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Iskra M. Bonanno

Associate
  • Rochester
  • 585.231.1347
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Iskra Bonanno focuses her practice on counseling and representing public and private sector employers in a wide range of issues related to the workplace, including:

  • Developing and implementing effective employment policies, and ensuring compliance with state and federal labor and employment laws.
  • Issues relating to leave, including compliance with the ADA and the FMLA.
  • EEOC and New York State Division of Human Rights Investigations.
  • Defending national and regional employers charged with discrimination and/or harassment on account of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or other protected class status.
  • Defending employers faced with breach of contract or wrongful discharge claims.
  • Defending employers against individual and collective claims concerning wage and hour matters.
  • Advising employers concerning civil rights, immigration law, and labor-management relations.

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, Monroe County Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.
  • Chair, Lawyers for Learning Committee of the Monroe County Bar Association

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Selected to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, 2018
  • Recipient, 2017 Annette Itkin Volunteer of the Year Award, Willow Domestic Violence Center
  • Fredrick K. Cox International Law Center Research Fellow
  • Emmerich de Vattel Scholar
  • Patrick J. Hergenroeder Trial Tactics Award
  • Contributing Editor, Case Western Reserve Law Review, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

NEWS

  • Featured, "Extraordinary People: Lawyers for Learning," WROC News 8, March 2, 2017

PUBLICATIONS

  • Contributing author to the HSE Labor and Employment Blog
  • "The SEC’s Whistleblower Program and its Effect on Internal Compliance Programs," 62 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 329 (2011-2012)

PRESENTATIONS

  • Presenter, “Criminal Background Checks: Legal Updates and Best Practices," Harter Secrest & Emery’s Labor and Employment Law Conference, April 26, 2018
  • Presenter, “Dogs and Horses at Work, Oh My!" Harter Secrest & Emery’s Labor and Employment Law Conference, April 26, 2018
  • Presenter, “Risks Associated with Criminal Conviction Records in Employment” webinar, Harter Secrest & Emery, August 15, 2017
  • Presenter, “Risky Business: Considering Criminal Records in Employment,” Harter Secrest & Emery’s Labor and Employment Law Conference, April 5, 2017

PRACTICE AREAS

ADMISSIONS

  • California
  • New York

EDUCATION

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Rochester, B.A. English, magna cum laude, highest distinction honors
HSE Law
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Iskra M. Bonanno
Associate
ibonanno@hselaw.com
tel: 585.231.1347
fax: 585.232.2152

Iskra Bonanno focuses her practice on counseling and representing public and private sector employers in a wide range of issues related to the workplace, including:

  • Developing and implementing effective employment policies, and ensuring compliance with state and federal labor and employment laws.
  • Issues relating to leave, including compliance with the ADA and the FMLA.
  • EEOC and New York State Division of Human Rights Investigations.
  • Defending national and regional employers charged with discrimination and/or harassment on account of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or other protected class status.
  • Defending employers faced with breach of contract or wrongful discharge claims.
  • Defending employers against individual and collective claims concerning wage and hour matters.
  • Advising employers concerning civil rights, immigration law, and labor-management relations.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Member, Monroe County Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.
  • Chair, Lawyers for Learning Committee of the Monroe County Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Selected to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, 2018
  • Recipient, 2017 Annette Itkin Volunteer of the Year Award, Willow Domestic Violence Center
  • Fredrick K. Cox International Law Center Research Fellow
  • Emmerich de Vattel Scholar
  • Patrick J. Hergenroeder Trial Tactics Award
  • Contributing Editor, Case Western Reserve Law Review, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Publications

  • Contributing author to the HSE Labor and Employment Blog
  • "The SEC’s Whistleblower Program and its Effect on Internal Compliance Programs," 62 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 329 (2011-2012)

News

  • Featured, "Extraordinary People: Lawyers for Learning," WROC News 8, March 2, 2017

Presentations

  • Presenter, “Criminal Background Checks: Legal Updates and Best Practices," Harter Secrest & Emery’s Labor and Employment Law Conference, April 26, 2018
  • Presenter, “Dogs and Horses at Work, Oh My!" Harter Secrest & Emery’s Labor and Employment Law Conference, April 26, 2018
  • Presenter, “Risks Associated with Criminal Conviction Records in Employment” webinar, Harter Secrest & Emery, August 15, 2017
  • Presenter, “Risky Business: Considering Criminal Records in Employment,” Harter Secrest & Emery’s Labor and Employment Law Conference, April 5, 2017

Admissions

  • California
  • New York

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Rochester, B.A. English, magna cum laude, highest distinction honors

Disclaimer

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