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Back-to-Work Forum

A NEBGH Back-to-Work Forum

  • How accurate and available is COVID-19 testing – both for infection and antibodies? Who does it? And how should it be used by employers?
  • What risk do employers have if an employee contracts the virus in the workplace? What about privacy considerations for high-risk employees and those who are afraid of returning to the office?
  • Which safety precautions and social distancing measures are most effective and readily available? How should you plan now for the possibility of a 2nd virus wave in the fall?

Get answers you need from the experts you trust.

Speakers

Lindsay Jubelt, MD

Chief Medical Officer and Director of Operations, Employer Health Centers
Mount Sinai Health System

Susan Gross Sholinsky

Member of the Firm - Employment, Labor & Workforce Management Practice
Epstein Becker Green

SUSAN GROSS SHOLINSKY is a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management 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.

Ms. Sholinsky:

  • Advises employers on 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 federal, state, and local law and best practices
  • Counsels employers on avoiding disputes over matters stemming from 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

In 2019, Ms. Sholinsky was recommended by The Legal 500 United States in the area of Workplace and Employment Counseling. 

Ms. Sholinsky serves as New York Co-Chair of 2020 Women on Boards: National Conversation on Board Diversity (2020WOB), a campaign for the principle that diversity in the boardroom encourages good corporate decisions. She also 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. Ms. Sholinsky frequently speaks at events and webinars on employment law topics and authors numerous publications on employment law issues.

Within the firm, Ms. Sholinsky serves as:

  • Vice Chair of the National Employment, Labor & Workforce Management Steering Committee
  • Vice Chair of the Diversity & Professional Development Committee
  • A member of the firm’s Finance Committee
  • A member of 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 Pritzker 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

Gretchen Harders

Member of the Firm - Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice
Epstein Becker Green

Gretchen Harders is a Member of the Firm in the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice, in the firm's New York office.

Ms. Harders' practice focuses on all aspects of executive compensation and employee benefits law. Ms. Harders counsels a broad range of clients on executive compensation and employee benefit issues, tax-qualified and non-qualified plans, 401(k) plans, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, deferred compensation, executive incentive compensation plans, executive employment and severance agreements, Section 409A compliance, equity-based compensation plans, multiemployer plans and health and welfare plans and trusts.

Ms. Harders:

  • Advises corporate clients on employee benefits compliance matters, tax-qualified pension plan compliance, defined benefit plans, Section 401(k) plans, multiemployer plan funding and administration, health and welfare benefit plans and fringe benefit plans
  • Represents corporate clients and health care providers on health and welfare benefit plans, health care products and the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • Advises both corporate and individual clients on executive compensation issues, including the design of executive employment contracts, incentive compensation arrangements, stock option plans and severance agreements, with a concentration in cross-border executive compensation and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act
  • Represents tax-exempt and not-for-profit institutions with respect to pension plans, executive compensation, deferred compensation and employee benefits compliance matters

Ms. Harders is a frequent speaker on various employee benefit issues and developments and has authored articles on various topics of ERISA and employee benefits law, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Ms. Harders has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© (2014 to 2018) in the field of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law. She was also recommended by The Legal 500 United States (2013, 2014, 2018), in the category of Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Design, and named to the New York Metro Super Lawyerslist (2013 to 2017) in the area of Employee Benefits.

Publications:

  • Chapter 24, "Claims, Disputes, and Settlements," Section 409A Handbook(BNA Books, Fall 2010).
  • "Surprises for Publicly-Traded Multinational Employers: Complying with Section 409A of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code," International Legal News, Volume 5, Issue 2 (Aug. 15, 2008).
  • "Applying new US tax rules on deferred compensation to cross border arrangements," PLC Cross Border Employee and Labour Benefits Handbook 2007/8, with Howard Pianko (Sept. 13, 2007).
  • "Cross-border employment contracts — practical considerations for the multinational employer," PLC Cross Border Employee and Labour Benefits Handbook 2006/7, with Howard Pianko (Aug. 10, 2006).
  • "Employer Stock Funds in Corporate Transactions: Tax and ERISA Considerations," BNA Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal (Feb. 2004).
  • "Employer Stock Funds in Corporate Transactions: Federal Securities Law Considerations," BNA Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal (April 2004).

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1997)
  • University of Chicago (B.A., 1989)

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Practice Areas

  • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
  • Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures

Industries

  • Health Care and Life Sciences Industry

Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Employee Benefits Committee, Tax Section
  • New York State Bar Association, Employee Benefits Committee, Tax Section

Dr. Mark Cunningham-Hill

Medical Director
NEBGH

Dr. Cunningham-Hill is an employee health expert known for his ability to create, identify and implement high-quality workplace health programs including prevention and screening, chronic illness interventions, and mental health and wellbeing initiatives. His broad occupational medicine and public health experience encompasses addressing chronic diseases impacting employers, employees and communities within the context of  social, cultural and racial determinants of health.

Mark has served as the Medical Director for Northeast Business Group on Health since early 2018. Until 2017, he served as Senior Director, Global Solutions Center and Head of Occupational Medicine at Johnson & Johnson, Inc . At J&J, Mark led a team of experts covering occupational medicine, health and wellness, personal energy management, EAP and mental wellbeing, and work-life effectiveness, and supported regional operational groups delivering health services to 135,000 employees in 120 companies. Prior to seven years at J&J, Mark spent 17 years at GlaxoSmithKline in both London and Philadelphia, including as Head of Global Operations, Employee Health Management.

Mark received his MB ChB, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Manchester University in the UK. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, and the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, London.

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