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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.

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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2022 Roundup: New York Employment Law Legislation

December 23, 2022 | Blog | By Michelle Capezza, Corbin Carter, Evan Piercey

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New York State Enacts Pay Transparency Law

December 23, 2022 | Blog | By Evan Piercey, Corbin Carter, Michael Arnold

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PERM Recruitment Impacted by “Pay Transparency” Laws

November 9, 2022 | Alert | By Corbin Carter, Maryanne Kline, John Quill

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NYC Proposes Rules in Advance of 2023 Automated Employment Decision Tools Law

November 4, 2022 | Blog | By Corbin Carter, Michelle Capezza, Evan Piercey

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Group Health Plans in the Crossfire: Facilitating Reproductive Choice in the Wake of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health

June 26, 2022 | Blog | By Jennifer Rubin, Michelle Capezza, Corbin Carter, Michael Arnold

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NYC Council Amends Salary Range Transparency Law; Delays Implementation Date

May 3, 2022 | Blog | By Michael Arnold, Corbin Carter, Danielle Dillon

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EEOC (Again) Updates Religious Accommodation and Vaccine Mandate Guidance

March 14, 2022 | Blog | By Danielle Bereznay, Corbin Carter

The EEOC has once again updated its guidance and answers regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic’s interaction with anti-discrimination laws. We previously discussed this guidance here. This guidance, updated on March 1, 2022, provides additional detail to Section L (Vaccinations – Title VII and Religious Objections to COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates). We discuss the key details below.
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Many of our nation’s 18 million veterans experience significant day-to-day challenges related to their time in the military. Through our pro bono legal counsel and the firm’s community services, including a holiday gift drive for veterans, we assist many nonprofit and advocacy organizations working to improve veterans’ lives.
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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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Discrimination, Harassment, and Corporate Transparency
December 8, 2022
A tech industry titan recently released to the public a 50-page report, drafted by outside legal counsel, which outlines the company's efforts - and shortcomings - in approaching and investigating gender-based discrimination and harassment ...
Thinking "Big Picture" as Pay Transparency Finally Arrives in NYC
October 31, 2022
As the New York Times highlighted, November's arrival means that NYC's pay transparency law will finally go into effect. The basic compliance framework seems somewhat simple - most NYC employers will now be required to include a "good ...
Employers Address "Quiet Quitting"
August 25, 2022
You've likely heard about the latest term to enter the workplace zeitgeist - "quiet quitting" - from any number of sources, including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Advocates of "quiet quitting" are largely rebranding and ...
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Recognition & Awards

  • Chambers USA: New York Labor & Employment, Associates to watch (2021-2022)
  • New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars: Employment Litigation (2022)
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Involvement

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

(he/him/his)

Associate

New York