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Brian R. DeShannon

New York Metro
New York City

P 212-545-4009
F 212-972-3213


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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November 12, 2018

New York City Releases Guidance on Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training, Notice Requirements

November 12, 2018

The New York City Commission on Human Rights has released Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) as guidance on the “Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act.” New York City employers with at least 15 employees are required to conduct annual anti-sexual harassment training for all employees starting April 1, 2019. Posting and notice requirements... Read More

October 29, 2018

Election Day is Coming – What are Your Obligations as an Employer?

October 29, 2018

With Election Day fast approaching, employers should ensure they are in compliance with state law requirements related to employee voting rights. While not all states impose requirements on employers, some impose time off obligations and notice requirements with the possibility of criminal or civil penalties for non-compliance.... Read More

September 5, 2018

Reminder: New York City Employers Must Distribute Fact Sheet, Post Notice on Sexual Harassment Law by Sept. 6

September 5, 2018

Beginning September 6, 2018, all New York City employers must distribute the New York City Commission on Human Rights’ mandatory fact sheet on the “Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act” to all new hires. Employers also may wish to distribute the fact sheet to existing employees, even though that is not expressly required by the law or by... 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