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Theresa Madonna

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Theresa Madonna is an associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department and a member of the Employment Litigation-Discrimination, Harassment & Title VII Practice Group and the Employment Counseling and Training Group.

During her time at Proskauer, Theresa has focused on a wide range of employment matters, including employment discrimination litigation and client-counseling. She has assisted in representing employers in litigation and investigations related to claims of workplace harassment, discrimination, retaliation and wrongful discharge. In addition to her litigation practice, Theresa counsels clients regarding employee policies, handbooks, offer-letters and noncompetition and independent contractor agreements. She has gained experience across a wide variety of industries including health care institutions, education, real estate, media and entertainment, financial services and sports. As part of her pro bono practice, Theresa represents individuals in immigration matters and provides employment counseling to non-profit organizations.

Theresa earned her J.D. summa cum laude from Boston University School of Law, where she was a member of the Boston University Law Review and a Legal Research and Writing Fellow. During law school, she was a clinical student attorney and represented clients in employment, housing, and family law matters. Additionally, she interned for the Honorable Juan R. Torruella of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Theresa also received Boston University School of Law’s William L. and Lillian Berger Achievement Prize for exemplary scholastic achievement.

Prior to law school, Theresa was an in-house paralegal at a Boston-based technology company.

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New York State Department of Labor Issues Proposed Regulations on Salary Transparency Law

On September 13, 2023, the New York State Department of Labor published proposed regulations on the state’s salary transparency statute that took effect on September 17, 2023. As we previously reported, the statute applies to covered employers who post a job, promotion, or transfer opportunity that can or will be performed, at least in part, … Continue Reading

EEOC Issues Proposed Rule for the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

On August 11, 2023, the EEOC issued a proposed rule regarding the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (“PWFA”). The PWFA, which took effect on June 27, 2023 requires covered employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees or candidates with a known limitation related to pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions absent undue hardship. Below are … Continue Reading

DHS Rule Will Permit Remote I-9 Authorizations on a Permanent Basis

***UPDATE: The new edition of the Form I-9 has been released and can be found here.*** The United States Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) has issued a final rule that will permit certain employers to remotely verify I-9 employment authorization documents on a permanent basis beginning August 1, 2023. Historically, employers, or their “authorized representatives,” … Continue Reading

Hawaii Enacts Pay Transparency and Expands Equal Pay Legislation

On July 3, 2023, Hawaii Governor Josh Green signed S.B. 1057 into law, expanding equal pay protections and making Hawaii the latest state to require certain employers to disclose salary information in their job advertisements. The law takes effect on January 1, 2024. The law states that “job listings shall disclose an hourly rate or … Continue Reading

Colorado Amends Job Posting Notice Requirements Under Equal Pay for Equal Work Act

On June 5, 2023, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed the Ensure Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (the “Amended Act”) amending the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. The Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, which took effect on January 1, 2021, requires employers to make reasonable efforts to provide covered employees with certain notice … Continue Reading

Looking Ahead to 2023: Pay Transparency Developments

As we previously reported, as of November 1, 2022, New York City’s salary transparency law requires covered employers who advertise or post a job, promotion, or transfer opportunity for a role that can or will be performed, at least in part, in NYC to disclose in such advertisement of posting the minimum and maximum annual … Continue Reading

Washington, D.C. to Expand Antidiscrimination Protections to Include Independent Contractors and Homeless Individuals

Effective October 1, 2022, an amendment to the District of Columbia’s Human Rights Act (“the Act”) will expand the universe of workers protected under the Act, as well as codify workplace harassment as an unlawful discriminatory practice. First, the amendment expands the Act’s definition of a protected “employee” to now also include individuals “working or … Continue Reading

UPDATE: New York City’s Pay Transparency Law Is Here – Are You Ready?

New York City’s pay transparency law, which requires most New York City employers to disclose salary ranges in their job postings, took effect on November 1, 2022. As we previously reported, the new law amends the New York City Human Rights Law to require covered employers who post a job, promotion, or transfer opportunity for … Continue Reading

UPDATED: President Biden Signs Bill Prohibiting Mandatory Arbitration and Class Action Waivers for Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Claims

***UPDATE: President Biden signed the bill into law on March 3, 2022.  The law takes effect immediately.*** Today, the Senate passed H. 4445, the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act (the “Act”), by a voice vote.  The bill had previously passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 335-97. The … Continue Reading

New York City Enacts Law to Regulate Use of Automated Hiring Tools

Over the past decade many employers have adopted Artificial Intelligence driven tools to automate various aspects of the workplace, including the recruiting and hiring process.  These tools have come under scrutiny by federal, state and local governments based on research that has suggested the possibility of bias or discrimination arising from the widespread use of … Continue Reading
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