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 a New Jersey employment law firm that is large enough to afford our clients the resources necessary to succeed in an array of employment and entrepreneurial-related matters, yet small enough that our clients have direct access to our highly accomplished attorneys with in-depth employment law and business law 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:
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.
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”).
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.
Our attorneys 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 under the Family & Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), the New Jersey Family Leave Act (“FLA”), and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”).
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.
Our firm represents clients whose wage and hour rights have been violated. For example, we handle claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), the New Jersey Wage & Hour law (“NJWHL”), the New Jersey Wage Payment Act (“NJWPA”), and the New Jersey Sales Representatives Rights Act (“NJSRRA”). Among other wage and hour matters, we handle overtime, minimum wage, commission and equal pay 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:
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Our firm also has expertise in other areas of law. This can be a special benefit to our employment and business law clients because these fields can be integral components of comprehensive representation. Specifically, we handle matters pertaining to:
In addition to representing clients in negotiation, litigation, and arbitration, five of our attorneys serve as mediators, including in employment and business disputes, as well as in zoning and land use matters.
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 (973) 744-4000. We offer consultations in person, by telephone, and by video conferences using platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
From our office at 52 Upper Montclair Plaza, Upper Montclair, Essex County, New Jersey, our law firm serves clients throughout New Jersey as well as ones who work in New York.
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