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Michelle Capezza, Ian Carleton Schaefer Quoted in “HR Comes Last at Startups, and Women Pay the Price”


Michelle Capezza and Ian Carleton Schaefer, Members of the Firm in the Employment, Labor, and Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s New York office, were quoted in Motherboard, in “HR Comes Last at Startups, and Women Pay the Price,” by Julianne Tveten.

Following is an excerpt:

“Usually, the wakeup call comes by way of litigation, investigation, or when the people strategy is not completely sound and investors or potential acquirers look at the operating model and it impacts their evaluation,” Schaefer said. “And that’s often way too late in the game to be focused on that.”

“It’s important to get on top of these issues early on or it’s easy to go for years out of [legal] compliance,” Michelle Capezza, an attorney who edits the blog with Schaefer, told Motherboard.

The article also mentions Technology Employment Law, the Epstein Becker Green blog Ms. Capezza and Mr. Schaefer co-edit.