Are you an employer looking for an employment lawyer to advise or represent you?
Lisa Brauner is an employment law partner representing management at the law firm of FisherBroyles, LLP, The Next Generation Law Firm®.
Lisa represents and counsels employers in labor and employment law matters and also provides human resources consulting to them. She represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters and provides preventative legal services so employers can minimize their risk of being sued. Lisa also assists employers if they are audited by the Department of Labor and serves as an independent monitor of compliance with federal laws.
Lisa counsels and advises employers in many aspects of the employment relationship, including avoidance of litigation, reductions-in-force, terminations, wage and hour issues, disability and religious accommodation issues, social media, internal investigations, corporate ethics and compliance with federal, state and local laws.
Lisa conducts trainings on preventing unlawful discrimination and harassment and on compliance with all other employment laws.
Lisa also conducts employment law compliance audits for employers, including on issues of worker misclassification (independent contractor vs. employee; exempt vs. nonexempt from overtime pay laws), and counsels on pay/time records.
Lisa prepares and updates personnel policies and employee handbooks, non-compete/non-solicitation agreements and other employment agreements; and
Lisa conducts investigations of internal complaints of discrimination and harassment and other workplace-related matters, and responds to workplace-related charges filed with governmental agencies like the EEOC, NLRB, NYS Division of Human Rights, and New York City Commission on Human Rights.
Lisa has earned the distinction of being recognized as one of "40 Up-and-Comers in Employment Law in 2014" by Lawdragon.
Lisa was also named a 2014 NYSmartCEO magazine finalist for industry practice (employment law).
Languages Spoken: English, French
Licensed since 1994
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Am Jur, Trial Advocacy, Professional Ethics||Brooklyn Law School||N/A|
|Partner||FisherBroyles LLP||2011 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|New York State Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|New York City Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Polanco, et al. v. 34th Street Partnership||Granting employer's motion for summary judgment, dismissing complaint|
|Gildea v. BLDG Management, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 93662 (S.D.N.Y.)||Granting employer's motion to dismiss the complaint|
|Middleton v. MCNY, 545 F.Supp.2d 369 (2008)||Granting employer's motion for summary judgment, dismissing complaint|
|French-American Chamber of Commerce||6 Essential Questions & Answers About NYC's New Earned Sick Time Act||2014|
|FizzLaw||How Will NYC's Earned Sick Time Act Impact Your Business||2014|
|Valiant||Employment Law Issues Affecting Restaurants||2013|
|FisherBroyles Employment Law Update||Employers' "To Do" List for 2013||2013|
|Valiant||What Employers Must Have on Their “To Do” List for the New Year||2012|
|Valiant||"Spring Cleaning" Tips for Employers||2012|
|HFTP The Hospitality Journal||Don't Make New Year's Resolutions...Set Small, Measurable Goals Instead||2011|
|Littler Publications (ASAP)||Revised New York State Notice of Pay Rate Requirements Force Employers to Consider Whether and Why New Hires May Be Overtime-Exempt||2010|
|Littler Publications||"Here’s A Tip:” “New York is Overhauling the Restaurant and Hotel Industry Wage Orders"||2010|
|Littler Publications||"Caveat Employer: Let the Employer Beware of Employee Endorsements on Social Media Websites"||2010|
|Littler Publications (ASAP)||Who's Got Your Number? NY Employers Must Now Secure Employees' SSNs and Take Steps to Prevent Identity Theft||2009|
|Littler||The Emerging New Workforce: Employment and Labor Law Solutions for Contract Workers, Temporaries, and Flex Workers (contributing author)||2009|
|Society of Human Resource Management||N.Y. Amends Human Rights Law to Protect Domestic Violence Victims”||2009|
|Littler Publications||Nursing Mothers Now Protected Under NY's Labor Law||2007|
|Littler Publications (ASAP)||Supreme Court Gives A Helping Hand to Home Health Care Agencies in Upholding the FLSA's Companionship Exemption to Third-Party Employers||2007|
|The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel||How Far Must Employers Go to Accommodate Their Employees' Religious Beliefs, Practices and Observances?||2005|
|New York State Bar Association's Labor & Employment Law Journal||Happy Anniversary! After Ten Years, Employers Continue to Struggle with FMLA Regulations||2004|
|Brooklyn Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals--NYC, Annual Education Day May 13th, 2014||Recent Employment Law Developments Affecting the Hospitality Industry||2014|
|BDB Payroll educational series||New York City's Earned Sick Time Act||2014|
|New York State Society of CPAs||Employment Law Developments Affecting the hospitality industry||2013|
|Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals--NYC Chapter, Annual Education Day||Employment Law Developments Affecting the Hospitality Industry||2013|
|HFTP--NYC Chapter Annual Education Day||Preventing Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation in the Hospitality Workplace||2012|
|Educational seminar||Trends at the EEOC and What It Means for Employers||2012|
|Club Managers of New York City Education Day||Trends at the EEOC and What It Means for Hospitality Employers||2012|
|Annual Education Day||Preventing Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation in the Hospitality Industry||2012|
|Webinar||FMLA Leave Abuse: How You Can Curb It||2011|
|New York State Society of CPAs, Foundation for Accounting Education-- Annual Restaurant & Hospitality Breakfast Conference||Employment Law Developments Affecting the Hospitality Industry||2011|
|HFTP--NYC Chapter Annual Education Day||Employment Law Updates for the Hospitality Industry||2010|
|HFTP Annual Education Day||Labor Law Updates||2008|
|HFTP-NYC Chapter Monthly Meeting||E-discovery Requirements and Employment Law Developments||2007|
|The College of Labor and Employment Attorneys Semi-Annual Dinner||Retaliation Claims after Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railroad v. White and Its Progeny||2006|
|New York City Bar Association||Mediating Sexual Harassment Claims||2004|
|CityBar Center for CLE||Using ADR to Resolve Employment Discrimination Claims (Co-Chair)||2004|
|CityBar Center for CLE||Women in Negotiation: Practical Tips to Strengthen Your Negotiating Skills (Program Chair)||2004|
|New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting||Revised Uniform Arbitration Act||2003|
|City Bar Center for CLE||Emerging Trends and Ethical Considerations in Workplace ADR Programs (Co-Chair)||2003|