Rights of Employees
Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C. represent employees who have been wrongfully discharged, or whose other workplace rights have been violated. We handle cases against large Fortune 500 companies, small business, and everything in between. 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 who have in-depth experience in the field.
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: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.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”), the New Jersey Family Leave Act (“FLA”) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).Employment Contracts
Our firm has the expertise to draft, review and negotiate employment agreements, and to negotiate and litigate disputes arising under employment contracts for employees throughout the state. For example, we handle matters relating to salary, benefits, bonuses, commissions, severance pay, restrictive covenants, stock and stock options.
Our New Jersey employment law 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 because they sought or took time off from work, or attempted to take time off, 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 a reasonable accommodation.Wage 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”), the New Jersey Wage & Hour law (“NJWHL”) and 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.Other Employment Law Claims
Our New Jersey employment lawyers represent workers in a wide range of other employment law and business matters. For example, we have handled matters involving:
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Our attorneys also have 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:
In addition to our firm representing clients in negotiation, litigation, and arbitration, two of our attorneys, Jonathan I. Nirenberg and David H. Ben-Asher, serve as mediators in employment law disputes.Experienced New Jersey Employment Law Attorneys
Two of our lawyers, Jonathan I. Nirenberg (2017 to present, and a "Rising Star" from 2011 to 2013) and David H. Ben-Asher (2006 to present), have been selected by Thomson Reuters to be included in its list of New Jersey Super Lawyers.
In addition, three of our attorneys, Jonathan I. Nirenberg, David H. Ben-Asher and Harold Rabner have been AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, recognizing that their peers consider them to be at the highest level of professional excellence.
Further, BERGEN magazine has included Jonathan I. Nirenberg on its 2023 list of Bergen County's Top Lawyers in labor & employment law.
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For more information about our firm, 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 at our office, by telephone, and by video conferences using Zoom.
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