Emily M.Halliday


Washington + 1.202.879.3771

Emily Halliday's employment law practice focuses on day-to-day employer counseling, employment discrimination litigation, and labor disputes.

Emily's counseling experience includes drafting employee handbooks, conducting comprehensive reviews of workplace policies, counseling clients on compliance with federal and state WARN Act requirements, and drafting employment, separation, noncompete, independent contractor, and confidential information agreements. Emily's litigation experience includes defending employers against claims brought under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and other federal and state employment statutes. She also has experience conducting workplace investigations and responding to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charges and requests for information. In addition, she defends railroad and airline clients against claims brought under the Railway Labor Act, and she advises clients in various industries on the National Labor Relations Act.

Emily maintains an active pro bono practice. She provides HR advice to local nonprofits, and she has served as a guardian ad litem in two child custody cases.


  • Massachusetts Railroad Group obtains court ruling that federal law preempts Massachusetts' paid sick leave lawOn June 23, 2017, the First Circuit ruled in favor of a coalition of railroads represented by Jones Day, holding that the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act ("RUIA") partially preempts Massachusetts' paid sick leave law, the Earned Sick Time Law ("ESTL").
  • CSXT secures summary judgment against former employee seeking to overturn arbitration awardJones Day secured summary judgment for CSX Transportation, Inc. ("CSXT") in a case brought by a former employee who sought to overturn an arbitration award that had upheld his termination.
  • The Carlyle Group sells Signode Industrial Group Holdings to Crown Holdings, Inc. for $4 billionJones Day advised The Carlyle Group and its affiliates in connection with the sale of Signode Industrial Group Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd., a leading global provider of transit packaging systems and solutions, to Crown Holdings, Inc., a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of packaging products for consumer goods, for an aggregate purchase price of up to $4 billion.
  • NPR negotiates new agreement with SAG-AFTRAJones Day served as chief negotiator for National Public Radio, Inc. (NPR) in its contract renewal negotiations with SAG-AFTRA.
  • Horizon Air victorious in wage rate interest arbitrationJones Day successfully represented Horizon Air Industries, Inc. in a wage rate interest arbitration involving their mechanics, represented by the Teamsters union.
  • Coalition of railroads wins ruling rejecting Massachusetts law on paid sick leaveOn July 13, 2016, a federal district court in Massachusetts issued a ruling in favor of our clients, a coalition of railroads, holding that the new Massachusetts "Earned Sick Time" statute is preempted by federal law.
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