Tara Toevs Carolan

Partner

P 212.216.8007   F 212.216.8001
1350 Broadway
New York, NY 10018

 
P 212.216.8007   F 212.216.8001   tcarolan@tarterkrinsky.com

Tara Toevs Carolan is partner in the Labor and Employment practice.  

As a member of the firm’s COVID-19 Team, Tara also provides COVID-19-related legal advice to employers and business owners regarding reopening and re-entry to the workplace.

She advises employers on litigation avoidance practices and compliance with federal, state, and local wage and hour, employment, and labor laws including:

  • Employment relations counseling regarding employee discipline, pay practices, leaves, disability accommodations and reductions in force,
  • Assessing and drafting workplace standards, employment policies and employee handbooks,
  • Non-discrimination and anti-harassment training,
  • Conducting internal investigations into complaints of discrimination and harassment, and
  • Drafting employment agreements, confidentiality and protectable interest agreements and severance agreements.

Tara represents employers, businesses, residential building owners and managing agents in the defense of employment and housing-related discrimination claims before New York State and Federal courts, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the New York State Division of Human Rights and the New York City Commission on Human Rights.

She also represents employers and business owners in the defense of single and multiple plaintiff wage and hour litigation before New York State and Federal courts as well as investigations and audits conducted by the U.S. and New York State Departments of Labor.

Community Involvement
  • Hope for New York
Education
  • Nova Southeastern University Law Center, J.D. 2003
  • University of Puget Sound, B.A. 1997
Admissions
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Awards and Honors
  • Super Lawyers "Rising Star," 2014-2016
  • New York Super Lawyers, Employment and Labor, 2020
  • 2021 New York Metro Super Lawyers Blue Ribbon Panelist
Community Involvement
  • Hope for New York
Articles
  • The TKD Advisor: Employers Beware: New Law Restricts Use of Social Security Numbers

What do I do when not practicing law:

I enjoy spending time with my husband and son, skiing, running, or cycling.

Favorite New York Landmark:

Central Park

  • apple seeds LLC

    apple seeds LLC is a growing organization that provides indoor playground facilities, classes, birthday parties and other activities. As an emerging and growing business, apple seeds needed a business-minded legal partner who understood the challenges of being a middle market business. They needed help building the company from the ground floor up, and providing a solid foundation for future growth.  

News

Events

  • Tarter Krinsky & Drogin Announces 2021 CLE Program Series

    Tarter Krinsky & Drogin is pleased to announce the continuation of its CLE programs, open to attorneys, clients and others interested in the topics. The webinar programs, which each cover various areas of the law reflecting the full-service nature of the firm’s practice, will be held via Zoom. 

  • Tarter Krinsky & Drogin Announces 2020 CLE Program Series

    Tarter Krinsky & Drogin is pleased to announce the continuation of its CLE programs, open to attorneys, clients and others interested in the topics. The webinar programs, which each cover various areas of the law reflecting the full-service nature of the firm’s practice, will be held via Zoom. Advance registration is required. To learn more and register for a program, contact marketingevents@tarterkrinsky.com.

  • Tara Toevs Carolan and Naya Pearlman to Present a CLE Webinar on The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

    On October 29, Tara Toevs Carolan, Labor and Employment Partner and Naya Pearlman, Principal at Berdon LLP will present the CLE program titled, "The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)." Tara and Naya will explore the recent revisions and clarifications to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and how it affects employers.

Education
  • Nova Southeastern University Law Center, J.D. 2003
  • University of Puget Sound, B.A. 1997
Admissions
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Awards and Honors
  • Super Lawyers "Rising Star," 2014-2016
  • New York Super Lawyers, Employment and Labor, 2020
  • 2021 New York Metro Super Lawyers Blue Ribbon Panelist
Articles
  • The TKD Advisor: Employers Beware: New Law Restricts Use of Social Security Numbers

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