IAN CARLETON SCHAEFER is a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green, and a member of the firm’s National Employment, Labor & Workforce Management Steering Committee.
Mr. Schaefer regularly provides strategic labor and employment advice to companies, boards of directors, senior executives, and general counsel on a wide variety of employment-related issues, and is frequently called upon to conduct sensitive, bet-the-company investigations into allegations stemming from #MeToo, harassment and discrimination, and other forms of misconduct.
Additionally, he designs and conducts high-profile training programs for C-suite, senior management, and large-scale employee workforces regarding anti-harassment/non-discrimination in the workplace and HR best practices and initiatives, and notably, he was the principal designer, co-producer, and featured co-host of Halting Harassment, EBG’s digital, anti-harassment training solution.
Prior to joining EBG, Mr. Schaefer practiced labor and employment law at the New York office of an international law firm, where among other accomplishments, he co-authored the successful briefs in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision 14 Penn Plaza v. Pyett, a 5-4 decision of importance to employers that modified 35 years of labor law.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Ian Carleton Schaefer
Ian Carleton Schaefer is a National Law Review Go-To Thought leader for his video series: Return to Work in the time of COVID-19. Drawing on his experience as a strategic employment and human resources advisor to companies in a variety of industries, Mr. Schaefer’s video series on Returning to Work provides companies with important guidance on remote working, mask wearing and employee privacy, as it relates to the COVID-19 crisis, and other employment related problems and situations companies will confront as they welcome employees back to work.