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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 six consecutive years by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2013-2018). He has also been recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of labor and employment: workplace and employment counseling for six consecutive years (2013-2018). In addition, Mr. Gilman has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in employment law – management for eight consecutive years (2012-2019) and has been selected as a Super Lawyer by New York Metro Super Lawyers (2007-2018).

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

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

"50 Legal Tips in 50 Minutes," "Bonus LAW Roundtable 1," "LAW 7 DOL Update," and "Annual Cornell University Executive Summit," 2018 National HR in Hospitality Conference & Expo, March 5-7, 2018

"Pressing Employer Issues in the Workplace," Davis & Gilbert Labor & Employment Seminar, July 2017

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

"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

PUBLICATIONS

Co-Author, "New York State Imposes New Legal Requirements for Workplace Sexual Harassment Prevention," D&G Labor & Employment Alert, April 2018

Co-Author, "Tax Reform Eliminated Deductions for Confidential Sexual Harassment Settlements," D&G Labor & Employment Alert, April 2018

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

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

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

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

"50 Legal Tips in 50 Minutes," "Bonus LAW Roundtable 1," "LAW 7 DOL Update," and "Annual Cornell University Executive Summit," 2018 National HR in Hospitality Conference & Expo, March 5-7, 2018

"Pressing Employer Issues in the Workplace," Davis & Gilbert Labor & Employment Seminar, July 2017

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

"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

PUBLICATIONS

Co-Author, "New York State Imposes New Legal Requirements for Workplace Sexual Harassment Prevention," D&G Labor & Employment Alert, April 2018

Co-Author, "Tax Reform Eliminated Deductions for Confidential Sexual Harassment Settlements," D&G Labor & Employment Alert, April 2018

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

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

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