Abby Natelson focuses her practice on management-side employment counseling and litigation. In addition to providing advice and support to clients on a broad array of workplace issues, Abby has specific expertise in the areas of investigations and benefits counseling.
Abby is regularly engaged to conduct neutral outside investigations, including highly sensitive and complex investigations for global corporations, into issues of discrimination, harassment, misconduct, compliance, and fraud, among other things. Abby also assists and counsels in-house investigators in conducting their own prompt, comprehensive, and effective investigations.
In the area of employee benefits, Abby helps clients develop employee benefit programs, prepares plan documents and required notices, reviews plan documents and plan administration for compliance with ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code, and assists employers with the resolution of complex issues and the correction of plan errors. Abby also represents employers in IRS and DOL audits.
Abby counsels clients of all sizes across many industries on employment issues relating to employee hiring, performance management, discipline and termination; accommodations and leaves; wage and hour matters and COVID-19 issues. Abby provides clients with comprehensive risk assessments and mitigation strategies to navigate complex legal issues. Abby works closely with employers to develop policies and handbooks that are not only compliant with all applicable legal regulations, but also align with their core values.
Should an employment dispute arise, Abby defends employers in federal and state court, in arbitration proceedings, and before EEOC and state agency investigators. Abby has successfully litigated discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, ERISA and contract disputes for clients.
Abby has a strong commitment to giving back to the community. In addition to regularly representing incarcerated individuals in parole revocation matters, Abby is also active in NFC’s Social Responsibility Committee, where she volunteers to assist businesses navigate employment concerns.