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New Jersey Employment Lawyers

Protecting the 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 closely held businesses or Fortune 500 companies. 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 handles a wide range of employment law disputes for clients in both New York and New Jersey, 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

Whistleblowers / 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.


Workplace harassment is a form of unlawful discrimination. Our employment attorneys in New Jersey handle cases that involvinge 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 Harassment

Employment 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.

Severance Agreements | Non-Compete Agreements | Executive Compensation Negotiations | Non-Solicitation Agreements

Family and Medical Leaves

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”).

Wage and Hour Disputes

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, the Wage Payment Act, and the Independent Sales Representatives Rights Act. Among other wage and hour matters, we handle overtime, minimum wage, commission and equal pay claims.

Commissions | Equal Pay | Time Off From Work | Overtime | Minimum wage | Meal and Rest Breaks

Other Employment Law and Business 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 | Accommodations for Disabilities | Accommodations for Religious Beliefs | Unemployment Insurance Benefits | Independent Contractors | Fraud | Privacy | Defamation | Workplace Personal Injuries | Duty of Loyalty

Other Areas of Expertise

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.

Family Law | Estate and Tax Planning | Appellate Law | Zoning and Land Use Matters

In addition, eight of our attorneys serve as mediators, including in employment and business disputes, as well as in labor law and zoning and land use matters.

Experienced Employment and Business Attorneys

Five of our attorneys, Elliot M. Baumgart (2009 to present), David H. Ben-Asher (2006 to present), Jonathan I. Nirenberg (2017 and a "Rising Star" from 2011 to 2013) and Omar A. López (a “Rising Star” from 2017 to present), were selected by Thomson Reuters to be included in its list of New Jersey Super Lawyers.

In addition, Martindale-Hubbell® has selected our firm to be included on its list of Top Ranked Law Firms in the United States. In addition, six of our attorneys, Elliot M. Baumgart, David H. Ben-Asher, Jonathan I. Nirenberg, Harold Rabner, Robert Allcorn and Joseph S. Fine 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.

A description of the section methodology for SuperLawyers and Martindale-Hubbell can be found by clicking on the links. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Contact Us Today

For more information or to schedule a consultation with one of our employment attorneys in New Jersey, you can contact us online or call us at (973) 744-4000. From our office at 52 Upper Montclair Plaza, Upper Montclair, Essex County, New Jersey 07043, our law firm serves all of New Jersey and represents clients who work in New York.

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