NJ Employment Law for Employers

At , Devero Taus LLC our New Jersey and New York employment law lawyers use many legal tools to advise and protect the interests of employers in New Jersey and New York. For small and medium sized businesses, we offer counsel aimed at preventing the emergence of legal problems through: consultation, the establishment of employment policies, the writing of employee manuals, sexual harassment training programs, and review of employment agreements.

When a problem does arise, we frequently use negotiation to resolve the matter. We are licensed mediators and often find that negotiation and mediation processes can solve problems in a cost-effective manner. If these methods of alternative dispute resolution fail however, we are assertive and aggressive litigators and we will use our extensive trial experience and knowledge of the law to defend and protect your interests to the fullest.

Devero Taus LLC provides legal advice and representation to employers in matters concerning:

  • Age discrimination
  • Gender discrimination
  • Racial discrimination
  • Sexual harassment and the creation of hostile workplace environments
  • Wrongful termination
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Severance package negotiation and review
  • Preparation and review of employment policies and employment manuals
  • Sexual harassment training

Compliance with Anti-Discrimination Laws

There are a myriad of state and federal anti-discrimination laws that employers must comply with, including, among others, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and State and Federal Family and Medical Leave Acts.

Watchung Wage and Hour Defense Law Firm for Compliance with Wage and Hour Laws

In New Jersey, wage and hour laws are complex, ever-changing, and are the new venue for employment litigation. The firm provides guidance regarding these laws and provides representation before the Department of Labor.

Drafting of Employee Manuals, Personnel Policies and Procedures, Employment Contracts, Independent Contractor Agreements

Employee manuals and personnel policies and procedures are essential tools for employers. They must be carefully drafted to comply with state and federal laws and can provide important guidelines to be followed in many employment situations. In particular, provisions for state and federal family and medical leave and pregnancy disability leave and transfer policies must be carefully drafted. Similarly, employment contracts and independent contractor agreements are necessary to protect both the employer and the employee during and upon the termination of the employment relationship. Contracts can be drafted to protect the employer's trade secrets and proprietary information in the event of termination.

Issues of Discipline and Termination, Reductions in Force, and Drafting of Severance/Settlement Agreements.

The firm advises and counsels employers regarding issues of discipline and termination, including obligations when there is a reduction in force. The firm conducts settlement negotiations on behalf of employers and drafts severance and settlement agreements to protect employers from litigation in the event of termination.

Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Investigations and Training

Sexual Harassment claims are on the rise, and the damages flowing from these claims have been unprecedented. Employers have an affirmative obligation to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace and in work-related settings. Once on notice of sexual harassment, employers have an obligation to promptly and thoroughly investigate, take remedial action if warranted, protect the alleged victim, and prevent future harassment from occurring. The firm provides advice and counseling on avoidance of sexual harassment claims, including conducting training sessions for employees and managers. In addition, the firm advises employers regarding obligations to investigate claims and will investigate sexual harassment and misconduct claims on behalf of employers.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

The firm provides alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation services for the resolution of employment law matters either in litigation or in anticipation of litigation.

Representation in Litigation

The firm represents employers in litigation of employment law claims in state and federal court. Representation includes claims of wrongful termination, violation of public policy, breach of contract, discrimination based on gender, race, disability, national origin, age, sexual orientation, medical/family leave matters, and related discrimination claims, sexual harassment, retaliation, privacy and unfair competition claims, breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, defamation, and wage and hour claims.

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For a free initial consultation with an experienced employment lawyer from our firm, call Devero Taus LLC at 908-375-8142.

Devero Taus LLC is a Bankruptcy, Employment and Family Law Firm, we assist clients throughout New Jersey and New York, including but not limited to Somerset, Middlesex, Bergen, Union, Hunterdon, Mercer and Essex Counties. Bedminster, Somerville, Morristown, Green Brook, New Brunswick, Clinton, Flemington, Newark, Plainfield, Edison, Parsippany, Warren, Basking Ridge, Bridgewater, Berkeley Heights, Bound Brook, Scotch Plains.

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