Natalie F. Hrubos

Associate
New York,  NY  U.S.A.
Phone212 471 1843

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Practice Areas

  • Employee Handbook and Policy Development
  • Employee Agreement and Contract Development
  • Wage and Hour Class and Collective Action Litigation
  • Employment Litigation and Arbitration
  • Preventive Employment Law Counseling and Training
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 212 471 1843
Fax: 215 405 3710
http://www.duanemorris.com/attorneys/nataliefhrubos.html
 
University The Pennsylvania State University, B.A., 2006
 
Law SchoolTemple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., 2009 Editor-in-Chief, Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review
 
Admitted2009, Pennsylvania; New Jersey; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
 
Biography

Natalie F. Hrubos represents and counsels management clients in all aspects of labor and employment law . Her litigation experience ranges from single plaintiff employment discrimination cases to multi-state wage and hour class and collective actions. Ms. Hrubos also counsels and trains management on a wide range of employment law matters, including wage and hour compliance, personnel policies and procedures, and diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Representative Matters
• Represent national cosmetology school in matter involving purported nationwide FLSA collective action and multiple Rule 23 state wage and hour law class actions in which students allege they are owed wages for time spent in school.

• Represent international spa company in purported Connecticut wage and hour class and collective action arbitration in which personal service employees assert multiple causes of action for alleged unpaid wages, including commissions, tips and overtime premium payments; successfully negotiated stipulation for consolidated mediation and arbitration of individual claims of opt-in claimants and achieved voluntary dismissal with prejudice of class allegations.
• Represent two diners in New York state wage and hour class and collective action in which seven named plaintiffs allege multiple federal and state wage law violations, including unpaid minimum wages, overtime premium payments, and spread of hours payments.
• Represented restaurant in New York state wage and hour class action in which three restaurant workers alleged failure to pay minimum wages, overtime premium payments, and spread of hours payments; class and collective allegations voluntarily dismissed and individual claims of three named plaintiffs settled on terms favorable to employer.
• Represented professional staffing services firm in purported nationwide collective action in which financial services industry workers alleged they were misclassified as exempt administrative and/or executive employees in violation of the FLSA; named and purported opt-in plaintiffs stipulated to consolidated mediation and arbitration and individual claims of the plaintiffs settled at mediation on terms favorable to employer.
• Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a nursing and custodial care center in a federal case involving claims of disability discrimination, FMLA retaliation and FMLA interference (affirmed by the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals).
• Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a financial services company in an arbitration involving claims of FMLA interference and retaliation.
• Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a furniture and electronics rent-to-own company in an arbitration involving claims of disability discrimination and retaliation.
• Obtained summary judgment on behalf of an industrial services company in a federal case involving claims of disability discrimination and retaliation.
• Obtained dismissal of an EEOC charge alleging age discrimination on behalf of a fitness center.

Professional Activities

• Philadelphia Bar Association
• National LGBT Bar Association
-Trans Law Institute Planning Committee Member, 2011-present
• Pennsylvania Restaurant Association
-Membership Committee Member, 2011-present

Honors & Awards

• Listed in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2013-2014
• Named one of Pennsylvania's Lawyers on the Fast Track by The Legal Intelligencer, August 2012
• Craig M. Perry Community Service Award, Philadelphia Bar Association, 2011
• Sara Weaver Volunteer of the Year Award, Equality Advocates Pennsylvania, 2009

Civic and Charitable Activities

• Mazzoni Center Legal Services Department
-Legal Advisory Board Member, 2010-present
• Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference
- Planning Committee Member, Legal Programming, 2009-2012

Selected Publications

• Author, Non-Binary Gender Identities in the Workplace, The Legal Intelligencer, May 20, 2014
• Author, Title VII and Transgender Employees: Top Five Questions, Society for Human Resource Management, March 12, 2014
• Author, U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Meaning of 'Changing Clothes' Under FLSA's Section 203(o) Exemption, Duane Morris Alert, January 29, 2014
• Author, Rubber band jewelry worth every penny, FLSA Compliance Monitor, Duane Morris Institute Blog, January 21, 2014
• Author, Is 2014 the year for a wage & hour make over? FLSA Compliance Monitor, Duane Morris Institute Blog, January 1, 2014
• Author, Hashtag FLSA, FLSA Compliance Monitor, Duane Morris Institute Blog, December 11, 2013
• Author, When Exempt Employees Turn Into Pumpkins, FLSA Compliance Monitor, Duane Morris Institute Blog, October 14, 2013
• Author, 3 Employer Pitfalls in Donning and Doffing Policies, Law360, October 2, 2013
• Author, It's the (technology) age FLSA Compliance Monitor, Duane Morris Institute Blog, September 20, 2013
• Author, U.S. Department of Labor Updates FMLA Guidance Documents to Implement Supreme Court's DOMA Decision, Duane Morris Alert, August 14, 2013
• Co-author, U.S. Supreme Court Issues Unanimous Limited Arbitration Ruling in Oxford Health Plans LLC v. Sutter, Duane Morris Alert, June 13, 2013
• Co-author, Final HIPAA Wellness Program Regulations Issued Under Affordable Care Act, Duane Morris Alert, June 7, 2013
• Author, The FLSA Implications of New Year's Resolutions, FLSA Compliance Monitor, Duane Morris Institute Blog, January 7, 2013
• Author, Santa and the FLSA, FLSA Compliance Monitor, Duane Morris Institute Blog, December 19, 2012
• Author, Pa. Hospitals and Residential Care Establishments Now Permitted to Use FLSA's 8/80 Overtime Calculation Method, Duane Morris Alert, August 15, 2012
• Author, How to Avoid Tip-Related Traps, Restaurant Hospitality, July 12, 2012
• Author, Facebook and Job Candidates: Lessons From 'Office Space', Law360, June 29, 2012
• Author, EEOC Ruling Provides Guidance on Applying Title VII's Discrimination Prohibition to Transgender Employees, Duane Morris Alert, May 7, 2012; reprinted in New Jersey Law Journal, July 30, 2012
• Co-author, Third Circuit Compels Arbitration in Meal Break Case and Finds No Basis for District Court's Unconscionability Ruling, Duane Morris Alert, April 9, 2012
• Author, How to Build a Trans-Inclusive Work Environment: Three Key Lessons Every Employer Can Learn From Chaz Bono, The Philadelphia Lawyer, Spring 2012; reprinted in Law360, March 30, 2012
• Co-author, U.S. Department of Labor Proposes FMLA Regulatory Changes: It's Not Just About the Military Leave Provisions, Duane Morris Alert, March 7, 2012

Selected Speaking Engagements

• Presenter, Systemic Approach to Combating Harassment Duane Morris Institute Seminar, May 7, 2014
• Presenter, Workplace Bullying 101: You Might Have A Bully If... Duane Morris Institute Seminar, May 7, 2014
• Presenter, Not In My Workplace Preventing and Correcting Harassment, Duane Morris Institute Seminar, November 14, 2013
• Presenter, Cutting Edge LGBT Workplace Issues, Duane Morris Institute Seminar, November 6, 2013
• Presenter, Updates on Equal Employment Opportunity Law and Practices, 2013 EEOC Philadelphia Training Institute Seminar, Philadelphia, September 16, 2013
• Panelist, Both Sides Now: Employee & Employer Perspectives on Transgender Workplace Law, 12th Annual Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference, Philadelphia, June 14, 2013
• Co-presenter, Wage-and-Hour Issues You Didn't Know You Had, Duane Morris' Developments in Workplace Law and Practice Seminar, Philadelphia, May 22, 2013
• Presenter, Not In My Workplace Preventing and Correcting Harassment, Duane Morris Institute Seminar, Philadelphia, April 30, 2013
• Presenter, Bullying: Public Policy & Legal Issues, Fifth Annual Trans Central PA Keystone Conference, Harrisburg, March 15, 2013
• Presenter, Harassment in the Workplace: Trans/Gender Focus, Duane Morris Institute Webinar, February 28, 2013
• Panelist, Best Practices: Finding the Way Forward, Bullying: Redefining Boundaries, Responsibility and Harm Conference, Temple University School of Law, February 23, 2013
• Presenter, Wage and Hour Law Essentials for Hospitality Industry Employers, Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association Webinar, January 22, 2013
• Presenter, Title VII and Transgender Employees: Legal Issues and Best Practices, Duane Morris Institute Webinar, November 1, 2012
• Panelist, Diversity & Inclusion: Join the Conversation-An Initiative For Everyone, Duane Morris, Boca Raton, Florida, October 27, 2012
• Presenter, LGBT Legal Issues - Lavender Law Conference Report, Duane Morris, Philadelphia, September 24, 2012
• Presenter, Sexual, Racial, and Other Harassment in the Workplace, Sterling Education Services' Fundamentals of Employment Law Seminar, Claymont, Delaware, June 26, 2012
• Presenter, Both Sides Now: Employee & Employer Perspectives on Transgender Workplace Law, 11th Annual Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference, Philadelphia, June 1, 2012
• Presenter, How We Can All Build a LGBT-Inclusive Workplace: Strategies for Allies, Women's Way Women & Influence Conference, December 3, 2011
• Presenter, Creating a Trans-Friendly Workplace: What Every Employer Needs to Know, Out & Equal Philadelphia Workplace Forum, September 23, 2011
• Presenter, Creating a Trans-Friendly Workplace: What Every Employer Needs to Know, Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference, June 2, 2011
• Presenter, Creating a Trans-Friendly Workplace: What Every Employer Needs to Know, Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference, June 3, 2010

 (Also at Newark, NJ Office)

 
Reported CasesRepresentative Matters; Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a nursing and custodial care center in a federal case involving claims of disability discrimination, FMLA retaliation and FMLA interference (affirmed by the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals). Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a financial services company in an arbitration involving claims of FMLA interference and retaliation. Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a furniture and electronics rent-to-own company in an arbitration involving claims of disability discrimination and retaliation. Obtained summary judgment on behalf of an industrial services company in a federal case involving claims of disability discrimination and retaliation. Obtained dismissal of an EEOC charge alleging age discrimination on behalf of a fitness center.
 
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Natalie F. Hrubos

1540 Broadway, 14th Floor
New YorkNY 10036-4086




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