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HRPANO is presenting a Legal Update to inform and keep us all up to date on legal topics.

When: Thursday, May 16, 2019
9:00 AM
Where: Clinton Foundation
1633 Broadway
5th Floor
New York, New York  10019
United States
Contact: Marcia Eberhardt

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Please join us for this informative session on the current Legal topics and latest developments in

employment law, including NYC’s new rules on gender and sexual orientation discrimination,

reasonable accommodations procedures, requirements for lactating employees, and hair

discrimination ban, The Supreme Court’s anticipated decision on national sexual orientation

protection and anticipated increased salary thresholds for executive and administrative


This session will be presented by Amanda Fugazy, Partner at Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP.

As always if you register and are unable to attend please let us know to open your spot to

another HRPANO member.  


Amanda M. Fugazy, is head of the firm’s Labor & Employment Law group.  As such, Ms. Fugazy represents businesses and executives in litigation, and provides counseling and preventative education with regard to wage-hour compliance, employment discrimination, harassment, labor relations, leave laws, internal investigations, employment contracts and manuals, severance agreements, arbitration, mediation, and labor and employment aspects of corporate and real estate transactions. 

Ms. Fugazy is one of the most experienced practitioners in New York in the highly litigated area of wage and hour law, having litigated dozens of federal and state court cases involving claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor Law.  Because of her experience in this area, Ms. Fugazy was invited by the mediation office of the Federal Court for the Southern District of New York to speak as an expert on wage and hour laws, and was named one of the “Top Women in Metro NY Foodservice & Hospitality” by Total Food Service magazine in 2017.

One of Ms. Fugazy’s strengths is valuing and resolving cases.  As such, Ms. Fugazy also serves as a mediator, and has successfully resolved many cases by appointment through the Federal Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ms. Fugazy also has extensive experience in developing and delivering custom tailored management and employee-training seminars, and is routinely asked to serve as guest speaker by trade groups on a variety of employment related topics, including, but not limited to, illegal harassment, hiring, disciplining, firing, exterritorial application of US employment laws, wage hour compliance, employment discrimination, interviewing, family medical leave, administering a collective bargaining agreement, and matters pertaining to unions.

Since the inception of her legal career, Ms. Fugazy has practiced labor and employment law exclusively.  Prior to joining EGS in 2013, she and current EGS member Paul P. Rooney founded Fugazy & Rooney LLP in 2007.  Prior, Ms. Fugazy was a partner at Bonnist & Cutro LLP, an associate in the New York offices of Reed Smith and Jackson Lewis, and a law clerk for the New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council.

Ms. Fugazy received her B.A. from The George Washington University, where she currently sits on the Executive Council of The Alumni Association, and her J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law.

Ms. Fugazy is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.   

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