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

Matthew M. Collins, Member

973.403.3151 · 973.618.5551 Fax ·

Co-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 2017-2021.

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


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.

Firm Announcements & Wins, March 23, 2021
17 Brach Eichler Members Included in 2021 New Jersey Super Lawyers

Twelve Attorneys also Named to New Jersey Rising Stars List This Year

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Collins in Law360: Cases to Watch in 2018

Law 360

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

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What NOT To Include In Your Handbook,” NJBIA

Blogs, June 25, 2018
Regulatory Updates

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New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Law (yes, it’s really here)

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

Labor & Employment Seminar, Brach Eichler corporate office

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Legal and HR Issues in Healthcare

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

Becker's Hospital Review

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Key New Jersey Cases to Watch in 2018

Law 360 (quoted in)

Blogs, November 17, 2017
2018 Qualified Plan Limits

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Workplace Behavioral Issues: Appropriately Handling Thorny Situations, NBI
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September 2017 Employment Law Update

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July 2017 Employment Law Update

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Hot Button Employee and HR Issues You Need to Know!

Home Care & Hospice Association of NJ Annual Conference & Exhibition

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Employment At-Will: What Does It Really Mean?”


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March 2017 Employment Law Update

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February 2017 Employment Law Update

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

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January 2017 Employment Law Update

Blogs, January 26, 2017
Brach Eichler Benefits Review