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Brian R. DeShannon

Associate
New York

P 212-545-4009
F 212-972-3213
Brian.DeShannon@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Brian R. DeShannon is an Associate in the New York City, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counsel.

While attending law school, Mr. DeShannon co-founded and served as president of Brooklyn’s Labor and Employment Law Association. He was a recipient of the Vito J. Pitta Labor Law Scholarship, as well as the Donald D. Greentein Prize for Excellence in the Field of Employee Pension & Labor Law.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. DeShannon was in private practice and provided counsel to employers on the numerous federal, state, and local workplace laws. In addition, he has experience at an international firm litigating claims pertaining to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).  

Professional Associations and Activities

  • New York City Bar Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC, Mentor

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July 12, 2018

Temporary Schedule Change Amendments to New York City Fair Workweek Law Effective July 18

July 12, 2018

Starting on July 18, 2018, New York City employers are required to provide two temporary schedule changes to employees each calendar year for “personal events.” The law also protects employees from retaliation for making certain other schedule change requests. For additional details see our articles, New York City Employers Must Grant... Read More

May 9, 2018

New York City Enacts Anti-Sexual Harassment Legislation that Includes Training Requirement

May 9, 2018

Mandatory annual sexual harassment training for employees in New York City is one feature of a package of legislation targeting sexual harassment in the workplace signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio on May 9, 2018. Most private employers in New York City will be required to conduct annual sexual harassment training for employees beginning... Read More

May 7, 2018

‘Safe Time’ Amendments to New York City Paid Sick Leave Effective May 5, 2018

May 7, 2018

Amendments to the New York City “Earned Safe and Sick Time Act” (ESTA) went into effect on May 5, 2018. Eligible employees under the ESTA will be able to use paid time off for circumstances resulting from the employee or a covered family member of the employee being the victim of family offense matters, sexual offenses, stalking, or... Read More

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‘Safe Time’ Amendments to New York City Paid Sick Leave Effective May 5, 2018
May 7, 2018

Amendments to the New York City “Earned Safe and Sick Time Act” (ESTA) went into effect on May 5, 2018. Read More

By Richard I. Greenberg, Brian R. DeShannon and Daniel J. Jabobs