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Conference - Part 1 - 2020: The Most Challenging Year - Laura Harshbarger, BSK
Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM EST
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Event Details

Date: September 29, 2020

Time: 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Location: Zoom Event




2020: The Most Challenging Year (1.5 credits)

2020 has been a year like no other.  In this session, we will review the events of 2020 from a human resources lens.  We will touch on the major legal developments as well as those on the horizon, from the lasting impacts of COVID-19 (i.e., new leave laws, downsizings, remote work and reasonable accommodation) to more ordinary but also new and significant lawmaking, including the New York Paid Sick Leave law. 

After the presentation we will draw names to be entered into the series raffle drawings. Prize winners will be drawn at the conclusion of the series. Follow us on Facebook to find out what prizes you could be entered to win!



About the Speaker


Laura Harshbarger, BSK

Laura Harshbarger was named Lawyer of the Year in 2019 by Best Lawyers in America® for management-side employment law in the Syracuse area. She continues to be listed in Best Lawyers in America® and New York Super Lawyers®.

Laura strives to be actively engaged with her clients, taking the time to understand each organization’s unique needs and goals, and providing tailored, practical advice.

Laura counsels employers engaged in a wide variety of industries, including higher education, public school education, manufacturing, service and financial sectors, not-for-profits, and health care. With a practice that includes all aspects of labor and employment law, Laura counsels employers with respect to day-to-day human resources management, as well as specific issues concerning:

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and New York Labor Law.

In the case of higher education, Laura advises colleges and universities with respect to Title IX (policy development, sexual harassment and sexual misconduct investigations and hearings), as well as accommodating students with disabilities pursuant to Title II and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. She represents colleges and universities in Office for Civil Rights (OCR) investigations and in federal and New York state court litigation.

Laura regularly defends organizations in New York State and federal courts, as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the New York State Division of Human Rights. She also represents clients in arbitrations and mediations, negotiates collective bargaining agreements, and advises clients with respect to labor relations issues.

In addition to providing in-house legal training, Laura is a frequent lecturer. She has also authored and co-authored articles on a range of legal topics. Laura has been named to a national team of educational instructors for the National Center for Campus Public Safety's Trauma - Informed Sexual Assault Investigation and Adjudication Educational Program.

For five years, Laura served as Governor Andrew Cuomo’s appointee as Chair of the Fourth Department Judicial Screening Committee and a member of the Governor's State Judicial Screening Committee. These Committees evaluate the qualifications of judicial candidates and make recommendations to the Governor with respect to which candidates are highly qualified to hold judicial positions. 





Member Rate = $25
Non-Member = $35
Transitional or Student = $25


Member Cost for Virtual Conference Series: $75
Non-Member cost for Virtual Conference Series: $100
Student/Transitional Cost for Virtual Conference Series: $75 








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