All the latest firm news and industry updates from Whiteman Osterman & Hanna.

Whiteman Osterman & Hanna partner Robert Schofield was recently appointed to the New York State Bar Association's Executive Committee as Vice President, 3rd District.  Robert is a partner with Whiteman Osterman & Hanna's Labor and Employment, Education, and Litigation, Aribitration and Mediation practice groups.

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Whiteman Osterman & Hanna and Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. hosted over 110 attendees at the Desmond Hotel on Tuesday, September 12 for a presentation on what companies need to do to prepare for the NYS Paid Family Leave Act which goes into effect on January 1, 2018. Presenters Bob Schofield and Monica Skanes from Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, Joanne Schneider from Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., and Quinn Rapp-Ellis from the NYS Workers' Compensation Board provided an overview of the PFL [...]

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Monica Skanes, an Associate with Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, was recently appointed as the Secretary of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA). Ms. Skanes also serves as a Co-Chair of the NYSBA Section’s Communications Committee. An attorney with Whiteman Osterman & Hanna since 2011, Ms. Skanes focuses her practice on labor and employment law, education law, and litigation, and is the [...]

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Whiteman Osterman & Hanna associate Monica Skanes participated in the Albany Business Review's Table of Experts Federal Regulation Final Rule: Overtime!  The session focused on new Department of Labor regulations pertaining to overtime, and the impact on businesses of all sizes across all industries. Click here to download a PDF transcription of the discussion 

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Whiteman Osterman & Hanna's Labor and Employment Group recently presented a seminar titled “Preparing Employers for New York’s Paid Family Leave Law” in Albany. The panel discussion focused on the responsibilities that organizations will have under New York’s new Paid Family Leave Benefits Law that will go into effect in July.  Bob Schofield, a partner with the Labor and Employment Group moderated the session, and additional panelists included Monica Skanes, an [...]

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