Emily J. Daher

Of Counsel

Tel 856.673.3872
Fax 856.761.1020
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 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 and breach of contract. Emily routinely defends employers in federal and state court litigation involving these issues. Emily also routinely represents employers in administrative agency charges before federal and state agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Emily assists employers with drafting and reviewing workplace policies.

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 Developmental Centers, 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, and other employee relations issues.

From 2012 to 2015, Emily served as Designated Counsel to the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender, Office of Parental Representation, Appellate Section, representing indigent parents appealing trial court decisions terminating parental rights or finding abuse and neglect. She handled all aspects of the appeal, including preparation of defendant-appellant's brief and appendix and presenting the client's case at oral argument.

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


Co-author, "Federal District Court Invalidates Provisions of the DOL’s Final Rule Implementing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act," Ballard Spahr alert, August 7, 2020

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

Co-author, "NJ Supreme Court: Employees Can Challenge Termination Decisions Based on Off-Duty Medical Marijuana Use," Ballard Spahr alert, March 17, 2020

Co-author, "Federal Legislation Would Provide Paid Sick Leave and Paid Family and Medical Leave to Eligible Workers," Ballard Spahr alert, March 16, 2020

Co-author, "Office of Management and Budget Halts Employers' Obligation to Report Summary Pay Data on Annual EEO-1 Form," Ballard Spahr alert, September 1, 2017

Co-author, "Administrative Law Judge Sides With Google in Denial-of-Access Case," Ballard Spahr alert, July 19, 2017

Co-author, "Federal Appeals Court Rules Mortgage Underwriters Owed Overtime for Work in Excess of 40 Hours in Workweek," Ballard Spahr alert, July 11, 2017

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

Speaking Engagements

Presenter, "Furloughs, Layoffs, and Related Employment and Benefits Issues," Ballard Spahr webinar, March 26, 2020

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

New Jersey


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