Find Lawyers in Woodbridge, New Jersey for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Maureen S. Binetti is co-chair of Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A.’s Employment Law group. Ms. Binetti is among the few female or employment attorneys certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney. Ms. Binetti’s has represented both sides of employment disputes for over 35 years, in the New Jersey state and federal courts. These disputes include claims of harassment and discrimination based on age, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, national...
Mr. Naar focuses his practice in complex commercial litigation. He represents a broad range of business entities and individuals in federal and state court civil litigation and appeals and before arbitration panels. He regularly serves as New Jersey local counsel for law firms in New York, Washington, DC, Chicago and other domestic and overseas locations. His practice also includes alternative dispute resolution as an advocate, mediator or arbitrator. Mr. Naar’s diverse experience encom...
Ms. Hsieh concentrates her practice in commercial litigation. Her experience encompasses employment discrimination and retaliation actions and includes the representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in employment-related matters. She represents clients in commercial business disputes and has also handled litigation in the areas of construction law and trusts and estates. At the federal court level, Ms. Hsieh has assisted with actions in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Je...
Litigation - Labor and Employment Definition
Often, these employment disputes culminate in a lawsuit, which can be costly, time-consuming, and damaging to employee relations. The number of employment-related litigation filings has been steadily increasing over the last decade, ranging from large-scale class actions to individual complaints. Employers are facing greater challenges and financial exposure from both current and former employees than ever before.
Employment litigation covers many types of claims, including discrimination; harassment; wage-hour pay, classification, and overtime violations; wrongful discharge; entitlement to employee benefits; misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information; unfair competition; enforcement or avoidance of restrictive covenants; labor union disputes; workplace safety violations; defamation and other employment-related torts. These claims often involve the many laws governing employee relations, which are often referred to as “employment law alphabet soup.” These include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), whistleblower claims under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) or Dodd-Frank Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).
Resolving employment litigation requires knowledge of these laws and regulations, the applicable case law, and a careful case analysis and strategy. More so than in other less personal litigation, a perceptive understanding of the people involved is essential for success. Often, suits will be settled among parties or ended before trial through summary judgment based on the facts of the case. When early resolution is not achieved, however, the case will go to trial in court or before an agency tribunal. Verdicts in employment-related cases can be enormous, especially in wage-hour and other class actions, creating a high-stakes situation for employers.
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