Tracy Asper Wolak

Tracy concentrates her practice in the representation of management in all aspects of Labor and Employment Law. She represents a wide range of clients including small and large privately held companies and governmental and quasi-governmental entities.

Tracy has extensive experience in employment litigation including cases involving Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the New Jersey Family Leave Act. Additionally, Tracy represents clients in administrative matters including appearing before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, and the New Jersey Department of Labor.

Tracy also provides counseling services to employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including wage and hour, wrongful discharge, review of employer personnel policies and handbooks, employment-at-will, and discrimination law matters. Further, Tracy has conducted harassment investigations and provided harassment training, for both management employees and the general workforce.

Tracy has been an associate with Archer since September, 2000. She earned her J.D. from Widener University School of Law, magna cum laude, in May, 2000. While attending law school, Tracy was a member of the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law and Phi Kappa Phi. She earned her B.A. in political science, magna cum laude, from Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA.

Representative Experience

  • Successfully obtained summary judgment for large private company in matter involving religious discrimination/harassment and sexual harassment claims.
  • Assisted in successfully obtaining summary judgment for university client involving a claim of national origin discrimination.
  • Conducted harassment prevention training for several companies.
  • Represented employers before the New Jersey Department of Labor in wage and hour audits and disputes.
  • Represented employers before administrative bodies such as Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New Jersey Division on Civil Rights and Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission in matters involving claims of alleged discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation.
  • Represented clients concerning the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage and hour laws, including administrative investigations, federal/state court litigation, and pre-audit compliance.
  • Worked closely with clients in drafting employment-related policies and handbooks, resolving compliance issues, and with day-to-day employment counseling.

Awards And Recognition

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Articles

  • Speaker, “Changing Scope of ‘White Collar’ Overtime Exemptions,” HR Boot Camp, Southern New Jersey Chamber of Commerce (March, 2016
  • Speaker, ” Changing Scope of ‘White Collar’ Overtime Exemptions,” Archer Labor Department Seminar (November, 2015)
  • Revised Definition of “Spouse” Under the FMLA Provides Expanded Rights to Same-Sex Couples“, Chamber of Commerce Southern NJ, The Review, March 2015
  • Speaker, “Administering the Family and Medical Leave Act,” Lorman Education Services (November 2014)
  • Speaker, “The Future of Family Leave for Employees with LGBT Relationships,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute (April, 2014)
  • Labor and Employment Basics – Archer, P.C. In-House CLE Program (March 2014)
  • Speaker, “Harassment Inside and Outside the Workplace,” HR Boot Camp, Southern New Jersey Chamber of Commerce (March, 2014)
  • Speaker, “Employee Background Checks – How Far Can You Go?,” HR Boot Camp, Southern New Jersey Chamber of Commerce (March, 2013)
  • Speaker, “Administering the Family and Medical Leave Act,” Lorman Education Services (November 2012)
  • Moderator, “So You Want to be an Entrepreneur… Steps to a Successful Start-up,” eWomenNetwork, Regional Women’s Success Summit (March, 2012)
  • Speaker, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Evaluating, Disciplining and Terminating Employee,” HR Boot Camp, Southern New Jersey Chamber of Commerce (February, 2012)
  • Speaker, “Malingering Employees and Leaves of Absence,” Archer Labor Department Seminar (November, 2010)
  • Speaker, “Administering the Family and Medical Leave Act Under the Current Regulations,” Lorman Education Services (June, 2010)
  • Speaker, “Disability Update: Reasonable Accommodation Obligations of Small to Mid Size Employers,” Archer Labor Department Seminar (November, 2009)
  • Speaker, “Family and Medical Leave Act,” Lorman Education Services (July, 2009)
  • Speak, “Paid Family Leave,” NJICLE Hot Topics in Labor & Employment Law Seminar (June, 2009)
  • Speaker, “Family and Medical Leave Act,” Lorman Education Services (November, 2008)
  • Speaker, “Employee Handbooks: What Policies Must and Should be Included,” Lorman Education Services (March, 2006)
  • Speaker, “Interviewing and Hiring: Keeping Your Recruitment Strategies Legal,” Council on Education in Management (July, 2005)
  • Speaker, “Hours Worked Under Federal & State Laws,” Payroll Management in New Jersey Seminar, Lorman Education Services (July, 2005)
  • Speaker, “Employee Handbooks: What Policies Must and Should be Included,” Lorman Education Services (March, 2005)
  • Speaker, “Documenting Discipline and Termination,” Employment Related Records in New Jersey Seminar, Lorman Education Services (December, 2004)
  • Speaker, “Handbook Policies,” Archer Labor Department Seminar (November, 2003)
  • Speaker, “Documentation – Basic Guidelines,” New Jersey Department of Labor, Camden/Burlington/Gloucester Employer Counsel, hosted by Archer (June, 2003)

 

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