Emily J. Bordens


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Emily J. Bordens
Emily J. Bordens

Emily Bordens' practice concentrates exclusively in labor and employment law in New Jersey and New York. She represents employers in labor and employment matters under state and federal law, including, without limitation, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, disability, family medical leave, employment contract disputes, non-competition and trade secret protection, Title VII, wrongful termination, and whistleblower claims.

Emily has successfully represented employers in employment and labor litigation, probable cause investigations and hearings in state and federal court, before the National Labor Relations Board, and before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New York Division of Human Rights and New Jersey Civil Rights Division. Formerly a Human Resources professional, Emily regularly counsels employers on all aspects of employment law to help ensure employment law compliance and avoid costly litigation. Emily conducts investigations for employers into harassment, discrimination and whistleblower claims, and regularly trains supervisors and employees on labor and employment matters.

Before joining Bressler, Amery & Ross in 2008, Emily was a law clerk to the Honorable Ariel A. Rodríguez, P.J.A.D. (Ret.), (2006-2007). While at New England School of Law, she was a senior editor of the law school’s Journal of International and Comparative Law. In 2006, she received the Senior Editor of the Year Award and published her note on Privatization of Public Education: An Examination of U.S. and Canadian Policy and Trends Utilizing Vouchers That Indirectly Aid Sectarian Schools in that Journal’s 12th edition. During this period, she also completed a prestigious internship with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and, as a research assistant for Westlaw, assisted other students with legal research.

  • Recognized on the New Jersey Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" List, 2013-2018