Professional Employees

Professional EmployeesOur employment attorneys represent professionals in the state and federal courts of New Jersey in employment litigation, arbitration, mediation and a wide range of negotiations.

Our employment lawyers have successful, represented a wide range of professionals throughout the state of New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area.  For instance, we have represented doctors in Passaic County, dentists in Somerset County,  veterinarians in Monmouth County, accountants in Passaic County, scientists in Mercer County, information systems executives in Monmouth County, high ranking police officials in Bergen County, Passaic County college professors, Bergen County, Bergen County education executives, Passaic County insurance executives, and many more.

Professionals may have reached the highest level in their fields, but they are not immune from having their rights violated by their employers.  Indeed, often the higher an employee rises, the bigger target she becomes.

Professionals also have added needs, such as complicated contract and severance agreement negotiations, often including complex restrictive covenants, such as non-compete agreements.

We represent New Jersey’s professional community in all of its employment needs.


Practice Areas

Our employment lawyers represent professionals in all their legal needs.  These are just some of the services we provide.
  •  Negotiating Employment Contracts.  Employment contracts (whether they are called contracts or employment agreements) are the foundation upon which the relationship between professionals and their employers.  They set the terms of the employment relationship, including pay, benefits, and what is expected by the employer.  Employment agreements set when and under what conditions the relationship will end, what the employee’s rights are when her employment ends, and they may provide for job security and “golden parachutes.”  They can also govern the post-employment relationship, often by limiting the employee’s future competitive employment.  We negotiate and draft employment contracts for a wide range of professionals.
  • Severance Agreements.  When the professional’s relationship with her employer ends, severance agreements are often appropriate.  Severance agreements can provide for pay, benefits, and the release from restrictive covenants.  We have had significant success negotiating severance packages for professionals.
  • Restrictive Covenants.  Employers often require professional employees to sign restrictive covenants limiting the their later actions.  These include limiting where the employee can work, her to compete with her former employer, and prevent her from “raiding” the former employer’s clients or employees. 
  • Litigating Over Breaches of Employment Contracts, Severance Agreements, and Restrictive Covenants.  Even the strongest employment contract, severance package or restrictive covenant is only an agreement.  Often, one side will refuse to live by their agreement.  When that happens, we represent professionals suing to enforce their contractual rights.  We also represent employees when their former employers claim that the employee has breached these agreements, and have achieved considerable success on their behalf.
  • Whistleblowing. New Jersey’s “whistleblower” law (the “Conscientious Employee Protection Act, known as “CEPA”) has some of the strongest whistleblowers protections in the country.  Likewise, Sarbanes-Oxley also provides strong protections for whistleblowers.  We have successfully represented many employees, professionals and otherwise, who have objected to, disclosed or refused to participate in illegal, fraudulent or unsafe practices in their workplace.
  • Discrimination.  Professionals are not immune from discrimination.  Fortunately, New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination provides the strongest employee anti-discrimination protection employee in the country.  Employers are simply forbidden to take any action (or fail to take action) because of the employee’s gender, race, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic which is part of who the employee is.  We have decades of experience successfully representing the victims of employment discrimination under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
  • Harassment.  Harassment is but another form of prohibited discrimination.  An employer cannot harass, or allow harassment, because of any reason for which it may not discriminate against the employee.  Thus, sexual or racial jokes and innuendo are prohibited.  Posting offensive pictures, making unwanted sexual advances, or any form of harassment because of the employee’s gender, race, age, sexual orientation, or other immutable quality are strictly forbidden.


Experienced Employment Attorneys

Our employment lawyers have decades of experience successfully representing professionals in negotiations, litigation, arbitration and mediation throughout New Jersey and the New York Metropolitan Area.  We are committed to fighting for employees’ rights.


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Our employment lawyers fight for employees’ rights in New York and New Jersey state and federal courts.  Please e-mail us or call (973) 890-0004 for more information.
  
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