- J.D., St. John's University, 2007, Dean's List, Senior Staff, New York Litigator
- B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2003
- New Jersey
- New York
Lisa Harris is a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm's Century City and New York offices.
Areas of Practice
Ms. Harris counsels and represents management in both employment and traditional labor matters.
Employment Counseling. Ms. Harris regularly counsels management in all aspects of California, New York and federal employment law, including employee hiring and discipline procedures, restrictive covenants, worker classification issues, leaves of absence, wage and hour compliance, and employee severance and termination procedures. She has significant experience drafting all types of employment agreements and policies, including employee handbooks, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, severance agreements, sexual harassment policies, and email and internet usage policies. Ms. Harris also conducts harassment prevention and other employee trainings as well as investigations on behalf of clients into harassment allegations and other employment matters.
Employment Litigation. Ms. Harris represents employers in single and multi-plaintiff harassment and discrimination claims. She also has extensive experience representing employers before administrative agencies and responding to complaints filed with those agencies alleging violations of federal and state employment laws.
Traditional Labor. Ms. Harris assists employers in resisting unwelcome labor union organizing drives. She counsels and represents management in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements and regularly advises on labor disputes. Ms. Harris frequently represents management in labor arbitrations involving both contract interpretation and employee discipline and termination matters. She also represents management before the National Labor Relations Board defending against unfair labor practice charges.
- Top Author, JD Supra Readers' Choice Awards, 2016
- "Drafting an Effective Employee Handbook," Employment Relations Today, April 2014
- "Are Your Unpaid Interns Actually Employees?" Employment Relations Today, Fall 2013
Labor & Employment Law Blog Posts
- "New York State Passes 12-Week Paid Family Leave Law," April 5, 2016
- "New Year, New Rules For Employers Doing Business in California," December 3, 2015
- "California Paid Sick Leave Law Amended, Effective Immediately," July 16, 2015
- "Amendments to CFRA Regulations Provide Some Clarity to Employers," April 28, 2015
- "U.S. Supreme Court Holds Agency Interpretations Are Not Subject To Notice-and-Comment Rulemaking Requirement," March 16, 2015
- "UPDATE: SCOTUS Denies Petition For Cert In Iskanian," February 2, 2015
- "Appellate Division Panel Issues Ruling Broadly Interpreting New York State Human Rights Law," January 23, 2015
- "Paid Sick Leave Spreads Throughout New Jersey," October 22, 2014
- "New Laws and New Year Compliance Obligations in New York & New Jersey," January 8, 2014
- "New York Teams-up with the U.S. Department of Labor to Crack Down on Independent Contractor Misclassification," December 2, 2013
- "New Jersey Provides Unpaid Leave to Victims of Domestic Violence," July 30, 2013
- Spring 2017 Seminar SeriesMay 17, 2017
- Grand Hyatt New York, November 14, 2016
- Fall 2016 Seminar SeriesNovember 9, 2016
- Spring 2016 Seminar SeriesMay 18, 2016
- November 19, 2015
- October 21, 2015
- Fall 2015 Seminar SeriesOctober 15, 2015