Amanda Dealy Haverstick is Special Employment Law Counsel in the Labor & Employment Law Department, resident in the Newark office. Her practice focuses on defending employers in complex and single-plaintiff employment and benefits litigation, including class and collective actions under the FLSA, Title VII, ERISA, ADEA, ADA, FMLA, and state antidiscrimination and wage and hour laws.
Amanda also provides day-to-day counseling on all matters affecting the workplace, including conducting pay equity audits; classifying workers as exempt/non-exempt; planning workforce restructurings; responding to requests for medical leaves of absence and accommodations; reviewing employee handbooks and human resources policies; executing performance management, discipline and discharge programs; and preparing responses to OFCCP inquiries. She has conducted numerous internal investigations into allegations of harassment, discrimination, and violation of corporate ethics rules, and has conducted training on diversity and inclusion, harassment prevention, and litigation avoidance.
Prior to joining Proskauer, Amanda was senior counsel at The Hershey Company, where she managed employment and benefits litigation, conducted day-to-day human resources counseling for domestic and international clients, acted as legal adviser to the company’s employee benefits committee, served as HIPAA privacy officer, and chaired the company’s records retention and e-discovery teams.
Amanda’s publications include Recent Developments in Pay Discrimination Caselaw, ABA National Conference on Equal Opportunity Law (2011) (co-author); The Preventive Pay Equity Audit: Guidance for Modeling the Regression Analysis, 26 ABA J. Lab. & Empl. L. 61 (Fall 2010), The Recent Trend in Sex and Other Discrimination Claims: Pay and Promotion Under Scrutiny, ABA EEO Committee Midwinter Meeting (2005) (co-author); and Note: Compulsory Arbitration in the Unionized Workplace: Reconciling Gilmer, Gardner-Denver, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, 37 Bost. Coll. L. Rev. 479 (May 1996).