Susan Gross Sholinsky
Susan Gross Sholinsky is a Member of the Firm, and Vice Chair of its Employment, Labor & Workforce Management (ELWM) practice. Resident in Epstein Becker Green’s New York office, 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.
In her practice, Ms. Sholinsky advises employers on all facets of the employment relationship, from pre-employment considerations and hiring to terminations and post-employment restrictions. In the tech space, she assists “start-ups” and other entrepreneurial ventures in establishing preliminary and ongoing employer–employee relationships, including the drafting of handbooks, employment documents, and employer policies, processes, and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local law and best practices.
She also counsels employers on avoiding disputes over matters stemming from employee discipline, leaves of absence, accommodation requests, wage and hour issues, and termination of employment (including voluntary and involuntary reductions in force).
In addition to conducting workplace training seminars for employees, managers, and human resources personnel in a variety of industries, Ms. Sholinsky is a co-creator of the firm’s innovative anti-harassment e-learning solution, Halting Harassment: Rules of the Road for a Respectful and Inclusive Workplace.
In 2019, Ms. Sholinsky was recommended by The Legal 500 United States in the area of Workplace and Employment Counseling. Ms. Sholinsky currently 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.
Aside from her role as Vice Chair of the ELWM practice, Ms. Sholinsky also serves as Vice Chair of the Firm’s Diversity & Professional Development Committee. She is also a member of the firm’s Finance Committee and of the Executive Committee of the firm’s Women’s Initiative.
Last, but not least, Ms. Sholinsky is comanager and lefty second baseman on the Firm’s softball team, the EBG Bees. She holds a J.D. from the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and a B.S. from the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations.