Employment Law

Price, Meese, Shulman & D’Arminio, PC has an established employment law department that is experienced in all facets of employment law, having represented many employers as well as employees in a multitude of settings, and in implementing policies and procedures to proactively avoid problems from developing. 

New Jersey Expected to Adopt Law with Mandatory Severance Pay for Large Layoffs and Plant Closings By: Ellen O’Connell, Esq. New Jersey is soon expected to require employers with 100 or more full-time workers who are planning layoffs, plant closings and transfers that will result in 50 or more employees losing their jobs to require […]

The U.S. Department of Labor Introduces New Definition of Independent Contractors. Ellen O’Connell, Esq. October 17, 2022 With inevitable regularity, when there is a change in the political party of the President of the U.S., then there will be an equal and opposite change to the interpretation of the independent contractor rule by the US […]

On March 18, 2020, the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFRCA) was adopted. The measure was a quick and comprehensive response from our government to address the plight of thousands of employees that might otherwise be out of work as a result of sickness or to care for others due to the coronavirus. It […]

In early March, multiple news networks downplayed the significance of the pandemic and labeled it a “political hoax” meant to harm certain politicians in office. Now, those same networks have acknowledged that by doing so they face potential lawsuits by people who heeded this “advice.” https://www.yahoo.com/news/fox-news-reportedly-fears-early-114530961.html. Business owners now face the very real possibility that […]

  By Rick Shulman, Member of the Firm   In the aftermath of the #MeToo movement, and the furor surrounding recent newsworthy cases relating to sexual harassment, a number of states across the country have enacted or considered legislation which would permit the victims of discrimination or sexual harassment to disclose their experiences without the […]

          New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination[1], commonly known as the “LAD,” prohibits discrimination against New Jersey inhabitants because of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, disability, military status or nationality in connection with matters of employment, public accommodation, public […]

           In any number of situations involving off-site premises employment, employers often require as a condition of employment that the employee agree to waive potential claims for personal injuries against the owner of the premises where the employee will be working.  Computer technicians, entertainers, security personnel and temporary help workers are […]

Many businesses, irrespective of size, seek to expand their workforce by contracting with “independent contractors” rather than growing by employee headcount. In addition to the increased flexibility that an “independent” business relationship may accommodate, companies may seek to grow or conduct business through the use or addition of independent contractors for more mundane reasons – […]

Employee wage compensation suits brought under the federal Fair Labor Standards Acti are proliferating, especially within the context of class or collective actions which are commenced on behalf of large numbers of similarly-situated employees. These claims must be defended vigorously by public and private sector employers because of their potential exposure to substantial damage awards, […]