DanaLynn T. Colao

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18 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 200
Florham Park, NJ 07932
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dcolao@saiber.com

DanaLynn Colao focuses her practice on business litigation with an emphasis on employment issues, higher education, school law and professional liability counseling and litigation. She counsels clients on a wide array of issues that arise in the workplace including medical leaves of absence, wage and hour claims, employment agreements and non-compete agreements. She represents clients in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels and before administrative tribunals.

DanaLynn successfully resolves complex and routine business issues in an efficient and practical manner.  Strategic thinking and affirmative measures enable DanaLynn to significantly reduce potential liability for her clients.

DanaLynn frequently lectures and conducts training for business and professional organizations on employment issues, such as discrimination, harassment, employee handbooks and hiring and firing. In addition to working diligently for her clients to ensure the best result, she has taken a leadership role in the Firm by serving on various committees and mentoring associates.

DanaLynn’s organizational and interpersonal skills have enabled her to balance the demands of being a mother of three young boys with a growing practice.

Representative Matters

Raphaela Fernandez v. Pathmark, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, September 27, 2006

Miller v. Lambert, Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Morris County

Honors and Awards

Included in:

New Jersey Law Journal - 40 Under 40 - 2009

New Jersey Super Lawyers® - Rising Stars 2009-2013

Publications

N.J. Human Resources Law Alert - August 2014

N.J. Human Resources Law Alert - October 2013

N.J. Human Resources Law Alert - August 2013

Contributing Author, Lexology (in cooperation with the Association of Corporate Counsel):  "Affordable Care Act Notices and Revised Model COBRA Election Notice" - June 2013

Contributing Author, Lexology (in cooperation with the Association of Corporate Counsel):  "Third Circuit Adopts and Expands "Employee" Test for Title VII Cases" - June 2013

Contributing Author, Lexology (in cooperation with the Association of Corporate Counsel):  "Employers May be Prohibited from Asking for User Names and Passwords of Current and Prospective Employees" - April 2013

Contributing Author, Lexology (in cooperation with the Association of Corporate Counsel):  "New FMLA Rules" - April 2013

Contributing Author, Lexology (in cooperation with the Association of Corporate Counsel):  "Use of Social Media in Screening Prospective Employees" - April 2013

Contributing Author, Lexology (in cooperation with the Association of Corporate Counsel):  "Wouldn't it be Great to Have an Intern do This?  Answer:  Maybe" - March 2013

Contributing Author, Lexology (in cooperation with the Association of Corporate Counsel):  "March 8th Deadline for FMLA Posters:  New Forms" - March 2013

N.J. Human Resources Law Alert - March 2013

Contributing Author, Lexology (in cooperation with the Association of Corporate Counsel):  "University and College Campus Compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act" - January 2013

Contributing Author, Lexology (in cooperation with the Association of Corporate Counsel):  "Frightful Weather and Delightful Holiday Bonuses Give Rise to Wage and Hour Issues" - December 2012

Contributing Author, Lexology (in cooperation with the Association of Corporate Counsel):  "Holiday Party Liability" - December 2012

Contributing Author, Lexology (in cooperation with the Association of Corporate Counsel):  "EEOC Enforcement Actions Cost Employers a Record $365 Million" - December 2012

N.J. Human Resources Law Alert - December 2012

White Paper:  University and College Compliance With The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in Connection With Foreign Academic Programs

N.J. Human Resources Law Alert (2) - October 2012

N.J. Human Resources Law Alert (1) - October 2012

Contributing Author, XpertHR (partner with Lexis Nexis):  "On-Boarding and Orientation" and "How to Onboard a New Employee" - April 2012

N.J. Human Resources Law Alert - February 2012

Employment & Labor Update: New Posting Required by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)

Employment & Labor Law Update: Often Overlooked Posters

Employment & Labor Law Update: Time to Review Your E-mail, Computer, Internet and Social Media Policies!!

Employment and Labor Update - Time to Review Your Email, Computer, Internet and Social Media Policies!!

New Form I-9: Effective April 3, 2009

“Term Limits: An Optimistic Attempt to an Unresolvable Issue,” 21 Seton Hall Legis. J. 657, 1997

Presentations

"Managing Employee Performance to Improve The Bottom Line" - March 5, 2013

Frequent lecturer on labor and employment law issues for organizations such as the National Association of Temple Administrators, the Young Men’s-Young Women’s Hebrew Association, Roster Financial, Mennekes Electronics, BAREWEB, D&M Holdings, Inc. and others.

Memberships and Activities

American Bar Association

New Jersey State Bar Association

New Jersey Federal Bar Association

Morris County Chamber of Commerce