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Bar and Court Admissions
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • Delaware
Education
  • Rutgers Law School, J.D., with honors
  • Dickinson College, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
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Matthew M. Collins, Member

973.403.3151 · 973.618.5551 Fax · mcollins@bracheichler.com

Chair, Labor and Employment

Matthew Collins has extensive experience representing clients in all aspects of labor and employment law. He provides strategic counsel to clients on a wide range of labor and employment issues such as discrimination; harassment; whistleblowing; discipline and discharge; layoffs; collective bargaining agreements; reasonable accommodations for disabled employees; and compliance with state and federal family and medical leave acts and applicable wage and hour laws. He also conducts training in these areas for executives, directors, managers, supervisors, and employees and conducts internal investigations of employee complaints. Matthew drafts and provides advice on employment contracts, employment manuals, personnel policies and procedures, restrictive covenants, and severance agreements, among others.

An integral part of Matthew’s practice involves the representation of clients in state and federal court, in arbitrations, and before various administrative agencies including the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, the United States Department of Labor, and the New Jersey Department of Labor. In addition to litigating all types of employment-related claims, he represents clients in lawsuits arising from business torts, shareholder disputes, contract disputes, and restrictive covenant violations.

Matthew was been named a New Jersey Super Lawyers from 2017-2019.

Professional Activities
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  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section

 

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

Law 360

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

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

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

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

Labor & Employment Seminar, Brach Eichler corporate office

Lectures, March 20, 2018
Legal and HR Issues in Healthcare

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

Alerts, July 31, 2017
July 2017 Employment Law Update

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

Home Care & Hospice Association of NJ Annual Conference & Exhibition

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

NBIA

Alerts, March 31, 2017
March 2017 Employment Law Update

Alerts, February 28, 2017
February 2017 Employment Law Update

Alerts, January 31, 2017
January 2017 Employment Law Update

Blog
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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