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 250 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 News, New York Newsday, The San Francisco Chronicle, Law National, Law.com, HR Magazine, HR Executive Magazine, HR Executive Online, SHRM On-Line, Employment Law 360, Inside Counsel Magazine, What’s Working in Human Resources, Workforce Management Magazine, Human Rights Campaign On-Line, Yahoo! Sports, The Sporting News, The Newark Star-Ledger, The Houston Chronicle, The New Orleans Times-Picayune, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, The Syracuse Post-Standard, The Ann Arbor News, The Harrisburg Patriot News, The Mobile Press Register, The Flint Journal, The Desert Sun, The Courier-Post, The Honolulu Advertiser, The Stamford Advocate, The Huntsville Times, AM New York, The Workplace Substance Abuse Advisor, Legal Issues in Collegiate Athletics, Talent Management, BusinessInsurance.com, AZcentral.com, Fort Worth Star Telegram, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, The Columbus Dispatch, The Myrtle Beach Sun News, Richmond Times Dispatch, Detroit 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.