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Criminal Prosecution of Wage Theft and OSHA Violations

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Cornell ILR NYC Conference Center, 12th Floor 570 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY - New Address

Offered by Cornell ILR School Labor and Employment Law Program and Cornell Law School.

Wage theft and health and safety violations now are being prosecuted under criminal law by the Manhattan District Attorney, who has won convictions for larceny and manslaughter. This new and innovative program criminalizes labor and employment law violations. 

Diana Florence, Manhattan Assistant District Attorney, who developed this new strategy in New York County; James Rogers, NYS DOL Deputy Commissioner for Worker Protection; Robert Kelner, Partner, Kelner and Kelner (represents workers), and Brian L. Gardner, Member, Cole Schotz P.C.(represents employers), to discuss:

  • New interagency collaborations being developed
  • Precedent setting criminal cases in New York and across the US
  • How rigorous enforcement of criminal law affects employers and workers in NY

CLE Credit:  2.0 NYS CLEs – Professional Practice (Transitional and Non-Transitional)


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$150 (includes materials, and light refreshments)

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Stephanie Sutow

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