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Laura L. Rubenstein is a partner at Wright, Constable & Skeen in the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. Her practice concentrates in advising clients in many different areas of workplace law. She represents businesses and nonprofit organizations in a wide range of matters, including providing guidance on sensitive and confidential employment issues and defending FLSA wage disputes, harassment, discrimination and retaliation claims. Ms. Rubenstein drafts critical documents specific to her client’s industries and needs, which include employment contracts, restrictive covenants, and severance/separation agreements. An advocate for her clients before federal, state and local administrative agencies and courts, she is also a certified mediator who represents clients in mediations, arbitrations and other types of alternative dispute resolution proceedings.
Ms. Rubenstein advises corporate clients and nonprofit organizations in the drafting, review and effective implementation of employment manuals and policies. She also works with boards of directors and c-level executives to provide guidance on governance, both policy and execution. She works with companies to provide on-site training for managers, supervisors and executives to help reduce exposure to liability and promote a more harmonious and productive workplace. She has frequently handled and successfully guided companies through workplace investigations related to claims and charges filed against company executives.
Ms. Rubenstein regularly advises clients undergoing investigations by state and federal departments of labor, OFCCP, DLLR, EEOC, and other federal and state agencies on matters related to wages, classification and other statutory requirements.
Ms. Rubenstein represents private employers in traditional labor law matters involving collective bargaining, arbitrations, strikes and unionization attempts. She has successfully defended and filed numerous unfair labor practice charges before the NLRB.
December 20017 award winner, Harry Greenstein Award Young Leadership Award. The Harry Greenstein Young Leadership Award salutes a young man and woman who have demonstrated a profound commitment and sustained leadership to The Associated, its annual campaign and the general community. These outstanding young adults have also displayed remarkable growth and leadership. Nominations are provided by Associated professionals and recipients are chosen by a committee of the past ten years of award winners. This award, made possible by the Jill Fox Memorial Fund, is named in honor of Harry Greenstein, Executive Director of The Associated form 1928-1965.
Co-Chair, Jewish Professional Women’s Group, The Associated, 2015-present (worked to establish a platform for Jewish professional women to network, socialize, learn and support each other professionally)
Recruitment and Retention Committee, The Associated, 2016-2017
Board Member, Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore, 2009-present
Executive Committee Member, Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore, 2015-present
Governance Chair, Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore, 2015-2017
Regular guest speaker, HR Organizations, Frederick SHRM, Carroll County SHRM, Anne Arundel County SHRM, Baltimore SHRM (Chesapeake Human Resources Association)
Weekly Wright Report, creator, co-editor and regular contributor.
Maryland Healthy Working Families Act: Powerpoint.pdf, January 12, 2018
When is a Pre-Employment Physical Acceptable?: October 06, 2017
Do I Owe My Employees Accrued Vacation at Termination?: September 13, 2017
Hey Old Man, Get to Work!: September 06, 2017
Hostile Work Environment: Yes, A Single Egregious Racially Offensive Term Can Defeat Summary Judgment, June 05, 2017
Have you Banned the Box? June 05, 2017
Media Mention. “Quartet Downsizes from Big Firm,“ The Daily Record, April 21, 2017.
Ms. Rubenstein writes on a wide range of employment related topics and posts a regular blog. Some of her articles include “Navigating the Office Party,” “Why Companies Need to Know the 10-10-80 Rule” and Employee Theft: Surprising Facts and How to Detect and Protect Against.”