Amanda Van Hoose Garofalo

Associate

New York
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Overview

Amanda Van Hoose Garofalo represents management in all aspects of labor and employment, both in connection with employment litigation and counseling through various federal, state and local laws. A pragmatic advocate for clients, she develops efficient and effective solutions while keeping clients’ long-term goals at the forefront.

Select Experience

  • Obtained partial summary judgment on a multimillion-dollar claim in favor of a public electronics company.  Prepared for and attended the trial.  
  • Negotiated a settlement for an employer in a wage and hour suit at a settlement conference in the Southern District of New York.
  • Acted as the lead associate in a three-plaintiff wage and hour action for a hospitality management company and negotiated a settlement with plaintiffs. The action was complicated by the fact that a labor union was attempting to organize the property at the same time, and encouraged the plaintiffs to continue in their suit.
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Experience

  • Obtained partial summary judgment on a multimillion-dollar claim in favor of a public electronics company.  Prepared for and attended the trial.  
  • Negotiated a settlement for an employer in a wage and hour suit at a settlement conference in the Southern District of New York.
  • Acted as the lead associate in a three-plaintiff wage and hour action for a hospitality management company and negotiated a settlement with plaintiffs. The action was complicated by the fact that a labor union was attempting to organize the property at the same time, and encouraged the plaintiffs to continue in their suit.
  • Obtained a dismissal for a bank against a former employee asserting New York Labor Law claims.
  • Second-chaired the representation of a regional hospital at an NLRB hearing and assisted in negotiating a settlement.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • New York Junior League

Pro Bono

  • Assists organizations in the development of employee handbooks and properly classifying employees. 

Prior Positions

  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Thomas P. Olivieri, Superior Court of the New Jersey Chancery Division (2010 to 2011)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • New Jersey
  • New York

Education

  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 2010, Whipple Scholar
  • B.A., Political Science, University of Michigan, 2007, University Honors

Blog

In The Blogs

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Employment Law Spotlight
In the Recent Flurry of New Laws, Don't Forget Salary History Bans
By Amanda Van Hoose Garofalo
September 18, 2018
As the year winds down and many employers scramble to ensure that they are on top of the many new laws that have been passed/enacted in the past year, we want to bring to your attention a few more related to salary history. Perhaps with...
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Employment Law Spotlight
Reminder: Beginning July 18, NYC Employers Are Required to Accommodate "Personal Events"
By Amanda Van Hoose Garofalo, Amy J. Traub
June 8, 2018
Most New York City employers are probably familiar with the Fair Workweek Law that went into effect Jan. 1, 2018, but surely not all New York City employers are. That is likely because until now, that law applied only to fast-food...
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Employment Law Spotlight
Budget Bill Imposes Sweeping Requirements on Employers Related to Sexual Harassment
By Amanda Van Hoose Garofalo
April 23, 2018
The #MeToo movement is not finished making waves just yet. Governor Cuomo signed a 2019 Budget Bill on April 12, 2018, but the bill did not limit itself to budgetary issues. Instead, it included sweeping revisions to several statutes...
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Employment Law Spotlight
Hope for Employers on the Wage and Hour Front: The Department of Labor Brings Back Opinion Letters
By Amanda Van Hoose Garofalo, Amy J. Traub
June 29, 2017
Given the exponential uptick in wage and hour lawsuits during the Obama administration and the United States Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) continuing aggressive enforcement of wage and hour laws, many employers have felt the risk of a...
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Employment Law Spotlight
New York District Court Holds That Title VII Protects Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination
By Amanda Van Hoose Garofalo
May 16, 2017
Following the Supreme Court decision that same sex marriages are legal, there has been a movement to further expand rights and protections against sexual orientation bias. That trend is appearing in federal courts, where plaintiffs are...
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