Tara Toevs Carolan

Counsel

P 212.216.8007   F 212.216.8001

 
P 212.216.8007   F 212.216.8001   tcarolan@tarterkrinsky.com

Tara Toevs Carolan is Counsel to Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP in the Labor and Employment Practice. Tara counsels employers on compliance with federal, state, and local employment and labor laws. She represents employers, business owners, and residential building owners in the defense of employment and housing-related discrimination claims before federal and New York State courts, as well as federal, New York State and New York City administrative agencies, including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights, and the New York City Commission on Human Rights. Tara also represents business owners in connection with wage and hour claims before federal courts, and the U.S. and New York State Departments of Labor.

With significant experience in the defense and representation of management clients in traditional labor matters, her work includes union organizing campaigns and elections, collective bargaining negotiations, discipline and discharge issues, grievance procedures, delinquent and unpaid benefit fund contribution matters, and proceedings before the U.S. National Labor Relations Board, the U.S. National Mediation Board, and the New York State Employment Relations Board.

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, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Community Involvement
  • Hope for New York
Memberships
  • New York City Bar Association
Articles
  • The TKD Advisor: Employers Beware: New Law Restricts Use of Social Security Numbers

What do I do when not practicing law: 
Skiing, running, biking

Favorite sport team:
New York Giants, New York Yankees

 

  • 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.  

  • Super Lawyers 2016 Recognizes 25 Tarter Krinsky & Drogin Lawyers

    New York Metro Super Lawyers has named 21 Tarter Krinsky & Drogin lawyers in 10 practices to its 2016 list.

  • Appellate Court Dismisses Employment Discrimination Claim in Unanimous Decision

    A unanimous panel of the Appellate Division, First Department, overruled a trial court judge and dismissed race-bsed discriminatory discharge and retaliation claims in favor of our client. Labor and Employment attorneys Richard L. Steer, Laurent S. Drogin and Tara Toevs Carolan represented the employer.

  • Tarter Krinsky & Drogin Attorneys Recognized in 2015 New York Super Lawyers

    The 2015 New York Super Lawyers recognized 22 of Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s attorneys.

  • Firm Announces 2014 Attorney Promotions

    The firm is pleased to announce the attorneys promoted in 2014. Gabriel Levinson was promoted to Partner. Attorneys Heather Ohlberg, Gina Piazza and Tara Toevs Carolan were promoted to Counsel.

  • Firm Represents Staffing Company Regarding Employee Misclassification Charge

    Tarter Krinsky & Drogin represented a nationwide staffing company in connection with an employee misclassification charge. Filed with the New York State Department of Labor, Unemployment Insurance Board and Workers' Compensation Board, the charge stemmed from an alleged misclassification of staffers as independent contractors.

  • Alert: Minimum Wage Changes for 2015

    New York employers are reminded that the hourly minimum wage and wage credits, as well as the minimum weekly salary required for employees to quality for the professional, executive and administrative exemptions are increasing effective December 31, 2014.

  • Alert: A Simple Solution to NYC Earned Sick Time Act Compliance

    There has been an important development regarding the NYC Earned Sick Time Act (“ESTA”). This is the law that now requires most employers to provide up to 40 hours of annual paid sick time to their employees.

  • Firm Achieves Dismissal of Employment Discrimination Charge

    Tarter Krinsky & Drogin represented a neurologic care facility in connection with an employment discrimination charge filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The charge was filed by a former employee who alleged discrimination based on disability, sex, age, and retaliation in violation of Title VII and the New York State Human Rights Law (SHRL).

  • Firm Achieves Dismissal of Housing Discrimination Complaint

    Tarter Krinsky & Drogin represented the managing agent of 6 residential buildings in Uptown Manhattan in connection with a housing discrimination complaint filed with the New York State Division of Human Rights (SDHR). The complaint was filed by a current tenant who alleged housing discrimination based on age, disability, and retaliation in violation of the New York State Human Rights Law (SHRL). 

  • Federal Court Grants Summary Judgment Dismissing Discrimination Suit

    A recent opinion and order by Judge Paul Crotty, US District Court for the Southern District of New York, granted summary judgment in favor of our client, a major NY Hospital.

  • Iona College Wins Dismissal of EEOC Charge

    Tarter Krinsky & Drogin represented Iona College in connection with a Charge of Discrimination filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). 

  • Court Grants Motion to Dismiss Complaint Against University

    Tarter Krinsky & Drogin successfully represented a university whose dining facility was operated by an outside vendor.

  • Court Grants Motion to Dismiss Complaint Against University Faculty

    The New York Supreme Court for New York County granted Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s motion to dismiss the complaint against the firm’s clients, the department chairman and administrator.  The decision is significant because it upholds the right of management to make statements reflecting on an employee’s performance and that such statements are generally privileged.

  • NYS Department of Labor Decides in Favor of Client

    Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s client, a well-known New York City restaurant, provided 90 days’ notice of the closing of its business to its employees under New York State’s new Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act.  This was one of the first cases of its kind to be determined under the State WARN Act, which took effect February 1, 2009.

  • Tarter Krinsky & Drogin's Client Cleared On National Origin Discrimination Claim

    An investigation by the New York State Division of Human Rights has found that Tarter Krinsky & Drogin's client, a managing agent of a residential apartment building complex, did not violate the New York State Human Rights law.

Education
  • Nova Southeastern University Law Center, J.D. 2003
  • University of Puget Sound, B.A. 1997
Admissions
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Memberships
  • New York City Bar Association
Articles
  • The TKD Advisor: Employers Beware: New Law Restricts Use of Social Security Numbers