Jennie Woltz represents and counsels employers in various aspects of labor and employment law, including:
- Compliance with federal and state wage and hour laws
- Employment policies and handbooks
- Wage and hour class action litigation
- Employment contracts and separation agreements
- Restrictive covenants and related litigation
- Discrimination and other employment-related litigation and administrative proceedings under federal and state law
- Breach of contract and wrongful termination
- Unemployment insurance eligibility and related disputes
Jennie’s practice focuses on single plaintiff employment litigation in state and federal court and administrative proceedings before the New York State Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the New York State Division of Human Rights. In addition to her litigation practice, she provides counseling to clients on a wide range of employment matters, including the preparation and review of employee manuals and policies, the protection of confidential information and trade secrets, litigation avoidance, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance, and unemployment insurance eligibility issues. She is the author of various articles on employment-related topics.
Prior to joining Littler, Jennie was an associate in the litigation and arbitration group at a large New York law firm for almost five years. She gained experience in a broad array of complex commercial litigation matters involving government investigations, federal securities laws, corporate governance disputes, and insurance and contractual disputes. During law school, she served as an associate editor of the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal and a member of the Vis East International Commercial Arbitration Competition Team. At the Unemployment Action Center (UAC), Jennie represented unemployment insurance benefits claimants at administrative hearings before the New York State Department of Labor. She ultimately became UAC’s co-chair and managed operations at seven UAC chapter schools throughout New York City.
- Recipient, Pro Bono Publico Award - Legal Aid Society, 2011
- Recipient, Empire State Counsel Award - New York State Bar Association, 2008-2010
- Recipient, Neil Kaplan Award - Vis East International Commercial Arbitration Competition, 2006
- Recipient, Parchomovsky-Siegelman Student Graduation Prize – Fordham University School of Law, 2007