Human Resources Consulting

Lori B. Rassas is an SPHR-certified employment and labor attorney with wide-ranging experience coaching individuals and providing guidance related to all areas of Human Resources. She is the author of the textbook  Employment Law: A Guide to Hiring, Managing and Firing for Employers and Employees (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, 4th Edition, 2020) as well as three other career books, has first-chair collective bargaining experience,  and is proficient in resolving day-to-day employment disputes, creating and delivering training workshops, conducting workplace investigations, managing talent, recruiting, and handling matters that arise under federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Lori also has extensive experience teaching graduate, college, and paralegal students and training managers how to handle substantive and personal workplace issues. Lori has served as an executive career coach to individuals in all phases of their careers. She combines practical experience related to mediation, arbitration, and other dispute resolution processes with extensive industry knowledge of the media and entertainment, healthcare, non-profit, and higher education industries.  Lori is a member of the New York State and New Jersey Bars.

 

Through her practice, Lori offers a full range of Human Resources and legal services related to employment:

  • Provides guidance and counsel on the full spectrum of employment matters.

  • Creates and delivers training sessions related to sexual harassment, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, managing unionized and non-unionized employees, conflict resolution, and other Human Resources and compliance issues.

  • Coaches executives, job-seekers , and career changers

  • Mediates and arbitrates workplace disputes.

  • Drafts Human Resources policies, company handbooks, and related materials.

  • Negotiates and drafts settlement and separation agreements.

  • Evaluates organizations to determine most efficient staffing needs.

  • Conducts workplace investigations.

  • Provides traditional labor relations advice and counseling.

  • Negotiates, drafts, and implements collective bargaining agreements.

  • Settles labor grievances.

 

Professional Experience

 

Lori’s past experience representing both employers and employees gives her the perspective necessary to see both sides of an issue and enables her to provide practical and effective guidance and counsel on employment law, Human Resources, employee relations, and labor relations issues.

Lori has worked at number of different organizations including:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Assistant Chief Human Resources Office, Employee Relations and Compliance Training

Assistant Chief Human Resources, Labor Relations and Employee Relations

 

Columbia University

Director, Labor Relations, Office of Human Resources

Director, HR Strategy and Special Projects, School of Professional Studies

American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (Now SAF/AFTRA)

Assistant Counsel

National Representative/Staff Counsel

 

National Broadcasting Company (NBC)

Law Clerk

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