Amy Traub

Biography

Amy Traub is an experienced employment litigator and advisor, focusing her practice on the management side of employment law matters for clients in all industries, with a particular focus on the healthcare and retail industries. She informs her clients of the risks involved in a particular situation, and, ever mindful of business practicalities, Amy ensures that the resolutions she proposes accommodate the inner workings of her clients' businesses.

 

Amy is ranked in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a leader in the field of Labor and Employment and is recognized as a New York Metro area "Super Lawyer."

 

Experience

 

Advice and Counsel

  • Provides ongoing advice and counsel to companies of all sizes. Advises human resources and legal departments on all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, leaves of absence, religious and disability accommodation, and compliance with employment laws. Recent experience includes advising, among other clients, a leading specialty hospital in New York, a national staffing company, and a home infusion company in such capacity.
  • Counsels clients related to federal and state wage and hour concerns, including misclassification of employees, meal and rest periods, off-the-clock work, interns, rounding practices, tip pools, and other wage laws. Current experience includes advising, among other clients, a national freights and logistics company and a national hotel management company on such concerns.
  • Works with human resources, legal, and compliance departments to ensure compliance with employment policies and procedures. Prepares and modifies employee handbooks and policies and drafts and negotiates employment, separation, and restrictive covenant agreements. Trains managers, employees, Human Resources professionals, and legal departments on employment laws and requirements.

 

Litigation

  • Serves as designated outside counsel for a number of clients, including, among others, a recruiting staff agency and a hospital system, with respect to federal, state, and city agency complaints and federal and state lawsuits involving all matter of employment disputes.
  • Represented hospital employer in federal lawsuit brought by former employee concerning the classification of the employee’s position. Obtained summary judgment.
  • Represents healthcare company in ongoing federal disability discrimination litigation also involving the Family and Medical Leave Act.
  • Represented staffing company against charges brought by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regarding concerns of discrimination. Effectively negotiated favorable settlement.
  • Represents several employers and C-suite executives in negotiations concerning their employment and/or separation packages, and prepares written agreements.

 

Recognitions

  • Chambers USA: Labor and Employment in New York (2012 to present)
  • New York Metro "Super Lawyer" (2013 to present)

 

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Association

 

Pro Bono

  • Representing nonprofit organization targeted by the State Department of Labor for improperly labeling workers as independent contractors. Working to resolve the issue in a way that will allow continuity of operations as effectively as possible.

 

Education

  • J.D., University of Richmond School of Law, 2000; Manuscripts Editor, University of Richmond Law Review; Winner, McNeill Law Society Writing Competition; Regional Semfinalist, Jessup International Moot Court Competition
  • B.A., State University of New York at Albany, 1996

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