Michael S. Cohen

Michael S. Cohen


Michael S. Cohen concentrates his practice in the areas of employment law training and counseling. Mr. Cohen has trained and counseled employers throughout the country on subjects including harassment prevention; workplace diversity; discipline and discharge; hiring and recruiting practices; performance evaluations; FMLA, ADA and FLSA compliance; leave of absence policies; performance management; workplace privacy; sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace; substance abuse testing; workplace violence; records retention; conducting background checks; teens in the workplace and managing attendance problems. He has conducted trainings for executives, directors, managers, supervisors and employees in many industries, including financial services, healthcare, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, retail, real estate development, law firms and human services. Mr. Cohen also has conducted trainings for executives, deans and faculty in several institutions of higher education and secondary education. He has conducted more than 150 trainings in the last year.

Mr. Cohen has conducted investigations into claims of harassment and discrimination and has drafted employee handbooks, employment agreements, noncompete agreements and post-termination agreements. He has represented clients throughout the country in EEO and other administrative proceedings.

Mr. Cohen has been cited as a national authority on employment issues by The New York Times, The Associated Press, USA Today, MSNBC.com, The New York Daily NewsNew York NewsdayThe San Francisco ChronicleLaw National, Law.com, HR MagazineHR Executive MagazineHR Executive OnlineSHRM On-LineEmployment Law 360Inside Counsel MagazineWhat’s Working in Human ResourcesWorkforce Management MagazineHuman Rights Campaign On-Line, Yahoo! Sports, The Sporting NewsThe Newark Star-LedgerThe Houston ChronicleThe New Orleans Times-PicayuneThe Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewThe Syracuse Post-StandardThe Ann Arbor NewsThe Harrisburg Patriot NewsThe Mobile Press RegisterThe Flint JournalThe Desert SunThe Courier-PostThe Honolulu AdvertiserThe Stamford AdvocateThe Huntsville Times, AM New York, The Workplace Substance Abuse AdvisorLegal Issues in Collegiate AthleticsTalent Management, BusinessInsurance.com, AZcentral.com, Fort Worth Star TelegramHonolulu Star-BulletinThe Columbus DispatchThe Myrtle Beach Sun NewsRichmond Times DispatchDetroit News and Business & Legal Reports, Inc. He has been a regular guest lecturer on human resources issues at West Chester University for its Masters of Science in Administration program. He also is a member of the board of editors for the Privacy Law Journal and of the SHRM PA State Council Diversity Committee.

Mr. Cohen is a 1997 magna cum laude graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law and a cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

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