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Meredith Cavallaro

Partner

Meredith Cavallaro is a member of Paduano & Weintraub LLP and is the Partner in charge of the Firm’s Employment Practice.  She has been with the firm since 2000.  Her practice is devoted to all aspects of employment litigation and counseling.  She defends employers nationally, and across various industries, in state and federal actions and arbitrations brought by former or present employees alleging discrimination (based on race, gender, age, religion, pregnancy and disability), harassment, hostile work environment, violation of equal pay laws and retaliation, as well as violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and state and local wage and hour laws.  She leads a team that responds to and manages the complex issues that arise from workplace crises, including high profile sexual harassment complaints.

Meredith leads a team that helps employers throughout the country navigate the constantly changing landscape of labor and employment laws and regulations. She assists clients in risk management by creating proactive solutions to workplace issues. She creates and helps clients implement compliant and practical policies and best practices. She helps clients build a workplace infrastructure that balances business needs and legal compliance while mitigating short and long term litigation risk. She advises clients on responding to internal complaints, addressing leaves of absence, reasonable accommodation, and retaliation. She conducts workplace investigations, implements performance improvement plans, and advises on terminations. She advises on corporate restructuring and reductions in force.

Education

  • Hofstra University, B.A., 1996

  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1999

Admissions

  • New York; United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

  • New Jersey; United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Speaking Engagement

  • 2018 RIMS Conference, “New Perspectives on Sexual Harassment Claims and Risk Management”

  • 2018 CLM National Conference, “The ADA almost 30 years later: Judicial Activism Versus the Administrative Pullback and The Impact on The ADA’s Application to Websites”