Emily J. Daher

Of Counsel
New Jersey

Emily J. Daher concentrates her practice on the representation of national, regional and local businesses in all aspects of labor and employment law. She advises and represents employers in matters involving discrimination, retaliation and whistleblower complaints, harassment, wrongful termination claims, wage and hour issues, Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) and other leave laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and reasonable accommodation issues, ERISA, Equal Pay Act, and breach of contract, including enforcement of non-compete agreements. Emily routinely defends employers in federal and state court litigation involving these issues. Emily also routinely represents employers in administrative agency charges and wage and hour claims before federal and state agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Emily assists employers with drafting and reviewing workplace policies, and provides advice and counseling on day-to-day employment law issues. Emily also conducts employee and manager training on preventing and responding to claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in the workplace.

Emily previously served as an Employee Relations Coordinator for the New Jersey Department of Human Services. In this role, she advised management regarding employee discipline under the Department's disciplinary action program at one of the state's long-term care Developmental Centers for disabled individuals, which employed more than 1,200 employees. She also was responsible for coordinating and negotiating settlements between unions and management regarding disciplinary actions, as well as conducting departmental hearings of employee appeals and grievances. Emily represented the Developmental Center at hearings and conferences before the Office of Administrative Law. Emily also provided advice and counsel to the Center’s Human Resources Manager regarding leaves of absence, workplace accommodation, employee complaints of discrimination, and other employee relations issues.

Professional Highlights

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Michael Winkelstein, P.J.A.D., 2008-2009

Judicial Internships

Hon. Stephen M. Orlofsky, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, Summer 2003

Professional Activities

New Jersey Bar Association

Atlantic County Bar Association

Vincent S. Haneman American Inn of Court

Publications

Emily contributes to the firm's HR Law Watch blog.

Co-author, "INSIGHT: Building Supportive Workplaces for Employees of Color," Bloomberg Law, June 10, 2020

 Co-author, "Island Venture: An Abrupt Departure from Aldrich v. Schwartz," New Jersey Law Journal, July 12, 2004

Credentials 

Education

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law-Camden (J.D. 2005, with honors)
Member, Rutgers Journal of Law and Urban Policy; Legal Research and Writing Teaching Assistant

University of Scranton (B.S. 2002, magna cum laude)
Dean's Merit Scholar; President's Honors List

Admissions

New Jersey

Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania