West Orange, New Jersey Employment Lawyers

Elliot M. Baumgart
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Experienced & Knowledgeable Employment Law Attorney! Determined Representation!

I am a dedicated and skilled lawyer devoted exclusively to labor and employment matters. I fight for employee rights with drive and perseverance! Visit my website for verdicts and settlements, call for a consultation. Read More »
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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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David H. Ben-Asher
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Successful & Experienced Employment Law Attorney! Aggressive Representation!

I am an experienced and knowledgeable employment lawyer. I am dedicated to providing exceptional counsel and representation for employees with workplace disputes. Visit my website for results. 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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West Orange, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(973) 243-8600 100 Executive Dr
West Orange, NJ 07052
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West Orange, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(973) 669-9660 347 Mt Pleasant Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052
Employment, Civil Rights and Social Security Disability
West Orange, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(973) 325-1188 449 Mt Pleasant Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Criminal
West Orange, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(973) 325-1188 449 Mt Pleasant Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052
Employment
West Orange, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(973) 530-2093 1 Boland Dr
West Orange, NJ 07052
Employment
West Orange, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(973) 736-4600 155 Prospect Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052
Employment, Business and Real Estate
West Orange, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(973) 736-4600 155 Prospect Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052
Employment, Business and Tax
Brooklyn Law School
West Orange, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(973) 736-4600 155 Prospect Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052
Employment, Business and Real Estate
West Orange, NJ Employment Law Attorney
(973) 324-2224 200 Executive Dr
West Orange, NJ 07052
Employment and Arbitration & Mediation
Adam Gana
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Montclair, NJ 07042
Free ConsultationMontclair, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
Employment, Appeals, Business and Insurance Claims
New York Law School
Adam Gana serves as the managing partner of the law firm of Gana Weinstein LLP. His practice focuses on all aspects of securities arbitration. Mr. Gana's experience includes securities arbitration and litigation in various dispute resolution forums including JAMS, NFA and FINRA and litigation in both State and Federal Courts. As lead counsel, Mr. Gana has tried more than forty cases to verdict before the state and federal trial and appellate courts, AAA, and has settled hundreds more cases through mediation and direct negotiation.

Mr. Gana was named in the New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars® for eight straight years (an...
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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Jonathan Ian Nirenberg
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Exceptional Employment Law Representation! Protecting Employees’ Rights!

I provide skilled legal counsel and advocacy for employees whose workplace rights have been violated. I am dedicated to aggressive and effective representation! Visit my website for case results, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Vincent A. Antoniello
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Roseland, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(973) 781-1204 5 Becker Farm Rd
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Roseland, NJ 07068
Employment, Appeals and Civil Rights
Seton Hall University School of Law
Vincent A. Antoniello is a Member with Resnick Law Group, a New Jersey and New York employment law firm. He began practicing law in 2000 and has nearly two decades of experience as an employment lawyer.

He concentrates in representing employees in all aspects of employment law, including claims involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation and whistleblowing, wrongful discharge, breach of employment contract, severance issues, WARN Act, wage and hour disputes, and family and medical leave issues.

Prior to joining Resnick Law Group, Vincent practiced employment law at Lowenstein Sandler PC, representing businesses and management in employment law litigation and counseling matters....
Jonathan Ian Nirenberg
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Upper Montclair, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 21 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.
Gerald Jay Resnick
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Roseland, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 30 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
Gerald Jay Resnick is the founder of Resnick Law Group, a New Jersey and New York employment law firm. He has practiced law since 1979, and has focused on employment and discrimination cases since 1985. He has significant experience in all aspects of employment law, including discrimination, harassment, employment contracts and severance agreements, wage and hour cases, retaliation and whistleblower claims, and family and medical leave claims.

Mr. Resnick is one of a small group of NJ employment attorneys who is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Trial Attorney. Certified Attorneys are a group with demonstrated...
Barry Eran Janay
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Montclair, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 16 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.
David H. Ben-Asher
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Upper Montclair, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 53 years experience
(973) 744-4000 52 Upper Montclair Plaza
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation and Civil Rights
Georgetown University Law Center
Eugenie F. Temmler
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Upper Montclair, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(973) 744-4000 52 Upper Montclair Plaza
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
Employment, Divorce and Family
Rutgers University
Eugenie F. Temmler is a partner of Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C. Her areas of practice include family law and litigation, including employment litigation. Ms. Temmler joined the firm immediately after graduation from law school and later spent many years in a boutique firm devoted exclusively to family law prior to re-joining the firm.

Ms. Temmler is admitted to the Bars of the State of New Jersey, the United States District Court (District of New Jersey) and the United States Courts of Appeals (Second and Third Circuits). She is an active member of the Essex County Bar Association and the...
Eldridge Hawkins
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East Orange , NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 54 years experience
(973) 676-5070 60 Evergreen Pl Suite 510
East Orange , NJ 07018
Employment, Administrative, Civil Rights and Criminal
Seton Hall University School of Law
Omar A. López
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Upper Montclair, NJ Employment Law Lawyer
(973) 744-4000 52 Upper Montclair Plaza
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
Employment
Ave Maria School of Law
S. Robert Allcorn
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Upper Montclair, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(973) 744-4000 52 Upper Montclair Plaza
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Leslie Farber
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Montclair, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(973) 509-8500 33 Plymouth Street
Suite 204
Montclair, NJ 07042
Employment, Business, Family and Workers' Comp
Pace Law School
Leslie A. Farber, Esq. has been practicing law since 1991. She received her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Drew University, and her Law Degree from Pace University School of Law. In law school, she was an editor of the Pace Law Review and participated in Pace's Appellate Litigation Clinic. For the past 20 years, she has represented both individuals and businesses in many areas of litigation in state, federal and municipal courts from initial consultation through discovery, mediation, arbitration, trial and appeal, when necessary. Ms. Farber has lectured and published works in a variety...
Steven Backfisch
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Aggressive & Skilled Employment Law Defense! Over 30 Years of Legal Experience!

For over 30 years, I have zealously defended management in employment law matters. I am dedicated to providing an exceptional defense for employment disputes! Visit my website to see results or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Vincent A. Antoniello
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Exceptional Employment Attorney! Aggressive Legal Representation for Employees!

I am an experienced and aggressive advocate for those wronged in the workplace. I am passionate about defending the rights and interests of employees! Visit my website to see case results and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Leslie Ann Farber
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Montclair, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(973) 509-8500 33 Plymouth Street, Suite 204
Montclair, NJ 07042
Employment, Business, Family and Workers' Comp
Pace Law School
Leslie A. Farber, Esq. has been practicing law since 1991. She received her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Drew University, and her Law Degree from Pace University School of Law. In law school, she was an editor of the Pace Law Review and participated in Pace's Appellate Litigation Clinic. For the past 20 years, she has represented both individuals and businesses in many areas of litigation in state, federal and municipal courts from initial consultation through discovery, mediation, arbitration, trial and appeal, when necessary. Ms. Farber has lectured and published works in a variety...
Harold Rabner
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Upper Montclair, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 53 years experience
(973) 744-4000 52 Upper Montclair Plaza
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
Yale Law School
Mr. Rabner has more than 30 years of experience representing entrepreneurs and executives, guiding them through not only the purchase, sale or structuring of their businesses, but also through the difficult nuances involved in resolving business and personal conflicts with business partners, former employers and competitors through litigation and negotiation. His practice includes the resolution of complex business partners' disputes, restrictive covenant issues and related confidential and proprietary information issues.

Mr. Rabner brings an unusually broad set of legal skills and experience to his practice. His creative, close and personal approach has often resulted in long-term relationships with his clients, serving...
Mark J. Astarita
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Verona, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(973) 559-5566 60 Pompton Ave
Verona, NJ 07044
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Securities
New York Law School
My legal practice has always involved the representation of stock market participants, including investors, financial professionals and firms, nationwide. My work includes representation of in connection with FINRA Examinations and Enforcement Proceedings, as well as SEC investigations. I also represent individual brokers from virtually every major firm in their contract negotiations, employment termination, U-4 and U-5 issues. In specialized situations where the facts or law present novel issues, I also represent investors. I have appeared before arbitration panels and regulators in 22 states, have written legal columns for a number of industry publications, been a...
Elliot M. Baumgart
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Upper Montclair, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(973) 744-4000 52 Upper Montclair Plaza
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
Employment and Arbitration & Mediation
University of Michigan Law School
Mark D Lurie
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Montclair, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(973) 509-0050 96 Park Street
Montclair, NJ 07042
Employment, Appeals, Business and Civil Rights
Boston College Law School
Mark Lurie has over 20 years as a practicing attorney. The firm represents individuals in employment disputes, including litigating discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower, compensation/bonus/wage claims, and other employment-related disputes. We also represent employers in proactive measures to mitigate litigation risk, including preparation of policies and procedures, training and investigations. Mark also mediates employment disputes, and is included on the roster of New Jersey civil court-approved mediators as a R.1:40 qualified mediator. The firms also represents pharmaceutical, medical device and other healthcare entities on compliance-related issues. We help to identify risk, set up compliance programs, prepare policies, provide training, monitor...
Laurie Elene Morrison
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Montclair, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(212) 721-4051 28 Valley Road, Suite 1
Montclair, NJ 07042
Free ConsultationEmployment and Civil Rights
Cornell University
We fight for employees who have been subjected to employment/workplace discrimination, harassment, retaliation, medical leave violations, failure to pay wages, failure to pay overtime, and wrongful terminations. We serve employees in New York City, New York State and in New Jersey. As an African American/Black woman, attorney Laurie E. Morrison has first-hand experience with discrimination, harassment and other unlawful workplace abuse, and she fights for each and every one of her clients.
Michael Scott Leavy
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Maplewood, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(917) 733-6681 200 Parker Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040
Employment, Business, IP and Insurance Claims
University of Texas - Austin
Joseph S. Fine
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Upper Montclair, NJ Employment Law Lawyer
(973) 744-4000 52 Upper Montclair Plaza
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
Employment
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Amy Babat Greenberg
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Livingston, 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...
Paul Stanley Foreman
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Roseland, NJ Employment Law Attorney
Suite 104
Roseland, NJ 07068
Employment, Civil Rights, Family and Personal Injury
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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Elizabeth Engert Manzo
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Experienced & Compassionate Legal Representation! Skilled Employment Attorney!

I am committed to exceptional counsel and advocacy for employee benefit and employment law matters! I work zealously for the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for more information and call for a consultation. Read More »
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William Ivan Greenbaum
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Roseland, NJ Employment Law Lawyer
(973) 422-6766 65 Livingston Avenue
Roseland, NJ 07068
Employment
John Schmidt Jr
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Westfield, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Employment, Business and Insurance Defense
Seton Hall University School of Law
John Schmidt, Jr. concentrates his practice in the areas of employment litigation (including whistleblower claims, discrimination, breach of contract, wrongful discharge, and violation of restrictive covenant matters), traditional labor matters, and general corporate and commercial litigation.

For more than thirty five years, John Schmidt has represented management in all areas of labor and employment counselling and litigation (including matters involving employment discrimination, breach of contract, wrongful discharge, and violation of restrictive covenant matters); he also engages in general corporate and commercial litigation. He has significant courtroom experience, having tried many cases in both the state and Federal courts, and has argued...
Donald Scarinci
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Lyndhurst, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(201) 896-4100 1100 Valley Brook Ave
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
Employment, Administrative, Appeals and Business
Seton Hall University
As one of the most dynamic firms in the New Jersey/New York Metropolitan Region, we provide a broad range of services to a diverse group of clients. We support and advance our clients' initiatives through innovative solutions to complex legal problems. Scarinci Hollenbeck is a full service, general practice law firm that provides a broad range of legal services to a diverse group of clients. Our principal areas of practice include Business Law, Real Estate Law, Environmental and Land Use Law, Labor and Employment Law, Litigation, Insurance Law and Public Law. We are also experienced in a number of specialty areas...
Donald Ross Jr
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Westfield, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Employment, Business and Health Care
Washington & Lee University
Donald B. Ross, Jr. has spent more than 39 years in the practice of law. He concentrates his practice in the area of banking and labor relations.

He has a national reputation as a labor relations expert and is a respected negotiator who has lectured on employment and labor relations issues at seminars throughout the United States before such groups as the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission, the New Jersey Municipal Finance Officers Association and the New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association. He has developed a concentration in the critical areas of police...
Elizabeth Engert Manzo
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Westfield, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 23 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...
James K. Estabrook
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Westfield, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07901
Employment, Estate Planning and Tax
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Jim Estabrook is a shareholder of the firm of Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C. He has devoted most of his thirty-seven years with the firm attending to the legal requirements of privately held businesses. Jim has developed several areas of emphasis including federal and state estate and gift taxation, ERISA and employee benefits law.
Craig Kozan
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Lincoln Park, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 31 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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Florham Park, NJ Employment Law Lawyer with 10 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...
Kathleen M. Connelly
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Westfield, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 30 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.
Sergio D. Simões
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Westfield, NJ Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Employment, Business and Real Estate
Albany Law School and Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Sergio D. Simões concentrates his practice in civil and complex litigation, appellate practice and employee benefits.

Sergio served as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas N. Lyons, New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division. Sergio also served as an intern to the Honorable Kenneth C. MacKenzie, New Jersey Superior Court, Morris County, Chancery Division, General Equity Part.

During law school, Sergio was an intern at the Government Law Center of Albany Law School, the Albany County District Attorney’s Office, as well as the Albany Law School Health Law Clinic. He also served as a research assistant to a Professor of International Law...
James K. Estabrook
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Excellent Employment Attorney! Skilled Advocacy for Employee Benefit Matters!

I am an experienced and dedicated employment law attorney. I am committed to providing knowledgeable representation and pursuing the best possible outcomes! View my website for information and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Donald C. Pierce
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New Jersey Employment Law Attorney

Rutgers School of Law-Newark
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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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