Labor and Employment

Labor and Employment

Members

  • Matthew M. Collins
  • Charles X. Gormally
  • Bob Kasolas
  • Anthony M. Rainone

Counsel

  • Thomas Kamvosoulis
  • Jay Sabin
  • Bruce L. Wolff
  • Eric Magnelli

Associates

  • Lucas A. Markowitz

Paralegals

  • Claudia Budris

Matthew M. Collins, 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 group 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 Employment Services Group 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
Employers

Our Labor and Employment Group 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 the Employment Services Group to schedule a consultation.

Directors, Executives, Officers, and Employees

Directors, executives, officers and employees in all industries are in need, more than ever, of competent legal advice in connection with their employment. Whether you are offered a new position with a lengthy restrictive covenant agreement, your current employer is offering new benefits in exchange for future covenants on your behalf, or you are being terminated individually or as part of a larger reduction in force, you need your own, unbiased legal advice so that you can make the best decision for you and your interests.

Our attorneys provide counsel in the areas of:

  • Counseling and advice
  • Employee benefits and qualified plans
  • Wrongful termination, hostile work environment, whistleblower and retaliation claims
  • Wage, overtime, misclassification, commission, and bonus claims

Contact the Employment Services Group to schedule a consultation.

Our Promise

At Brach Eichler, we are committed to a dynamic and meaningful partnership with our clients. We move forward with a shared vision, one that is carefully crafted and thoughtfully and practically implemented. Together, we achieve success.

Insights

Articles, January 1, 2019

Collins in Law360: Cases to Watch in 2018

Law 360


Lectures, June 8, 2018

NJ’s Paid Sick Leave Law – What Employers Need to Know

Labor & Employment Seminar, Brach Eichler corporate office

Articles, May 8, 2018

$625,000 Accord Ends Suit Over Ex-Prosecutor’s Order for Psych Test of Employee

New Jersey Law Journal (quoted in)

Articles, May 8, 2018

NJ Prosecutor’s Office Settles Worker’s Civil Rights Suit

Law 360 (quoted in)

Articles, April 24, 2018

Murphy Signs Equal Pay Law, Aiming to Close Wage Gap

ROI-NJ (quoted in)

Articles, April 24, 2018

Undoing Christie’s Veto, Murphy Signs New Equal-Pay Law

The Sacramento Bee (quoted in)


Lectures, March 20, 2018

Legal and HR Issues in Healthcare

Articles, February 21, 2018

Bergen County Reaches $1M Settlement in Case Linking Firings to Politics

New Jersey Law Journal (quoted in)

Articles, January 17, 2018

Gorrell and Collins in Becker’s Hospital Review on Opioid Crisis

Becker’s Hospital Review

Articles, January 1, 2018

Key New Jersey Cases to Watch in 2018

Law 360 (quoted in)


Lectures, June 22, 2017

Hot Button Employee and HR Issues You Need to Know!

Home Care & Hospice Association of NJ Annual Conference & Exhibition


Lectures, 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


Lectures, January 22, 2017

The Importance of Employment Agreements, Partnership Agreements, and Employment Handbooks

Co-presenter at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital to dental residents

Blog

Labor and Employment Blog,February 16, 2019

Magnelli And Markowitz Secure Significant Defense Verdict

Labor and Employment Blog,December 11, 2018

2019 Benefit Plan Limits

Labor and Employment Blog,June 25, 2018

Regulatory Updates

Labor and Employment Blog,March 28, 2018

HR Tip of the Month: Autism Awareness Month

Labor and Employment Blog,November 17, 2017

2018 Qualified Plan Limits

Labor and Employment Blog,June 5, 2017

New York City Passes Ban On Salary History Inquiries

Labor and Employment Blog,April 18, 2017

Deferred Compensation – Special Fica Tax Rules

Labor and Employment Blog,March 3, 2017

ESOPs Offer Significant Benefits For Business Owners

Labor and Employment Blog,February 9, 2017

Use of New Form 1-9 Required

Labor and Employment Blog,January 31, 2017

HR Tip of the Month: Handbooks Are Only Useful When Used

Labor and Employment Blog,January 26, 2017

Brach Eichler Benefits Review

Labor and Employment Blog,January 10, 2017

Morristown Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Goes Into Effect

Matthew M. Collins, 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 group 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.