Cole Schotz P.C.


Employment Counseling & Litigation


Continuing that fine tradition, our Employment Law attorneys are well-versed in all aspects of employment law and provide counseling to large and small employers on day-to-day personnel, compliance and regulatory issues.  They also have extensive litigation experience, and advocate regularly in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies.

We are proud to partner with our clients in navigating the ever-changing and increasingly complex state and federal employment laws and regulations, thus enabling them to do what they do best: focus on their core businesses.  We provide preventive counseling to employers on a wide range of evolving statutory requirements, including those related to:

  • Hiring
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Harassment
  • Family
  • Medical leaves of absence
  • Disability
  • Wage and hour issues
  • Restrictive covenants

Our attorneys work closely with human resource and other professionals on many personnel matters such as:

  • Pre-hiring considerations
  • Employee manuals
  • Anti-harassment training
  • Harassment investigations
  • Employee job performance
  • Termination
  • Reduction in force issues

We also prepare and negotiate employment, compensation and severance agreements.

If and when disputes arise, our clients rely on our wide-ranging litigation experience.  We have handled all types of employment matters before federal and state courts and various administrative bodies.  Our attorneys appear regularly in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies such as the N.J. Division on Civil Rights, the N.Y. Division of Human Rights, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and various state and federal Departments of Labor.  We also have extensive class action experience in areas such as discrimination, wage and hour claims and ERISA actions.  Many of our attorneys have been members in the prestigious Sidney Reitman Employment Law Inn of Court, the first Inn of Court in the nation that focuses exclusively on labor and employment law issues.





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As published in: Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) May 6, 2011


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