Sarah M. Bachner practices in the area of labor and employment law, representing clients in the litigation of employment matters and counseling clients with respect to compliance with various laws. Ms. Bachner has represented clients in the litigation of employment discrimination, wage and hour, class and collective action and other employment-related matters both in federal and state court as well as before federal, state and local administrative agencies. In addition, she has represented management clients in unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and in arbitration proceedings brought pursuant to collective bargaining agreements.
Ms. Bachner additionally provides counseling, advice and training to clients with respect to compliance in a variety of areas of employment and labor law, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Title VII, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJ LAD), New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA), other state anti-discrimination laws, state wage-and-hour laws, state leave laws, employment contracts and restrictive covenants.
· Represented a distributor of dialysis products in a trial before an administrative law judge of the National Labor Relations Board; handled factual and legal research and production of documents, participated in development of trial strategy, and drafted pre-trial and post-trial briefs.
· Represented a drug-and-alcohol treatment center in a suit brought by a former employee under the American with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act in federal court; provided a detailed analysis of the data, conducted factual research, drafted discovery responses and handled production of documents.
· Duane Morris LLP
- Associate, 2009-2012, 2014-present
· U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
- Judicial Clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen M. Williams, 2013
· Co-author, "New Jersey Adds Pregnancy to List of Classes Protected by Its Law Against Discrimination," Duane Morris Alert, January 28, 2014
· "D.C. Circuit Enjoins NLRB's Posting Rule, Pending Appellate Proceedings, Duane Morris Alert, April 18, 2012
· Co-author, "Philadelphia "Bans the Box": Employers Cannot Ask About Criminal Convictions on Employment Applications," Duane Morris Alert, April 19, 2011
· "Computer Fraud and Abuse Act: Abusing Federal Jurisdiction?" Rutgers Journal of Law and Public Policy, Spring 2009
(Also at Cherry Hill, New Jersey Office)