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Technology has transformed the media industry. The forces at work impact everything from how an organization manages its workforce to how it protects its people, intellectual property and reputation. Succeeding in this uniquely fast-paced market requires ingenuity, business acumen and a dedicated, talented workforce.

Overview

Attorneys at Jackson Lewis P.C. combine industry knowledge with an emphasis on compliance and preventive counseling. In this hyper-competitive environment, workplace disputes, defamation and negative publicity can have far-reaching consequences. We counsel media industry employers on the entire range of labor and employment, benefits and immigration-related issues, and provide representation in individual and class action employment litigation. We aim to minimize disruptions, so you can focus on performance.

Some of the specific services we offer include:

  • Advising organizations in the entertainment industry on the gamut of issues both before and during the #MeToo/#TIMESUP era, including advice and counsel on high-profile sexual harassment matters, multi-employee complaint situations, thorny investigations and pre- and post-litigation dispute management;
  • Providing crisis management counseling, including developing and implementing organizational culture change;
  • Providing labor relations advice and counsel, including representation during union bargaining;
  • Providing representation on contract and compensation matters;
  • Assisting with preventive measures such as company-wide audits to ensure consistent implementation of pay and promotion policies and wage and hour compliance;
  • Providing representation during salary arbitrations, as well as grievance advice and arbitration;
  • Providing advice and counsel regarding freelance and independent contractor relationships, including counsel regarding relationship structures, related agreements and implementation;
  • Defending against individual or class claims of independent contractor misclassification that may threaten the company’s business model;
  • Advising on civil rights and diversity issues;
  • Implementing integrated disability management systems and advising on corporate wellness programs;
  • Advising on the entire range of workplace and customer privacy issues; and
  • Advising on corporate compliance matters, including international issues involving the FCPA and other laws and regulations.

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From #MeToo to “Time’s Up”: Pay Equity in the Media and Entertainment Industry

May 21, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Credits: Continuing education credit was offered for the live broadcast of this seminar.
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Navigating Employment, Labor and Benefits Integration Issues in Media Industry Mergers and Acquisitions

October 17, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST

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Sexual Harassment Claims in Media and Entertainment: High Level Strategies on How to Prevent, Protect and Recover Your Reputation

November 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

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October 2, 2018

California Restricts Confidentiality Provisions Concerning Information Related to Sexual Harassment

October 2, 2018

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed three bills into law that restrict employers in the securement of non-disclosure, release, and non-disparagement agreements that attempt to limit parties in discussing sexual harassment-related factual information. Senate Bill 820 (SB 820) Settlement agreements that prevent an individual... Read More

October 2, 2018

New York State Issues Final Guidance Regarding Combating Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

October 2, 2018

The State of New York has issued final guidance on combating sexual harassment in the workplace. This includes updated guidance on the mandatory sexual harassment prevention policies and annual employee training applicable to employers in New York beginning October 9, 2018. The updated final guidance and other resources, including a... Read More

October 1, 2018

Claims of Workplace Harassment in California to Receive Greater Protections under New Law

October 1, 2018

Beginning January 1, 2019, new California law creates several new protections for employees bringing harassment claims. Highlights of Senate Bill 1300 (SB 1300) follows: Employer Responsibility for Nonemployees SB 1300 mandates that an employer may be responsible for the acts of nonemployees with respect to any type of... Read More

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