Overview

Barbara A. Gross has more than fifteen years of litigation and counseling experience that encompasses all employment and labor related matters under federal, state and local employment laws. She represents employers in all aspects of employment law litigation in federal and state courts, before administrative agencies, as well as in arbitrations and mediations. Specifically, she handles matters involving:

  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Wage and hour
  • Benefits
  • Non-compete
  • Unfair competition
  • Whistleblower
  • Breach of contract
  • The National Labor Relations Act

Her litigation experience includes successfully representing clients in single and multi-plaintiff litigations, as well as class and collective actions.

Barbara also drafts employment-related policies, handbooks and agreements for her clients and conducts training for managers, supervisors and employees on topics such as:

  • Wage and hour compliance
  • Avoiding harassment and discrimination claims
  • Investigating employee complaints
  • Conducting reductions in force
  • Employee discipline and discharge
  • Drafting employment agreements
  • An array of other employment-related topics

Additionally, Barbara frequently presents to clients, industry groups and other organizations on an array of employment-related topics. These include:

  • Avoiding claims of harassment and discrimination
  • Wage and hour issues
  • Whistleblower claims
  • The interplay of the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and state disability laws

Barbara works with clients in a myriad of industries, with a particular emphasis on:

  • Healthcare
  • Financial services
  • Construction
  • Consumer and retail products
  • Non-profit corporations

Barbara previously clerked for the Honorable John C. Lifland (ret.) in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

New York State Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

Healthcare Roundtable

Littler Executive Employer, Phoenix, AZ

May 2, 2018

Healthcare Industry Roundtable

The 2017 Executive Employer® Conference

May 10, 2017
2016 Hot Topics for New York Employers

New York, NY

June 28, 2016
Healthcare Roundtable

New York, NY

June 2, 2016
DOL’s Proposed Changes to the White Collar Regulations: What Should Employers Do Now?

New York, NY

October 6, 2015
DOL’s Proposed Changes to the White Collar Regulations: What Should Employers Do Now?

New York, NY

August 13, 2015
DOL’s Proposed Changes to the White Collar Regulations: What Should Employers Do Now?

New York, NY

July 30, 2015
DOL’s Proposed Changes to the White Collar Regulations: What Should Employers Do Now?

New York, NY

July 23, 2015
DOL’s Proposed Changes to the White Collar Regulations: What Should Employers Do Now?

New York, NY

July 16, 2015
No More Half Measures: Getting Serious About Controlling Abuse of Leaves Under the FMLA, ADA and Local Laws

New York, NY

June 18, 2014
The 2011 Littler Health Care Summit

New York, NY

June 8, 2011
New York Employment Law Update 2009

New York, NY

October 6, 2009

Education

  • J.D., Yale Law School, 1996
  • B.A., Hofstra University, 1993summa cum laude

Bar Admission

New York

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York