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Sharon Cohen is an associate in the Labor & Employment Practice Group of Davis & Gilbert. Ms. Cohen represents and advises employers on a variety of employment and labor matters, including wage-and-hour disputes, discrimination claims, and general employment counseling. She has handled a broad range of cases, from individual employment disputes to multi-plaintiff and class action litigation in state and federal court, as well as administrative charges before the EEOC, NLRB, and New York City Commission on Human Rights. Ms. Cohen has experience with many federal and state labor and employment statutes, including Title VII, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the National Labor Relations Act, and various state discrimination and wage and hour laws.

Prior to joining Davis & Gilbert, Ms. Cohen was a labor and employment associate at Jones Day, and served as a Foreign Law Clerk to Justice Neal Hendel on the Supreme Court of Israel. During law school, she served as an Executive Editor on the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, and was a legal writing instructor for first year law students.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

"HR-PRO Seminar: Recordkeeping and Understanding the Fair Labor Standards Act," May 10, 2017

"Employee Discrimination and Harassment Complaints: Best Practices for Conducting Effective Internal Investigations," Davis & Gilbert Labor & Employment Seminar, December 2016

PUBLICATIONS

Co-Author, "Complying with California Cities' Recently Enacted Paid Sick Leave Ordinances," D&G Labor & Employment Alert, December 2016

Co-Author, "Assess Pay Practices Now to Comply With New Overtime Rule," Hospitality Law, July 2016

Co-Author, "What Employers Need to Know About New York State's New Paid Family Leave Law," D&G Labor & Employment Alert, May 2016

Co-Author, "New California Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy Regulations," D&G Labor & Employment Alert, March 2016

Co-Author, "NYC Law Requiring Pre-Tax Transit Benefits Now in Effect," D&G Labor & Employment Alert, January 2016

Co-Author, "NYC Enacts Law Prohibiting Caregiver Discrimination," D&G Labor & Employment Alert, January 2016

Co-Author, "NY Governor Signs Bills Expanding Workplace Protections Against Sex Discrimination and Promoting Wage Equality," D&G Labor & Employment Alert, December 2015

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS

New York City Bar Association
New York State Bar Association

BAR ADMISSIONS

New Jersey
New York
U.S. District Courts of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
U.S. District Court of New Jersey

EDUCATION

University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 2012
Brandeis University, B.A., magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, 2009


SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

"HR-PRO Seminar: Recordkeeping and Understanding the Fair Labor Standards Act," May 10, 2017

"Employee Discrimination and Harassment Complaints: Best Practices for Conducting Effective Internal Investigations," Davis & Gilbert Labor & Employment Seminar, December 2016

PUBLICATIONS

Co-Author, "Complying with California Cities' Recently Enacted Paid Sick Leave Ordinances," D&G Labor & Employment Alert, December 2016

Co-Author, "Assess Pay Practices Now to Comply With New Overtime Rule," Hospitality Law, July 2016

Co-Author, "What Employers Need to Know About New York State's New Paid Family Leave Law," D&G Labor & Employment Alert, May 2016

Co-Author, "New California Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy Regulations," D&G Labor & Employment Alert, March 2016

Co-Author, "NYC Law Requiring Pre-Tax Transit Benefits Now in Effect," D&G Labor & Employment Alert, January 2016

Co-Author, "NYC Enacts Law Prohibiting Caregiver Discrimination," D&G Labor & Employment Alert, January 2016

Co-Author, "NY Governor Signs Bills Expanding Workplace Protections Against Sex Discrimination and Promoting Wage Equality," D&G Labor & Employment Alert, December 2015

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS

New York City Bar Association
New York State Bar Association

BAR ADMISSIONS

New Jersey
New York
U.S. District Courts of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
U.S. District Court of New Jersey

EDUCATION

University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 2012
Brandeis University, B.A., magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, 2009