Peter Shapiro, Diane Waters to Present Thomson Reuters Webinar on NYC Fair Chance Act 

New York, N.Y. (October 26, 2021) – New York Partner Peter T. Shapiro and Dallas Partner Diane L. Waters will present a webinar on the New York City Fair Chance Act, hosted by Thomson Reuters on October 29 at 12:00p.m. ET. 

This informative 60-minute session will cover the requirements imposed by this law, which generally prohibits employers from making inquiries about an applicant’s criminal conviction record until after the employer has extended a conditional offer of employment, and was expanded effective July 29, 2021. Due to the potential consequences of non-compliance, it is important for all covered entities and persons to become familiar with the new requirements and minimize legal claims. 

The webinar will be held in partnership with Celesq AttorneysEd Center, a provider of legal education programs to attorneys across the country. CLE credits will be available.  

Mr. Shapiro is the Northeast Regional Vice-Chair of Lewis Brisbois' Labor & Employment Practice, and a member of the firm's Professional Liability, Complex Business & Commercial Litigation, Appellate, and Directors & Officers Coverage & Litigation Practices. He has extensive experience defending attorneys, debt collectors, creditors, real estate and insurance agents and brokers, real property managers, appraisers and inspectors, third-party administrators, social services agencies, and financial institutions in a wide range of litigation, including claimed violations of civil rights and consumer lawsuits alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. 

Ms. Waters is a member of Lewis Brisbois' Labor & Employment Practice. She focuses on providing general employment counseling and advice on a broad array of issues impacting the employer/employee relationship, as well as representing employers before federal and state administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Department of Labor, Texas Workforce Commission Civil Rights Division, Colorado Civil Rights Division, and Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. 

Learn more about the webinar and register here.  

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