Senior Staff Attorney

New York City office

Areas of Expertise

Enforcement of Workplace Standards • Living Wage and Minimum Wage • Wage and Hour Protections


Najah A. Farley is a senior staff attorney at the National Employment Law Project (NELP). Ms. Farley joined NELP in 2017. She is currently focusing her work on federal advocacy and also supports the work equity and work quality teams.

Prior to joining NELP, Ms. Farley was an Assistant Attorney General in the Labor Bureau of the New York State Office of the Attorney General. While there, she investigated violations of minimum wage, overtime, prevailing wage, and other violations of New York State’s labor laws. She also represented the New York State Department of Labor in its enforcement of state labor laws. Ms. Farley also worked on reforming on-call scheduling practices and curbing the usage of non-competition agreements in the retail and fast food industries. Ms. Farley also worked as a trial attorney at the United States Department of Labor in the Philadelphia Regional Solicitor’s office.

Prior to her work at the United States Department of Labor, Ms. Farley clerked for the Honorable S. Bernard Goodwyn of the Supreme Court of Virginia. Ms. Farley received a J.D. from the University of Virginia in 2008 and received a B.A. from Yale University in 2003. She is admitted to practice law in New York.


J.D., University of Virginia

B.A., Yale University

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