Amy J. Traub is an experienced employment litigator and adviser, focusing her practice on the management side of employment law matters for clients in all industries, with a particular focus on the health care and retail industries.
She informs her clients of the risks involved in a particular situation and, ever mindful of business practicalities, ensures that the resolutions she proposes accommodate the inner workings of her clients’ businesses. Amy is the national leader of the firm’s Employment Group, and co-leader of the national Wage and Hour team.
Amy is ranked in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a leader in the field of Labor and Employment, where she has been described as being “very good at seeing all sides of things and discussing the risks in a way that is very easy for someone who’s not a lawyer to understand” (Chambers USA 2015). Amy is also recognized as a New York Metro Area “Super Lawyer.”
- 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. Conducts wage and hour audits for clients across variety of industries, including healthcare, hospitality and retail.
- Serves as designated outside employment law counsel for a number of clients with respect to federal, state and city agency complaints, and federal and state lawsuits involving all manner of employment disputes.
- Successfully represented a hospital employer in a federal lawsuit brought by a former employee concerning the classification of the employee’s position, obtaining summary judgment.
- Successfully defended a staffing company against charges brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regarding concerns of discrimination.
- Representing multiple clients in a variety of industries in federal and state putative class action lawsuits alleging numerous wage and hour violations.
- Representing a health company in a case of first impression regarding alleged religious discrimination centering on a voluntary communications program offered in the workplace.
- Representing large hospital system in connection with 19 cases filed against it pertaining to mandatory vaccine requirements.
- 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
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
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