Scott A. Gold represents clients in all areas of employment law, including employment discrimination, labor relations and ERISA litigation.


Changes to New York City Earned Safe and Sick Time Act Take Effect,” SRZ Client Alert, May 11, 2018 (co-author)

Overtime Exemptions for Educational Institutions,” SRZ Client Alert, April 20, 2018 (co-author)

New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Law to Take Effect,” SRZ Client Alert, Dec. 1, 2017 (co-author)

New Requirements for Independent Contractor Agreements in New York City,” SRZ Client Alert, May 12, 2017 (co-author); republished in Westlaw Journal – Employment, June 6, 2017

“New York State Industrial Board of Appeals Revokes Payroll Debit Card and Direct Deposit Regulations Set to Take Effect on March 7,” SRZ Client Alert, Feb. 23, 2017 (co-author)

“Texas Court Blocks New Federal Overtime Rule,” SRZ Client Alert, Nov. 23, 2016 (co-author)

“California Passes Legislation Limiting Enforceability of Forum Selection and Choice of Law Provisions in Employment Contracts,” SRZ Client Alert, Oct. 14, 2016 (co-author)

“Update for Schools on the New Final Overtime Rule,” SRZ Client Alert, June 8, 2016 (co-author)

“Update on the New Federal Overtime Regulations and the New York Minimum Wage,” SRZ Client Alert, May 27, 2016 (co-author); republished in Westlaw Journal – Employment, July 6, 2016

“Federal Court Finds Private Equity Funds Liable for Pension Liabilities of Portfolio Company,” SRZ Client Alert, April 8, 2016 (co-author); republished in Pratt's Journal of Bankruptcy Law, June 2016

“New York City Commission on Human Rights Issues Enforcement Guidance on Fair Chance Act and Clarifies Credit Check Law Exemption,” SRZ Client Alert, Nov. 11, 2015 (co-author); republished in Benefits Law Journal, Spring 2016

“Recent Labor Department Actions Target Independent Contractor Misclassification, Overtime,” Westlaw Journal – Employment, Sept. 15, 2015 (co-author)

“Now We Know How NYC’s Credit Check Ban Will Be Interpreted,” Law360, Sept. 4, 2015 (co-author)

“New York City Commission on Human Rights Issues Enforcement Guidance on Credit History Law,” SRZ Client Alert, Sept. 3, 2015 (co-author)

“Recent Department of Labor Actions Seek to Limit Independent Contractor Misclassification and Raise the Salary Requirements for Overtime Exemption,” SRZ Client Alert, Aug. 7, 2015 (co-author)

“Second Circuit Adopts New ‘Primary Beneficiary Test’ for Determining Whether Unpaid Interns Are Employees,” SRZ Client Alert, July 27, 2015 (co-author); republished in Westlaw Journal – Employment, Aug. 18, 2015

“New York City to Ban Employer Pre-Offer Inquiries About Applicant Criminal Records,” SRZ Client Alert, July 2, 2015 (co-author)

“NYC Employers Should Check Themselves Before Employees,” Law360, May 22, 2015 (co-author)

“NLRB’s Office of the General Counsel Addresses Employee Handbook Policies,” SRZ Client Alert, May 12, 2015 (co-author)

“New York City to Restrict Employers’ Use of Credit History in Employment Decisions,” SRZ Client Alert, April 30, 2015 (co-author)

“New York State Eliminates Annual Wage Notice,” SRZ Client Alert, Jan. 22, 2015 (co-author); republished in Westlaw Journal – Employment, March 3, 2015

“EEOC Issues New Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination, Adding to New York City’s Protections,” SRZ Client Alert, July 31, 2014 (co-author)

“Court Determines California Teacher Tenure Laws Are Unconstitutional,” SRZ Client Alert, June 27, 2014 (co-author); republished in Westlaw Journal – Employment, July 22, 2014

“New Challenges to Pay Confidentiality Policies,” Law360, June 23, 2014 (co-author)

“Update on New York City’s Paid Sick Leave Law,” SRZ Client Alert, April 11, 2014 (co-author)

“2014 Employment Law Updates for New York Employers,” SRZ Client Alert, Jan. 31, 2014 (co-author)

“Recent Employment Law Updates for New York Employers,” SRZ Client Alert, Oct. 24, 2013 (co-author)

“New York State Minimum Wage Increases and New York City’s Paid Sick Days Requirements,” SRZ Client Alert, May 14, 2013 (co-author)

“Unemployed Persons: A New Protected Class in NYC,” SRZ Client Alert, April 4, 2013 (co-author)

“New Poster and Forms for US Employers,” SRZ Client Alert, March 19, 2013 (co-author)

“IRS Broadens Program for Re-Classification of Independent Contractors as Employees,” SRZ Client Alert, Jan. 14, 2013 (co-author)

“New Requirements for Employers’ Background Checks and Social Security Number Usage,” SRZ Client Alert, Dec. 3, 2012 (co-author)

Speaking Engagements

“Misclassification of Employees — Litigation and Transactional Issues Across the Employment Spectrum,” Bloomberg BNA Webinar, December 2015

“Post-Conference Master Class: Social Media and Employment Law — Best Practices for Establishing a Social Media Employee Policy and Minimizing Your Exposure to Employment Litigation Arising from the Use of Social Media,” ACI 15th National Forum on Wage & Hour Claims and Class Actions, New York, May 2012

New York State Association of Independent Schools Wage and Hour Laws Webinar, April 2011

“Recent Amendments to the New York City Human Rights Law,” National Employment Lawyers Association Conference, May 2006


  • Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City, Inc.
    • Member, Board of Directors
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Member, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • American Bar Association
    • Member, Section of Labor and Employment Law


  • Lawyers Alliance for New York 15 Year Circle Honoree
  • Lawyers Alliance for New York’s 2010 Cornerstone Award
  • Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City Inc.'s Fran Justa Award
  • New York State Bar Association Empire State Counsel Honoree
  • WHEDco Pro Bono Leadership Award

Prior Experience

  • Chadbourne & Parke 
  • Benetar Bernstein Schair & Stein