迈克尔 C.施密特 - Michael C. Schmidt

Vice Chair, Labor & Employment Department

New York

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Recent Publication:

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

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...

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

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....

V-98 - BREAKING: The EEOC's New COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance [Employment Law Now Blog]

June 01, 2021

Right at the start of the Memorial Day weekend, the EEOC issued new guidance on COVID-19 vaccine policies and incentive programs. Today's episode breaks down the Commission's answers to key questions and what it all means for employers. Download this episode....

V-97- Thoughts on Workplace Violence and Safety Plans [Employment Law Now Blog]

May 20, 2021

Today I am joined by Dan Pascale of safety and security firm Margolis Healy (a Cozen O'Connor affiliate) to identify the workplace violence and safety issues that businesses should be thinking about in 2021. Download this episode....

V-96- LOTS of Big Employment Law Developments [Employment Law Now Blog]

May 17, 2021

In today's new episode, I talk about social media and schools (and what that means for employers generally), spousal claims against employers for getting COVID-19 at home, the withdrawal of the independent contractor rule, the new New York HERO Act, and what the CDC just did to eliminate...

V-95 - Very Active Federal Agencies and Insight From an OSHA Insider [Employment Law Now Blog]

April 19, 2021

The past several weeks have seen significant action from the major federal agencies involved with employment law: EEOC, NLRB, DOL, and OSHA. In today's new episode, I will highlight the direction these agencies seem to be taking and am joined by Jim Sullivan, my colleague and former Chairman of the...

V-94- A Hodge Podge of Significant New Employment Law Developments [Employment Law Now Blog]

March 22, 2021

This episode addresses significant changes from OSHA and the DOL, the new and expanded FFCRA, and the first state to require paid leave to get vaccinated. Download this episode....

V-93- The View From HR: An Inside Perspective on Diversity, Inclusion, and Employee Engagement [Employment Law Now Blog]

March 10, 2021

In today's episode, I am joined by Donna Hughes, the Chief People Officer at EmblemHealth to talk about her experiences, successes, and concerns about promoting diversity and inclusion within the organization, and strategies to get buy-in from top to bottom. Download this episode....

V-92 - Analyzing Congress' Proposed "Pro Act" and Its Implication on Labor Law [Employment Law Now Blog]

February 24, 2021

Evan Armstrong from the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) joins me to talk about the significant PRO Act that was introduced in Congress and that will dramatically alter labor issues such as the use of mandatory arbitration agreements, the joint employer and independent contractor tests,...

V-91- (Part 2 of 2) One-On-One Conversation With EEOC Commissioner Keith Sonderling [Employment Law Now Blog]

February 18, 2021

Today's episode is the second of my two-part conversation with EEOC Commissioner Keith Sonderling (Part 1 released yesterday), who discusses the EEOC's enforcement priorities, the increase in use of guidance and opinion letters, hot 2021 topics (including Covid-19), and outreach and litigation...

V-90- (Part 1 of 2) One-On-One Conversation With EEOC Commissioner Keith Sonderling [Employment Law Now Blog]

February 17, 2021

Today's episode is the first of a two-part conversation with EEOC Commissioner Keith Sonderling, who discusses the EEOC's enforcement priorities, the increase in use of guidance and opinion letters, hot 2021 topics (including Covid-19), and outreach and litigation avoidance resources for both...

V-89- New OSHA Guidance on Covid-19 [Employment Law Now Blog]

February 04, 2021

In today's episode, I am joined by my Cozen colleague and the Chair of our OSHA Practice Group, John Ho, to talk about the new guidance (finally?) issued by OSHA on the Covid-19 pandemic. What did the guidance say? What did it not say? Download this episode....

V-88- 4th Anniversary Special Episode [Employment Law Now Blog]

February 01, 2021

As he does every February 1st since our inaugural episode on February 1, 2017, my colleague and the CEO of my firm's Public Strategies Group, Howard Schweitzer, joins the podcast to reflect on the state of politics in DC and around the country, and what it all means for employers. Download this...

V-87- 21 for 21: Twenty-One Employment Law Issues to Watch in 2021 [Employment Law Now Blog]

January 19, 2021

In this first new episode of the year, I address the 21 employment law issues that employers should watch in 2021. Download this episode....

IV-86- 3 Quick Hits: FFCRA Extension, Trump Executive Order, and New DOL Tipping Rule [Employment Law Now Blog]

December 28, 2020

In today's new episode, I address three quick hits for the holiday week: (1) the implications of Congress' failure to extend the expiring FFCRA requirements; (2) a federal court preliminarily striking down President Trump's Executive Order on workplace diversity trainings; and (3) the long-awaited...

IV-85- Updates on the PPP Loan Process and Loan Forgiveness [Employment Law Now Blog]

December 18, 2020

In today's new episode, I am joined by Andrew Howe, CPA (BerganKDV) and Steven Dickinson (Cozen O'Connor) to talk about the latest updates on the PPP loan process and requirements for businesses to apply for loan forgiveness. Download this episode....

IV-84- BREAKING: EEOC Issues Mandatory Vaccine Guidance [Employment Law Now Blog]

December 16, 2020

Shortly after this morning's episode on mandatory vaccines (episode IV-83), the EEOC issued its long-awaited guidance on mandatory Covid-19 vaccine policies. This new episode discussed the EEOC's latest guidance and what employers should be thinking about now. 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