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Matthew M. Collins, Co-Chair
Anthony M. Rainone, Co-Chair

There are dozens of federal labor and employment laws and each state has its own labor and employment laws as well.

All in, there are hundreds of labor and employment regulations that exist and no company and no employee can be expected to know the ins-and-outs of each of them. The Labor and Employment Practice at Brach Eichler knows these laws and regulations and can guide you – whether an employer or employee – through the maze of rules that apply to the workplace, and that guidance is provided to you accurately and clearly, without being mired in legalese.

Statutory Knowledge and Experience

Our Labor and Employment Practice has experience with and knowledge of the majority of labor and employment laws including, but not limited to:

  • Age Discrimination In Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Child Labor Law
  • COBRA laws, federal and state
  • Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
  • Computer Related Offenses Act
  • Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA)
  • Construction Industry Contractor Classification Act
  • Construction Industry Fair Play Act
  • Domestic Workers Bill of Rights
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • Employment and Personnel Services Act
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Family Leave Act (FLA)
  • Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA)
  • Immigration and Naturalization Act
  • Jury Duty Protection Act
  • Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA)
  • Labor Management Relations Disclosure Act
  • Law Against Discrimination (LAD)
  • National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
  • New York Labor Law
  • New York State and City Human Rights Laws
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
  • Overtime Restrictions for Health Care Facilities Act
  • Paid Family Leave Act (PFLA)
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)
  • Prevailing Wage Act
  • Rehabilitation Act
  • Sales Representative Act
  • Sales Representatives Rights Act
  • Security and Financial Empowerment Act (SAFE)
  • Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
  • Temporary Disability Insurance Law
  • Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII)
  • Trade Secrets Act
  • Unemployment Compensation Law
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Wage Garnishment Law
  • Wage Payment Law
  • Wage Theft Prevention Act
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) laws
  • Workmen’s Compensation Law

Our Labor and Employment attorneys know what companies need in their labor and employment counsel: timely, reliable, and practical advice dealing with every aspect from workplace policies in general, to specific employee disputes and issues, internal investigations, government investigations, administrative proceedings, and litigation. Given the number of statutes and regulations that apply to the employer-employee relationship, no company can operate without competent labor and employment counsel. There is virtually no situation outside of this group’s experience and capabilities. Our attorneys provide employers with answers and solutions – instead of never-ending questions and “what ifs.”

Our attorneys provide counsel in the areas of:

  • Counseling and compliance services
  • Employee benefits and qualified plans
  • Administration and management of qualified retirement plans
  • Regulatory investigations and hearings
  • Litigation and alternative dispute resolution

Contact our Labor and Employment Practice to schedule a consultation.

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B|E in the News, April 20, 2022
Brach Eichler’s Matthew Collins was featured on the CBS 2 News segment, “Weed & Work”

📸 via Matthew Collins is a cannabis labor and relations lawyer. He said a challenge for employers will be testing for impairment. "Unlike alcohol, which there is a very easy and scientific method for testing that will determine impairment, marijuana usage is a lot different, mostly because marijuana will still be present in your system for weeks at a time," Collins said.

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Brach Eichler LLC Promotes Ten Attorneys

Firm welcomes eight lawyers to membership and two to counsel!

“Events Events, May 25, 2021
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“Events Events, July 21, 2020
Webinar: PPP Considerations for Healthcare


“Articles Articles, January 1, 2019
Collins in Law360: Cases to Watch in 2018

Law 360

Blogs, December 11, 2018
2019 Benefit Plan Limits

“Events Events, November 13, 2018
New Jersey Paid Sick Leave is Here – Are You Compliant?

“Events Events, November 2, 2018
What NOT To Include In Your Handbook,” NJBIA

“Events Events, October 5, 2018
“HR & Employment Law Topics – How to Minimize the Impact to your Business”
Blogs, June 25, 2018
Regulatory Updates

“Events Events, June 19, 2018
New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Law (yes, it’s really here)

“Events Events, June 8, 2018
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Labor & Employment Seminar, Brach Eichler corporate office

“Articles Articles, May 8, 2018
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New Jersey Law Journal (quoted in)

“Articles Articles, May 8, 2018
NJ Prosecutor’s Office Settles Worker’s Civil Rights Suit

Law 360 (quoted in)

“Articles Articles, April 24, 2018
Murphy Signs Equal Pay Law, Aiming to Close Wage Gap

ROI-NJ (quoted in)

“Articles Articles, April 24, 2018
Undoing Christie’s Veto, Murphy Signs New Equal-Pay Law

The Sacramento Bee (quoted in)

“Events Events, March 20, 2018
Legal and HR Issues in Healthcare

“Events Events, March 1, 2018
Discipline of Employees: To Bench or Not to Bench
“Articles Articles, February 21, 2018
Bergen County Reaches $1M Settlement in Case Linking Firings to Politics

New Jersey Law Journal (quoted in)

“Articles Articles, January 17, 2018
Gorrell and Collins in Becker’s Hospital Review on Opioid Crisis

Becker's Hospital Review

“Articles Articles, January 1, 2018
Key New Jersey Cases to Watch in 2018

Law 360 (quoted in)

Blogs, November 17, 2017
2018 Qualified Plan Limits

“Events Events, November 15, 2017
Workplace Behavioral Issues: Appropriately Handling Thorny Situations, NBI
“Alerts Alerts, September 1, 2017
September 2017 Employment Law Update

“Alerts Alerts, July 31, 2017
July 2017 Employment Law Update

“Events Events, June 22, 2017
Hot Button Employee and HR Issues You Need to Know!

Home Care & Hospice Association of NJ Annual Conference & Exhibition

“Events Events, June 16, 2017
Employment At-Will: What Does It Really Mean?”


“Alerts Alerts, March 31, 2017
March 2017 Employment Law Update

“Events Events, March 2, 2017
The Importance of Reading, Understanding, and Negotiating Employment Agreements When Entering into the Job Market

Co-presenter at Rutgers Dental School to fourth-year students

“Events Events, March 1, 2017
“Recordkeeping,” NJBIA Payroll Pitfalls Seminar
“Alerts Alerts, February 28, 2017
February 2017 Employment Law Update

Blogs, February 9, 2017
Use of New Form 1-9 Required

“Alerts Alerts, January 31, 2017
January 2017 Employment Law Update

Blogs, January 26, 2017
Brach Eichler Benefits Review

“Events Events, January 22, 2017
The Importance of Employment Agreements, Partnership Agreements, and Employment Handbooks

Co-presenter at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital to dental residents