Employment Law

 
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Employment law protections are expansive and ever-evolving. New Jersey employers and employees are governed by federal employment laws and even broader state laws.

At KSB Law, we not only serve as neutrals in employment matters, but also handle matters for both employees and employers.  Our services include counseling, negotiations and litigation on a wide range of employment claims.

We bring particular experience to complex matters involving high-level executives with sophisticated employment and separation terms, often including restrictive covenants such as non-disclosure agreements, non-solicitation agreements, confidentiality agreements, and non-compete agreements.

We have experience in litigating employment cases in state and federal courts, and before state and federal administrative agencies such as the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (NJ DCR), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the New Jersey Department of Labor (NJ DOL).

We also are active in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) forums, such as the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

We bring a detailed working knowledge to our application of a multitude of federal and state employment laws, including those mentioned below.


Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation claims

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII)

  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)

  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA)

  • Older Workers Benefit Protection Act of 1990 (OWBPA)

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)  

  • New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJ LAD)

  • New Jersey Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Law


Whistleblower Protections

New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) is one of the broadest whistleblower laws in the United States. It can include reporting on many unlawful activities, including those related to financial improprieties (Sarbanes-Oxley Act/SOX), compliance, criminal activity, physical violence, and health and safety (Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970/OSHA). 

family, caregiver and sick leave protections

  • New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act (NJ PSLA)

  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

  • New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJ FLA)

  • New Jersey Family Leave Insurance (NJ FLI)

Wage and Hour and Overtime Protections

  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

  • New Jersey Wage Payment Act (NJ WPA)

  • New Jersey Minimum Wage Law (NJMWL)

  • New Jersey Wage and Hour Law (NJ WHL)

Employment Common Law Claims

  • Tortious interference with contract or economic advantage

  • Defamation 

  • Invasion of privacy

  • Drug testing, social media and electronic monitoring

  • Public policy

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