retaliation litigation issues, with a particular emphasis on the unique challenges these legal issues pose in the financial sector.
JOHN F. FULLERTON III is a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green. He has substantial experience serving clients in the financial, health care, sports, real estate, and building service industries.
Since 2004, Mr. Fullerton has been an adjunct professor of law at Pace University School of Law, where he has taught classes in labor law and advanced appellate advocacy and served for nine years as the faculty advisor to the law school's National Moot Court team. A frequent lecturer, Mr. Fullerton has authored numerous articles on labor and employment topics for various publications, including The National Law Journal, The New York Law Journal, The Labor Lawyer, Employment Law360, Real Estate Weekly, Corporate Counsel, and Dispute Resolution Journal. He has also authored the book Employment Separation Agreements Line by Line: A Detailed Look at Employment Separation Agreements and How to Change Them to Meet Your Clients' Needs, published by Thomson West in 2011. He edits and contributes to the Financial Services Employment Law Blog and serves as coeditor of the firm's Act Now Advisories.
Mr. Fullerton is a graduate of Brown University and New York University School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Moot Court Casebook and a recipient of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers' Norman Ostrow Scholarship. Following graduation, he clerked for the Hon. Allyne R. Ross of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Mr. Fullerton has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (2007 to 2014) and New York Super Lawyers - Metro Edition (2007 to 2013). He is described as an "expert in labor union law" in the 2006 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.
Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
J.D., New York University School of Law, 1994
B.A., Brown University, magna cum laude, 1988
Lauri F. Rasnick is a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice in the firm's New York office.
Ms. Rasnick has significant experience representing employers in labor and employment matters. She regularly advises clients in many aspects of the employment relationship, including avoidance of litigation, employee terminations, disability and religious accommodation issues, wage and hour compliance, internal investigations, labor relations, and compliance with federal, state and local statutes. Ms. Rasnick frequently advises clients on the enforcement and drafting of restrictive covenants and employment agreements, and defends claims for bonuses and other compensation and litigates claims involving restrictive covenants and trade secrets.
Ms. Rasnick has also represented employers in a full spectrum of employment law matters in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies. She has also engaged in the mediation and arbitration of employment claims, both in the traditional labor and employment contexts.
Ms. Rasnick writes and speaks on a variety of employment issues, including sexual harassment and respect in the workplace, wage and hour practices, the Family and Medical Leave Act, preventing and dealing with employment discrimination claims and charges, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, E-mail and Internet usage, creating appropriate employment policies, union avoidance, and trade secrets.
MARC A. MANDELMAN is a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor, and Workforce Management practice, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green. He represents a variety of clients—including major corporations in the financial, insurance, fashion, retail, publishing, technology, and health care field—in all aspects of labor and employment relations.
While attending law school, Mr. Mandelman was the Managing Editor of the Hofstra Labor Law Journal. He also clerked for U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael L. Orenstein for the Eastern District of New York.
Mr. Mandelman was recommended in the Labor & Employment: Workplace & Employment Counseling category by The Legal 500 United States (2009-2013).
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