Beth Norton represents clients with regard to both traditional labor law matters and general employment concerns.
In the labor realm, Ms. Norton represents some of New York City's largest public employee unions in negotiations, arbitrations, administrative proceedings and litigation on a variety of issues in both state and federal court, including contract and pension issues as well as statutory and constitutional rights. Ms. Norton was involved in successfully representing a coalition of unions, community groups, parents and elected officials in challenging the improper closure of schools in violation of provisions of the State Education law.
In addition, Ms. Norton represents private employers in connection with employment-related issues, including discrimination and compensation claims, before state and federal courts as well as state and federal fair employment agencies. She also advises in-house counsel and human resources personnel with respect to issues involving compliance with local, state and federal laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Ms. Norton is also actively involved in The Public Service Project at Stroock, concentrating on issues of equity and access in education. In this role she has not only fought for children with disabilities and their families who are attempting to receive a full and fair public education but also provided training on special education law to not-for-profit partners and their clients.
Prior to re-joining Stroock in 2010, Ms. Norton was an associate with Goodwin Procter LLP in Boston, where she practiced in its labor and employment practice group.
- Member, American Bar Association
- Member, New York City Bar Association
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
New York, 2006; Massachusetts, 2005
U.S District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2008; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2008; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2008; U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 2009
Ph.D., Boston College, 2013
J.D., cum laude, Boston College Law School, 2005
M.Ed., University of Massachusetts, Boston, 1997
B.M., magna cum laude, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, 1992
NEWSBack To Full Bio
Stroock Advising Atlas Merchant Capital as Co-Lead Investor in $2 Billion Acquisition of Talcott Resolution from The Hartford
December 5, 2017|Press Release
Stroock deal team mentioned in "Hartford Sells Life Insurance Business For $2.05B"
December 4, 2017|As mentioned in: Law360
Beth A. Norton quoted in "New Rules on Minimum Wages and Overtime Pay"
February 9, 2017|As mentioned in: HABITAT Magazine
Stroock Names Two New Partners And Five Special Counsel
January 13, 2015
PUBLICATIONSBack To Full Bio
"New York Paid Family Leave Law Takes Effect on January 1, 2018"
December 4, 2017|Stroock Special Bulletin
- "U.S. Department of Labor To Revisit FLSA Overtime Regulations"September 18, 2017|Stroock Special Bulletin
- Stroock Reports – Public Employee LawSpring 2017|Stroock Reports – Public Employee Law
- "Recent Developments in U.S. Department of Labor Overtime Regulations and Impact for New York Employers"January 11, 2017|Stroock Special Bulletin
- "DOL Issues Sweeping Changes to FLSA Regulations"May 19, 2016|Stroock Special Bulletin
- "New York Passes Landmark Employee Rights Laws"April 11, 2016|Stroock Special Bulletin
- Stroock Reports: Public Employee LawSummer 2015|Stroock Reports: Public Employee Law
- "New York State Amends the Wage Theft Prevention Act"January 12, 2015|Stroock Special Bulletin
- "National Labor Relations Board Rules That Employers May Not Ban Non-Work Use of Employer-Provided Email"December 16, 2014|Stroock Special Bulletin
- "New York City Employers Must Provide a Reasonable Accommodation for Pregnancy, Childbirth and Related Medical Conditions of its Employees"January 27, 2014|Stroock Special Bulletin
- "EEOC Issues Guidance on Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions"May 16, 2012|Stroock Special Bulletin
- "Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights and Wage Theft Prevention Act"January 19, 2012|Stroock Special Bulletin
- "Requirements for Notice and Acknowledgement of Pay Rate and Payday"January 5, 2012|Stroock Special Bulletin
- "New York Enacts Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights"September 23, 2010|Stroock Special Bulletin
- “Federal Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction, Delaying Implementation Of New Department Of Homeland Security Regulations Regarding 'No Match' Letters”; “New York Social Security Number Protection Law Takes Effect January 1, 2008”Fall 2007|Stroock Employment Newsletter
- “Supreme Court Holds Timeline for Filing Charges of Discrimination Begins from Time of the Discriminatory Pay Decision”June 2007|Stroock Employment Newsletter
- “New York’s Highest Court Holds Employer Report Filed In Accordance With NASD Regulations Is Subject To Absolute Privilege In Defamation Lawsuit”April 13, 2007|Stroock Employment Newsletter
- "First Circuit: Five Year Break in Employment Does Not Disqualify Employee For FMLA Eligibility"January 2007|Stroock Employment Newsletter
- "Third Circuit: Prorating Production Bonus of Employee Who Took Leave Does Not Violate FMLA"October 2006|Stroock Employment Newsletter
- "U.S. Department of Labor To Revisit FLSA Overtime Regulations"