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Emily Wajert
USC Gould School of Law

Emily Wajert

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: January 6, 2022




Emily Wajert is a labor and employment lawyer at Sidley Austin LLP. Wajert represents employers in a variety of employment-related claims and disputes, including discrimination, retaliation, failure to accommodate, restrictive covenant and bonus claims. She also assists clients in compliance with federal, state and local employment laws and advises clients on a wide array of issues, including transactional matters and mergers and acquisitions (both buy-side and sell-side). Wajert works closely with clients in conducting workplace investigations involving allegations of sexual harassment, violation of workplace policies and financial improprieties. She also advises clients on COVID-19 workplace issues, including return-to-work policies, remote work operations and handling furloughs and layoffs in accordance with local, state and federal law.

Wajert represents clients across various industries including media and entertainment, financial services, technology and e-commerce.

Wajert has authored more than 25 articles and alerts on key labor and employment issues for a variety of publications including Thomas Reuters, Daily Journal, Law360 and Bloomberg Law. Some of her recent works include “Thanks for the Lesson, Coach: What Employers Can Learn from 'Ted Lasso'”; “Guardians of the Business: Enforceable Restrictive Covenants”; “The Rise of Independent Contractor and Freelancer Protections in New York”; “Shark Week – Taking a Bite Out of New York New Pay Equity, Salary History Ban Laws”; and “Claiming the Iron Throne with a Noncompete.”

Wajert is currently licensed to practice in California, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. 

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USA Today
November 28, 2022
Re: Elyn Saks

Elyn Saks was interviewed about what schizophrenia really is. "A common misconception is that we're unable to care for ourselves and that's not true," she said. "For some people it is, but not for all of us. We can have relationships –romantic and friendships. But we often don't see that (in the media) because of the emphasis on sensationalism and 'othering' us."

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