Emily Wajert | Kramer Levin
Emily Wajert is an experienced employment attorney who has worked with clients in a wide array of industries including financial services, media & entertainment, technology and e-commerce.
Emily represents employers in all aspects of employment law, including accommodation, discrimination, and sexual harassment litigation. Emily also represents employers in administrative matters, including investigations by the EEOC and DOL and arbitrations before AAA, JAMS, and FINRA.
Emily provides guidance and training on employment matters including: hiring and onboarding; managing risks in employee discipline and terminations; workplace investigations of alleged harassment or discrimination; wage and hour compliance; independent contractor and exempt/non-exempt classification; leaves of absence; accommodations requests; and implementing reductions in force. In addition, Emily often prepares employee handbooks and policies for use in multiple jurisdictions and tailored to the needs of the employer’s industry and workforce.
Emily has authored more than twenty articles and alerts on key labor and employment issues for a variety of publications including Law360 and Bloomberg Law. Some of her recent favorites include “The Rise of Independent Contractor and Freelancer Protections in New York” (Star Wars themed); “Shark Week – Taking a Bite Out of New York New Pay Equity, Salary History Ban Laws,” and “Claiming the Iron Throne with a Noncompete” (Game of Thrones themed).
Recently, Emily has advised clients on COVID-19 return to work policies and practices, conducting work operations remotely, and implementing furloughs and layoffs in accordance with local, state, and federal law.
Emily graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2017 where she was awarded the M.H. Goldstein Award for Distinction in Labor and Employment Law. Emily is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.