Biography

SUSAN GROSS SHOLINSKY is a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green. She counsels clients on a variety of matters, in a practical and straightforward manner, with an eye toward reducing the possibility of employment-related claims. In 2013, New York Super Lawyers cited Ms. Sholinsky as a "Rising Star."

Ms. Sholinsky:

  • Advises employers in all facets of the employment relationship, from pre-employment considerations and hiring to terminations and post-employment restrictions
  • Develops and audits employers' policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable law and best practices
  • Counsels employers with respect to the avoidance of employment-related disputes, employee discipline, leaves of absence, accommodation requests, and termination of employment (including voluntary and involuntary reductions in force)
  • Prepares employment, consulting, separation, and non-compete agreements
  • Conducts workplace training seminars for employees, managers, and human resources personnel in a variety of industries
  • Performs company-wide audits pertaining to various wage and hour issues, such as appropriate classification of employees as "exempt" or "non-exempt" under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage-hour laws
  • Counsels multinational companies on the unique labor and employment law issues they face
  • Promotes compliance with EEO laws and other statutes governing the workplace
  • Represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including discrimination, wrongful discharge, harassment, and employment contract cases

Ms. Sholinsky serves on the adjunct faculty of the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, where she teaches courses concerning human resources and the law. She also frequently speaks at events and webinars on employment law topics. She authors numerous publications on employment law issues and is coeditor of Epstein Becker Green's Act Now Advisories. Ms. Sholinsky is a member of the firm's Diversity & Professional Development and Labor & Employment Steering Committees, and is co-head of the firm's Retail Initiative. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the firm's Women's Initiative. Ms. Sholinsky is also comanager and lefty second baseman on the firm's softball team, the EBG Bees.


Education

  • Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., 2000)
  • Cornell University (B.S., 1995)
    • School of Industrial and Labor Relations

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • New Jersey State Courts
  • New York State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Memberships

  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • New York City Bar Association, former Labor and Employment Law Committee Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section