New Jersey Practice Group

Employment law practitioners outside of California used to take comfort in the fact that, no matter how onerous the legal requirements where they practice, at least their counterparts in the Golden State had it worse.

In recent years, however, that balance has shifted, and New Jersey now joins California on the list of states with a “difficult labor and employment-law climate,” with a ranking of “Tier III: Poor” from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

With the local compliance demands placed on in-house counsel and human resources becoming more challenging than ever, employers look to Seyfarth Shaw’s New Jersey Practice Group to help them navigate the rapidly changing employment laws in the Garden State. Whether it’s dealing with New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination, the Conscientious Employee Protection Act, the New Jersey Family Leave Act, the Wage and Hour Law, Wage Payment Act, the Millville Dallas Airmotive Plan Job Loss Notification Act, or the panoply of other state and municipal laws applicable to employers, our New Jersey practitioners provide proactive counseling to help employers mitigate their risk, and if problems do arise, aggressively protect their interests through litigation.   

Our attorneys routinely advise clients in the pharmaceutical, chemical, telecommunications, food processing, retail and tourism industries, among others, and have represented employers in jury trials and appeals, labor arbitrations, and before administrative agencies across the state. We provide strategic solutions to complex issues facing employers by understanding each client’s business objectives. Attorneys in the group are thought leaders on New Jersey-specific labor and employment issues, with an extensive list of publications, including features in the New Jersey State Bar Labor and Employment Law Quarterly, the New Jersey Law Journal, and New Jersey Law 360, and regularly lecture on cutting edge developments under New Jersey law.