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Sharon Cohen is an associate in the Labor & Employment Practice Group of Davis & Gilbert. Ms. Cohen regularly counsels and actively litigates on behalf of her clients in all aspects of employment law. She represents nationwide companies in a variety of industries, including media, advertising and marketing, hospitality, financial services, and health care.

Ms. Cohen frequently advises her clients on a wide variety of workplace issues, including internal investigations of discrimination and harassment complaints, wage and hour compliance, family, medical and sick leave and hiring, terminations and reductions in force. She also has extensive experience counseling her clients on nationwide state and city sick leave laws and frequently advises her media and advertising clients on child performer laws in connection with commercials and photo-shoots. In addition, she regularly conducts anti-harassment and manager best practices trainings around the country.

Ms. Cohen has a broad range of experience representing her clients in individual employment cases to multi-plaintiff and class action litigation in state and federal court, as well as administrative charges before federal and local state agencies (including the EEOC, NLRB, New York State Division of Human Rights, and New York City Commission on Human Rights).

Prior to joining Davis & Gilbert, Ms. Cohen was an 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

"How to Navigate Harassment Claims in the "MeToo" Environment," Davis & Gilbert Labor & Employment Seminar, April 2018

"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, "Beginning October 29, 2018, New Jersey Employers Must Provide Paid Sick Leave," D&G Labor & Employment Alert, October 2018

Co-Author, "Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Goes Into Effect on April 1, 2018," D&G Labor & Employment Alert, March 2018

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

"How to Navigate Harassment Claims in the "MeToo" Environment," Davis & Gilbert Labor & Employment Seminar, April 2018

"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, "Beginning October 29, 2018, New Jersey Employers Must Provide Paid Sick Leave," D&G Labor & Employment Alert, October 2018

Co-Author, "Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Goes Into Effect on April 1, 2018," D&G Labor & Employment Alert, March 2018

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