Christine L. Hogan

Labor & Employment Department

Admissions:

New York

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

 

Education:

B.A., Boston College

J.D., St. John’s University School of Law, cum laude

Memberships:

Federal Bar Council Inn of Court

Westchester Bar Association

Christine is a highly accomplished labor and employment attorney with over a decade of litigation experience handling complex litigation matters in state and federal courts and administrative agencies,  involving sexual harassment, discrimination on the basis of race, gender, pregnancy, age, religion, disability, LGBTQ+ status and national origin, retaliation, worker misclassification, wage-and-hour violations, family and medical (FMLA) leave, breach of contract, whistleblower complaints, wrongful termination, restrictive covenants, civil rights violations and class actions. She also advises clients on a variety of strategic employment issues including employee handbooks, employment contracts, enforcement of workplace policies and procedures, employee classification, leaves of absence, reasonable accommodations based on pregnancy, disability and religious practice, labor law issues involving minimum wage, overtime, deductions, paid sick leave, and severance negotiations.

Prior to joining Dorf & Nelson, Christine was a partner at Wigdor LLP where she handled every aspect of employment disputes.

Christine has published numerous articles on a variety of employment issues, including unemployment insurance benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic, remote work policies and procedures, paid sick leave, wage requirements for fast food and retail industry workers, mandatory arbitration and class action waivers, severance agreements and many others. She has also co-authored reference books on the subjects of employee classification, as well as the use of robotics, artificial intelligence and automation to enhance corporate compliance with employment and labor laws.

She has spoken at the New York Stock Exchange about the role of corporate legal departments in cultivating a discrimination-free work environment, and presented lectures and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars on sexual harassment, discrimination, workplace investigations, legal issues in the hiring process, independent contractor misclassification, leaves of absence, and wage and- hour issues for fast food and retail employers.

Christine has been selected to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars in Labor and Employment Law list from 2015-2019