Category: Labor and Employment
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Dennis J. Alessi Answers Reader’s Question for Newsweek Magazine.

January 9, 2023

“I’m more qualified than my co-workers, but they earn more – What should I do” asked a Newsweek reader recently and Mandelbaum Barrett Employment Law attorney Dennis J. Alessi, Esq. weighed in. In the article, Alessi talks about wage increase promises being considered “verbal agreements” that may be enforceable. Read full article here.

Dennis J. Alessi interviewed by Newsweek Regarding Overtime and Sick Leave on Trending Story

December 12, 2022

Dennis J. Alessi recently spoke with Newsweek to weigh in on a trending story about an employee who took sick leave to go on holiday for their mental health.  The worker, who received a sick note from their doctor, got six weeks off work, and booked a holiday during this time says that their boss wasn’t […]

Can New Jersey Employers Fire an Employee for Marijuana Use?

October 19, 2022

On September 9, 2022, the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission on Workplace Impairment published Guidance regarding whether employers may fire employees for smoking or otherwise ingesting marijuana.   For those not paying attention, on February 22, 2021, Governor Murphy signed the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act (“CREAMMA”) which legalized recreational […]

Arla Cahill, Esq. and Brent Pohlman, Esq. to present at the ACCSES NJ STAR Conference

September 12, 2022

Mandelbaum Barrett Special Needs Partner Arla D. Cahill, Esq. and Employment Law Partner Brent Pohlman, Esq. will be presenting at the upcoming ACCSES New Jersey Star Conference on September 21st, 2022. They will be giving a “Disability Law Primer” as an introduction to relevant state and federal laws pertinent to service providers of individuals with disabilities, including the Americans […]

Steven Adler, Esq. authors article for New Jersey Law Journal titled “Employers’ Entitlement to Legal Fees: Is It Time to Tilt Back the NJLAD Playing Field?”

August 19, 2022

“Fee-shifting incentivizes plaintiffs’ employment lawyers to accept specious cases, knowing that most employers settle because they cannot afford both defense costs and the risk of having to pay plaintiffs’ legal fees. How can this problem caused by fee-shifting be ameliorated?” Mandelbaum Barrett Labor and Employment Co-Chair Steven Adler, Esq. authored an article in the August 18th […]

Steven Adler and Brian Block co-author article for New Jersey Law Journal titled "How Not to Handle the Trial of an Employment Case"

March 14, 2022

Mandelbaum Barrett Partners Steven Adler and Brian Block have co-authored an article in the March 9, 2022 issue of the New Jersey Law Journal titled "How Not to Handle the Trial of an Employment Case"– A hypothetical case provides a crash course on employment litigation, including the after-acquired evidence doctrine, the cat's paw doctrine, stray remarks and the same actor inference.

Brian Block authors article for The New Jersey Law Journal titled "When Enforcing Restrictive Covenants, Timing is Everything"

January 21, 2022

Mandelbaum Barrett Litigation and Employment Law partner, Brian Block, Esq. has authored an article in the January 21, 2022 issue of the New Jersey Law Journal titled "When Enforcing Restrictive Covenants, Timing is Everything." In this analysis, Brian details a New Jersey case as an example to answer the question, "What point in time should a court focus on when assessing whether an employer has legitmate interests to protect?"

Joseph Peters Named to America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys®

May 4, 2021

America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys® once again named Mandelbaum Barrett partner Joseph J. Peters to its list of the top attorneys in New Jersey.

Mandelbaum Barrett Achieves $1.9 Million Settlement in National Overtime Class Action Against Major Telecommunications Company

October 26, 2020

Mandelbaum Barrett, PC announces that, after six years of litigation in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, it settled a nationwide overtime collective and a New York Rule 23 class action brought against a major telecommunications company.