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Gregg A. Gilman is co-chair of the Labor & Employment Practice Group of Davis & Gilbert.  He advises employers on all workplace-related matters.  A significant portion of his practice is devoted to various labor and personnel issues, including wage and hour issues, preventive management, terminations, reductions in force, disciplinary measures, restrictive covenants, employment and termination agreements, executive compensation, harassment investigations, and employment policies.  Mr. Gilman also represents employers in state and federal courts and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state and local employment-rights agencies in race, sex, age, disability and other discrimination cases as well as all other employment litigation.

Mr. Gilman has negotiated collective bargaining agreements in the music, restaurant, social services, coal mining equipment and numerous other industries. For approximately 20 years, he has been the lead negotiator for the Single Engagement Club Date employers in their collective bargaining negotiations with Local 802 AF of M. He also represents employers before the National Labor Relations Board.  Mr. Gilman is the creator of Respect in the Workplace, an interactive training seminar on preventive management, including sexual harassment and workplace sensitivity training.

Mr. Gilman has been recognized as a leading lawyer for labor & employment law for four consecutive years by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2013-2016).  He has also been recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of labor and employment: workplace and employment counseling for four consecutive years (2013-2016). In addition, Mr. Gilman has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in employment law – management (2012-2017) and has been selected as a Super Lawyer by New York Metro Super Lawyers (2007-2016).

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

"Joint Employer," Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations New York Regional Roundtable, June 20, 2016

"The Joint Employer Doctrine: Is HR Responsible for Leased and Franchised Employees?" 10th Annual National HR in Hospitality Conference & Expo,
March 14-16, 2016

"How to Prepare for 2016: Proposed New Federal Overtime Regulations, New Employee-Friendly Laws in NYS and NYC, and Joint Employer Issues," Davis & Gilbert Labor & Employment Seminar, March 2016

Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations’ 14th Annual Labor and Employment Law Roundtable, October 4-5, 2015

"Medical Leave and Accommodation: Current Issues Under the FMLA and ADA," Davis & Gilbert Labor & Employment Seminar, July 2015

"50 Legal Tips in 50 Minutes" and "Mental and Chronic Health Issues – An Employer’s Responsibility?," 9th Annual National HR in Hospitality Conference & Expo, March 16-18, 2015

"Strategic Issues in Labor Relations," ALIS Law Conference, January 27, 2015

"Employment Law Issues Facing the Hotel Industry," Practising Law Institute's Hotels 2014: Law and Practice, September 10, 2014

"Fair Play vs. Unfair Competition: Current Issues in Enforcing Restrictive Covenants," Davis & Gilbert Labor & Employment Seminar, July 2014

"50 Legal Tips in 50 Minutes," "ADA: New Standards, New Regulations and How Your Day-to-Day Operations Are Affected," and "The 5th Annual Cornell University Executive Summit," 8th Annual National HR in Hospitality Conference & Expo, April 28-30, 2014

"Managing Health-Related Requests for Accommodation and Leaves of Absence," Davis & Gilbert Labor & Employment Seminar, February 2014

"Is It Time for Mandatory Arbitration Agreements with Class Action Waivers?" The 2nd Annual Hotel & Lodging Legal Summit, October 24-25, 2013

"Examining Recent Supreme Court Decisions and Their Effect on Your Daily HR Practice," Davis & Gilbert Labor & Employment Seminar, September 2013

"Cornell University 2013 Labor and Employment Law Roundtable," The Center for Hospitality Research, May 5-6 2013

"Hostile Work Environment, Health Care Reform, and New Legal Developments Impacting Your Daily HR Practice," Davis & Gilbert Labor & Employment Seminar, May 2013

"50 Legal Tips in 50 Minutes," 7th Annual National HR in Hospitality Conference & Expo, March 11-13 2013

"The Contingent Workforce: Legal Issues Related to Temps, Consultants, Freelancers, Interns, and other “Non-Regular” Personnel," Davis & Gilbert Labor & Employment Seminar, December 2012

"Ripped from the Headlines: Key HR News," Davis & Gilbert Labor & Employment Seminar, July 2012

"Labor Law Update," Association of Legal Administrators, June 7, 2012

"Cornell University 2012 Labor and Employment Law Roundtable," The Center for Hospitality Research, May 6-7, 2012

"New Year, New Changes in the Workplace: Technology/Social Media and Key EEOC Initiatives - What You Need to Know NOW,"  Davis & Gilbert Labor & Employment Seminar, March 2012

"50 Legal Tips in 50 Minutes," "How to Avoid, Address, and Win EEOC Complaints and Charges" and "The 3rd Annual Cornell University Executive Summit," 6th Annual National HR in Hospitality Conference & Expo, February 27-29, 2012

"Adverse Action and Third Party Reprisals," Cornell Retaliation Seminar, June 22, 2011

"Retaliation, Cat’s Paw, Does the Court Just Not Get It?" The Center for Hospitality Research, Cornell University 2011 Labor and Employment Law Roundtable, May 15-16, 2011

"Hot Topics in Labor & Employment Law" and "Discrimination & Class Action Lawsuits: Lessons Learned,"  5th Annual National HR in Hospitality Conference & Expo, April 4-6, 2011

"Restrictive Covenants: An Effective Sword and Shield," Davis & Gilbert Labor & Employment Seminar, March 2011

PUBLICATIONS

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

Co-Author, "Employee's Termination Based on Poor Performance, Not Race," Hospitality Law, January 2016

Co-Author, "Arbitration: A Positive Employment Tool and Potential Antidote to Class Actions," Cornell Hospitality Report, June 2014

"Federal Contractors Should Prepare for New OFCCP Regulations Covering Individuals With Disabilities and Veterans," D&G Labor & Employment Alert, April 2014

Co-Author, "Recent Judicial Decisions Reinforce the Importance of Drafting Arbitration Agreements with Employees to Minimize Class Action Risks," D&G Labor & Employment Alert, July 2013

Co-Author, "New NLRB Posting Rule To Take Effect In April 2012," D&G Labor & Employment Newsletter, Winter 2012

Co-Author, "New York Enacts Wage Theft Prevention Act," D&G Labor & Employment Alert, December 2010

Co-Author, "NLRB Challenges Facebook Firing," D&G Labor & Employment Alert, December 2010

Co-Author, "New York Payday/Pay Rate Notice Law Requires Separate Form," D&G Labor & Employment Alert, September 2010

PRESS

Featured, Cornell Center for Hospitality Research, "Featured Advisory Board Member: Gregg Gilman '85," June 3, 2015

Mentioned, Hotel News Resource's press release regarding the 9th Annual National HR in Hospitality Conference & Expo session, "50 Legal Tips in 50 Minutes," January 29, 2015

Quoted, Human Resources Executive Magazine, "The Slippery Glass Floor," October 29, 2014

Quoted, HotelNewsNow.com, "5 Things to Know," by Shawn A. Turner, March 2, 2012

Quoted, HotelNewsNow.com, "Social Media Brings New Legal Issues To Hotels," by Patrick Mayok, March 2, 2012

Quoted, HotelNewsNow.com, "More Legal Tips for HR Professionals," by Patrick Mayock, March 1, 2012

Quoted, Hotelsmag.com, "Stronger Human Resources Policies Help Offset Recession's Effects," March 24, 2010

Noted, Center for Hospitality Research News, "Analysis:  Two Supreme Court Decisions Expand Definition of Retaliation," by Glenn Withiam, July 8, 2009

Quoted, Hotel News Now, "Prevention Best Defense Against Employee Litigation," by Patrick Mayock, March 24, 2009

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS

The Cornell University’s Center for Hospitality Research, Advisory Board
The Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations, Advisory Board
Hospitality Law, Editorial Advisory Board

BAR ADMISSIONS

New York
U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

EDUCATION

University of Michigan, J.D., 1988
Cornell University, B.S., 1985


    Top Ranked - Chambers USA    The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

"Joint Employer," Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations New York Regional Roundtable, June 20, 2016

"The Joint Employer Doctrine: Is HR Responsible for Leased and Franchised Employees?" 10th Annual National HR in Hospitality Conference & Expo,
March 14-16, 2016

"How to Prepare for 2016: Proposed New Federal Overtime Regulations, New Employee-Friendly Laws in NYS and NYC, and Joint Employer Issues," Davis & Gilbert Labor & Employment Seminar, March 2016

Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations’ 14th Annual Labor and Employment Law Roundtable, October 4-5, 2015

"Medical Leave and Accommodation: Current Issues Under the FMLA and ADA," Davis & Gilbert Labor & Employment Seminar, July 2015

"50 Legal Tips in 50 Minutes" and "Mental and Chronic Health Issues – An Employer’s Responsibility?," 9th Annual National HR in Hospitality Conference & Expo, March 16-18, 2015

"Strategic Issues in Labor Relations," ALIS Law Conference, January 27, 2015

"Employment Law Issues Facing the Hotel Industry," Practising Law Institute's Hotels 2014: Law and Practice, September 10, 2014

"Fair Play vs. Unfair Competition: Current Issues in Enforcing Restrictive Covenants," Davis & Gilbert Labor & Employment Seminar, July 2014

"50 Legal Tips in 50 Minutes," "ADA: New Standards, New Regulations and How Your Day-to-Day Operations Are Affected," and "The 5th Annual Cornell University Executive Summit," 8th Annual National HR in Hospitality Conference & Expo, April 28-30, 2014

"Managing Health-Related Requests for Accommodation and Leaves of Absence," Davis & Gilbert Labor & Employment Seminar, February 2014

"Is It Time for Mandatory Arbitration Agreements with Class Action Waivers?" The 2nd Annual Hotel & Lodging Legal Summit, October 24-25, 2013

"Examining Recent Supreme Court Decisions and Their Effect on Your Daily HR Practice," Davis & Gilbert Labor & Employment Seminar, September 2013

"Cornell University 2013 Labor and Employment Law Roundtable," The Center for Hospitality Research, May 5-6 2013

"Hostile Work Environment, Health Care Reform, and New Legal Developments Impacting Your Daily HR Practice," Davis & Gilbert Labor & Employment Seminar, May 2013

"50 Legal Tips in 50 Minutes," 7th Annual National HR in Hospitality Conference & Expo, March 11-13 2013

"The Contingent Workforce: Legal Issues Related to Temps, Consultants, Freelancers, Interns, and other “Non-Regular” Personnel," Davis & Gilbert Labor & Employment Seminar, December 2012

"Ripped from the Headlines: Key HR News," Davis & Gilbert Labor & Employment Seminar, July 2012

"Labor Law Update," Association of Legal Administrators, June 7, 2012

"Cornell University 2012 Labor and Employment Law Roundtable," The Center for Hospitality Research, May 6-7, 2012

"New Year, New Changes in the Workplace: Technology/Social Media and Key EEOC Initiatives - What You Need to Know NOW,"  Davis & Gilbert Labor & Employment Seminar, March 2012

"50 Legal Tips in 50 Minutes," "How to Avoid, Address, and Win EEOC Complaints and Charges" and "The 3rd Annual Cornell University Executive Summit," 6th Annual National HR in Hospitality Conference & Expo, February 27-29, 2012

"Adverse Action and Third Party Reprisals," Cornell Retaliation Seminar, June 22, 2011

"Retaliation, Cat’s Paw, Does the Court Just Not Get It?" The Center for Hospitality Research, Cornell University 2011 Labor and Employment Law Roundtable, May 15-16, 2011

"Hot Topics in Labor & Employment Law" and "Discrimination & Class Action Lawsuits: Lessons Learned,"  5th Annual National HR in Hospitality Conference & Expo, April 4-6, 2011

"Restrictive Covenants: An Effective Sword and Shield," Davis & Gilbert Labor & Employment Seminar, March 2011

PUBLICATIONS

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

Co-Author, "Employee's Termination Based on Poor Performance, Not Race," Hospitality Law, January 2016

Co-Author, "Arbitration: A Positive Employment Tool and Potential Antidote to Class Actions," Cornell Hospitality Report, June 2014

"Federal Contractors Should Prepare for New OFCCP Regulations Covering Individuals With Disabilities and Veterans," D&G Labor & Employment Alert, April 2014

Co-Author, "Recent Judicial Decisions Reinforce the Importance of Drafting Arbitration Agreements with Employees to Minimize Class Action Risks," D&G Labor & Employment Alert, July 2013

Co-Author, "New NLRB Posting Rule To Take Effect In April 2012," D&G Labor & Employment Newsletter, Winter 2012

Co-Author, "New York Enacts Wage Theft Prevention Act," D&G Labor & Employment Alert, December 2010

Co-Author, "NLRB Challenges Facebook Firing," D&G Labor & Employment Alert, December 2010

Co-Author, "New York Payday/Pay Rate Notice Law Requires Separate Form," D&G Labor & Employment Alert, September 2010

PRESS

Featured, Cornell Center for Hospitality Research, "Featured Advisory Board Member: Gregg Gilman '85," June 3, 2015

Mentioned, Hotel News Resource's press release regarding the 9th Annual National HR in Hospitality Conference & Expo session, "50 Legal Tips in 50 Minutes," January 29, 2015

Quoted, Human Resources Executive Magazine, "The Slippery Glass Floor," October 29, 2014

Quoted, HotelNewsNow.com, "5 Things to Know," by Shawn A. Turner, March 2, 2012

Quoted, HotelNewsNow.com, "Social Media Brings New Legal Issues To Hotels," by Patrick Mayok, March 2, 2012

Quoted, HotelNewsNow.com, "More Legal Tips for HR Professionals," by Patrick Mayock, March 1, 2012

Quoted, Hotelsmag.com, "Stronger Human Resources Policies Help Offset Recession's Effects," March 24, 2010

Noted, Center for Hospitality Research News, "Analysis:  Two Supreme Court Decisions Expand Definition of Retaliation," by Glenn Withiam, July 8, 2009

Quoted, Hotel News Now, "Prevention Best Defense Against Employee Litigation," by Patrick Mayock, March 24, 2009

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS

The Cornell University’s Center for Hospitality Research, Advisory Board
The Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations, Advisory Board
Hospitality Law, Editorial Advisory Board

BAR ADMISSIONS

New York
U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

EDUCATION

University of Michigan, J.D., 1988
Cornell University, B.S., 1985


    Top Ranked - Chambers USA    The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms