New Jersey Attorney For Employers

Gloucester County Employment Claim Defense

Representing New Jersey employers facing legal issues

The firm’s prime area of practice is defending employers in employment disputes. We have a hard-earned reputation for providing a tough, cost-effective defense of management in a wide range of matters. We have successfully dealt with cases in administrative settings, Superior Court of New Jersey and U.S. District Court. The firm has substantial and successful experience in handling cases involving:

  • New Jersey Employer-Employee Relations Act
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination
  • The New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (Whistleblower Act)
  • The Federal Family Medical Leave Act
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
  • The New Jersey Family Leave Act
  • The New Jersey Minimum Wage Law
  • The Equal Pay Law for New Jersey
  • Federal Civil Rights (Sections 1981 through 1988 of Title 42, U.S. Code)
  • The Employment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974
  • Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) Act
  • Disciplinary Actions involving public employees

Issues we have dealt with under the Law Against Discrimination and Title VII include:

  • Sexual harassment and discrimination
  • Perceived sexual orientation harassment and discrimination
  • Racial harassment and discrimination
  • Disability discrimination and harassment
  • Failure to accommodate disability
  • Political discrimination
  • Termination against public policy
  • Discrimination based on union membership
  • Retaliation claims

New Jersey Non-Litigation Services

Today’s employers and managers operate in a minefield of complex state and federal laws. And, it is a minefield that is constantly changing. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination factors, on average, in 200 published and unpublished federal and state cases per year.

This has resulted in a flood of employment litigation, with the number of employment cases nationwide tripling since the turn of the century.

To businesses, we offer help in maneuvering through the minefield in the following ways:

Non-Compete and Employment Agreements

For most employers, knowledge is the most important asset of all: Knowledge of the market, business processes, customer or client wants and needs and much more. To be successful, a business must share its knowledge base with its employees, even at the risk that this knowledge can leak out when an employee departs. We can’t promise to plug the knowledge leak, but through well-crafted non-compete and employment agreements, we can limit the damage.

Advice and Counseling

Employers often need to pick up the telephone and get a quick answer to important employment questions. Our quality counseling is an effective tool in preventing or mitigating problems that otherwise could lead to litigation.

Discrimination and Harassment Investigations

Employers are under a legal obligation to promptly, thoroughly and professionally investigate claims of harassment and discrimination. Our attorneys know what the issues are and therefore know the questions to ask so that the investigations we conduct are thorough, responsive, efficient, and effective.

Employee Handbooks and Related Documentation

A well-crafted employee handbook is not only useful to employees; it is an effective tool for an employer. A well-written handbook can be effective in barring employee lawsuits. However, there is no “one size fits all” form of handbook. Working carefully with employers, we can effectively and efficiently craft an employment handbook.

Training

We can provide training on employment issues both to managers and to employees. Education can be the best preventative medicine.

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