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Laura H. Harshbarger

Laura H. Harshbarger

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC

Syracuse, NY, USA


Laura Harshbarger is a Member in the Syracuse, New York office of Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC.

Laura counsels employers engaged in a wide variety of industries, including higher education, public school education, manufacturing, service and financial sectors, not-for-profits, and health care.  With a practice that includes all aspects of labor and employment law, Laura counsels employers with respect to day-to-day human resources management, as well as specific issues concerning Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, New York State Human Rights Law, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, National Labor Relations Act and New York Labor Law.

She regularly defends organizations in New York State and federal courts, as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the New York State Division of Human Rights.  She also represents clients in arbitrations and mediations, negotiates collective bargaining agreements, and advises clients with respect to labor relations issues.

Laura was named to a team of educational instructors for the National Center for Campus Public Safety’s Trauma – Informed Sexual Assault Investigation and Adjudication Educational Program.

In December 2013, Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed Laura to serve as Chair of the Fourth Department Judicial Screening Committee and to sit as a member of the Governor's State Judicial Screening Committee.  These Committees evaluate the qualifications of judicial candidates and make recommendations to the Governor with respect to which candidates are highly qualified to hold judicial positions.

Laura graduated summa cum laude from Bucknell University in 1994, and summa cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law in 1997.

Laura was named Lawyer of the Year in 2017 by Best Lawyers in America® for management-side employment law in the Syracuse area.  She continues to be listed in Best Lawyers in America® and New York Super Lawyers®.  Laura is a frequent lecturer and has authored and co-authored articles on a range of legal topics.
Laura H. Harshbarger is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Ethical Considerations in Employment Discrimination Cases - Employment Discrimination Law & Litigation 2018, Monday, June 18, 2018
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