迈克尔 C.施密特 - Michael C. Schmidt

Vice Chair, Labor & Employment Department

New York

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Recent Publication:

VI-118 - Overturning Roe v. Wade and the Impact on Employers and Employees [Employment Law Now Blog]

In today's episode, I offer the takeaways from the Supreme Court's June 2022 Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade, and am joined by colleagues for a roundtable discussion on the impact of the decision on benefits, health care, and labor and employment law. Download this episode....

迈克尔 C.施密特是本所劳动和就业法部门的律师,同样也是纽约中城办公室的执行合伙人,副主席。他是纽约市居民。

迈克尔有逾二十年的劳动和就业法从业经验,业务领域囊括代理公司管理的各个方面:(1)关于时薪(超时或者拖欠工资),歧视,骚扰,报复,内幕披露,非竞争条款,商业秘密,残疾障碍以及有关解聘事务的辩护诉讼;(2)日常法务的训练和顾问活动,涉及招聘,解聘以及其他关于客户产业和业务的问题;和(3)起草和审核雇佣合同,终止和离职合同,保密和非竞争条款,和雇佣政策及手册。迈克尔工作的重心是维持其与客户的合作关系,制定在员工关系中避免诉讼以及潜在摩擦最小化的最优策略。 他曾在联邦和州法院进行辩护,并代表公司(联合或非联合)参与联邦和州行政机构诸如平等就业机会委员会,纽约州人权部门,纽约市人权委员会,劳动部(州及联邦),职业安全和健康行政机构以及全国劳动关系董事会的仲裁。

迈克尔是Touro法学院(Central Islip,纽约)的兼职教授。他负责教授就业法,并且多次参与课程策划,学术会议,研讨会以及继续法律教育项目,谈论就业法的发展动态。迈克尔的评论也多次被就业法专题的著作引用,并且经常被贸易出版商和全国期刊(网络及传统)采访,询问他关于最新法律动态的评论。他同时也是一个讨论社会媒体和就业法的博客的出版商和编辑,这是一个在新科技时代对于雇主而言十分重要的领域。(www.socialmediaemploymentlawblog.com).

除了他维持日常客户关系,他还是纽约课余全明星联盟的董事会主席。这是一个由阿诺德·施瓦辛格于1990年中期成立的为年轻人提供课余和暑期项目的全国慈善组织的纽约分部。他同时也花费大量时间为各类组织和个人提供法律援助以帮助那些有需要但无法支付高昂律师费的人们。

迈克尔于1990年从布兰达斯大学以优异生本科毕业。1993年,他从霍夫斯塔大学法学院以优异生毕业。在校期间,他是霍夫斯塔法学院评论的注释编辑。

Publications

VI-118 - Overturning Roe v. Wade and the Impact on Employers and Employees [Employment Law Now Blog]

July 05, 2022

In today's episode, I offer the takeaways from the Supreme Court's June 2022 Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade, and am joined by colleagues for a roundtable discussion on the impact of the decision on benefits, health care, and labor and employment law. Download this episode....

VI-117-Addressing Violence in the Workplace [Employment Law Now Blog]

June 06, 2022

In today's episode, I am joined by Dan Pascale, Executive Vice President of Margolis Healy and Associates, to discuss how employers should be addressing today's threats and acts of violence in the workplace. Download this episode....

VI-116-Top 10 Employment Issues To Consider For The Summer Kick-Off [Employment Law Now Blog]

May 30, 2022

As we approach the unofficial start to Summer 2022, today's new episode addresses the 10 issues that should be on the radar of all employers. Download this episode....

VI-115- A Conversation with NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo [Employment Law Now Blog]

May 09, 2022

In today's new episode, I am joined by NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo to discuss significant recent activity at the Board, including her position that employer "captive audience meetings" held with employees violate the National Labor Relations Act. Download this episode....

VI-114-Banning Arbitration of Sexual Harassment/Assault Claims [Employment Law Now Blog]

February 22, 2022

Congress just passed a significant new law prohibiting pre-dispute arbitration agreements (and class action waivers) for claims of sexual harassment and sexual assault. In today's new episode, I discuss what the new federal law says and what it does not say, and what employers should be thinking...

VI-113 - Panel Discussion on Significant Equal Pay Legislation [Employment Law Now Blog]

February 15, 2022

Equal pay issues are becoming more prominent across the country, and significant new legislation in Illinois is worth noting (whether or not the company does business there). Joining me to discuss the law and its implications on equal pay trends generally are the Assistant Director of the Illinois...

VI-112- 5th Anniversary Episode: An Old Friend Talking Politics and the Impact on Employers [Employment Law Now Blog]

February 01, 2022

For this 5th anniversary episode, I am joined by my guest from the very first podcast episode on February 1, 2017 (and every anniversary since), Howard Schweitzer, to talk about the state of politics on the federal, state, and local levels, and the impact on employers in 2022. Download this...

VI-111- A Conversation With EEOC Commissioner Andrea Lucas [Employment Law Now Blog]

January 28, 2022

Current EEOC Commissioner Andrea Lucas joins me on the podcast today to talk about public perception of the EEOC, responding to employee religious accommodation requests, combating anti-semitism in the workplace, Covid-19 as a "disability," the benefits of mentorship, and what we can expect in...

VI-110 - End of the OSHA ETS? Supreme Court Re-Issues A Stay [Employment Law Now Blog]

January 14, 2022

Yesterday afternoon, the U.S. Supreme Court re-issued a stay prohibiting the federal government (OSHA) from enforcing its ETS that required large employers to either mandate COVID-19 vaccines or weekly testing. Today's new episode discusses the Supreme Court's decision and the impact on...

V-109- BREAKING: OSHA ETS Stay is Lifted and Can Be Enforced Again [Employment Law Now Blog]

December 18, 2021

Last night, December 17, 2021, the 6th Circuit dissolved and eliminated the prior stay of enforcement that was in place for the OSHA ETS. In this special weekend episode, I break down the 6th Circuit's surprising decision and what it now means for employers. Download this episode....

V-108 - EEOC Commissioner Sonderling on Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace [Employment Law Now Blog]

December 10, 2021

In today's episode, current EEOC Commissioner Keith Sonderling joins me to talk about the benefits, risks, and EEOC position on employer use of artificial intelligence to make employment-related decisions. Download this episode....

V-107 - Current Status of All Federal Vaccine Mandates (and State/City Action) [Employment Law Now Blog]

December 08, 2021

This episode provides the current status of all of the federal vaccine mandates (OSHA ETS, health care industry rule, and federal contractor rule), as well as an update on significant developments on the state and local levels. Download this episode....

V-106 - BREAKING OSHA ETS NEWS: Extending the Stay and Choosing a Lottery Winner [Employment Law Now Blog]

November 17, 2021

Today's new episode summarizes the late-breaking developments with the 5th Circuit's extension of its stay of enforcement of the OSHA ETS, and the impact that today's Circuit Court lottery may have on the ultimate viability of the ETS. Download this episode....

V-105- The New OSHA ETS on Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines [Employment Law Now Blog]

November 08, 2021

In today's new episode, I break down the primary obligations under OSHA's new ETS on mandatory vaccination and testing, provide an update on current legal challenges, and suggest what employers should be doing right now. Download this episode....

V-104 - Religious Accommodations to Vaccine Policies: An EEOC Update and Best Practices [Employment Law Now Blog]

October 29, 2021

In today's episode, I address one of the biggest challenges employers have faced with mandatory vaccine policies: religious-based accommodation requests. First, I summarize the EEOC's latest update from this week on religious-based accommodations. Second, I am joined by my Cozen O'Connor colleague,...

V-103 - A Conversation About Mental Health and COVID-19 [Employment Law Now Blog]

October 25, 2021

In today's episode, I am joined by Dr. Christina Carson-Sacco, the co-founder of The Center for Neuropsychology and Counseling, to talk about the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the mental health of employers and employees, and how all of us can better promote mental health moving...

V-102 - Updates on OSHA, EEOC, State Action, and Sex Addiction [Employment Law Now Blog]

October 19, 2021

In today's new episode, I provide an update on the anticipated vaccine ETS from OSHA, the EEOC's latest guidance on vaccine incentives, the current obligations under the NY HERO Act, and whether sex addiction is a disability under the ADA. Download this episode....

V-101 - President Biden's New OSHA COVID-19 Directive [Employment Law Now Blog]

September 14, 2021

In today's new episode, we address President Biden's new directive that OSHA issue an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring employers with 100 or more employees to mandate vaccines or weekly testing. We also look at the import of New York State finally designating COVID-19 as a "highly...

V-100 - The Latest on Vaccine Policies and Bellwether States [Employment Law Now Blog]

August 27, 2021

On today's episode (our 100th!), I talk about the latest developments with COVID-19 vaccines and mandatory vaccine policies, and am joined by my Cozen O'Connor colleague John Carrigan to discuss what California and other bellwether states are doing on the vaccine issue. Download this...

V-99- Vaccines, Masks, and Other Big Developments [Employment Law Now Blog]

July 29, 2021

In today's new episode, I discuss big new developments: updates on mandatory vaccine and mask policies, new action to ban non-competes, a big free speech decision, New York regulatory updates, and a proposed wage and hour rule. Download this episode....

Education

  • Hofstra University, J.D., 1993
  • Brandeis University, B.A., 1990
  • New York
  • New York Court of Appeals
  • New York Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of New York

American Bar Association

New York State Bar Association