Amanda Fugazy

Member of Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP, is head of the firm’s Labor & Employment Law Group and co-head of the firm’s Hospitality Practice Group.  As such, Ms. Fugazy represents businesses (both for-profit and not-for-profit) and executives in litigation, arbitration and mediation, and provides counseling and preventative education with regard to wage-hour compliance, discrimination, harassment, labor relations, leave laws, internal investigations, contracts, manuals, and severance agreements.

Ms. Fugazy is one of the most experienced practitioners in New York in the highly litigated area of wage and hour law, having litigated dozens of federal and state court cases involving claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor Law.  Because of her experience in this area, Ms. Fugazy was invited by the mediation office of the Federal Court for the Southern District of New York to teach wage and hour laws and has been named one of the “Top Women in Metro NY Foodservice & Hospitality” by Total Food Service magazine every year since 2017.

One of Ms. Fugazy’s strengths is valuing and resolving cases.  As such, Ms. Fugazy also serves as a mediator and has successfully resolved many cases privately and by appointment through the Federal Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Ms. Fugazy also has extensive experience in developing and delivering custom tailored management and employee-training seminars. She is routinely asked to serve as guest speaker by trade groups on a variety of employment related topics, including, but not limited to, illegal harassment, hiring, disciplining, firing, exterritorial application of US employment laws, wage hour compliance, employment discrimination, interviewing, family medical leave, administering a collective bargaining agreement, and matters pertaining to unions.

Ms. Fugazy is admitted to practice in multiple jurisdictions and received her J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law.

Ms. Fugazy is proud to serve on the Executive Council of The Alumni Association for The George Washington University (B.A.) and on the Board of Trustees for Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts.


Steven Nevolis

Member of the Firm, practices in the Labor & Employment Practice Group. His practice encompasses a broad spectrum of services for management-side clients, including employment litigation and class actions, employment law compliance counseling, and traditional labor work in unionized workforces. He seeks to serve as an indispensable resource for his clients in analyzing, advising, and resolving any matters related to labor and employment law, allowing his clients’ businesses to operate with minimal disruption.

Steven understands the increasing complexity of legal issues facing employers and the resulting challenges to effectively managing a workforce. To assist his clients, Steven frequently provides advice regarding compliance with various federal, state, and local laws, such as the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Family and Medical Leave Act, New York Labor Law, and the New York State and New York City Human Rights laws.

Steven has extensive experience defending his clients in connection with state and federal court litigations and before various administrative agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the New York State Division of Human Rights. His experience also includes working with clients on complex labor relations matters, including collective bargaining, labor arbitration, and defending against unfair labor practice charges. Steven also advises clients with respect to non-compete and non-solicitation agreements and will litigate to enforce these agreements and protect his clients’ interests.

This program is approved for CLE credit in the following states: New York, Pennsylvania, California, Illinois, Texas, Arkansas, Nevada.


This program is pending CLE credit in the following states: Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Wyoming and Wisconsin.


This program is pending CLE and CPD credit for self-application by the attorney or for reciprocal CLE credit in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Québec, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Washington.


We do NOT provide CLE for: Virginia or Mississippi.


This program is appropriate for newly admitted attorneys and experienced attorneys.

Labor & Employment Law for In-House Counsel: Top 10 Wage & Hour Mistakes for Employers


Event Description

Wage and hour claims have seen a steady increase in the past several years thanks to aggressive plaintiffs’ lawyers and zealous government agencies. Few types of litigation present stakes as high as wage and hour matters, as these claims are frequently raised on a class-wide basis and can provide for damages, penalties, and attorneys’ fees. Add on top constantly shifting laws and regulations at all levels, and there is enough to keep even the most seasoned in-house counsel on the edge of their seat.


Join us on Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 12pm ET / 9 am PT for the next edition of our IHC Employment Law Series as Steven Nevolis and Amanda Fugazy of Ellenoff, Grossman & Schole LLP will discuss share tips and tricks on how to best avoid these claims before they happen. You’ll walk away from this presentation with a checklist to ensure your organization remains in compliance with these thorny laws, such as:


  • Best use of time-clock procedures;
  • An overview of the overtime exempt salary thresholds;
  • Implementation of policies and practices;
  • Using appropriate documentation to your advantage.


Who Should Attend

This program is designed for all levels of in-house counsel who manage employment law matters or set employment law policies for their organization.


There is NO COST to attend this LIVE program!

This program is FREE thanks to our gracious sponsor, Ellenoff, Grossman & Schole LLP! If you can’t make it to the live program, the recording will be available for viewing via our paid CLE library, In-House Connect On-Demand!

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