Rights of Employees
Jonathan I. NirenbergPartner
Since graduating from Cornell Law School, Jonathan I. Nirenberg has dedicated his career to representing individuals in employment law matters. He has extensive experience negotiating and litigating cases involving workplace discrimination, retaliation, and harassment. He also frequently helps workers with issues relating to employment contracts, severance agreements, non-compete agreements, family and medical leaves and reasonable accommodations.
In addition, Jonathan has handled numerous overtime and minimum wage class and collective actions, as well as matters involving unpaid commissions. He also has handled many First Amendment whistleblower cases on behalf of police officers, firefighters and other municipal workers.Precedent-Setting Cases
Jonathan has extensive experience handling employment law appeals, including numerous landmark precedent-setting cases in state and federal court. For example, in Zive v. Stanley Roberts, Inc. and Myers v. AT&T, two disability discrimination cases, he helped make it easier for New Jersey employees to have their discrimination cases decided by juries.
Jonathan's other published appellate decisions include Cole v. Jersey City Medical Center, Padilla v. Berkeley Educational Services of New Jersey, Inc., Brennan v. Norton and Muller v. Exxon Research and Engineering Co.Employment Law News and Articles
Jonathan is not just a New Jersey employment attorney, but also a prolific writer. He has written hundreds of articles for our Blog and Newsletter. He also is the author of the following published articles:
- When Does the Employer Have the Burden of Proof? (New Jersey Law Journal, March 14, 2008)
- Are Some Employees Entitled to More than 12 Weeks of Pregnancy Leave Under State and Federal Law? (New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly, Spring 2002)
- When Is an Employer's Failure to Provide Notice of FMLA Rights or Designate FMLA Leave Actionable? (New Jersey Law Journal, March 29, 2004)
New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine has selected Jonathan for inclusion on its list from 2017 to the present, and for its Rising Star list from 2011-2013.
Thomson Reuters selects individuals to be included on each of these lists based on a combination of peer nominations, evaluation of candidates, and independent research. Each year, no more than 5% of attorneys practicing in New Jersey are selected to the Super Lawyers list, and no more than 2.5% are selected for the Rising Star list. Information about the selection process is available on the Super Lawyers website. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubble and Lawyers.com
Mr. Nirenberg has received an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale Hubble and Lawyers.com. This rating is defined to be a testament to the fact that his peers rank him at "the highest level of professional excellence." Please follow the link for information about the methodology for Martindale-Hubbell's peer review ratings. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.Employment Law Mediator
Mr. Nirenberg is a New Jersey Rule 1:40-qualified mediator who is included on the Superior Court of New Jersey's roster of civil mediators. He conducts both private and court-ordered mediations in a wide range of cases involving workplace rights. Additional information is available on Mr. Nirenberg's mediation profile.Career as a New Jersey Employment Attorney
Prior to joining our firm, Jonathan was the managing partner of The Nirenberg Law Firm, LLC; a founding partner of Resnick & Nirenberg, P.C.; and a partner of Deutsch Resnick, P.A.
An experienced New Jersey employment lawyer, Jonathan currently is a member of the Bergen County Bar Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), the National Employment Lawyers Association of New Jersey (NELA-NJ) and NELA-NJ’s amicus committee.
J.D., Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York, 1998
Major: Public Law
B.A., University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, June, 1995
Major: Political Science Minor: History
New York, 1999
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1998
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2002
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2002
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 2002
- The Nirenberg Law Firm, LLC., 2011-2013
- Resnick & Nirenberg, P.C., 2006-2011
- Deutsch Resnick, P.A., 1998-2005