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Thomas Buchan


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Thomas Buchan is an Associate in the Albany, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Mr. Buchan previously served as a legislative fellow in the New York State Senate, where he worked for the Independent Democratic Conference’s Counsel/Program office. In that role he analyzed legislation for active lists and committee agendas, briefed members on legislation, and participated in budget negotiations and budget subcommittee meetings on behalf of the IDC.

Mr. Buchan also previously served as a law clerk at Wilson Elser in the Albany Office’s Government Affairs practice. In that role, he assisted partners in working on a variety of client matters, and observed and reported on New York’s legislative process by attending legislative sessions, committee meetings, public hearings and budget hearings.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Catholic Central High School, Troy, NY, Board of Trustees

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January 23, 2018
Legal Newsline

Lisa Marrello and Thomas Buchan Discuss Workplace Sexual Harassment Bills Introduced to N.Y. Senate

January 23, 2018

Lisa Marrello and Thomas Buchan discuss two workplace sexual harassment prevention bills recently introduced to the New York State Senate in "Look for new workplace sexual harassment bills to make it through N.Y. legislature," published by Legal Newsline. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

January 17, 2018

Lisa Marrello and Thomas Buchan Author "New York Governor Takes Aim at Sexual Harassment in the Workplace"

January 17, 2018

Lisa Marrello and Thomas Buchan author "New York Governor Takes Aim at Sexual Harassment in the Workplace," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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February 28, 2019

New York Labor Department No Longer Pursuing Call-In Pay Regulations

February 28, 2019

The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) is no longer pursuing regulations on “call-in pay,” or predictive scheduling, that would affect most New York employers. The regulations would have required employers, among other things, to provide call-in pay (ranging from two to four hours at the minimum wage) if: Employers do... Read More

February 1, 2019

New York Legislative Update — 2019 Starts With a Roar

February 1, 2019

The New York State Legislature gaveled in for the 2019-2020 Legislative Session on January 9, 2019, with Democrats in control of all three chambers of New York State government for the first time since the 2008-2009 session. As expected, the Democrats are flexing their muscles and progressive legislation traditionally stalled in a... Read More

October 4, 2018

New York Law Requires Human Trafficking Informational Cards in Hotels, Considering Employee Training

October 4, 2018

All hotels in New York with at least five rooms will be required to post human trafficking “informational cards” throughout each hotel’s premises beginning October 14, 2018. The new statute (Ch. 190 of 2018) affords a hotel three options in selecting the “informational card” it will use: Create its own “informational card”;... Read More

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