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


“Employment Law Updates,” Schulte Alert, Sept. 12, 2023

“The NLRB Sets Forth A New Standard for Recognition of Unions,” Schulte Alert, Sept. 7, 2023

“New Guidance and Proposed Regulations From the EEOC, Schulte Alert, Aug. 23, 2023

“Recent Employment Law Updates,” SRZ Alert, June 7, 2023

“NLRB Restricts Non-Disparagement and Confidentiality Clauses in Severance Agreements,” SRZ Alert, March 2, 2023

“Employment Law Updates,” SRZ Alert, Feb. 24, 2023

“FTC Proposes Rule to Ban Non-Compete Clauses,” SRZ Alert, Jan. 10, 2023

End-of-Year Employment Law Developments,” SRZ Alert, Dec. 22, 2022

“Recent Employment Law Updates, SRZ Alert, Nov. 16, 2022

“U.S. Department of Labor Proposes New Worker Classification Rule,” SRZ Alert, Oct. 21, 2022 

“New York Schools Subject to New State Healthcare Worker Bonus Program,” SRZ Alert, Sept. 19, 2022

New York Launches Hotline for Workplace Sexual Harassment Complaints,” SRZ Alert, Aug. 22, 2022

New York Employment Update: Upcoming Windows to Claim Damages as a Result of Certain Sexual Offenses,” SRZ Alert, Aug. 8, 2022

Updated EEOC Guidance on Employer COVID-19 Testing, SRZ Alert, July 20, 2022

“EEOC Guidance on Artificial Intelligence in Hiring and Disability Discrimination,” SRZ Alert, July 13, 2022

“PBGC Issues Final Rule for Special Financial Assistance Program,” SRZ Alert, July 11, 2022

“The Department of Labor Releases Guidance on Mental Health Protections Under the Family Medical Leave Act,” SRZ Alert, July 7, 2022

"New York City Council Votes to Delay Effective Date of New Salary Transparency Law to Nov. 1, 2022," SRZ Alert, May 5, 2022

"Guidance Issued on NYC Salary Disclosure Law," SRZ Alert, April 6, 2022

"EEOC Issues New Guidance on Caregiver Discrimination and COVID-19," SRZ Alert, April 4, 2022

"Current State of COVID-19 Protocols for Employers," SRZ Alert, Mar. 29, 2022

"Legislation Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Misonduct Claims," SRZ Alert, Feb. 24, 2022

"Updates on New York Employment Laws,” SRZ Alert, Feb. 18, 2022

"New York State Lifts Indoor Mask Mandate for Most Locations," SRZ Alert, Feb. 11, 2022

"New Year, New Employment and Benefits Developments for Employers," SRZ Alert, Jan. 20, 2022

"New York City's COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Private Employers and Other Recent Developments," SRZ Alert, Dec. 21, 2021

"New Vaccination Requirements for New York City Private Schools," SRZ Alert, Dec. 8, 2021

“OSHA Issues COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard,” SRZ Alert, Nov. 10, 2021

“Amendment Expands New York Whistleblower Protection Law,” SRZ Alert, Nov. 8, 2021

“Connecticut Employers Required to Disclose Wage Ranges Under New Law,” SRZ Alert, Sept. 29, 2021

“NY HERO Act: Update to Model Plan,” SRZ Alert, Sept. 28, 2021

“New York State Employers Must Activate Exposure Prevention Plans Under the NY HERO Act,” SRZ Alert, Sept. 13, 2021

“New Requirements for Employers Using Criminal Background Checks in New York City,” SRZ Alert, Aug. 6, 2021

“Update on NY HERO Act,” SRZ Alert, July 21, 2021

“Updated Vaccination Guidance and New York Law Developments,” SRZ Alert, June 11, 2021

“What Employers Need to Know About the NY HERO Act,” SRZ Alert, May 11, 2021

“Time Off for COVID-19 Vaccinations,” SRZ Alert, March 29, 2021

“COVID-19 Updates,” SRZ Alert, March 9, 2021

“Amendments to New York City’s Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law,” SRZ Alert, October 13, 2020

“Back to the Future: Employer Considerations for Returning to the Workplace,” SRZ Alert, May 18, 2020; republished in The Hedge Fund Journal, June 2020

“Employer Concerns — New York Businesses and Nonprofits Required to Have All Employees Work From Home,” SRZ Alert, March 23, 2020

“Employer Concerns — Federal and New York Legislation Responding to COVID-19 (with Chart of Requirements),” SRZ Alert, March 19, 2020

“Employer Concerns — COVID-19,” SRZ Alert, March 17, 2020; republished in The Hedge Fund Journal, March 2020

New Regulations for New York Employers Effective in the New Year,” SRZ Alert, Dec. 23, 2019

"First Circuit Court of Appeals Finds Private Equity Funds Not Liable for Pension Liabilities of Portfolio Company," SRZ Alert, Dec. 5, 2019

New York State Passes a Host of New Employment Laws,” SRZ Alert, Aug. 12, 2019 (co-author)

“New Developments for Employers Regarding Employee Reproductive Health Decisions, Marijuana Drug Testing and Wage Reporting Requirements,” SRZ Alert, June 6, 2019 (co-author)

DOL Proposes Changes to Federal Overtime Laws,” SRZ Alert, April 24, 2019 (co-author)

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, Dec. 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 20 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