Amanda Van Hoose Garofalo

Associate

New York
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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.

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  • 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.

Memberships

  • New York Junior League

Pro Bono

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

Services

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

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Employment Law Spotlight
Employers Will No Longer Be Permitted to Ask About Previous Pay in New York City
April 16, 2017
On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, the New York City Council passed a law amending the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) to add a protective class – salary history. The NYCHRL applies to all employers with four or more employees. The...
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Employment Law Spotlight
A Shift Toward Employers?
March 9, 2017
As most employers are now aware, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB, or the “Board”) in recent years has adopted more restrictive, non-employer-friendly approaches to what it will permit in workplace policies. These rules have been...
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Employment Law Spotlight
Trump Names Fast Food CEO As Labor Secretary
By Amanda Van Hoose Garofalo
December 9, 2016
President-elect Donald J. Trump on Thursday named Andrew F. Puzder, chief executive of the company that operates the fast food outlets Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. to be the DOL’s new secretary of labor. As widely reported by The New York...
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Employment Law Spotlight
EEOC Issues New Enforcement Guidance On National Origin Discrimination
By Fanny A. Ferdman, Amanda Van Hoose Garofalo
December 1, 2016
On Nov. 21, 2016, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued updated enforcement guidance on national origin discrimination for the first time in 14 years. Some may speculate whether this has anything to do...
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Employment Law Spotlight
Transgender Issues in the Law and in the Workplace
By Fanny A. Ferdman, Amanda Van Hoose Garofalo
September 21, 2016
Visibility of transgendered persons has been heightened lately. Caitlyn Jenner received an ESPY award for her bravery in discussing trans issues, there are story lines in popular television shows like “Orange Is the New Black” highlighting...
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