Emily A. Zaklukiewicz

(she/her/hers)

Associate

  • Overview

    Biography

    Emily A. Zaklukiewicz is a member of the firm’s Labor, Employment, Benefits + Immigration Group,  where she represents employers in labor and employment matters. She focuses her practice on counseling private sector employers in all areas of labor and employment law, and defending employers in federal and state court and before administrative agencies.

    Employment Counseling, Compliance, and Training

    Emily counsels employers and human resource professionals in all areas of employment law, including discharge and discrimination issues, workplace investigations, affirmative action compliance, employee discipline, wage and hour issues, disability and reasonable accommodation, family and medical leave, unemployment, employment and independent contractor agreements, severance and separation agreements, individual terminations and reductions in force, and workplace health and safety issues. She also drafts employment and separation agreements on behalf of clients, in addition to reviewing and revising employee handbooks and personnel policies.

    Employment Litigation and Administrative Advocacy

    Emily regularly assists in defending employers in discrimination, leave, harassment, and a wide range of labor and employment matters. She represents clients in federal and state court and in administrative proceedings before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

    Labor Relations and Union Avoidance

    Emily assists clients with a variety of labor relations issues including management rights, successor employer issues, union avoidance, and other issues arising under state and federal labor law. She also assists employers with union grievances and arbitrations.

    Collective Bargaining

    Emily assists employers during collective bargaining and with complex issues arising in contract negotiations, including strikes, lockouts, management rights, successor employer issues, contracting, and benefits.

    Pro Bono

    Emily performs pro bono work on behalf of Connecticut non-profit organizations through the Pro Bono Partnership. She assists non-profit organizations with a variety of labor and employment issues, including assisting with wage and hour matters, executive transitions, and handbook and policy development.

    Prior to joining the firm, Emily graduated first in her law school class, serving as the Managing Editor of Stetson Law Review, as an Associate Editor of the Journal of International Aging Law & Policy, and as a committee member on the Student Leadership Development Committee. She was also a member of Stetson Law’s Honors Program, received the Highest Grade Designation in five courses, and received the Killgore, Pearlman, Stamp, Denius & Squire Book Award for Professional Responsibility and the American Law Institute’s CLE Scholarship & Leadership Award. While in law school, Emily also served as a Federal Judicial Intern to the Honorable Susan C. Bucklew at the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, and as a Certified Legal Intern for the City of St. Petersburg City Attorney’s Office.

    Emily regularly writes on a variety of employment and labor-related matters, often focusing on the impact of key court decisions, changes to federal, state, and local legislation and guidance, and compliance issues.

  • Experience
    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      American Bar Association

      American Bar Association
      Labor & Employment Section

      Connecticut Bar Association
      Co-Chair, Women in the Law Committee, Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee (2020)

      National Association of Women Lawyers

      Association of Workplace Investigators
  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Publications

      Publications

      "What the EEOC Says about Requiring Vaccines at Work," co-authored with Alisha N. Sullivan and Abby M. Warren, published in Industry Week (7/21/2021)

      "NLRB still refining test for adjunct faculty unionization," co-authored with Natale V. DiNatale, published in University Business (6/8/2021)

      "The big-ticket question: Can (or should) employers require the COVID-19 vaccine of employees in the workplace?" co-authored with Stephen W. Aronson, Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, Abby M. Warren, Natale V. DiNatale and Kayla N. West, published in ISHN (Industrial Safety & Hygiene News) (5/12/2021)

      "What is the current state of drug testing programs in today’s workplaces?" co-authored with Abby M. Warren, published in ISHN (Industrial Safety & Hygiene News) (5/6/2021)

      "Taking A Shot At Answering Employers’ COVID-19 Vaccination Questions: Best Practices For Managing The COVID-19 Vaccine In The Workplace," co-authored with Stephen W. Aronson, Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, Abby M. Warren, Kayla N. West and Natale V. DiNatale, published in the Massachusetts Bar Association MBA Section Review newsletter (March/April 2021)

      "One Shot to Get It Right: Navigating the COVID-19 Vaccine in the Workplace," co-authored with Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, Abby M. Warren, Kayla N. West, Stephen W. Aronson and Natale V. DiNatale, published in Construction Executive (1/6/2021)

      "OSHA citations serve as reminder to employers about recordkeeping and reporting obligations," co-authored with Jonathan H. Schaefer, Matthew T. Miklave and Megan E. Baroni, published in ISHN (Industrial Safety & Hygiene News) (12/9/2020)

    • Presentations

      Presentations

      "Quick Conversation: Deeper Dive in Finding Purpose In Your Career," co-presented with Cara C. Vecchione, during the National Association of Women Lawyers' 2021 Mid-Year Meeting (3/26/2021)
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      "Strategies for Successful Business Development and Marketing During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond," co-presented with Alisha N. Sullivan, as co-hosts of the Connecticut Bar Association - Young Lawyers Section webinar moderated by Emily. (11/10/2020)
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    • News

      R+C in the News

      • July 23, 2021

        Alisha Sullivan, Abby Warren and Emily Zaklukiewicz Author Industry Week Article on Manufacturers Mandating COVID-19 Vaccines

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      • June 9, 2021

        Natale DiNatale and Emily Zaklukiewicz Author University Business Article on Adjunct Faculty Unionization

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      • May 14, 2021

        Labor and Employment Group Lawyers Author ISHN Article on COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement in the Workplace

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      • May 7, 2021

        Abby Warren and Emily Zaklukiewicz Author ISHN Article on Drug Testing

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      • April 9, 2021

        Labor and Employment Group Lawyers Author MBA Article on Managing COVID-19 Vaccinations in the Workplace

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      • January 15, 2021

        Labor and Employment Group Lawyers Author Construction Executive Article on COVID-19 Vaccine in the Workplace

      • December 16, 2020

        Megan Baroni, Matt Miklave, Jon Schaefer and Emily Zaklukiewicz Author Article on OSHA Recordkeeping and Reporting Obligations Published in ISHN

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      • December 11, 2020

        Megan Baroni, Matt Miklave, Jon Schaefer and Emily Zaklukiewicz Author Article on OSHA Recordkeeping and Reporting Obligations Published in ISHN

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      • August 6, 2020

        Alisha Sullivan and Emily Zaklukiewicz Appointed to Key Positions in CBA-YLS Women in the Law Committee

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    • Legal Updates/Newsletters

      Legal Updates/Newsletters

      "Employer-Mandated Disclosure of Wage Ranges and Expansion of Equal Pay Law Enacted in Connecticut" co-authored with Stephen W. Aronson, Rachel V. Kushel and Abby M. Warren (6/15/2021)

      "EEOC Issues Updated Guidance on Vaccinations in the Workplace" co-authored with Stephen W. Aronson, Virginia E. McGarrity, Alisha N. Sullivan, Kayla N. West and Abby M. Warren (6/3/2021)

      "The College Athlete Right to Organize Act – Labor Unions Enter the Pay-for-Play Debate" co-authored with Natale V. DiNatale (6/2/2021)

      "Status of Noncompete Agreements in 2021: Consider Alternatives to Protect Your Business Interests" co-authored with Stephen W. Aronson, Natale V. DiNatale, Jean E. Tomasco, Abby M. Warren and Kayla N. West (3/17/2021)

      "Running a Successful COVID-19 Testing Program: Considerations for Employers Using Third-Party Vendors" co-authored with Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, Conor O. Duffy, Alisha N. Sullivan and Abby M. Warren (1/7/2021)

      "CDC Develops Guidelines for a Happy Holiday Season: What Employers Need to Know" co-authored with Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, Jean E. Tomasco and Abby M. Warren (11/30/2020)

      "Amid Rising COVID-19 Hospitalizations: Reminder to Health Care Employers on FFCRA’s Exclusion for “Health Care Providers”" co-authored with Abby M. Warren and Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson (10/19/2020)

      "EEOC Releases Updates to COVID-19 Technical Assistance Questions and Answers" co-authored with Matthew T. Miklave (9/25/2020)

      "New FMLA Model Notices and Forms Issued by the U.S. DOL Reflect Significant Changes" co-authored with Stephen W. Aronson, Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, Jean E. Tomasco and Abby M. Warren (9/18/2020)

      "Regulating Political Speech and Expression in the 2020 Workplace" co-authored with Natale V. DiNatale and Abby M. Warren (9/11/2020)

      "Connecticut Executive Order Presumes Eligibility for Workers’ Compensation for Certain Employees Diagnosed with COVID-19" co-authored with Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, Abby M. Warren and Matthew T. Miklave (8/13/2020)

      "Remember the Duty to Bargain When Planning Coronavirus Response!" co-authored with Alexander Friedman, Matthew T. Miklave and Natale V. DiNatale (3/30/2020)