Join us for this webinar to receive an overview of the current state of the law in the area of sexual harassment, including new tax implications of such claims.
CPAs working in a professional environment.
The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements originated from a desire to shine a bright light on the epidemic of sexual harassment in the workplace. Both the federal government, and more recently the New Jersey Legislature, have weighed in on these movements by passing legislation (in the federal case) and introducing legislation (in New Jersey) designed to penalize or prohibit the practice of requiring victims and alleged victims to sign confidentiality agreements. Join us for this webinar to receive an overview of the current state of the law in the area of sexual harassment, including new tax implications of such claims.
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Deirdre R. Wheatley-Liss, J.D., LL.M.
Porzio Bromberg & Newman, P.C.
Ms. Wheatley-Liss counsels business owners on legal and structural issues related to start-up,
financing, growth and exit strategy. As a tax attorney, she always keeps an eye on minimizing a
business owner's "silent partner" – the IRS. By creating the most efficient organizational structures
and contractual arrangements during the infancy and growth of a business she has helped clients
keep hundreds of thousands of dollars in their pockets upon the sale of the mature business.
To educate both the public and the legal community about issues relating to business ownerships,
Ms. Wheatley-Liss is a frequent lecturer to professionals and the public on topics related to start-up,
intellectual property, employee and independent contractor issues, wealth transfer, tax
minimization, business succession planning and cybersecurity.
Kerri A. Wright, Esq.
Porzio Bromberg & Newman, P.C.
Kerri Wright is a principal of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C. and a member of the firm’s Litigation
Practice Group, where she co-chairs the Education and Employment Team. She focuses her practice
in the areas of education law and employment law, specifically in representation of management in
both employment counseling and employment litigation.
Kerri handles a variety of employment law matters for the firm’s public and private sector clients in
state and federal courts as well as before administrative agencies, including the EEOC and the New
Jersey Department of Labor. She has litigation and counseling experience in numerous areas of
employment law, including issues involving wage and hour claims, restrictive covenants,
harassment, discrimination, and whistleblowing. She has successfully defended management in
class-action wage and hour lawsuits and has handled numerous investigations by management into
allegations of employee wrongdoing.
Kerri has significant experience representing and counseling school boards, charter schools, private
schools and colleges in a variety of areas. She is one of only a few experts in the State in the area of
reconfiguring school districts, including the creation and dissolution of regional school districts and
the creation and termination of sending-receiving relationships.
As an elected member of the Chester Board of Education in Morris County, Kerri is serving in her
fourth term. She served several years as the President of the Board, and currently serves as the
Chair of the Board’s negotiation committee. She has successfully negotiated employment contracts
and collective bargaining agreements with each one of the Board’s labor groups.