Penny Ann Lieberman is a Principal in the White Plains, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Since joining the firm in 1988, she has devoted her time to representing and advising management in the for profit and not-for-profit sectors in a wide variety of employment matters with an emphasis on complex reductions-in-force, restructuring and corporate transactions, wage and hour and independent contractors.
Ms. Lieberman uses an interdisciplinary approach to providing advice and counsel on the cutting edge of the reduction-in-force and workplace reorganizations employees face today. She regularly counsels on compliance with WARN and state plant closing laws, group terminations, disability management, sexual harassment and other types of discrimination, wage and hour, independent contractors, developing personnel policies and effective employee handbooks.
Ms. Lieberman also litigates before administrative agencies and state and federal courts employment claims on behalf of management, including all types of employment discrimination claims, wage-hour claims, wrongful discharge and related tort and contract claims, independent contractor claims and audits and benefits claims under ERISA. She has appeared before the United States DOL, the New York State DOL and various state departments of labor throughout the country in the defense of a broad variety of cases, representing clients in manufacturing, wholesale, retail, not-for-profit, for profit, and service industries.
In addition, Ms. Lieberman works closely with clients in developing and conducting supervisory training programs relating to various issues such as worker classification issues, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, wage-hour, lawful interviewing and discharge tactics, and handling disability-related issues. Ms. Lieberman has authored several articles and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and The American Lawyer and various employment law-related publications. She frequently conducts seminars and workshops on worker misclassifications reductions-in-force, avoiding discrimination and harassment in the workplace, employee handbooks and wage and hour topics.
Ms. Lieberman is active in various community and charitable organizations.
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In the News
July 20, 2015
Erik Dullea and Penny Ann Liberman Author WARNing! Steps to Consider Before Downsizing
July 20, 2015
Erik Dullea and Penny Ann Lieberman authored WARNing! Steps to Consider Before Downsizing, published in Coal Age.
February 17, 2015
Employers' Reliance on Exception from Federal WARN Act 60-Day Advance-Notice Mandate to be Decided at Trial
February 17, 2015
While the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (“WARN”) includes an “unforeseeable business circumstances” exception permitting an employer to provide fewer than 60 days' notice of a plant closing or mass layoff, reliance on that exception can be risky. Moreover, should litigation ensue, an...