Jack A. Raisner, JD

JD, Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Professor Raisner's areas of concentration are employment and corporate bankruptcy law. Professor Raisner writes and speaks extensively about all types of discrimination, sexual harassment, privacy, whistleblowing, pensions, fair labor standards (wage-and-hour), mediation, labor union member rights, mass layoffs, plant closings, and other employment-related issues. He has served as Chairman of the Employment Law Committee of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business and as Academic Co-Chair of the American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section's Drug and Alcohol in the Workplace Subcommittee. He is author of Pregnancy Discrimination andParental Leave Handbook (Panel/Aspen 2000), and co-authored West's New York Employment Complaints and Answers, and has contributed chapters to several leading treaties, including International Labor and Employment Law (Bloomberg/BNA), Wrongful Termination (Bloomberg/BNA), Contemporary Issues in Labor and Employment Law (Little, Brown and Co.), Employee Rights Litigation: Pleading and Practice and Skills (Matthew, Bender and Co.), Disability Discrimination in the Workplace (Clark Boardman Callaghan), New York Employment Law (Matthew Bender and Co.), New York Employment Law Practice Guide (West Publishing Co.), and New York Practice and Skills (West Publishing Co). For five years he produced a daily radio feature for the Business Radio Network matters entitled The Law at Work. He has commented on workplace issues for Fox Television News, INC Magazine, HR Magazine, and other business publications. His articles have appeared in Quinnipiac Law Review, Employment and Labor Law Quarterly, Verdict, Trial Magazine, The Practical Litigator, and New York Law Journal, among other journals and publications.

In addition to teaching and writing, Professor Raisner represents classes of employees affected by mass layoffs and shutdowns in distressed or bankrupt companies. He recently obtained a landmark decision from the United States Supreme Court safeguarding the priority rights of employees under the Bankruptcy Code and precluding judicial orders not provided for by the Code.

He drafted and testified in the passage of ground-breaking state legislation guaranteeing severance to employees terminated in mass layoffs and shutdowns, that become law in 2020.

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