Emily E. Friedman

Emily Friedman specializes in Employment Counseling and Employment Litigation. Before joining Mazursky Constantine, Emily was an associate in the Employment Litigation Practice Group at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York. Emily’s practice is focused exclusively on employment law and ERISA and includes the following:

  • Providing advice and counsel to companies in a wide range of industries on all aspects of employment law and human resources issues, including matters dealing with employee benefits, internal investigations, administrative investigations, compliance with various federal and state labor and employment laws, employee separation and discipline, restrictive covenants, and discrimination issues;
  • Drafting and negotiating separation agreements, employment agreements and offer letters, and formulating and revising employee policies, manuals and workplace codes of conduct. Emily also has conducted various training sessions for companies which have addressed best practices for compliance with various state and federal labor and employment laws; and
  • Defending employers in a variety of complex employment law matters and administrative proceedings involving issues such as discrimination, sexual harassment, wage violations and practices, compliance with various state labor laws, trade secrets, defamation, wrongful termination, restrictive covenants, breach of contract, ERISA and malicious prosecution. Emily also has wide-ranging experience in defending class action litigations which have included discrimination and ERISA claims.

Emily has written on a broad range of employment law-related topics including the obligation to provide religious accommodations under Title VII and state law, Title VII’s anti-retaliation provisions, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, discrimination claims brought under the New York City Human Rights Law, and New York state wage issues.

  • First Department Clarifies Summary Judgment Standard for Discrimination Claims Under New York City Human Rights Law, Employer Update, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP (January-February 2012).
  • New Law May Increase Burden on Employers to Provide Religious Accommodations, Employer Update, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP (September-October 2011).
  • New Law Places Additional Burden on Employers’ Payroll Practices, Employer Update, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP (January-February 2011).
  • EEOC Issues Final Rule for GINA, Employer Update, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP (November-December 2010).
  • Implications of Healthcare Legislation for Employers, Employer Update, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP (May-June 2010).
  • New York Labor Law Amended to Require Written Notice of Pay Rates, Employer Update, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP (Fall 2009).
  • The New Scope of Title VII’s Anti-Retaliation Provision, Employer Update, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP (Spring 2009).
  • New Law Restricts Employer Use of Social Security Numbers, Employer Update, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP (Summer 2008).
  • Employer Protection of Intangible Data, Employer Update, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP (October 2007).

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Practice Areas

  • Severance Plans
  • Executive Contracts and Employment Agreements
  • Change in Control Agreements
  • ERISA Litigation
  • ERISA Litigation Avoidance
  • Employment Counseling
  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment Class Litigation and Litigation Avoidance
  • FLSA and Wage and Hour Counseling and Collective Action Litigation
  • Employment Law Training
  • National Labor Relations Act
  • Restrictive Covenant and Trade Secrets

Education

  • Vassar College
    B.A., 2000
  • Washington College of Law
    J.D., 2005; Administrative Law Review