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Corbin Carter

(he/him/his)

Associate

[email protected]

+1.212.692.6244

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Corbin Carter is a solution-oriented employment counselor and litigator who guides clients through all aspects of the employment lifecycle. Corbin advises businesses across a wide range of industries, including financial services, technology, life sciences, healthcare, and real estate, with clients ranging from startups to established multinational companies.  Corbin’s practice covers everything from offering day-to-day employment advice to leading the management-side defense and prosecution of various employment-related claims at the trial and appellate level. In each situation, Corbin strives to understand his clients’ business needs and presents tailored, practical solutions. Chambers USA recognizes Corbin as having “a great knowledge of the law and superior analytic and communication skills."

Corbin works closely with executives, senior managers, and Human Resources professionals, counseling on myriad issues such as discrimination, harassment and retaliation, wage and hour, leaves and accommodations, performance management, hiring and retention, restrictive covenant issues, and other employment-related matters. As part of his practice, Corbin frequently drafts and revises employment policies and agreements to ensure multi-jurisdictional compliance and industry best practices, conducts workplace professionalism trainings for managers and employees, advises business clients on risk mitigation strategies, and serves as an employment specialist during corporate transactions. Corbin has also conducted numerous sensitive workplace investigations, including into allegations of sexual harassment and other complaints of workplace wrongdoing.

At Mintz, Corbin serves on the Steering Committee for Mintz Pride, a group dedicated to supporting LGBTQ attorneys and staff at the Firm and advocating for LGBTQ visibility and equality. Corbin also sits on the Firm’s Associate Committee, which acts as a liaison between Firm leadership and Associates. Corbin frequently writes and speaks on relevant employment law topics, and has served as the Associate Editor of Mintz’s award-winning employment blog.

Prior to joining Mintz, Corbin gained extensive experience as an Assistant Corporation Counsel within the New York City Law Department’s Labor and Employment Law Division, where he served as lead counsel for the City of New York, its agencies, and its management employees in a wide variety of employment-related litigation matters before federal and state courts.  In that role, Corbin successfully briefed and argued dozens of dispositive motions and negotiated numerous favorable resolutions in cases involving claims under Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, the FLSA, the FMLA, the First Amendment, the New York Labor Law, the NYS and NYC Human Rights Laws, various other federal, state, and local statutes, and common law claims.

Corbin’s additional legal experience includes fellowships and internships with the Office of Legal Counsel at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Boston Regional Solicitor’s Office of the U.S. Department of Labor, and the Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General. In law school, Corbin served as managing editor of the American Journal of Law & Medicine, as a director of the J. Newton Esdaile Appellate Moot Court Program, and as co-president of the Public Interest Project.

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On July 3, 2024, the Federal District Court in the Northern District of Texas in Ryan LLC v. Federal Trade Commission granted a preliminary injunction staying the effective date of the FTC’s non-compete rule and enjoining the FTC from enforcing it against the specific plaintiffs who challenged it (Ryan, LLC, the US Chamber of Commerce, and a few other business groups which were previously permitted to intervene in the lawsuit).  The Court declined to enter a nationwide injunction, and, absent additional legal developments or a voluntary nationwide stay by the FTC, the non-compete rule is still set to go into effect on September 4, 2024 for all other covered employers.  In its decision, the Court indicated that it intends to rule on the merits of the case by August 30, 2024, in advance of the rule’s September 4, 2024 effective date. 

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In her first public comments since its passage, New York Governor Kathy Hochul expressed a desire to see changes in New York’s proposed ban on non-compete agreements (SB 3100) before she would consider signing the bill.

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In 2020, New York City amended its paid sick leave law, named the Earned Safe and Sick Time Act (“ESSTA”), to better align with New York State’s Paid Sick Leave law.  Following these amendments, the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) published updated notices and FAQ documents, but stopped short of publishing formal updates to the corresponding ESSTA Rules – until now.

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News & Press

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Legal Dive quoted a recent article written by Mintz attorneys Michael ArnoldAndrew BernsteinCorbin Carter, and Evan Piercey in a story discussing New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s concerns surrounding a proposed noncompete ban.

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NEW YORK – Mintz is pleased to announce that 18 attorneys have been named New York Metro Super Lawyers and 11 attorneys have been named New York Metro Rising Stars by Super Lawyers for 2023.

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Member Andrew Bernstein and Associates Corbin Carter and Evan Piercey co-authored an article published by the New York Law Journal summarizing the proposed New York legislation on non-competes.

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BOSTON –Mintz announced today that 39 of its practices and 81 of its attorneys earned recognition in the 2023 edition of Chambers USA, a guide to the country’s leading law firms.

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Bloomberg Law quoted Associate Corbin Carter on the planned revisions for New York's salary disclosure law, which will bring more clarity around the law's impact on ads for remote positions where the line manager is based in New York.

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Mintz Of Counsel Michelle Capezza and Associates Evan Piercey and Corbin Carter co-authored an article published in the New York Law Journal which analyzes NYC Local Law 144, its impact on employers in New York City and their use of automated employment decision tools (AEDTs).

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Mintz's Corbin Carter spoke to SHRM regarding the estimation that a third of businesses still require employees to receive COVID-19 vaccinations.

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Mintz's Corbin Carter spoke to Law360 about a new set of rules in New York around the use of automated programs in recruiting and hiring.

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17 Mintz attorneys have been named New York Metro Super Lawyers and nine Mintz attorneys have been named New York Metro Rising Stars by Super Lawyers for 2022.

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Mintz Associate Corbin Carter was quoted in an article published by the Society for Human Resource Management’s HR Magazine addressing whether employers should keep preparing to comply with the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine-or-testing directive while implementation is suspended as legal challenges play out.
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Mintz attorney Corbin Carter was quoted extensively in an article published by SHRM’s HR Magazine that examined the risks employers may face when enforcing no-mask mandates in the workplace, including health risks, legal risks, and employee relations concerns.
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Mintz Member Katharine Beattie and Associate Corbin Carter were quoted extensively in an article published by EHS Today on legal considerations, best practices, and suggested policies for employers permitting telework to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19).
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Recognition & Awards

  • Chambers USA: New York Labor & Employment, Associates to Watch (2021-2024)

  • New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars: Employment Litigation (2022 - 2023)

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Involvement

  • Board of Directors, University of Oklahoma LGBT Alumni Society
  • Member, The National LGBTQ+ Bar Association
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