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Articles and Presentations

Publications

William Frumkin, Disability Discrimination in the Workplace (contributing author) Clark Boardman and Callaghan, 1992.

William Frumkin and Louis Santangelo, "Varity" and Relief Under ERISA for Breach of Fiduciary Duties, 216 N.Y.L.J. No. 10, at 1, col. 1 (April 24, 1996).

William Frumkin and Louis Santangelo, Burdens of Proof under ADA and Rehabilitation Act, 68 N.Y.S.B.J. No. 6, at 38 (September/October, 1996)

William Frumkin and Louis Santangelo, Title VII's Anti-Retaliation Provision Extends to Former Employees, N.Y.L.J. No. 52, at 1, col. 1 (March 19, 1997)

William Frumkin and Louis Santangelo, Material Misrepresentation and Breach of Fiduciary Duties Under ERISA, 1 Inside Employee Rights Litigation, No. 12, at 6, col. 1 (October, 1997)

William Frumkin and Louis Santangelo, Reasonable Accommodation Of A Paralyzed Firefighter, 70 N.Y.S.B.J. No. 2 at 32 (February, 1998)

Donald Sapir and William Frumkin, Material Misrepresentation and Breach of Fiduciary Duties After Varity, Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee Newsletter, Vol. 3, No. 1, at 9, col. 1 (Spring, 1998)

William Frumkin and Louis Santangelo, Second Circuit Examines Jury's Role In Burden Shifting Analysis In Job Bias Cases, 219 N.Y.L.J. No. 108, at 1, col.1 (June 8, 1998)

William Frumkin and Louis Santangelo, Stress Management Is Possible With The Proper Approach, 40 NYSBA State Bar News No. 4, at 7, col. 1 (May/June, 1998)

William Frumkin and Louis Santangelo, The Americans With Disabilities Act, ALIVE (Summer, 1998)

William Frumkin and Louis Santangelo, Emotional Distress Discovery in Employment Discrimination Cases, 220 N.Y.L.J. No. 38, at 1, col. 1 (August 24, 1998)

William Frumkin and Louis Santangelo, Emotional Distress Discovery in Bias Cases, 12 Employment Litigation Reporter No. 23, at 3, col. 1 (October 13, 1998)

William Frumkin and Louis Santangelo, Second Circuit Examines Jury's Role in Burden Shifting Analysis in Job Bias Cases, Vol. V. American Bar Association Consumer & Personal Rights Litigation Newsletter No. 4 at 5, col. 1 (Fall 1998)

William Frumkin and Louis Santangelo, Emotional Distress Discovery in Employment Discrimination Cases, 11 Andrews AIDS Litigation Reporter No. 24, at 11, col. 1 (October, 1998)

William Frumkin and Steven Shapiro, Getting a Foot in the Door, Pre-Employment Rights: What You Should Know ALIVE (Winter, 1999)

William Frumkin and Elliot Bernak, Cost Savings from Hiring Contingent Workers May Be Lost If Their Status Is Challenged, 71 N.Y.S.B.J. No.7, at 36 (September/October, 1999)

William Frumkin, Cash Balance Conversion of Traditional Pension Plans, 1 Employee Rights Quarterly. No.1, at 74 (Summer 2000)

William Frumkin, Employee Benefits Law, Second Edition, 2005 Cumulative Supplement, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, Contributing Author

William Frumkin, The Quest for Polling Site Accessibility: The Legal Underpinnings, BNA's Americans with Disabilities Act Manual, Vol 16, No. 1 (January 18, 2007).

William Frumkin, Potential Loss of Back Pay in ERISA Retaliation Cases, New York Law Journal, April 30, 2008.

William Frumkin, The Use of Humor in the Practice of Plaintiffs Employment Law, NELA/NY Newsletter, December 2009, Vol. 15, No.3, The New York Employee Advocate, at page 3.

William Frumkin, Psychological Consideration in the Mediation of Employment Disputes, New York State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Journal, Summer 2010, Vol. 35, No. 2.

William Frumkin and Elizabeth Hunter, Leveling the Playing Field for ERISA Participants, New York Law Journal, August 28, 2012.

William Frumkin and Elizabeth Hunter, The End of the World As We Know It? The Impact of e-Discovery on Individual Employment Cases, NYSBA Labour and Employment Law Journal, vol.38, no.2, Summer2013.

Presentations

October 1992 ERISA: A Tool for the Employee Advocate. (Severance Pay Claims), National Employment Lawyers Association, San Francisco, California (William Frumkin).

May, 1994, AIDS and the Workplace, ADA and Rehabilitation Act, New York State Bar Association Special Committee on AIDS and the Law, New York City and Albany (William Frumkin.)

May, 1994 Presenting and Defending Employee Benefit Claims, (Plaintiff's Perspective), New York State Bar Association, New York City (William Frumkin).

November 1994, ERISA: A Tool for the Employee Advocate, (Severance Pay Claims), Washington, D.C. (William Frumkin).

June, 1994, Litigating ERISA Claims, National Employment Lawyers Association Annual Convention, Blaine, Washington (William Frumkin).

January, 1995, AIDS and the Workplace, State and Federal Discrimination Laws, ADA and Rehabilitation Act, New York State Bar Association Annual Convention, New York City (William Frumkin).

January, 1996, AIDS and Insurance Issues, New York State Bar Association Annual Convention, New York City (William Frumkin).

April, 1996, ERISA Practice and Procedure, NY/NELA, New York City (William Frumkin).

May, 1996, Employment Law Institute at St. John's University, Plaintiff's Perspective in Discovery, New York State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section, Queens, New York (William Frumkin).

June, 1996, Sexual Stereotyping in Gender Discrimination Claims, National Employment Lawyers Association Annual Convention, San Diego, California (William Frumkin).

October, 1996, Labor and Employment Law for the Corporate Counselor and General Practitioner, Litigating Sexual Harassment Claims, New York State Bar Association, White Plains, New York (William Frumkin).

May, 1997, Employment Law Institute at St. John's University, Use of Expert Witnesses, New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Queens, New York (William Frumkin).

June, 1997, Litigating Health Benefit Claims, National Employment Lawyers Association Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada (William Frumkin).

April, 1998, The Ill, Injured and Disabled Employee/Job Applicant, New York State Bar Association, New York City (William Frumkin).

June, 1998, The Use of Benefit Issues to Enhance Settlements in Employment Discrimination Cases, National Employment Lawyers Association, Monterey, California (William Frumkin).

October, 1998, ERISA From the Plaintiff's Perspective, Practicing Law Institute, 27th Annual Employment Law Conference, New York City (William Frumkin).

October, 1998, AIDS-Update On The Legal Issues, New York State Bar Association, New York City (William Frumkin).

October, 1998, ERISA Preemption, New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section Annual Meeting, Ithaca, New York (William Frumkin).

January, 1999, AIDS Update 1999: Public Health-Private Rights, New York State Bar Association Annual Convention, New York City (William Frumkin).

March, 1999, ERISA's Uses in Settling Employment Discrimination Claims, National Employment Lawyers Association (New York Chapter) Spring Conference, Syracuse, New York (William Frumkin).

October, 1999, ERISA From the Plaintiff's Perspective, Practicing Law Institute, 28th Annual Employment Law Conference, New York City (William Frumkin).

October, 1999, Employment Separation Agreements, New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting, Cooperstown, New York (William Frumkin).

June, 2000, Stress Management Workshop for Lawyers, New York City (William Frumkin).

June, 2000, Stress Management Workshop for Lawyers, New City, New York (William Frumkin).

September, 2000, Stress Management Workshop for Lawyers, New York City (William Frumkin).

October, 2000, ERISA: A Tool for the Employee Advocate, National Employment Lawyers Association, Denver, Colorado (William Frumkin).

October, 2000, ERISA from the Plaintiff's Perspective, Practicing Law Institute, 29th Annual Employment Law Conference, New York City (William Frumkin).

October, 2000, ERISA Severance Benefit Issues, New York State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section Annual Meeting, Captiva Island, Florida (William Frumkin).

November, 2000, Stress Management Workshop for Lawyers, Brooklyn, New York (William Frumkin).

January, 2001, Litigating Contingent Worker Benefit Cases, New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting, New York City (William Frumkin).

March, 2001, Fraudulent Inducement and Material Misrepresentation Claims, Practicing Law Institute, Handling Wrongful Termination Claims, New York City (William Frumkin).

March, 2001, Stress Management Workshop for Lawyers, Uniondale, New York (William Frumkin).

June, 2001, Litigating Employment Discrimination Claims, New York County Lawyers Association, New York City (William Frumkin).

July, 2001, Stress Management Workshop for Lawyers, Newburgh, New York (William Frumkin).

October, 2001, ERISA from the Plaintiff's Perspective, Practicing Law

Institute, 30th Annual Employment Law Conference, New York City (William Frumkin).

February, 2002, Stress Management Workshop for Lawyers, Brooklyn, New York (William Frumkin).

April, 2002, The Employee Benefit Traps - Essential Information for

the Employment and Labor Lawyer, New York State Bar Association,

Labor and Employment Law Section Annual Meeting, Bolton Landing, New York (William Frumkin).

June, 2002, Living with Cancer: Confronting the Challenge - Twelfth

Annual Living with Cancer Conference, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital

Center, "Cancer and the Workplace: Legal Protections," New York, New York (William Frumkin).

September, 2002, Stress Management Workshop for Lawyers, New

Rochelle, New York (William Frumkin).

October, 2002, The Aftermath of Enron for ERISA Practitioners, New York State Bar Association Fall Meeting, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (William Frumkin).

October, 2002, Pace University Law School, Continuing Legal Education Program: "Basics of the ADA and Related Laws," White Plains, New York (William Frumkin).

October, 2002, Stress Management Workshop for Lawyers, Harrison,

New York (William Frumkin).

October, 2002, Stress Management Workshop for Lawyers, Elmsford,

New York (William Frumkin).

November, 2002, Stress Management Workshop for Lawyers, White Plains, New York (William Frumkin).

November, 2002, Stress Management Workshop for Lawyers, Harrison, New York (William Frumkin).

December, 2002, GA/NELA Chapter Annual Conference: "Identifying ERISA Issues in Employment Cases and using them to Enhance Settlements," Jamaica, W.I. (William Frumkin).

January, 2003, Dealing with Difficult Adversaries, Litigants and Clients in the Labor and Employment Law Setting, New York State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Annual Meeting Program, New York, New York (William Frumkin).

January, 2003, Stress Management Workshop for Lawyers, Cortlandt

Manor, New York (William Frumkin).

February, 2003, Stress Management Workshop for Lawyers, Chappaqua, New York (William Frumkin).

April, 2003, Using ERISA to Enhance Settlements, NELA Spring Conference, New York, New York (William Frumkin).

April, 2003, Pace University Law School, Continuing Legal Education Program: "Prosecuting and Defending the ADA Case," White Plains, New York (William Frumkin).

June 2003, Living with Cancer: Confronting the Challenge - Thirteenth Annual Living with Cancer Conference, "Cancer and the Workplace Legal Protections," New York, New York (William Frumkin).

September, 2003, Stress Management Workshop for Lawyers, New City, New York (William Frumkin).

October, 2003, Discovery Issues in Employment litigation, Practicing Law Institute, 32nd Annual Employment Law Conference, New York, New York (William Frumkin).

October, 2003, Employment Law Issues in ADR Proceedings, Westchester County Bar Association, White Plains, New York (William Frumkin).

January, 2004, The Developing Law Against Retaliation, New York State Bar Association, labor & Employment Law Annual Meeting Program, New York, New York (William Frumkin).

May, 2004, Stress Management Workshop for Lawyers, Brooklyn, New York (William Frumkin).

July, 2004, Stress Management Workshop for Lawyers, New York, New York (William Frumkin).

November, 2004, Stress Management Workshop for Lawyers, New York, New York (William Frumkin).

October, 2005, Stress Management Workshop for Lawyers, Rye Brook, New York (William Frumkin).

December, 2005, Stress Management Workshop for Lawyers, New York, New York (William Frumkin).

January, 2006, ABA Employee Benefits Mid-Winter Meeting - Disclosure Issues Under ERISA, Key Biscayne, Florida (William Frumkin).

March, 2006, NYSBA Labor and Employment Law Section, Issues in 401(k) Benefit Litigation, Longboat Key, Florida (William Frumkin).

April, 2006, Stress Management Workshop for Lawyers, Uniondale, New York (William Frumkin).

May, 2006, "Working Together Effectively: Investigations, Mediations & Litigation," EEOC‑NELA/NY Panel Discussion, New York, New York

June, 2006, Stress Management Workshop for Lawyers, White Plains, New York (William Frumkin).

June, 2007, "Representing Workers In ERISA Benefits Claims Litigation: Fiduciary Breach Litigation," National Employment Lawyers Association Annual Convention, San Juan, Puerto Rico (William Frumkin).

June 16, 2008, 30th Annual Litigating Employment Discrimination Claims: "Use of Experts on Substantive Issues in Employment Discrimination Law," Practising Law Institute, New York, New York.(William Frumkin).

March 24, 2009, Pace Law School New Directions Program and Center for Continuing Legal Education, "Employment Law - Discrimination, Privacy and Whistleblowing," White Plains, New York (William Frumkin).

May/June, 2009, Cornell University ILR School Labor and Employment Law, "Trade Secrets, Covenants, and Employee Movement - Employee's Perspective," New York, New York (William Frumkin).

November 4-7, 2009, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law 3rd Annual CLE Conference, "Addressing Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession, in the Workplace and Beyond," Stress Management Workshop for Lawyers, Grand Hyatt Washington, Washington, D.C. (William Frumkin).

March 23, 2010, Pace Center for Continuing Legal Education, "Neuroscience and Law Firm Leadership: How Recent Scientific Breakthroughs Will Help Lawyers Lead," Stress Management Workshop for Lawyers, White Plains, New York (William Frumkin).

March 25, 2010, Pace Law School New Directions Program and Center for Continuing Legal Education, "Employment Law - Discrimination, Privacy and Whistleblowing," White Plains, New York (William Frumkin).

May 2010, New York County Lawyers' Association, How to Handle an Employment Discrimination Case, "Discovery Tips from the Plaintiff's Perspective," New York, New York (William Frumkin).

June 25, 2010, National Employment Lawyers Association National 21st Annual Convention - NELA at 25: Don't Stop Believing, "ERISA for Plaintiffs' Employment Lawyers," Washington, D.C. (William Frumkin).

October 31-November 3, 2010, New York State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section Fall 2010 Meeting, "A Model Separation Agreement: A Review of Customary Terms from Both Individual and Management Perspectives," Longboat Key, Florida (William Frumkin).

April 1, 2011, New York State Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section Committee on Employee Benefits CLE Seminar, "Benefits, Healthcare and the Workplace in Today's Difficult Economy," Concierge Conference Center, New York, New York. (William Frumkin and Elizabeth Hunter).

April 12, 2011, Nassau County Bar Association, Taxation of Labor and Employment Case Settlements, Mineola, New York (William Frumkin).

November 3, 2011, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law 5th Annual CLE Conference, "What Every Reasonably Insecure (Attorney) Should Know About ERISA," Seattle, Washington (William Frumkin).

May 18, 2012, NELA/NY Spring Conference, The Supreme Court Levels the Playing Field for ERISA Participants in Amara, Yale Club, New York, New York. (William Frumkin and Elizabeth Hunter).

September 21-23, 2012, New York State Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section Fall Meeting, "The Impact of the Supreme Court's Ground Breaking Amara Decision for ERISA and Employment Attorneys," Kaatskill Mountain Club Resort, Hunter, New York (William Frumkin).

June,2013, Family Medical Leave Act, Lorman -Employment Law Update in New York seminar, New Rochelle, New York (Elizabeth Hunter).

July/August, 2013, Views from the Plaintifs' Bar, ACI - 4th Annual Employment Discrimination Litigation Conference, New York City (William Frumkin).

September/October, 2013,  ACI - 19th National Conference on Wage and Hour Claims and Class Actions, San Francisco (William Frumkin).

October, 2013, The Affordable Care Act: Overview of the New Law Includings Retaliation and Employer Mandate Provisions, NY/NELA, New York City (William Frumkin).

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