Alvaro Hasani is a member of the firm’s COVID-19 Taskforce, a cross-disciplinary team of attorneys dedicated to advising employers on the many workplace law aspects of the global coronavirus pandemic.
Alvaro Hasani is an associate in the firm's New Jersey and New York offices. He represents employers in various industries and in all aspects of labor and employment law before federal and state courts, as well as regulatory and administrative agencies.
Alvaro has a successful track record defending clients in individual, class, and collective actions on a wide range of issues, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, wage and hour claims, whistleblower claims, non-compete, and other business-related disputes. He has also obtained favorable decisions on behalf of clients before governmental agencies including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, NJ Division on Civil Rights, NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development, NJ Department of Community Affairs, NY State Department of Labor, and NYC Commission on Human Rights.
In addition to his litigation practice, Alvaro leads corporate internal investigations and conducts HR compliance audits. Alvaro also routinely counsels and provides legal training to management clients regarding compliance with US federal, state, and local laws. He drafts and revises employee handbooks, employment agreements, and other internal corporate policies.
Alvaro has published numerous legal articles that have been cited by the U.S. Courts of Appeals and his expertise on labor and employment law is frequently featured in the media, including The Washington Post, Bloomberg Law, NJ 101.5 FM, NJBIZ, New Jersey Law Journal, Law360, Patch, New Jersey Business Magazine, and Practical Law. Given his deep knowledge and experience, Alvaro is frequently invited to present on emerging employment law topics at legal symposiums, corporate training events, and for professional organizations such as the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Tri-State Human Resource Association (Tri-State HRA).
Secured dismissal of federal action alleging harassment and retaliation against a national retail client in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York. Miller v. Kohl's Dep't Stores, Inc., No. 17-CV-6081-CJS, 2017 WL 4890199 (W.D.N.Y. Oct. 30, 2017)
- Successfully argued before the New Jersey Appellate Division in defense of a client’s termination of a tenured employee.In re Biricik, No. A-0997-13T3, 2014 WL 5782677 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Nov. 7, 2014.
- Secured dismissal of federal action alleging antitrust and civil rights violations against a municipal client in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Apple Bail Bonds, Inc v. City of Paterson, No. 14-CV-2733 SRC, 2014 WL 6991965 (D.N.J. Dec. 10, 2014)
- Successfully defended a New Jersey School District against allegations of discrimination upon a full hearing before the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law. D.W., Parent/guardian, on Behalf of C.W., A Minor, & D.W., Individually, Petitioner, OAL DKT. CRT 14876-1, 2016 WL 857801, at *2 (EFPS Feb. 22, 2016).
- United States v. Kantengwa, 781 F.3d 545, 562 (1st Cir. 2015) (citing Alvaro Hasani, Putting History On the Witness Stand: Evaluating the Criticisms Levied Against Historians Who Testify as Expert Witnesses, 34 Whittier L. Rev. 341 (2013))
- Langbord v. United States Dep't of Treasury, No. 12-4574, 2016 WL 4073269, at *16 (3d Cir. Aug. 1, 2016 (citing Alvaro Hasani, Putting History On the Witness Stand: Evaluating the Criticisms Levied Against Historians Who Testify as Expert Witnesses, 34 Whittier L. Rev. 341 (2013))
Honors & Leadership
- Member, American Bar Association
- Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
- Member, New York State Bar Association
- Member, Hudson County Bar Association
- Member, Bergen County Bar Association
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
FLSA Exemption Issues and Independent Contractor Challenges, NJCPA, Paramus, NJ, May 2017
- "Forecasting the End of Climate Change Litigation: Why Expert Testimony Based on Climate Models Should Not Be Admissible," 32 Miss. C. L. Rev. 83 (2013).
- "Putting History On the Witness Stand: Evaluating the Criticisms Levied Against Historians Who Testify as Expert Witnesses," 34 Whittier L. Rev. 341 (2013).
- "‘You Are Hereby Sentenced to a Term of…Enslavement?’: Why Prisoners Cannot Be Exempt From Thirteenth Amendment Protection," 18 Barry L. Rev. 273 (2013).
- NJ’s Hostile Treatment of Arbitration Agreements: A Justified Paternalistic Approach or Steadfast Defiance of Federal Policy? New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly, December 2017.
- State Q&A, Independent Contractors: New Jersey, PracticalLaw, August 2017
- Autonomous Vehicles Blog - Driving the Future9.16.19
- State DOL Publishes Poster And Proposed Regulations In Advance Of Looming Effective Date10.15.18
- Seton Hall University School of LawJ.D. 2012
- Rutgers UniversityB.A. 2007
- New Jersey
- New York
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York