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Terri M. Solomon has more than 30 years of experience practicing employment and labor law and regularly handles:

  • Employment and labor relations issues
  • Compliance with federal and state employment laws
  • Discrimination and other employment-related litigation and administrative proceedings
  • Complex reductions-in-force and business restructurings
  • Employment contracts and separation agreements
  • Workplace violence prevention
  • Family and Medical Leave Act and other leaves of absence
  • Disability accommodation
  • Collective bargaining
  • Labor arbitration
  • Compliance with the National Labor Relations Act
  • Mediation and other alternative dispute resolution
  • Training in a wide variety of topics including harassment avoidance, FMLA and ADA compliance, workplace violence prevention, conducting investigations, performance management and supervisory skills, and social media
  • Employment policies and employee handbooks
  • Labor and employment issues arising in corporate mergers, acquisitions and other transactions

Given the significant costs of litigation, Terri is an avid proponent of long-term business planning, management training, state-of-the-art policies and, where unavoidable conflicts do arise, alternative dispute resolution. A substantial portion of her practice involves counseling employers on ways to avoid litigation related to difficult business decisions, such as:

  • Terminating long-term employees
  • Planning reductions-in-force
  • Responding to sexual harassment complaints

Additionally, Terri regularly conducts training on topics such as preventing workplace violence, avoiding workplace harassment and becoming a more effective manager. She led the team that trained thousands of employees of an international investment bank pursuant to a consent decree arising out of the EEOC's largest settlement of a sex discrimination and glass ceiling class action against a major financial institution. She also designed the training program, which was approved by the EEOC and a court monitor, and personally conducted domestic and international training.

Terri represents both non-union and unionized employers, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and not-for-profit institutions in:

  • Healthcare
  • Finance and banking
  • Retail
  • Media
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing

Terri frequently lectures and authors articles on employment and labor law topics. She is the co-founder of Littler Mendelson's New York office, and she is a core member of four of firm's practice groups: Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Corporate Compliance and Ethics, and Business Restructuring. She is also a member of the firm's Women's Leadership Initiative and the Associates Committee.

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, Women in Dispute Resolution Committee, Section of Dispute Resolution - American Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
    • Labor and Employment Law Section
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
  • Member, Labor and Employment Law Section - New York City Bar Association
  • Member, Labor and Employment Law Section - American Bar Association
  • Volunteer mediator - Southern District of New York
  • Officer, Law Alumni Society Board of Managers - University of Pennsylvania
  • Former chair, Personnel Committee - Temple Shaaray Tefila

RECOGNITION

  • Named, International Who's Who of Management Labour and Employment Lawyers - Who's Who Legal, 2013
  • Named, International Who's Who of Business Lawyers - Who's Who Legal, 2014
  • Named, The Best Lawyers in America, 2012, 2013 and 2014
  • Named, Who's Who in American Law, 2008-2013
  • Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Named, Super Lawyers - Metro, New York, 2006-2013
  • Awarded, Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rating

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