Eatontown, New Jersey Employment Lawyers

Steven L. Fox
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New Jersey Employment Law Attorney with 30 years experience

Steven L. Fox is an accomplished New Jersey trial attorney with 29 years of experience in the area of civil litigation. He has extensive experience in providing advice and, when necessary, representing clients in... Read More »
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Elizabeth M. Trottier
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New Jersey Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience

Seton Hall University School of LawNew Jersey and U.S. Supreme Court
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Andrew I. Glenn
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New Jersey Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience

Andrew’s first job as a lawyer was with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, where he was a Deputy Attorney General for approximately seven years. As a government trial attorney, he learned “his way around a... Read More »
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Jodi Jaffe
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New Jersey Employment Law Attorney with 29 years experience

Jodi J. Jaffe graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from Brandeis University in 1987 and received her J.D. from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law, in 1990. Jodi began her career representing people... Read More »
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Jonathan Rudnick
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Tinton Falls, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(732) 709-7277 788 Shrewsbury Ave
#204
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Consumer and Personal Injury
Pace Law School
Michael D. Fitzgerald
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Eatontown, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(732) 223-2200 1 Industrial Way W
Eatontown, NJ 07724
Free ConsultationEmployment, Consumer, Stockbroker Fraud and Tax
Pace Law School
Peter M. Draper
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Red Bank, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(732) 797-1600 54 Shrewsbury Avenue
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, Municipal and Personal Injury
Widener University Commonwealth Law School
Mr. Draper is an associate at McOmber & McOmber, P.C. His primary areas of practice are personal injury litigation and employment practices. He is admitted to the New Jersey State Bar and the Federal District Court for New Jersey.

Mr. Draper has extensive experience both prosecuting and defending personal injury matters, premise liability cases, insurance defense, and employment matters on behalf of employers and employees throughout the State of New Jersey. He also has experience handling criminal matters, including drug charges, weapons offenses, expungements, and DUI cases. He has successfully argued motions to suppress and negotiated favorable resolutions with prosecutors...
Steven L. Fox
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Red Bank, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(732) 741-7777 331 Newman Springs Rd
#225
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Employment, Business and Personal Injury
Seton Hall University School of Law
Steven L. Fox is an accomplished New Jersey trial attorney with 29 years of experience in the area of civil litigation. He has extensive experience in providing advice and, when necessary, representing clients in litigated matters at both the trial and appellate levels. Mr. Fox concentrates his practice on commercial disputes with a particular focus on providing advice and counsel to management in the area of employment law. Additionally Mr. Fox routinely represents clients involved in corporate, contract, real property, insurance coverage and probate disputes.

Mr. Fox is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as...
Kathleen M. Connelly
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Red Bank, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(732) 741-7777 331 Newman Springs Rd
#225
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Employment and Business
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Kathleen Connelly concentrates her practice in Employment Law. She has more than 25 years of experience representing employers and individual members of management in both the private and public sectors in preventative counseling, litigation defense and dispute resolution, workplace investigations, employee handbooks, policies and training.
Matthew Allen Luber
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Red Bank, NJ Employment Law Attorney
(732) 842-6500 54 Shrewsbury Avenue
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business and Personal Injury
The College of New Jersey and Temple University Beasley School of Law
Mr. Luber joined McOmber & McOmber, P.C. in February 2015 and practices out of the firm’s Marlton, New Jersey, and Red Bank offices. Mr. Luber focuses his practice in the areas of employment law, business disputes, business law, and personal injury. Mr. Luber has experience litigating cases in federal and state courts throughout the country and is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Mr. Luber has handled all aspects of employment litigation, including but not limited to, litigation involving alleged wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, as well as non-compete and whistleblower matters. Further, Mr. Luber currently serves as...
William Robert Larkin
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Red Bank, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(732) 444-8474 125 Half Mile Road, Suite 200
Red Bank, NJ 07753
Free ConsultationEmployment, Insurance Defense, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
Brooklyn Law School
Bill has 15+ years of litigation and law firm management experience. He is hardworking, efficient and detail oriented with strong leadership skills and a proven track record. He is extremely organized with a strong ability to multi-task. Bill works well in a team environment and is capable of handling complex matters and providing guidance to other team members to ensure that all matters are handled properly.

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R. Armen McOmber
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Red Bank, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(732) 842-6500 54 Shrewsbury Avenue
McOmber & McOmber, P.C.
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
American University Washington College of Law
Mr. McOmber is a third generation attorney and a lifelong resident of Monmouth County. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts and a Juris Doctor from American University Washington College of Law, in Washington, D.C. In 1998, he was admitted to New Jersey and Federal District Court Bars and joined the firm of McOmber & McOmber, which was established by his parents, Richard and Adrienne McOmber, in 1974. He was promoted to partner in 2001. In 2004, Mr. McOmber moved to Red Bank with his wife, Dr. Nathalie Zenian McOmber,...
Elizabeth A. Matecki
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Red Bank, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(732) 842-6500 54 Shrewsbury Avenue
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Collections and Personal Injury
Seton Hall University School of Law
Ms. Matecki is an associate at McOmber & McOmber, P.C. and a lifelong resident of Monmouth County. Ms. Matecki's primary areas of practice are employment law, civil litigation, collections and land use. As an employment attorney, Ms. Matecki has experience litigating employment matters on behalf of both employees and employers. A member of the National Employment Lawyers Association, Ms. Matecki believes that all workplaces should be free of discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, and other such violations. To that end, Ms. Matecki has litigated favorably on behalf of plaintiffs in employment discrimination cases. Ms. Matecki also provides...
Austin B. Tobin
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Red Bank, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(732) 842-6500 54 Shrewsbury Avenue
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Products Liability
Seton Hall University School of Law
Mr. Tobin is an associate at McOmber & McOmber, P.C. Mr. Tobin’s primary areas of practice are employment law and personal injury litigation. He is admitted to the New Jersey State Bar and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey.

Mr. Tobin has extensive prior experience defending employment matters on behalf of employers throughout the State of New Jersey. Mr. Tobin has litigated favorably on behalf of employers in several employment discrimination and wrongful termination cases. This unique background allows Mr. Tobin to be a zealous and effective advocate on behalf of employees who have been wronged by their employers. Mr....
Kathleen M. Connelly
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Successful & Comprehensive Employment Law Advocacy for Employers & Management!

I provide practical and cost-effective counsel and representation for employers with legal matters. I will work tirelessly to meet your needs and goals! Visit my website to see case results or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Stephan T. Mashel
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New Jersey Employment Law Lawyer with 32 years experience

Rutgers School of Law-CamdenNew Jersey
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Kathryn McClure
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Holmdel, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(732) 935-7246 Bell Works
101 Crawfords Corner Rd #1-105R
Holmdel, NJ 07733
Employment and Civil Rights
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Meghan Chrisner-Keefe
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Holmdel, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(732) 935-7246 101 Crawfords Corner Rd
#1-105R
Holmdel, NJ 07733
Employment and Civil Rights
Seton Hall University School of Law
Meghan Chrisner-Keefe is an experienced and diligent litigator with a track record of proven results. Ms. Keefe practices primarily plaintiff-side employment law, representing individuals in all aspects of employment law and litigation, including claims of unlawful termination, sexual harassment, whistle blower retaliation, pregnancy discrimination and sexual orientation discrimination. Ms. Keefe also represents individuals in unemployment compensation claims, board of nursing licensing matters and restrictive covenant litigation, including non-compete agreements, unfair competition and trade secret violations. Her background includes practicing personal injury, real estate, family, immigration and foreclosure and consumer rights law. Such extensive background and experience makes her a versatile...
Robert W. Smith
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(732) 935-7246 101 Crawfords Corner Rd
#1-105R
Holmdel, NJ 07733
Holmdel, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 32 years experience
Employment, Business and Civil Rights
University of Michigan Law School and Seton Hall University School of Law
Robert W. Smith represents clients in all aspects of employment law and litigation. Mr. Smith has successfully litigated cases on behalf of employees involving claims of sexual harassment, disability discrimination, FMLA, New Jersey Family Leave Act, race discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination, hostile work environment and whistle blower laws. Mr. Smith also represents corporate clients in areas of human resource administration and personnel issues. Corporate representation includes, disciplines, leave of absence, disability issues, harassment, creation/monitoring of HR policies/procedures, employee training, workplace investigations, drafting/negotiating severance agreements, employee contracts, non-compete and restrictive covenants. Prosecuting and/or defending litigation involving restrictive covenants and trade secrets,...
Christopher J. Eibeler
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(732) 935-7246 101 Crawfords Corner Rd
#1-105R
Holmdel, NJ 07733
Holmdel, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
Employment and Civil Rights
Albany Law School
Mr. Eibeler represents New Jersey employees in all areas of employment law, including sexual harassment, wrongful termination, disability discrimination, FMLA, whistleblower retaliation, discrimination and hostile work environment. Mr. Eibeler also represents individuals and small businesses in restrictive covenant litigation, including non-competes, unfair competition, non-solicitation and breach of loyalty cases. In addition to his employment law practice, Mr. Eibeler also represents independent sales representatives in unpaid commission matters. Mr. Eibeler also regularly appears before the Appeal Tribunal, Board of Review and Appellate Division representing persons in unemployment compensation claims.
Barbara Burns
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Ocean Grove, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 42 years experience
4 Ocean Avenue
Box 13
Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
Employment, Business and Trademarks
New England Law | Boston
Barbara Burns is the owner of Praxis Legal Solutions, and an attorney licensed to practice before the state and federal courts of New Jersey and Massachusetts, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Prior to starting a private law practice based in Ocean Grove, New Jersey, Barbara was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Greater Media, Inc., a privately owned corporation operating radio stations and newspapers in central New Jersey, and radio stations in Washington DC, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston and Detroit. Barbara’s areas of expertise include general corporate law, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, labor and...
Richard Marcolus
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Belford, NJ Employment Law Attorney
(800) 346-5529 515 Route #36 N
Belford, NJ 07718
Employment, Construction, Medical Malpractice and Workers' Comp
Villanova University School of Law
Sheila Hatami
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Freehold, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(732) 440-4567 37 Yellow Brook Road
Freehold, NJ 07728
Employment, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
Hofstra University
Gregory S. Schaer
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Freehold, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(732) 462-5626 181 South St
1st Floor
Freehold, NJ 07728
Employment, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Civil Rights
Widener University's School of Law
Gregory S. Schaer, Esq. is a highly experienced New Jersey employment lawyer and labor law attorney admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey and is a member of the bars of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit as well as the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Schaer has achieved substantial jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. The cases that he has handled are known by judges and attorneys throughout the United States as a result of numerous decisions rendered by the...
Amy C. Blanchfield
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Morganville, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(732) 536-6161 500 Campus Dr
#303
Morganville, NJ 07751
Employment, Appeals and Civil Rights
Widener University Delaware School of Law
I am devoted to protecting vulnerable employees from unlawful and unethical employer practices. In doing so, I zealously advocate for the rights of workers who are treated unjustly.

I am licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. I have obtained valuable experience and developed the skills necessary to effectively represent employees who have been discriminated in violation of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, or suffered retaliation for having engaged in protected whistleblowing activities. Prior to joining Mashel Law, I was an associate attorney for...
Stephan T. Mashel
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(732) 536-6161 500 Campus Dr
#303
Morganville, NJ 07751
Free ConsultationMorganville, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
Employment, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Erica L. Shnayder
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Free Consultation! Extensive Experience Advocating for Workplace Rights!

I am a dedicated and knowledgeable employment lawyer. I provide exceptional legal counsel and representation for employees in workplace matters! Visit my website for reviews and results, or call for a free consultation Read More »
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Michael D. Fitzgerald
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Eatontown, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 34 years experience

Pace Law SchoolNew Jersey
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Elizabeth M. Trottier
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(732) 536-6161 500 Campus Dr #303
Morganville, NJ 07751
Free ConsultationMorganville, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
Employment, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
Seton Hall University School of Law
Martin Jacobson
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East Brunswick, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(732) 249-8669 1200 Tices Lane
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Brooklyn Law School
Rina Traub
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East Brunswick, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(609) 951-2204 197 Route 18 S
#3000
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
Fordham University School of Law
Mark Casazza
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Hazlet, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(732) 264-4400 Park Village, 25 Village Court Highway #35
Hazlet, NJ 07730
Employment, Business, Criminal and Personal Injury
In 2011 and 2012, Attorney Mark F. Casazza has been named a Rising Star in New Jersey Monthly Magazine, placing him in a select group of New Jersey lawyers under the age of 40. Rising Stars are nominated for the honor by Super Lawyers Magazine, the top 2.5% of the lawyers in New Jersey. In addition, Mr. Casazza has also been named as one of the Top 40 under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers Association, recognizing him as one the top 40 trial lawyers in New Jersey under the age of 40.

Mr. Casazza began his career with the firm...
Stacey Hope Wolfe
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Spring Lake, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(732) 233-7674 1405 Third Avenue
Suite 7
Spring Lake, NJ 07762
Employment, Consumer and Real Estate
Ohio Northern University
West Long Branch , NJ Employment Law Attorney
(732) 229-3200 268 Norwood Avenue
P.O. Box 38
West Long Branch , NJ 07764
Employment, Business, Criminal and Workers' Comp
Red Bank, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(732) 530-7500 130 Maple Ave
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Employment, Civil Rights, Criminal and DWI
West Long Branch, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(732) 229-3200 268 Norwood Avenue
P.O. Box 38
West Long Branch, NJ 07764
Employment, Civil Rights, Insurance Claims and Medical Malpractice
Seton Hall University School of Law
David Allen Krenkel
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Allenhurst, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(732) 531-9300 107 Main Street
Allenhurst, NJ 07711
Employment
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Matawan, NJ Employment Law Lawyer
(732) 672-3222 199 Main St
Matawan, NJ 07747
Employment and Arbitration & Mediation
Lisa Gingeleskie
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Experienced & Trusted Representation for All Areas of Labor & Employment Law!

I am a skilled and knowledgeable labor and employment attorney. I am committed to providing exceptional counsel and advocacy for employers with legal matters. Visit my website for information, call for a consultation! Read More »
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Kathryn McClure
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New Jersey Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience

Rutgers School of Law-NewarkNew Jersey
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Keyport, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(732) 471-8383 54 W Front St
Keyport, NJ 07735
Employment and Civil Rights
Freehold, NJ Employment Law Lawyer
(732) 761-1610 80 Scenic Dr
Freehold, NJ 07728
Employment, Business, IP and Personal Injury
Manasquan, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(732) 758-8181 2399 Hwy 34
Manasquan, NJ 08736
Employment and Arbitration & Mediation
Matawan, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(732) 862-5250 90 Matawan Rd 4th Fl
Matawan, NJ 07747
Employment and Immigration
California Western School of Law
Victor A. Rotolo
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Lebanon, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(908) 534-7900 502 U.S. 22
Lebanon, NJ 08833
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Divorce and Family
Seton Hall University School of Law
Mr. Rotolo has over 38 years experience in the areas of divorce and custody matters, personal injury and criminal defense. Before entering law school, Victor spent two years as a police officer in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Victor is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney, and he is also a member of the Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates forums. Established in 1993, membership in the Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates forums is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Victor continues to be included on the list of...
Robert Rubinstein
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(609) 392-7600 1675 Whitehorse Mercerville Road
Suite 106
Hamilton, NJ 08619
Free ConsultationHamilton, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 29 years experience
Employment, Business, Criminal and Personal Injury
University of Miami School of Law
I am certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney. My practice focuses on personal injury, business law and litigation, and municipal court defense. I fight hard for my clients, and have won important appellate victories against major corporations such as Trump Casino and Disney. I was the Chief Municipal Prosecutor for Lawrence Township from 2001 to 2005. I am the author of two Thompson West NJ Practice Series books-Motor Vehicle Law and Practice Forms and New Jersey Personal Injury Law, a senior instructor for Garden State CLE, and I served on the...
Barry Eran Janay
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Montclair, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(844) 562-3572 33 Plymouth St.
Suite 202A
Montclair, NJ 07042
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, IP and Workers' Comp
Golden Gate University and Golden Gate University School of Law
Barry Janay, Esq. represents emerging businesses in matters relating to commercial litigation, intellectual property infringement matters and other intellectual property litigation (including misappropriation of confidential and trade secret information), employment and labor law, collections, defamation, privacy and media law litigation matters. Barry serves as counsel for clients in industries ranging from publishing, software, retailers, and consumer products to online businesses.
Marcia K. Werner
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(800) 537-4154 WOODBRIDGE, NJ 07095
Free ConsultationWOODBRIDGE, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 41 years experience
Employment, Divorce, Family and Workers' Comp
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Marcia K. Werner, the recipient of the 2016 Hon. Peter Ciolino Professional Lawyer of the Year Award from the Bergen County Bar Association has been practicing law in NJ for over 35 years. A native New Yorker who initially worked in the publishing industry, she moved to Bergen County, New Jersey, in the early 1970s. Ms. Werner graduated from Rutgers Law School with Honors. Admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 1986 , Ms. Werner argued on behalf of the Kiwanis Club of Ridgewood when it wanted to admit women to membership but...
Peter Katz
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Princeton, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(609) 734-4380 116 Village Blvd
#32 2nd Floor
Princeton, NJ 08540
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal and White Collar Crime
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Bryan S. Arcé
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Newark, NJ Employment Law Lawyer
(201) 210-5072 1 Gateway Center
#2600
Newark, NJ 07102
Employment and Civil Rights
Brooklyn Law School
Bryan was born in Los Angeles, CA. He attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor Michigan where he received his Bachelors of Arts Degree. He obtained his Juris Doctorate law degree from Brooklyn Law School. Mr. Arce is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association, and Pennsylvania State Bar Association. He is admitted to practice law in the States of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania and is admitted to the Federal Courts of those states. Mr. Arce is of counsel to the Derek T. Smith Law Group, P.C. Prior to...
Gregory S. Schaer
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New Jersey Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience

Gregory S. Schaer, Esq. is a highly experienced New Jersey employment lawyer and labor law attorney admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey and is a member of the bars of the United States District Court for the... Read More »
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Christopher Aiello
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New Jersey Employment Law Lawyer with 36 years experience

Mr. Aiello has been engaged in litigation throughout his entire career that began in 1983. He has been honored with the top 100 trial attorney award in New Jersey by the national trial lawyers. He has achieved a 10.0... Read More »
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Employment law governs the relationship between workers and their employers. This law, contained in federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions, specifies the rights and restrictions applicable to each party in the workplace.

This area of law regulates such issues as employee benefits, discipline, hiring, firing, leave, payroll, and health and safety in the workplace. It also encompasses non-compete agreements, retaliation, severance, unemployment compensation, pensions, whistle-blowing, worker classification, wage garnishment, work authorization for non-U.S. citizens, worker's compensation, and employee handbooks.

Both federal and state laws govern the relationship between employees and employers. Federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics. Many states have enacted their own laws similar to federal ones (and sometimes are more stringent). Cities and counties also can enact ordinances that affect employee rights, such as local minimum wage laws.

Employment lawyers can choose to accept only employees as clients, only employers, or both. Some attorneys focus on a specific area of employment law, such as workers' compensation, whistleblowing or discrimination, but many can handle a wide range of employment law issues.


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