Anthony M. Rainone
Practice Areas
Bar and Court Admissions
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
Education
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D.
  • Fordham University, B.A.

Anthony M. Rainone, Member

973.364.8372 · 973.618.5972 Fax · arainone@bracheichler.com

Co-Chair, Labor and Employment

Anthony Rainone has built a successful practice handling all manner of labor and employment issues as well as a wide range of commercial and construction disputes. No client’s legal challenges are the same as the next. Therefore, at the outset of each matter, Anthony’s first priority is to understand his client’s needs and then tailor an individualized, strategic approach. This high degree of personal service combined with his command of the law consistently yields favorable outcomes for his clients. He is as comfortable resolving a matter through negotiation as he is litigating a matter all the way through trial and appeal.

Anthony’s labor and employment practice encompasses most industries and includes:

  • Acting as outside general counsel for all labor and employment issues
  • Counseling businesses about their labor and employment issues including personnel discipline and termination decisions, employment handbook preparation, and leave issues
  • Drafting employment contracts, non-solicitation, non-compete, and non-disclosure agreements
  • Assisting with or conducting internal investigations
  • Advising employers on federal and state wage and hour law issues, including representation in connection with Department of Labor inquiries, investigations, and charges
  • Responding to state and federal equal employment opportunity administrative proceedings arising out of discrimination or retaliation claims
  • Representing businesses, directors, officers, and employees in state and federal court against employee claims of unlawful discrimination, harassment, whistleblower, retaliation and wrongful discharge, collective and class actions for wage and hour violations, and breach of employment contracts
  • Union issues and collective bargaining agreements
  • In particular cases, representing high-level officers, directors, executives, and employees in connection with separation from their company

Anthony’s commercial and construction practice covers businesses of all sizes from small retail operations to global manufacturers and includes:

  • Review and drafting of contracts for businesses, project owners, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers
  • Oppressed shareholder and limited liability company member disputes
  • Breach of contract and fraud claims arising out of services contracts or the sale of goods contracts under Article Two of the Uniform Commercial Code
  • Construction Lien Law claims, mechanics, and municipal mechanics lien claims, payment and performance bond claims, and trust fund claims

Throughout his career, Anthony has received several professional distinctions. In 2017, he was named to New Jersey Family magazine’s Best Lawyers for Families for Employment and Labor. He has also been consistently peer-review-rated AV Preeminent in Employment, Construction, and Litigation by Martindale-Hubbell. He was named to New Jersey Super Lawyers from 2017 through 2020 and, in 2020, was named a Top 100 Super Lawyer, an honor reserved for those New Jersey lawyers with the most peer nominations.  Anthony was also a New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Star in Employment Litigation from 2009 through 2016.  In 2013, Anthony was included in Fortune magazine’s Top Rated Lawyers in Labor & Employment Law and, in 2012, he was named to the New Jersey Law Journals New Leaders of the Bar. Additionally, Anthony is the founder and editor of Brach Eichler’s monthly Employment Law Updates.

 

Notable Matters
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  • MZM Constr. Co., Inc. v. New Jersey Bldg. Laborers Statewide Benefit Funds, 2019 WL 3812889 (D.N.J. Aug. 14, 2019) – Counsel to a New Jersey construction company (also a MBE/WBE) that the union benefit funds sought to compel to arbitrate hundreds of thousands of dollars i
Insights
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icon Events, July 21, 2020
Webinar: PPP Considerations for Healthcare

On-demand

icon Lectures, June 8, 2018
NJ’s Paid Sick Leave Law – What Employers Need to Know

Labor & Employment Seminar, Brach Eichler corporate office

icon 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)

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

Law 360 (quoted in)

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

ROI-NJ (quoted in)

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

The Sacramento Bee (quoted in)

icon Articles, February 21, 2018
Bergen County Reaches $1M Settlement in Case Linking Firings to Politics

New Jersey Law Journal (quoted in)

icon Alerts, September 1, 2017
September 2017 Employment Law Update

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

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

icon Alerts, February 28, 2017
February 2017 Employment Law Update

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

Blog
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Labor and Employment Blog  September 3, 2020
Employers: Handling Your Employees’ Back-to-School Plans
Labor and Employment Blog  June 8, 2020
PPP Relief Through the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020
Labor and Employment Blog  May 29, 2020
PPP Update: Loan Review Procedures
Labor and Employment Blog  May 28, 2020
PPP Update: The Regulation Relating to Loan Forgiveness
Labor and Employment Blog  May 1, 2020
SBA Issues Two More PPP Regulations
Labor and Employment Blog  April 29, 2020
Latest PPP Guidance and Regulations
Labor and Employment Blog  April 28, 2020
PPP Forgiveness Preparation and Workforce Return Plan
Labor and Employment Blog  April 16, 2020
Retroactive Expansion of the New Jersey Family Leave Act
Labor and Employment Blog  April 6, 2020
CARES Act and Retirement Plan Changes
Labor and Employment Blog  April 4, 2020
FFCRA DOL Regulations and IRS FAQ Guidance Summary
Labor and Employment Blog  March 17, 2020
COVID-19: Getting Employers Through These Uncertain Times
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  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