Priya S. Amin

Associate

New York
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Overview

Priya Amin works closely with employers, HR personnel and other management in all aspects of federal, state and local labor and employment law matters. She has represented and counseled clients across various industries on matters relating to harassment, discrimination and retaliation, as well as wage and hour issues, restrictive covenants, leave policies, whistleblower claims, and class and collective actions. Notably, Priya provides strategic counsel and representation for a wide range of issues relating to employment law compliance.

Priya strives to deliver practical, compliant and innovative solutions, enabling clients to focus on their businesses while she handles their legal obligations.

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  • Represented numerous clients in federal and state actions alleging discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation.
  • Defended against and mediated several single plaintiff employment disputes.
  • Represented clients in wage claim hearings before the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
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Experience

  • Represented numerous clients in federal and state actions alleging discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation.
  • Defended against and mediated several single plaintiff employment disputes.
  • Represented clients in wage claim hearings before the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
  • Counseled clients on employee handbooks, leave policies, wage and hour issues, mass terminations, whistleblower protections, and discrimination/anti-harassment laws.
  • Represented clients in Department of Labor audits, concluding the investigations and providing detailed damages analyses through self-audits.
  • Obtained notices of dismissal for charges of discrimination brought by state and local agencies.
  • Defended against a Rule 23(f) petition to appeal a district court’s denial of class certification for monetary damages.
  • Member of the trial team in an agency action against the New Jersey Department of Labor disputing the Department’s findings.
  • Represented a staffing agency in negotiating and finalizing several staffing agreements.
  • Obtained dismissals of numerous federal, state and local complaints filed by a former employee against a national security company, including criminal charges for violations of a municipal paid sick leave ordinance

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Pro Bono Partnership Certificate of Volunteer Appreciation (2017)

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New Jersey Defense Association (2019 to 2020)

Prior Positions

  • Sanctuary for Families: Legal Intern

Admissions

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

Education

  • J.D., Rutgers University School of Law, 2016; Rutgers Law Review, Senior Editor
  • B.A., Political Science, Rutgers University, 2012

Languages

  • Gujarati

Blog

In The Blogs

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Employment Law Spotlight
EEOC Releases Technical Assistance Documents Regarding Opioid Addiction and the ADA
By Priya S. Amin, Amanda Van Hoose Garofalo
August 11, 2020
On August 5, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released two technical assistance documents addressing opioid addiction and employment. The EEOC defines opioids to include prescription drugs such as codeine...
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Employment Law Spotlight
New York Southern District Vacates Several Provisions of the DOL's Final Rule on the FFCRA
By Priya S. Amin
August 10, 2020
On August 3, 2020, the Southern District of New York issued a decision vacating certain provisions of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Final Rule on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). This ruling will be difficult and...
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