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Laura Scully

Laura Scully is a counsel in the Newark office and focuses her practice on labor and employment law on behalf of management. Laura represents employers before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, including in matters involving discrimination, retaliation, whistleblowing, wage and hour disputes, civil rights, employment contracts, and labor relations. In addition, she drafts employment-related agreements, policies, and forms, and counsels clients on a wide range of employment issues, including hiring, discipline, leave, reasonable accommodations, background checks, payment of wages, and worker classifications.

Laura was selected for inclusion in the 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 New Jersey Super Lawyers publication as a “Rising Star,” a listing of top lawyers 40 years old or younger.

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Laura was an associate at New York City law firms, where she represented management in labor and employment matters before federal and state courts as well as administrative agencies, and counseled on a variety of workplace-related issues. Before entering private practice, Laura clerked for the Honorable Claude M. Coleman in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division.

  • Oxford University Press Law Division Award
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Agency, Partnership, and LLCs
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in EU Law
  • Gold Brooklyn Law School Public Service Award
  • Brooklyn Law Students for the Public Interest Fellow
Additional Thought Leadership Pages
  • “Thirty Years of Law in Thirty-Some Pages: The EEOC’s New Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination,” Employment Law Spotlight, July 22, 2014
  • “New York City Earned Sick Time Act Notice of Employee Rights Has Finally Been Published,” Employment Law Spotlight, March 30, 2014
  • “Pregnant Employees Become the Subject of Heightened Attention and New Legislation,” Employment Law Spotlight, February 18, 2014
  • “Internship Programs: Rite of Passage, or Right to Pay? The Issue Deserves Continued Monitoring by Employers,” Employment Law Spotlight, January 23, 2014
  • “Certain Deductions Allowed Under New York Labor Law, But Employers Beware,” Employment Law Spotlight, October 24, 2013
  • “Serving Up Trouble: IRS Ruling on Automatic Tips,” Employment Law Spotlight, September 18, 2013
  • “Don’t Forget About the Fair Credit Reporting Act: Background Check Class Action Suit Filed Against Trucking Company,” Employment Law Spotlight, August 27, 2013
  • “Neither Justice, Nor Oasis: Algeria’s Amnesty Law,” Note, 33 BROOK. J. INT’L L. 975, 2008
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