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Corbin Carter

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Corbin counsels clients and litigates all types of employment disputes before federal and state courts. He has experience handling all stages of the litigation process and resolving disputes through mediations and settlements. His practice also encompasses negotiating and drafting employment and separation agreements; advising clients on compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws; and conducting internal investigations.

Prior to joining Mintz, Corbin was an assistant corporation counsel within the Labor and Employment Law Division of the New York City Law Department. In that role, he represented the city, its agencies, and its management employees in litigation and handled a broad range of employment matters.

While attending law school, Corbin served as a student legislative counsel with BU Law’s Legislative Policy & Drafting Clinic. He also had summer fellowships in Washington, DC, with the Office of Legal Counsel at the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and a public affairs firm. Additionally, he was an extern with the Boston Regional Solicitor’s Office of the US 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 and as a director of the J. Newton Esdaile Appellate Moot Court Program. He was also co-president of the Public Interest Project and treasurer of OutLaw, the school’s LGBTQIA+ student organization.

Education

  • Boston University School of Law (JD)
  • University of Oklahoma (BA)

Recognition & Awards

  • Dean's Award for E-Discovery Law, Boston University School of Law (2014)
  • Homer Albers Prize Moot Court Competition (2014)
  • Chambers USA: New York – Labor & Employment, Associates to watch (2021)

Involvement

  • Member, New York City Bar Association
  • Member, The LGBT Bar Association of New York (LeGaL)

Recent Insights

News & Press

Events

Viewpoints

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NY Hero Act Update: Activated Plans Must Remain in Place until October 31, 2021

October 5, 2021 | Blog | By Evan Piercey, Corbin Carter

The New York State Department of Health Commissioner has extended the designation of COVID-19 as a “highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health in New York State” until October 31, 2021.
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Breaking Down the New COVID-19 Safety Protocol Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors

October 1, 2021 | Blog | By Tyrone Thomas, Michael Arnold, Corbin Carter

The Biden Administration, via its Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (the “Task Force”), has now provided the guidance with which federal contractor and subcontractors must comply in connection with their contracts and contract-like instruments with the Federal government.
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NY HERO Act Plans ACTIVATED – Employer Action Required

September 27, 2021 | Blog | By Corbin Carter, Michael Arnold

The New York State Commissioner of Health has designated COVID-19 as a “highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health.” This means that the HERO Act’s many requirements are no longer theoretical: Almost all private New York employers must now activate their HERO Act-compliant workplace exposure prevention plans and take numerous implementation steps required by the recently enacted law. Per the Commissioner’s designation notice, the “activation” designation will remain in effect until at least September 30, 2021, at which point the Commissioner will review the level of transmission of COVID-19 in New York State and determine whether to continue this designation.
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Biden Administration Unveils Sweeping Workplace Vaccination Plan

September 10, 2021 | Blog | By Michael Arnold, Corbin Carter, David Barmak

The Biden Administration yesterday unveiled its Path out of the Pandemic – a six-pronged plan designed to further combat COVID-19.
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NYCCHR Releases Updated Fair Chance Act Guidance Ahead of Important Changes

July 27, 2021 | Blog | By Michael Arnold, Corbin Carter

The NYC Commission on Human Rights (the Commission) has released updated enforcement guidance regarding the Fair Chance Act. New York City amended the Fair Chance Act last year and those changes will go into effect on July 29, 2021.
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NY HERO Act Standards & Template Policies Released – Employer Action Required

July 8, 2021 | Blog | By Corbin Carter, Michael Arnold

The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) has released its HERO Act minimum standards and template policies related to airborne infectious disease prevention. Employers now have 30 days after the standards’ publication – until August 5, 2021 – to either: (1) adopt one of the model standard exposure prevention plans applicable to their industry, or (2) develop and establish an alternative prevention plan that meets or exceeds the minimum standards.
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Webinar Recording: Vaccination and the Workplace – Solving for the Latest Challenges Facing Employers

June 17, 2021 | Webinar | By Michael Arnold, Geri Haight, Jennifer Rubin, Corbin Carter

The CDC’s latest guidance lifting many restrictions for most fully vaccinated individuals has forced employers to consider whether and how to implement workplace vaccination policies. During this webinar, our speakers explored the current workplace vaccine compliance landscape and offered best practices for implementing vaccination policies aimed at making workplaces safe and while accounting for jurisdictional, political, philosophical and physical divides.
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ALERT: New York Hits Key 70% Vaccination Metric; Reopening Rules Lifted

June 15, 2021 | Blog | By Corbin Carter, Michael Arnold

It’s been a long road to recovery for employers since New York first issued its NY Forward reopening requirements for offices and other similar environments back in May 2020.  Today, as New York reached a key vaccination metric – 70% of adults have now received at least one vaccine shot – Governor Cuomo announced that New York businesses will no longer be required to abide by the current industry-specific guidelines in order to reopen.  Accordingly, the current NY Forward guidelines on capacity restrictions, social distancing, cleaning and disinfection, health screenings, contact tracing, and other virus-related restrictions are now lifted in most commercial settings. 
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New York Revises COVID-19 Reopening Guidance & HERO Act Changes on the Way

June 10, 2021 | Blog | By Corbin Carter, Michael Arnold

It’s been a busy month (year?) for New York employers – one that has brought several important updates with respect to employers’ reopening plans. On the heels of the State’s May 19th adoption of the recent CDC guidance outlining increased privileges for fully vaccinated individuals, New York State updated its NY Forward COVID-19 reopening guidance on June 8, 2021, including its guidance geared toward office environments. As a reminder, New York businesses opting to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic must do so consistent with the State’s industry-specific reopening guidelines, found here; affirm their compliance with same prior to reestablishing in-person operations; and implement a written safety plan governing its workplace safety protocols.
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The New York State Legislature recently passed the Health and Essential Rights Act (the “HERO Act”), which has been delivered to Governor Cuomo for his signature. The legislation seeks to address continued COVID-19 safety concerns in the workplace and is designed to codify, supplement, and replace numerous executive actions that have been issued throughout the pandemic. The HERO Act would also pass into law significant new health and safety obligations for New York employers, including the formation of joint labor-management workplace safety committees to help ensure worker safety. Employers should prepare now to come into compliance with the new law, which we summarize below.
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News & Press

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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).