Employment Law - Employer Representation

We draw on our extensive experience in representing both employers and employees to seek practical solutions to workplace issues. We structure and negotiate employment and severance agreements, and help you navigate through the many laws governing the employer/employee relationship with an eye towards avoiding future disputes. If disputes arise, we will fight aggressively for you and strive to achieve a fair and final resolution to employment disputes.

Employment Discrimination / Whistleblower Laws

We provide planning, insight and practical solutions in all employment issues regarding federal and New Jersey laws prohibiting discrimination and whistleblower statutes, including the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.

Employer-Employee Relations / Employee Manuals

We advise clients with respect to a variety of human resource issues, such as:

  • Preparation of employee manuals;
  • Advice and guidance on overtime pay, and other wage and hour issues; and
  • Compliance with federal and state laws and regulations affecting the workplace.

Non-Competition, Confidentiality and IT Protection

Employers have a legitimate interest in protecting their intellectual property, ideas, customer relationships, employees, goodwill, and other business assets. At the same time, courts are sometimes reluctant to enforce contracts that unduly restrict competition by former employees. We have substantial experience in crafting restrictive covenants and other agreements between employers and employees that protect your legitimate interests while taking into account the guidelines established by recent court decisions. We also have experience in litigating temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions, and restrictive covenant disputes.

Wage/Hour and Compensation Laws

Federal and state wage and hour laws (laws governing minimum wages, overtime pay, training time, vacation pay, wage deductions, and similar matters) are often misunderstood or ignored. Failure to comply with these laws can lead to serious consequences and huge back-pay obligations, not to mention loss of management time and productivity when complaints are lodged. We provide practical advice to comply with the applicable laws, and help resolve problems quickly if they arise.

Employment and Severance Agreements

We regularly represent businesses in negotiating employment agreements and compensation packages with key employees. We specialize in utilizing strategies such as stock grants, restricted stock agreements, stock options, and other equity participation arrangements as well as developing enforceable covenants-not-to-compete, restrictive covenants and non-competition covenants for use in those agreements. If you need to terminate an employee, we help you structure the termination, draft severance agreements and obtain the necessary releases.

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