Susan Schoenfeld, JD, is a Senior Legal Editor for BLR’s human resources and employment law publications. Ms. Schoenfeld has practiced in the area of employment litigation and counseling, covering topics such as disability discrimination, wrongful discharge, and sexual harassment. She provided training and counseling to corporate clients and litigated cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals, state court, and at the U.S. Department of Labor. Prior to private practice, Ms. Schoenfeld was an attorney with the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in Washington, D.C., where she advised federal agencies, drafted regulations, conducted inspector training courses, and litigated cases for DOL. Ms. Schoenfeld received her undergraduate degree, cum laude, with honors, from Union College, and her law degree from the National Law Center at George Washington University.
Interview: Susan was quoted in a NBCNews.com article on the topic of the reasons why nonvoters don't make it to the polls on Election Day.
Video: Watch Susan's recent video on FMLA recertification requests.
Just last week, the New York City Council reached a deal with employee rights activists which could require private employers in the city with 15 or more employees to provide up to five paid sick days per year to eligible employees. The terms of the measure, which reportedly could affect over one million people in New York City without paid sick leave, are subject to change before any final rule is agreed upon. If the proposal is approved, the Big Apple will join Portland, Oregon in the growing list of cities to recently adopt paid sick leave measures.
Federal contractors, take note--effective February 28, 2013, OFCCP is formally rescinding its own existing enforcement guidance on investigating pay discrimination and announcing new guidance for covered federal government contractors.
In episode 2 of BLR's HR Compliance News Update series, Senior Legal Editor Susan Schoenfeld provides details about the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Final Rule issued by the U.S. Department of Labor that will change the way in which covered employers administer family leave for servicemember caregivers and employees with family members in the military.
On February 5, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Final Rule for the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) that will change the way in which covered employers administer family leave for servicemember caregivers and employees with family members in the military.
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