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Susan M. Corcoran

Principal
New York Metro
White Plains

P 914-872-6871
F 914-946-1216
Susan.Corcoran@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Susan M. Corcoran is a Principal in the White Plains, New York, office of Jackson Lewis, P.C. Ms. Corcoran is a seasoned employment counselor and litigator and is often thought of as the “go to” person on national workplace law issues for her clients.

She is one of the leaders of the firm’s Background Check Resource Group, and serves as a resource on fair credit reporting act issues, as well as “ban the box” strategies. She taught a graduate employment law class for many years at Manhattanville College and frequently speaks before different groups on a variety of workplace law issues. She had recently served two terms as NYS SHRM Legislative Director, successfully participating in lobbying efforts to overturn New York’s annual WTPA notice requirement.

Within Jackson Lewis, she has been a leader in the firm’s diversity initiatives by acting as co-chair of its Women’s Interest Network (“WIN”).

Ms. Corcoran is passionate about community service and her pro bono work.

Honors and Recognitions

  • New York State Bar Association, highest Pro Bono Service Award (2014)
  • Pro Bono Partnership, Distinguished Service Award, Volunteer of the Decade (2008)
  • Pro Bono Partnership, Outstanding Volunteer Award (2003)
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Professional Associations and Activities

  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Westchester Women's Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Family Services of Westchester, former Board Member
  • Pro Bono Partnership
  • SUNY Purchase, College Council Member

Published Works

  • "Domestic Violence In The Workplace Revisited," NYSBA Employment and Labor Law Section Fall Meeting (September 2007) [Author]
  • "Starting the Year off Right," Hudson Valley Business Journal (January 2007) [Co-Author]
  • "FACT Act Eliminates Need for Prior Consent When Third Parties Conduct Workplace Investigations," New York State Employment and Labor Law Section Newsletter (Spring 2004) [Author]
  • "Domestic Violence in the Workplace," New York State Employment and Labor Law Section Newsletter (November 2002) [Author]

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The Best Lawyers in America 2020 Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys

August 15, 2019

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 210 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been recognized in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive... Read More

August 15, 2018
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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

August 15, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 200 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been named to the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal... Read More

June 15, 2018
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Jackson Lewis Awarded Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF)

June 15, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (June 15, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm has been certified as a “Gold Standard Firm” by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) for the seventh consecutive year. The WILEF Gold Standard Certification is awarded to firms who have... Read More

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Colorado Enacts ‘Ban the Box’ Legislation to Take Effect in September 2019

June 21, 2019

In an effort to prevent persons with criminal records from being automatically ruled out for job vacancies, Colorado Governor Jared Polis has signed “ban the box” legislation. The new law will go into effect in September 2019 for employers with at least 11 employees, and employers with fewer than 11 employees have until September 2021 to... Read More

April 22, 2019

New Mexico Adopts Ban-the-Box, Expungement Laws

April 22, 2019

New Mexico is the latest state to adopt statewide legislation prohibiting private employers from making inquiries into an applicant’s criminal history on the initial employment application. The state also enacted legislation prohibiting employers from asking applicants for information about a criminal record that has been sealed or... Read More

February 21, 2019

New York’s Westchester County to Implement Ban-the-Box Law Limiting Criminal Background Inquiries

February 21, 2019

Effective March 4, 2019, private employers in New York’s Westchester County will be restricted from inquiring about a job applicant’s criminal background during the preliminary stages of the application process. Employers using employment applications that ask if an applicant has a criminal record should remove that as a required... Read More

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Westchester Safe Time Leave Has Arrived
October 30, 2019

The Westchester County Safe Time Leave Law takes effect today October 30, 2019.  Starting on January 28, 2020, employers must begin providing eligible new hires with a copy of the law and written notice, which is intended to explain how the law applies to them.   Employers have until January 28, 2020 to provide a copy of... Read More

Westchester County Adopts Safe Time Law
May 21, 2019

On May 3, 2019, Westchester County Executive George Latimer formally signed into law the County’s Safe Time Leave for Victims of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Law (“Safe Time Law”), which provides eligible employees who are victims of domestic violence or human trafficking with up to 40 hours of paid leave in a calendar year. Read More

Model Notice of Employee Rights Released for the Westchester County Earned Sick Leave Law
April 10, 2019

Westchester County has released a model Notice of Employee Rights for the Westchester County Earned Sick Leave Law (“WCESLL”), effective April 10, 2019. Read More