Profile

Stephanie advises public and private schools with respect to a wide variety of issues, including issues related to staff and faculty policies, labor relations, employment and student matters.

She has experience investigating DASA complaints, workplace investigations, representing school districts before the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB), advising and representing schools arising under Title IX, pursuing and resolving student attendance issues through the use of PINS and PINS diversion services, McKinney-Vento homelessness education rights, and advising on NYSED Commissioner rules and regulations.

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  • Listed in:
    • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Labor and Employment Law - Management, 2022
    • New York Super Lawyers®, Upstate New York Rising Star, Employment and Labor, 2021
  • American Bar Association
  • CNY Women's Bar Association
  • Hispanic National Bar Association 
  • New York State Bar Association 
  • Puerto Rican Bar Association
  • William Herbert Johnson Bar Association 
  • Central New York Society for Human Resource Management (CNY SHRM), Legislative Committee Member
  • Society for Human Resource Management (National SHRM), Member 
  • New York State Bar Association, Committee on Diversity and Inclusion
  • ARRIBA (a Committee of the Puerto Rican Bar Association), Committee Member, CLE Coordinator

  • Employment Litigation in the Wake of COVID-19, MACNY, May 17, 2022
  • COVID-19 and Your Workplace in 2021: It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over, CNY SHRM, October 28, 2021
  • NY HERO Act, New York State Association of Cemeteries Annual Fall Conference, September 28, 2021
  • Managing a Remote Workforce, CNY SHRM, April 22, 2021
  • Managing in Year 2 of a Pandemic - Employee Retention Tax Credits, Chemung County Chamber of Commerce, February 16, 2021
  • Legislative Update for Human Resource Professionals, CNY SHRM, January 30, 2020
  • The FLSA, Advanced Employment Law: What You Need to Know, June 5, 2019
  • Non-Compete, Non-Solicit and Confidentiality Agreements, Advanced Employment Law: What You Need to Know, June 5, 2019
  • FLSA Essentials: Practically Applying the Most Recent Legal Perspectives, Human Resource Law Boot Camp, National Business Institute, November 7, 2018

  • "State Guidance on Virus Sick Leave Law," Newsday, April 14, 2021
  • "Obligations Under the Americans with Disabilities Act for Business Websites,"  New York Farm Bureau's Grassroots, February 2019

  • ACR Health, Board of Directors
  • Delta Gamma Fraternity, Volunteer Advisor
  • Labor and Employment Relations Association of CNY, Management Vice President 
  • Syracuse City Ballet, Community Steering Committee Member
  • Vera House Gala Committee 
  • William Herbert Johnson Association, Fundraising Committee