Morris County, New Jersey Employment Lawyers

John J. DeLaney Jr.
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Successful & Dedicated Employment Law Attorney! Skilled Legal Representation!

I am an experienced and successful employment law attorney. I am committed to providing exceptional legal advocacy to obtain the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for more information and call for a consultation. Read More »
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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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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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S. Robert Allcorn
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Experienced & Aggressive Legal Representation for Employment Law Matters!

I am a dedicated and skilled employment law attorney. I am committed to developing effective and successful strategies to resolve employment law disputes. Visit my website for case results or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Barry Eran Janay
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Morris County, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(844) 562-3572 30B Vreeland Rd.
Ste. 100
Florham Park, NJ 07932
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.
Craig Kozan
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Morris County, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(973) 305-4800 WITHAM & KOZAN, P.A.
2 Station Road
Lincoln Park, NJ 07035
Free ConsultationEmployment, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
When you are need the services of a quality Attorney and you are looking for personal attention, you need to talk to Craig Kozan. When you first visit, you will find him very attentive and detail oriented. His advice is always crystal clear. You never leave his office unsure about what the goals are and how they will be achieved. On your behalf, he can be as hard nosed as any Attorney. His record demonstrates that. But just as important, he is a good negotiator and will not let emotions cloud the environment. For me he has handled Wills, Refinancing...
Justin A Jacobs
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Morris County, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(973) 845-6527 30 Columbia Turnpike
Florham Park, NJ 07932
Employment, Appeals, Business and Construction
Hofstra University
Based in Florham Park, New Jersey, Justin has significant experience handling business litigation cases, including those involving contract disputes, partnership disputes and shareholder disputes. 
Justin has been selected to the Super Lawyers list as a New Jersey "Rising Star" in Business Litigation Law for 2015-2018. Each year, only 2.5 percent of New Jersey attorneys are selected to be included on the Rising Star list, which is issued by Thompson Reuters. Justin has also earned the AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell in Complex Business Litigation, Business Litigation and Civil Practice. This rating signifies that Justin's reviewed peers rank him at the highest level of...
Christopher Lenzo
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Morris County, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(973) 845-9922 Lenzo & Reis, LLC
360 Mount Kemble Ave Ste 1004
Morristown, NJ 07960
Employment
Harvard Law School
Laura Siclari
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Morris County, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(973) 457-0121 McCusker Anselmi Rosen & Carvelli, P.C.
210 Park Avenue, Suite 301
Florham Park, NJ 07932
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Education and Environmental
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Dedicated client-centered advocate with 13+ years of experience in general litigation, specializing in education law, environmental law, and employment.
Cindi R. Brandt
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Morris County, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(973) 328-2630 90 Maple Ave
Morristown, NJ 07960
Employment
New York University School of Law
Cindi Brandt and Lynda Baydin represent employees in all areas of employment and labor law, including claims for wrongful termination, harassment, hostile work environment, whistleblowers, unemployment, and discrimination (age, sex, religion, race, nationality, national origin, pregnancy, disability, handicap). The experienced labor lawyers also negotiate severance packages and employment contracts. In addition, the attorneys counsel businesses on employment matters, including drafting contracts, investigations, legal compliance and handbooks.
Thomas Aston Mckinney
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Morris County, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(973) 920-7888 71 Maple Ave #1
Morristown, NJ 07960
Employment
Tom practices labor and employment law throughout the entire state of NJ. He handles employment law cases involving violations of state and federal Labor Laws. He represents employees who has suffered harassment, discrimination, sexual harassment, been denied overtime pay, been wrongfully discharged or had their employment law rights violated.
Anthony Arturi Jr.
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Morris County, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(973) 644-5110 3 Prospect Street
Morristown, NJ 07960
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
New York Law School
Anthony Arturi, Esq. provides dedicated, energetic and loyal representation to his clients to efficiently protect and advance their interests. He has 23 years of experience in representing large and small clients alike, in matters involving real estate transfers and development, finance, contract and business litigation, commercial litigation, employment law, shareholder disputes, contract and real estate disputes, appellate practice, legal ethics, criminal defense and personal injury matters. His representative clients include real estate developers, industrial service companies, shopping center owners, banks and private lenders and numerous small business owners. Mr. Arturi is admitted to practice law in...
Joseph Bell Jr
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Morris County, NJ Employment Law Attorney
(973) 442-7900 150 Mineral Springs Dr
Rockaway, NJ 07866
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights, Insurance Claims and Municipal
Seton Hall University School of Law and New York University
Joseph J. Bell Jr. found the law firm of the Bell Law Group, P.C. after years in private practice and service in government and politics. Joe's legal experience is primarily in the areas of labor and employment law, county and municipal government, civil rights, criminal law, DUI/DWI and tort law. He earned his Bachelorâs degree from Montclair State University, a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law and an L.L.M. in Labor and Employment Law from New York University. Joe is admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey, New York State, the United...
Chris Hager
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Morris County, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(201) 452-7931 55 Madison Ave., Ste 400
Morristown, NJ 07960
Employment, Cannabis Law, Civil Rights and Nursing Home
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Gerald Jay Resnick
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Free Consultation! Experienced, Skilled & Knowledgeable Employment Attorney!

I aggressively represent the rights and interests of those who have been wronged in the workplace. I work tirelessly for the best possible results! Visit my website for reviews and results, call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Donald Ross Jr
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Extensive Experience & Skill for Employment Law Matters! Dedicated to Results!

I am a determined and knowledgeable employment attorney. I will provide exceptional legal counsel and representation to advocate for your needs and goals! Visit my website for more information, call for a consultation. Read More »
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David Zatuchni
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Morris County, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(973) 679-6862 163 Madison Avenue
Ste 220
Morristown, NJ 07960
Employment and Business
Northwestern University School of Law
David Zatuchni graduated from Northwestern University School of Law in 1995. Since that time, he has exclusively practiced in the field of employment law. For many years, Mr. Zatuchni defended large corporations in all types of employment discrimination lawsuits and labor law matters. In 2000, Zatuchni & Associates was founded with the single purpose of providing employees the best possible legal representation in their fight against the companies and corporate behemoths that Mr. Zatuchni previously represented. Mr. Zatuchni founded the Firm on the guiding principle that high quality legal services should not be the exclusive province of corporate...
Sheryl Mintz Goski
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Morris County, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(973) 520-8520 30 Columbia Turnpike
P. O. Box 479
Florham Park, NJ 07932
Employment and Construction
I was admitted to practice in 1985. My practice is primarily construction and insurance complex litigation. For over twenty years I have acted as a neutral both in arbitration and mediation. I have been a member of the AAA Construction and Commercial panels since approximately 1995. Since 2006 I have been nominated to the Superlawyers Lists in New Jersey for insurance, construction and alternative dispute resolution as well as the Best Lawyers in America for the same subjects. Nomination to these lists is without payment but rather is based upon votes of one's peers. ...
Daniel Hymowitz
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Morris County, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(201) 680-0800 55 Madison Ave
Suite 400
Morristown, NJ 07960
Employment, Bankruptcy, Business and IP
Member of HYMOWITZ LAW GROUP, PLLC
Brian Donald O'Neill
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Morris County, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(201) 803-2126 55 Madison Ave. Ste. 400
MORRISTOWN, NJ 07960
Employment, Business and Immigration
Lisa I. Fried-Grodin
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Morris County, NJ Employment Law Lawyer
1259 ROUTE 46
Building 4E, Suite 11
PARSIPPANY, NJ 07054
Employment
Morris County, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 54 years experience
(973) 966-8090 200 Campus Drive
Florham Park, NJ 07932
Employment, Antitrust, Business and IP
Fordham University School of Law
Morris County, NJ Employment Law Lawyer
(973) 966-8121 200 Campus Drive
Florham Park, NJ 07932
Employment, Antitrust, Business and IP
Duke University School of Law
Morris County, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(973) 966-8183 200 Campus Drive
Florham Park, NJ 07932
Employment
Seton Hall University School of Law
Morris County, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 53 years experience
(973) 966-8065 200 Campus Drive
Florham Park, NJ 07932
Employment and Real Estate
Georgetown University Law Center
Morris County, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(973) 966-8185 200 Campus Drive
Florham Park, NJ 07932
Employment
Howard University School of Law
Monica Vir
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Accomplished & Trusted Employment Attorney! Experienced & Dedicated Advocacy!

I provide exceptional employment law counsel and representation. I am dedicated to an aggressive and pragmatic approach for employment law matters! Visit my website for verdicts and settlements, call for a consultation. Read More »
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John Schmidt Jr
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Experienced Employment Law Defense Attorney! Tenacious Legal Counsel & Advocacy!

For more than 35 years, I have provided exceptional counsel and representation for employers with legal needs. I am dedicated to the best possible outcomes! Visit my website to see results, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Gerald Jay Resnick
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Essex County, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(973) 781-1204 5 Becker Farm Rd
#410
Roseland, NJ 07068
Employment, Civil Rights and Military
Western New England University School of Law
John J. DeLaney Jr.
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Union County, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(908) 273-1212 480 Morris Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
Employment, Business, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Syracuse University
John J. DeLaney, Jr. concentrates his practice on land use, litigation and business advisory groups. He also concentrates in the areas of employment law, real estate, commercial law, condominium law, and environmental law. In the land use and litigation areas, he has extensive experience at the Administrative Board and the Trial and Appellate Courts, and has participated in many larger cases.

He has served and continues to serve as corporate counsel for numerous condominium associations and mid-sized corporations. He has lectured before numerous civic organizations, professional organizations and public bodies on workplace issues and has also lectured about bio-medical ethics based...
Jason S. Kanterman
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Union County, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
(973) 218-1111 100 Connell Dr
Suite 2200
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals, Legal Malpractice and Stockbroker Fraud
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Mr. Kanterman is a problem solver, dedicated to helping his clients navigate complex civil and criminal matters, and focused on achieving innovative and practical results. Mr. Kanterman works diligently to identify all viable options for achieving the client’s desired outcomes, and is prepared to counsel clients, both plaintiffs and defendants, in pre-litigation resolution, alternative dispute resolution, and if necessary, through trial and appeal.

Before joining Stone & Magnanini, Mr. Kanterman served as a law clerk to the Honorable Marie P. Simonelli of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, where he worked on various legal topics, including complex whistleblower and...
Vincent A. Antoniello
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Essex County, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(973) 781-1204 5 Becker Farm Rd
#410
Roseland, NJ 07068
Employment, Appeals and Civil Rights
Seton Hall University School of Law
Amy Babat Greenberg
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Essex County, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(973) 533-0803 Greenberg Employment Law Counseling LLC
Livingston, NJ 07039
Employment
Georgetown University Law Center
Amy Babat Greenberg has over 30 years’ experience counseling senior management and human resources professionals on all aspects of employment law. As the top U.S. employment lawyer for a major international pharmaceuticals company, Amy developed significant expertise in providing clear, practical and business-focused legal advice to senior business leaders. Amy has substantial experience developing, reviewing and counseling on human resources policies, practices and strategies that comply with U.S. federal, state and local laws, and minimize exposure to costly employment litigation. Amy counsels management and executives in connection with executive employment and termination agreements, and provides training to supervisors and...
Jamison Mark
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Somerset County, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(908) 360-5015 403 King George Road, Suite 201
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Employment and Civil Rights
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Victor A. Rotolo
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Hunterdon County, 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...
Jonathan Ian Nirenberg
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Essex County, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(973) 744-4000 52 Upper Montclair Plaza
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
Employment, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
Cornell University
Jonathan I. Nirenberg is an employment lawyer who represents employees in New Jersey and New York who have issues relating to employment discrimination, workplace harassment, retaliation, employment contracts, severance agreements, non-compete agreements, and other employment law disputes.
Bryan S. Arcé
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Essex County, 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...
Kathleen M. Connelly
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Union County, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
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.
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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Meghan Chrisner-Keefe
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New Jersey Employment Law Lawyer

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... Read More »
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William R. Marth
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Somerset County, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(908) 561-5577 501 Watchung Avenue
Watchung, NJ 07069
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Rutgers University - Camden
Mr. Marth received his J.D. from Rutgers School of Law at Camden and his B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers College. He is admitted to the New Jersey State Bar, the Pennsylvania State Bar, and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the New Jersey Chapter of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Mr. Marth’s practice areas include civil litigation including personal injury, workers’ compensation, and condominium construction as well as commercial cases and criminal litigation including municipal court, juvenile law, and indictable offenses....
S. Robert Allcorn
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Essex County, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(973) 744-4000 52 Upper Montclair Plaza
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Erica L. Shnayder
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Essex County, NJ Employment Law Attorney
(201) 210-5072 1 Gateway Center
#2600
Newark, NJ 07102
Free ConsultationEmployment and Civil Rights
American University Washington College of Law
Scott Haggmark
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Somerset County, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(908) 375-8142 266 King George Road, Suite I
Warren, NJ 07059
Employment, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
New York Law School
Mr. Haggmark received his Juris Doctorate from the New York Law School and his degree in Political Science from the Sonoma State University. He is admitted to the New Jersey State Bar, the New York State Bar. He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, as well as the Labor and Employment Law section of the New Jersey State Bar. Mr. Haggmark's practice is limited to employment and labor law, family law, and real estate law. He has extensive experience in these fields and has represented numerous employees that have been wrongfully terminated in violation...
Pauline M.K. Young
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Passaic County, NJ Employment Law Lawyer
(973) 890-0004 37 Vreeland Ave
Totowa, NJ 07512
Employment, Business, Collections and Real Estate
New York Law School


Pauline M.K. Young is a partner at McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC. Pauline handles a wide range of matters including litigation, business formations and transactions, waste transportation and environmental regulation, and employment law. Pauline aids individuals and businesses by providing personalized services to fit the unique needs of each client.

Pauline has significant litigation experience including trials, arbitration, and mediation. Pauline represents employers and employees and businesses in employment related matters, including whistleblower protections such as the Conscientious Employee Protection Act, New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination, anti-retaliation laws, Woolley claims for breach of employee handbooks, hostile work environment scenarios,...
Charles Z. Schalk
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Somerset County, NJ Employment Law Attorney
(908) 526-0707 77 N Bridge St
Somerville, NJ 08876
Employment, Civil Rights, Collections and Construction
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Teresa Boyle-Vellucci
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Essex County, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(973) 744-4000 52 Upper Montclair Plaza
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
Employment and Arbitration & Mediation
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Elizabeth Engert Manzo
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Union County, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Employment, Elder and Estate Planning
Seton Hall University School of Law
Elizabeth Manzo is a shareholder of the firm of Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C. She concentrates her practice in ERISA and employee benefits law, elder law, trust and estate planning, and estate litigation. In 2016 Elizabeth became a Certified Elder Law Attorney, recognized by the National Elder Law Foundation which is the only organization approved by the American Bar Association to offer this designation. Only 400 attorneys nationally have achieved the designation of CELA approved.

Elizabeth received a B.A. from Rutgers College in New Jersey where she graduated as a Henry Rutgers Scholar with high honors. She received a...
Kenneth O'Connor
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Union County, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(844) 288-7978 123 North Union Avenue
Suite 305
Cranford, NJ 07016
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
Seton Hall University School of Law
Mr. O'Connor received his Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, in 1979 from Fairleigh Dickinson University, his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1983, his Certified Financial Planner designation in 1991, and his Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School in 1994. Mr. O'Connor was a member of the Editorial Board of the Seton Hall Constitutional Law Journal.
Elliot M. Baumgart
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Essex County, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(973) 744-4000 52 Upper Montclair Plaza
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
Employment and Arbitration & Mediation
University of Michigan Law School
Kathleen M. Connelly
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Successful & Comprehensive Employment Law Advocacy for Employers & Management!

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Bryan S. Arcé
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Free Consultation! Legal Expertise for Employment Law Matters! Skilled Attorney!

I am an experienced and skilled employment law attorney. I provide exceptional legal representation to protect employees’ rights and interests! Visit my website for reviews and results, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Morris County Employment Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Rutgers School of Law Women's Rights Litigation Clinic
(973) 353-5637
Newark, NJ


Rutgers School of Law Urban Legal Clinic
(973) 353-5576
Newark, NJ

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Problems in the workplace?

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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Exempt employee: An employee who is not entitled to the minimum wage or overtime pay protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act.