Rights of Employees
The employment lawyers at Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C. represent employees who have been wrongfully discharged, or whose other workplace rights have been violated, whether by a closely held business or a Fortune 500 company. We distinguish ourselves by providing sophisticated yet personal legal representation to individuals whose rights have been violated at work.
Founded in 1988, Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg is large enough to afford our clients the resources necessary to succeed in an array of employment law matters, yet small enough that our clients have direct access to our highly accomplished attorneys with in-depth experience.
Our firm is dedicated to enforcing the rights of employees. We handle a wide range of employment law disputes for clients in both New Jersey and New York, including ones involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, employment contracts, family and medical leaves, and wage and hour disputes.
New Jersey law provides very strong protection against discrimination in the workplace. Our New Jersey employment lawyers represent individuals who have experienced discrimination at their jobs, including in decisions relating to hiring, firing, promotions and demotions. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”) prohibits discrimination based on each of the following protected categories:
Gender | Race | Age | Disability | Pregnancy | Color | Religion | Veteran/Military Status | Marital Status | National Origin | Sexual Orientation | Victims of Domestic ViolenceWhistleblowers / Retaliation
Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg works hard to enforce the rights of whistleblowers. In other words, we help protect employees who have experienced retaliation at their jobs because they objected to, disclosed, or refused to participate in an activity they reasonably believed violated the law or public policy. We are experienced at handling retaliation claims under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (“CEPA”), which is one of the strongest whistleblower laws in the nation.Harassment
Workplace harassment is a form of unlawful discrimination. Our employment law attorneys in New Jersey handle cases that involving harassment and hostile work environments claims based on age, gender, race, color, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin and veteran status. We also handle harassment claims on behalf of whistleblowers, and individuals who have exercised their rights under other employment laws such as the Family & Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).
Sexual Harassment | Racial HarassmentEmployment Contracts
Our firm has the expertise to draft, review, negotiate and litigate matters involving employment contracts for employees throughout the state. For example, we handle matters relating to salary, benefits, commissions, severance, restrictive covenants, stock and stock options.
Commissions | Severance Agreements | Non-Compete Agreements | Executive Compensation Negotiations | Non-Solicitation Agreements
Our employment attorneys in New Jersey help individuals who are seeking to take time off from work for a family or medical leave. We also represent clients whose rights have been violated because they sought or took time off from work under the Family & Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), the New Jersey Family Leave Act (“FLA”), and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”).Reasonable Accommodations
We assist employees who need reasonable accommodations for their disabilities, pregnancy, or religious beliefs. Likewise, we handle claims on behalf of workers who have lost their jobs because they sought an accommodation.
Reasonable Accommodations for Disabilities | Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnancy | Reasonable Accommodations for Religious BeliefsWage and Hour Disputes
Our firm represents clients whose wage and hour rights have been violated. For example, we represent employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), and the New Jersey Wage & Hour law (“NJWHL”), the New Jersey Wage Payment Act (“NJWPA”), and independent contractors under the New Jersey Sales Representatives Rights Act (“NJSRRA”). Among other wage and hour matters, we handle overtime, minimum wage, commission and equal pay claims.
Equal Pay | Time Off From Work | Overtime | Minimum wage | Meal and Rest Breaks | CommissionsOther Employment Law Claims
Our New Jersey employment lawyers represent individuals in a wide range of other employment law and business matters. For example, we handle cases involving:
Oppressed Minority Shareholders | Reductions in Force | Unemployment Insurance Benefits | Independent Contractors | Fraud | Privacy | Defamation | Workplace Personal Injuries | Duty of Loyalty | Medical Marijuana Employment RightsOther Areas of Expertise
Our firm also has expertise in other areas of law. This can be a special benefit to our employment law clients because these fields can be integral components of comprehensive representation. Specifically, we handle matters pertaining to:
Business Law | Family Law | Estate and Tax Planning | Appellate Law | Zoning and Land Use MattersMediation Services
In addition to representing clients in negotiation, litigation, and arbitration, five of our attorneys serve as mediators, including in employment law disputes, as well as in zoning and land use matters.Experienced Employment Attorneys
Three of our lawyers, David H. Ben-Asher (2006 to present), Jonathan I. Nirenberg (2017 to present, and a "Rising Star" from 2011 to 2013) and Omar A. López (2022 to present, and a “Rising Star” from 2017 to 2021), have been selected by Thomson Reuters to be included in its list of New Jersey Super Lawyers.
Further, four of our attorneys, Jonathan I. Nirenberg, David H. Ben-Asher, Harold Rabner, and Robert Allcorn have been AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® in recognition that their peers consider them to be at the highest level of professional excellence.
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For more information, or to schedule a consultation with one of our employment law attorneys in New Jersey, you can contact us online or call us at (201) 777-2250. We offer consultations in person, by telephone, and by video conferences using Zoom.
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