Natalie F. Hrubos
Associate

Duane Morris LLP
1540 Broadway
New York, NY 10036-4086
USA

Phone: +1 212 471 1843
Fax: +1 215 405 3710
Email: NFHrubos@duanemorris.com

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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.

Areas of Practice

  • Employee Handbook and Policy Development
  • Employee Agreement and Contract Development
  • Employment Litigation and Arbitration
  • Preventive Employment Law Counseling and Training
  • Wage and Hour Class and Collective Action Litigation

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.

Admissions

  • 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

Education

  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., 2009
    - Editor-in-Chief, Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review
  • The Pennsylvania State University, B.A., 2006

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 and 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

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