Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon

Megan E. Bahas

Megan E. Bahas

Counsel

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Buffalo Office

The Avant Building
200 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14202

Megan focuses her practice in labor and employment and health care and human services.

Megan graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she was a Cardozo Law Review associate editor. Megan advises public and private sector employers with respect to a broad array of labor and employment matters, including wage and hour issues, employee classification, employee performance management, and traditional labor matters. She routinely drafts employment policies, employee handbooks, and severance agreements.

Representative Experience

  • Represented employers in the defense of discrimination, retaliation, and hostile work environment claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Equal Pay Act, and the New York Human Rights Law in proceedings before the New York State Division of Human Rights, US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and in federal court.
  • Defended private and public sector employers in unfair labor practice and improper practice charges filed with the National Labor Relations Board and New York State Public Employment Relations Board.
  • Represented an employer in grievance-arbitration hearings concerning disputes arising under collective bargaining agreements.
  • Counseled clients concerning obligations under wage and hour laws, including wage and hour laws applicable to health care industry employers, and defended employers in wage and hour claims arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor Law. Represented clients in proceedings before the New York State Department of Labor regarding classification of workers as independent contractors.
  • Counseled clients regarding obligations under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
  • Counseled clients regarding obligations under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act.
  • Drafted agreements for health information exchanges. 

Practice Areas

Education

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Yeshiva University, J.D., magna cum laude, Cardozo Law Review, associate editor
  • University of Rochester, B.A., magna cum laude

Admitted To Practice

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York

Speaking & Publications

  • “Mid-Year Course Correction,” September 2016 
  • “Workplace Policies Re-Defined for 2016,” June 2016
  • Quoted, Law360,"Attorneys React To High Court's Constructive Discharge Ruling," May 2016
  • “What Every Employer Needs to Know About FMLA and the ADA," March 2016

Honors

  • New York State Bar Association Empire State Counsel Honoree, 2013 and 2018
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law's Dean's Distinguished Scholarship, 2010
  • Order of the Coif
  • University of Rochester's John H. Berman Award/Scholarship, 2009
  • University of Rochester's Academic Dean's Scholarship

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Associate
  • Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP, Law Clerk
  • Hiscock & Barclay, Summer Associate
  • Hon. Eric Adams, Genesee County Family Court, Judicial Intern
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Courtroom Advocates Project, Volunteer Advocate
  • Legal Services for the Elderly & Disadvantaged of Western New York, Volunteer Intern
  • Cellino & Barnes P.C., Law Firm, Summer Intern

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