Daniella Muller is a senior attorney in the firm's Employment Group and counsels employers on a wide range of employment law matters—from risk management and compliance to litigation and mediation of employment disputes.
Employment Counseling & Risk Management
Daniella advises employers on a variety of employment practices issues in an effort to avoid litigation or minimize the risks of liability. She routinely counsels clients on issues relating to employment agreements and severance packages, wage and hour laws, disability laws and reasonable accommodations, the Family and Medical Leave Act, discrimination laws, background checks, reductions in workforce and WARN compliance. Daniella drafts workplace policies and procedures and regularly conducts seminars and sensitivity training programs for clients to ensure that their staff is educated on all applicable laws. Daniella also advises clients on employment practices liability insurance coverage issues and policy drafting matters.
When litigation is unavoidable, Daniella represents clients on a wide range of workplace issues, including race, sex, age, and disability discrimination claims. Daniella has litigated cases in federal and state courts, the U.S. Equal Employment Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights and the New York City Commission on Human Rights. Daniella regularly represents clients in connection with audits conducted by the New York State Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Labor concerning employee misclassification and federal and state wage and hour law. In addition, Daniella mediates employment disputes before state and city administrative agencies as well as in private mediation.
Daniella regularly publishes articles in Herrick’s monthly Employment Alert, which keeps clients informed about changes in existing employment laws and the enactment of new ones.