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Labor and Employment

Our employment law attorneys provide pragmatic advice to a wide range of small and closely-held businesses, as well as major financial institutions and Fortune 100 companies.

We provide employment and HR counseling for forward-thinking businesses, and help them effectively manage disputes and litigation that may arise. Over the years, our attorneys have provided pragmatic advice to a wide range of closely-held businesses, as well as major financial institutions and Fortune 100 companies such as Berkshire Hathaway, Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motorcars, Volkswagen Group of America, Aon, Audi, Tumi, Valley National Bank, Asta Funding and Automobili Lamborghini.

We take a highly proactive approach to counseling employers, helping them manage their workforce, develop their HR policies, anticipate areas of concern, and avoid the issues that frequently arise in the employer-employee relationship. In fact, to obtain the most defensible position against litigation, many of our clients seek our advice before their HR decisions are made, and regularly look to us to train their managers and employees on issues such as harassment, diversity and workplace discrimination, performance management, and wage and hour compliance.

Regardless of preventive measures taken, it is not uncommon for employers to be sued. When that does happen, we strive to minimize the dispute’s impact on the business and resolve it expeditiously, often through the use of an early case assessment which covers the merits of case, potential damages, insurance coverage issues and a litigation strategy should the case proceed.

If a case cannot be ended or settled favorably, we have the depth, experience and subject matter expertise to aggressively defend our clients. Not only have we successfully litigated thousands of state and federal trials and appeals, we also represent employers in arbitration forums, and before the United States Department of Labor and State Departments of Labor, the EEOC, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, the New York Human Rights Commission and other agencies.

A good number of these cases have resulted in groundbreaking decisions locally and nationally and have involved class and collective actions, and other complex employment litigation involving matters such as age, disability, race and sex discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, whistleblower liability, restrictive covenants, misappropriation of trade secrets, wage and hour claims and withdrawal liability.

Our attorneys can help you design, create and implement executive compensation and employee benefit programs that are tailor-made for your business or non-profit. We can also ensure you maintain compliance with the laws and regulations governing employee benefits, including ERISA, federal tax and securities laws, COBRA, HIPAA, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, Sarbanes-Oxley and the WARN Act. In addition, we advise clients on the compensation and benefits issues that arise in business restructurings, bankruptcies and separation negotiations, as well as those that arise in the purchase and sale of businesses, and other M&A transactions.

Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Areas of Focus:

  • 401(k) plans
  • Pension and profit sharing plans
  • 457 and 403 (b) plans
  • Deferred compensation arrangements
  • Non-qualified deferred compensation plans
  • IRS Section 162(m) performance based compensation plans
  • Employee Stock Ownership Programs (ESOPs)
  • Long-term incentive plans
  • Resolving IRS, PBGC, and state audits and DOL investigations
  • Fiduciary counseling and litigation
  • IRS Section 409A compliance
  • Separation agreements

In the area of traditional labor law, our attorneys represent employers in union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining, arbitration, and strike and picket line issues, including federal and state court actions for injunctive relief, defense of unfair labor practice charges and investigations, as well as all forms of NLRB proceedings.

 

In 2023 our Firm earned a coveted spot on Inc. Magazine’s “2023 Power Partner” list. This recognition is a testament to Mandelbaum Barrett PC’s unwavering dedication to delivering exceptional legal services and comprehensive support to entrepreneurs.
*None of the awards mentioned in this advertisement have been reviewed or endorsed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. These awards are based on independent third-party evaluations and selection criteria can be found here

Dennis Alessi, Esq. authors article for Physicians Practice titled “Privacy and ADA compliance for health care organizations”

March 13, 2024

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state laws prohibit employment discrimination based on physical or mental disabilities, requiring compliance from all employers. Healthcare employers face additional challenges due to specific industry restrictions and privacy protections. Discover the intricacies of ADA compliance in healthcare employment with Mandelbaum Barrett PC’s Healthcare and Employment Law Co-Chair, Dennis […]

Steven I. Adler Gives New Jersey Law Journal Predictions for Labor and Employment Law 2024

January 22, 2024

The Fearless Forecaster is back, offering insights into the labor and employment law landscape for 2024. Anticipating the year’s hot topics, technology takes center stage, predicting a heightened use of artificial intelligence (AI) in legal document drafting. Among the top 10 forecasts are concerns over increased employee monitoring, the continued impact of remote work on labor issues, and a spotlight on behavioral health and intermittent leave.

Mandelbaum Barrett PC named to 2024 Best Law Firms

November 9, 2023

Mandelbaum Barrett PC is thrilled to announce that once again we have been recognized by Best Lawyers on their “2024 Best Law Firms®” list! This recognition highlights the ongoing excellence of our dedicated team of attorneys, underscoring our unwavering commitment to providing top-notch legal services and ensuring client satisfaction. We take pride in the fact that 16 of our practice […]

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Earns Prestigious Inc. 2023 Power Partner Award for Excellence in Legal Services

November 7, 2023

We are thrilled to announce that Mandelbaum Barrett PC has been honored with the prestigious title of Inc.’s 2023 Power Partner! This recognition reflects our unwavering dedication to delivering exceptional legal services and our relentless commitment to offering comprehensive support to our valued clients. We understand that our success is intrinsically tied to yours, and we are honored to stand by your side on your journey to success.

Arla Cahill and Brent Pohlman to present Disability Law Primer at the upcoming ACCSES Star Conference

September 18, 2023

Arla Cahill, Esq., Partner and Chair of Education Law and Co-Chair of Special Needs and Brent Pohlman, Esq., Partner in Labor and Employment at Mandelbaum Barrett PC will be presenting a “Disability Law Primer” at the upcoming ACCSES New Jersey Star Conference on October 4th from 1:45pm to 2:45pm. The Disability Law Primer will be […]

Brian Block, Esq. authors article for the New Jersey Law Journal titled “Do You Need to Cross-Petition for Certification? No, Says NJ Supreme Court,”

June 13, 2023

Brian Block’s recent article in the New Jersey Law Journal provides valuable insight into appellate practice before the New Jersey Supreme Court. In his article, he explores the necessity of cross-petitions for certification in a particular case.

Brian Block, Esq. authors article for the New Jersey Law Journal titled “The Law Against Discrimination’s ‘Sole Harasser’ Loophole”

May 26, 2023

“Judges and attorneys frequently tout New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD) as one of the most protective anti-discrimination laws in the nation. While that is undoubtedly true, the LAD’s liability scheme appears to contain a gaping loophole that enables “sole harassers” to avoid liability.” In the May 26, 2023 issue of the New Jersey Law Journal, Mandelbaum […]

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 PC 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 PC 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 […]

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 PC Labor and Employment Co-Chair Steven Adler, Esq. authored an article in the August […]

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 PC 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.

Gary Young, Esq. and Brent Pohlman, Esq. to present webinar for NJ Restaurant & Hospitality Association

February 1, 2022

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Employment Law partners Gary Young, Esq. and Brent Pohlman, Esq. will be presenting a Wage and Hour Law Webinar for the NJ Restaurant & Hospitality Association (NJRHA) on February 16th at 9am ET. Topics will include determining employment status, wage theft and tip pooling.

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

January 21, 2022

Mandelbaum Barrett PC 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 PC partner Joseph J. Peters to its list of the top attorneys in New Jersey.

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

October 26, 2020

Mandelbaum Barrett PC, 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.

Joseph Peters Named to America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys in New Jersey

August 6, 2020

Joseph Peters, co-chair of the firm’s personal injury and workers’ compensation group, was named to America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys in New Jersey. According to America’s Top 100 LLC, less than one-half percent of active attorneys in the United States were named to this list, which is by invitation only, and is comprised of […]

Lauren Topelsohn Quoted in Article on "Stormy Waters Ahead for US Culture of Buying Silence"

June 5, 2020

Steven Adler Authors Op-Ed Piece for NJBIZ

January 20, 2020

Steven Adler, Co-Chair of our Labor and Employment Practice Group authored an op-ed piece for NJBIZ on the continuing challenges employers will face in 2020. Click here to read the full article.

Steven Adler Authored Article for New Jersey Law Journal on "Overriding Termination and Non-Renewal Provisions in Health Care Industry Employment"

December 27, 2019

Steven Adler, Co-Chair of the Litigation Department and Co-Chair of the Labor and Employment Department, authored an article for New Jersey Law Journal on "Overriding Termination and Non-Renewal Provisions in Health Care Industry Employment Contracts." To read the full article, click here.

Steven Adler Interviewed by Monster on the Common Misconceptions Surrounding Unemployment Benefits

December 4, 2019

Steven Adler Interviewed by Monster on the Common Misconceptions Surrounding Unemployment Benefits

Steven Adler Authors Op-Ed Piece for NJSpotlight on Anonymity for Plaintiffs in Sexual Harassment, Discrimination Lawsuits

October 16, 2019

Steven Adler, Co-Chair of the Firm's Labor and Employment Practice Group, authored an op-ed piece for NJSpotlight on "Anonymity for Plaintiffs in Sexual Harassment, Discrimination Lawsuits?" Click here to read more.

Steven Adler Recently Quoted in an Ivy Exec Article on Non-Competes, NDA's and Restrictive Covenants

September 3, 2019

Steven Adler, Co-Chair of Mandelbaum Barrett PC's Labor and Employment Practice Group was recently quoted in an Ivy Exec article on non-competes, NDA's and Restrictive Covenants and whether you should just sign on the dotted line or not. Steve talks about the current "sellers market" with high demand for talent and the leverage that may afford job seekers in negotiating the terms of their employment. Read what Steve and other experts have to say here.

Steven Adler Quoted in an Ivy Exec Article on Noncompetes

September 3, 2019

Steven Adler, Co-Chair of Mandelbaum Barrett PC's Labor and Employment Practice Group was recently quoted in an Ivy Exec article on noncompetes, NDAs and Restrictive Covenants and whether you should just sign on the dotted line or not. Steve talks about the current "sellers market" with high demand for talent and the leverage that may afford job seekers in negotiating the terms of their employment. Read what Steve and other experts have to say here.

Gary S. Young Will be Speaking at the World of the Latino Cuisine: Food Products and Beverage Trade Show

August 20, 2019

Gary S. Young, Member of the Firm's Employment and Labor Law Practice Group, will be speaking at the World of the Latino Cuisine: Food Products and Beverage Trade Show on September 25th at the Meadowlands Expo Center. Gary will be discussing the new laws on sexual harassment in the workplace and what you need to know in this changing environment. Since 1996, Gary has served as the General Counsel for the New Jersey Restaurant and Hospitality Association, and is often called upon to speak on behalf of issues affecting the entire restaurant industry in New Jersey and he is excited to share his knowledge of employment law with show attendees this year.

Steve Adler Authors Article for NJBIZ on Age Discrimination Laws

July 18, 2019

Steve Adler, Co-Chair of Mandelbaum Barrett PC's Labor and Employment Practice Group, authored an article for NJBIZ discussing how age discrimination laws provide some flexibility for companies to set long-term plans. Read more here: https://bit.ly/2LXNfWf

Gary Young Authors Op-Ed Piece for NJBIZ on Salary Scrutiny

June 19, 2019

Gary Young, a Member in Mandelbaum Barrett PC's Corporate and ERISA Practice Groups, explains how employers can ensure that their compensation practices comply with the state's equal pay law in his article featured in NJBIZ. Gary explains how the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act is significantly strengthening protections against employment discrimination by addressing equal pay for women and other protected categories.

Lauren X. Topelsohn Talks About the Minimum Wage Increase in NJ and the Impact on Seasonal Businesses

February 1, 2019

Lauren X. Topelsohn, a Member in the Firm's Employment Law Practice Group talks about the New Jersey minimum wage which is being increased and the impact on "seasonal businesses" like those at the Jersey Shore. Click here to read more.

Steven Adler Authored Article for New Jersey Law Journal on the MeToo Movement's Impact on Morals Clauses and the Right to Clawback Compensation

January 23, 2019

Co-Chair of Mandelbaum Barrett PC's Employment Practice Group, Steven Adler, published an article for the New Jersey Law Journal on the "MeToo Movement's Impact on Morals Clauses and the Right to Clawback Compensation." Click here to read more.

Dennis Alessi and Raj Gadhok to Present at the New York County Dental Society

October 29, 2018

Mandelbaum Barrett PC attorneys Dennis J. Alessi, Esq. and Raj Gadhok are teaming up with Cristina L. Amyot, MHRM, SHRM-SCP, SPHR of EnformHR, LLC to present a 3 -hour CE course to dentists at the New York County Dental Society's upcoming program on New York's new anti-harassment law. Click here to learn more or register.

Dennis Alessi Published an Article in Medical Economics on "Bringing Value-Based Compensation To Your Medical Practice"

October 9, 2018

Dennis J. Alessi, Esq., Member and Co-Chair of both the Healthcare Law and Labor and Employment Law Practice Groups, recently authored an article for Medical Economics on "Bringing value-based compensation to your medical practice." Click here to read the full article.

Steven Adler Authored Article For ROI-NJ Entitled "Secretly recording work chats: Not cut-and-dried"

September 4, 2018

Thinking of secretly taping someone at work? The legality of doing so may not be as cut and dry as you think. Steven Adler, Co-Chair of Mandelbaum Barrett PC's Employment Law Practice explains how times have changed following the #Metoo movement in regards to secretly recording work chats and cautions employers on updating their policies in their employee handbooks.

Dennis Alessi Comments on Recent Events at Jenkinson's Aquarium in the Asbury Park Press

August 14, 2018

Employment Law Co-Chair Dennis J. Alessi, Esq. comments in the Asbury Park Press today on the recent events at Jenkinson's Aquarium and cautions employers to properly train their staff before an incident, not wait until one occurs! If you have questions about employee training programs and ensuring you are in compliance with employment laws, please contact us and our Employment law team can help.

Steven Adler Authored Article for New Jersey Law Journal Entitled "The Times They Are a-Changin' for NJ Employers"

August 8, 2018

Steven Adler, Co-Chair of Mandelbaum Barrett PC's Labor and Employment Law Practice Group wrote an article for the New Jersey Law Journal which looks at the state of employment laws in New Jersey since Governor Murphy took office in January. Times certainly are a-changin'!

Steve Adler Interviewed by ROI-NJ on Gov. Murphy's Worker Protections

June 8, 2018

Steven Adler, Co-Chair of the Firm's Labor and Employment Practice Group, was interviewed by ROI-NJ on "Are Gov. Murphy's worker protections eliminating the need for unions?"

Steven Adler Authored Op-Ed Piece for ROI-NJ

May 16, 2018

Steven Adler Member and Co-Chair of the Firm's Labor and Employment Practice Group authored an op-ed piece for ROI-NJ entitled "The times they are a-changin' for N.J. employers." If you're an employer, this is a must read!

Steven Adler Quoted in NJBiz on Potential Cost of Salary Inequity

May 7, 2018

Labor and Employment Law Practice Group Co-Chair, Steven Adler, was quoted in NJBiz about the potential cost of salary inequity.

Steve Adler Quoted in Asbury's Park Press on NJ Equal Pay Act

April 25, 2018

Steven Adler, Member and Co-Chair of the Firm's Employment Law Practice Group was quoted in Asbury Park Press in an article about the NJ Equal Pay Act. See what Steve has to say here: https://www.app.com/…/nj-equal-pay-act-phil-murp…/545325002/

Steve Adler Quoted in ROI-NJ on Equal Pay Law

April 24, 2018

Steven Adler, Member and Co-Chair of the Firm's Labor & Employment Law Practice Group is quoted in today's ROI-NJ article about Governor Murphy signing the Equal Pay Law which seeks to close the wage gap.

Dennis Alessi Interviewed on NJ 101.5 Employment Law Segment on "Working From Home"

March 22, 2018

Dennis J. Alessi, Member and Co-Chair of the Firm's Labor & Employment Law Practice Group was interviewed on Nj 101.5 for a segment on issues arising when employees "work from home"

Steven Adler Authors Star Ledger Piece on Nondisclosure Agreements in Light of Latest Stormy Daniels News

March 21, 2018

Mandelbaum Barrett PC's Labor and Employment Law Co-Chair Steven Adler explains #nondisclosureagreements in this op-ed piece for NJ.com and the Star Ledger. #StormyDaniels #Employmentlaw

Join Us for our 2018's Hot Topics: Employment Law Issues for the New Year on March 16, 2018

January 24, 2018

Trying to keep up with this year's hot button issues in the news from sexual harassment to disparate pay can be dizzying! Our panel of attorneys will explain what you must know to protect yourself and your business in today's climate.

Steven Adler Interviewed by WBGO on "How to Protect Against Sexual Harassment in the Workplace"

December 18, 2017

Steven Adler, Co-Chair of the Firm's Labor & Employment Law Practice was interviewed last week on WBGO on "How to Protect Against Sexual Harassment in the Workplace."

Lauren X. Topelsohn Authors Article for CNBC on Holiday Party Dos and Don'ts

December 12, 2017

Lauren X. Topelsohn has authored an article for CNBC on the Do's and Dont's for Holiday Parties this season to avoid sexual harassment law suits.

Steven Adler Authors Article for ROI-NJ on "Sexual Harassment and How Employers Can Protect Themselves

December 6, 2017

Steven Adler, Co-Chair of the Firm's Labor and Employment Practice Group authored an article for ROI-NJ on Sexual Harassment and how employers can protect themselves. In the wake of news of Matt Lauer, Steve advises on the types of sexual harassment and ways employers can take actions to prevent it from occurring in their office.

Steven Adler Quoted in The Economist Executive Education Navigator on Workplace Sexual Harassment and the Culture of Silence

December 6, 2017

Steven Adler was also recently quoted in an article appearing in The Economist Executive Education Navigator on "Workplace Sexual Harassment and the Culture of Silence." To read what Steve has to say about the use of confidentiality and non-disparagement clauses and his warning to companies click

Steven Adler & Lauren Topelsohn Author Article on Confidentiality and Non Disclosure Agreements for New Jersey Law Journal

November 13, 2017

Co-Chair of the Firm's Labor & Employment Law Practice Group Steven Adler and Member Lauren X. Topelsohn authored an article for the New Jersey Law Journal on "Confidentiality and Nondisclosure Provisions in Employment Settlement Agreements Now Coming Under Fire."

Steven Adler Speaks on Law Firm Harassment on Rocket Matter's Two-Part Podcast

November 6, 2017

Steven Adler, Co-Chair of the Firm's Labor & Employment Law Practice Group was recently interviewed as part of a Rocketmatter.com podcast on sexual harassment in law firms.

Steven Adler Authors Article for NJBiz on "The Use of Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Provisions in Employment Contracts"

October 25, 2017

Steven I. Adler, Co-Chair of the Firm's Labor and Employment Law Practice Group published an article in the October 25, 2017 NJBiz regarding the Use of Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Provisions in Employment Contracts. This article discusses a topic which has a renewed interest in light of the adverse publicity surrounding the likes of Harvey Weinstein, Bill O'Reilly and Roger Ailes.

Dennis Alessi Interviewed in New Jersey Business September 2017 Issue on "Handling Business Closings and Layoffs"

September 12, 2017

Dennis J. Alessi, Esq., Member and Co-Chair of the Firm's Employment Law and Healthcare Law Practice Groups was recently interviewed by New Jersey Monthly Magazine for their September 2017 issue on "Handling Business Closings and Layoffs." Read what Dennis had to say on the topic here: https://lnkd.in/gnDE4Gf

Lauren X. Toplesohn Featured in NJBiz Triple Play About Protecting Company Information

February 27, 2017

Lauren X. Toplesohn, a Member in the Firm's Employment & Labor and Cybersecurity Practice Groups recently authored an NJ Biz Triple Play feature that discussed ways to help employers protect their company information. The article, which ran on February 26 and 27th in NJ Biz, can

Employment Department Members Lauren X. Topelsohn and Steve I. Adler’s Article, “A Survival Guide to the Office Holiday Party” published in New Jersey Business Magazine

January 4, 2017

An informative and amusing guide for employers by members Lauren X. Topelsohn and Steve I Adler as published in New Jersey Business Magazine available here: https://njbmagazine.com/njb-news-now/survival-guide-office-holiday-party

Member Steven Adler Authors Op/Ed Piece in 2.15.2016 New Jersey Law Journal

February 15, 2016

BE PROACTIVE IN 2016 OR REACT AT YOUR CLIENTS' PERIL* Lawyers typically don't act until faced with a problem. All too often we react as the result of our clients not contacting us until an issue arises. Having served as both acting and quasi general counsel

Game Changing Analytics: A Legal Perspective on NBA’s Data Battles

January 24, 2024

Chris Zona, Partner in Litigation, and John Burns, Associate in Labor and Employment at Mandelbaum Barrett PC, delve into a compelling legal case involving the use of analytics in the NBA. This case, focusing on a dispute between the New York Knicks and the Toronto Raptors, highlights the increasing importance of statistical analysis in sports strategies and the legal complexities it introduces.

Effective HR Management Documentation for Dental Practices

January 23, 2024

Course Description: In this informative presentation, Dennis Alessi and Brent Pohlman, Partners at Mandelbaum Barrett PC, will provide valuable insights into creating and implementing effective policies and procedures. Discover how a well-crafted policy manual serves as a shield, providing a strong defense against potential legal issues. Explore strategies to proactively address claims related to discrimination, […]

Appellate Division Weighs Public Contract Bid Rules in Issue of First Impression

December 5, 2023

On November 30, 2023, the Appellate Division affirmed the Camden County trial court’s decision in Ernest Bock & Sons-Dobco Pennsauken Joint Venture v. Township of Pennsauken and Terminal Construction Corp., holding that the New Jersey Public Works Contractor Registration Act, N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.48 to -56.57 (“PWCRA” or the “Act”), applies to a joint venture formed for […]

Raj Gadhok to Present for NJICLE’s “What is a Tevis Claim and What Does it Mean for My Divorce?

November 20, 2023

Navigating divorce cases in New Jersey often involves addressing domestic violence and abuse allegations. This is where the Tevis Claim often comes into play. It is essentially a personal injury claim you can bring against your spouse in the divorce complaint if instances of domestic violence have occurred. While opting for a Tevis Claim has […]

Going Green and Staying Out of Legal Trouble: The Art of Green Marketing

November 17, 2023

In today’s environmentally conscious world, green marketing has become a significant trend for businesses aiming to attract eco-minded consumers. Companies often use eco-friendly claims to promote their products and services, but they must tread carefully to avoid lawsuits and maintain their reputation. In this blog, we’ll explore green marketing and suggest some steps companies can […]

Client Alert: Corporate Transparency Act

November 16, 2023

On January 1, 2024, the Corporate Transparency Act (the “CTA”) will become law and will impose reporting obligations which will impact millions of small businesses across the United States. It is critical for business owners to understand the CTA reporting requirements as failure to comply can result in both civil and criminal penalties. If you own […]

Your Health, Your Choice: A Guide to Medicare Open Enrollment

November 7, 2023

The Medicare open enrollment period runs through December 7th, 2023.   Medicare adjusts costs, coverage, and accepted providers on an annual basis. If you have received “Evidence of Coverage,” or an “Annual Notice of Change,” from Medicare, now is the time to review your coverage, and, if necessary, make changes to your Medicare healthcare plan to better […]

Three Major Differences Between Recourse and Non-Recourse Loans

November 1, 2023

Borrower / Guarantor Liability Recourse – The borrower (or guarantor) is personally liable for the full amount of the loan, including any debt remaining after the collateral is foreclosed upon and sold. To satisfy the remaining debt, the lender can look to the individual assets of borrower (or guarantor). Non-Recourse – The borrower (or guarantor) […]

Video: Gary and Martin discuss why they became Attorneys

October 12, 2023

Martin and Gary reflect on their ‘whys’. While Marty embarked on this journey to deepen his understanding of tax complexities, Gary was driven by a steadfast belief in the rule of law. It’s more than just a profession; it’s a lifelong commitment to their respective passions and principles.

The NLRB’s Jurisdiction and the Repercussions of the Stericycle Decision on Employee Rights

October 4, 2023

Employment attorneys, Gary Young and Brent Pohlman, unpack the recent NLRB ruling on Stericycle. What does this mean for employers, both unionized and non-unionized? Listen in to understand the ripple effects on the Boeing Standard. Essential insights for businesses navigating these evolving regulations.

Video: Advice to for Young Attorneys

October 3, 2023

Martin Hauptman and Gary Young have a combined 100 years of experience in the field, we asked them what advice they would have for attorneys who are just starting out.

Navigating Back-to-School Safety: Preventing the Most Common Injuries

August 13, 2023

As the school season kicks into gear, safety should be at the forefront of everyone’s minds. At Mandelbaum Barrett PC, we are committed to ensuring your children have a safe and joyful academic year. While schools are expected to provide a secure learning environment, the reality is that unintentional injuries can occur on school grounds, around buses, and even in the neighborhood. It’s a collective responsibility of parents, students, school staff, and the community to take proactive measures to safeguard our children.

Navigating the Shifting Terrain of Subchapter V: Vincent J. Roldan Sheds Light on Conflicting Court Rulings in the ABI Law Journal

June 26, 2023

Discover the latest in the still-evolving landscape of Subchapter V. This insightful article, published in the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Journal, examines the application of nondischargeability provisions to corporate debtors. Written by Vincent J. Roldan, a Partner in Mandelbaum Barrett PC’s Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights, and Banking and Financial Services groups, this piece sheds light on conflicting court […]

Insights from William Barrett: New York County Dental Society Article Explores Cybersecurity Risks in Dental Practices

June 22, 2023

Dental health professionals handle a vast amount of sensitive patient data, ranging from personal information to medical records. To protect themselves and their patients, it’s important for them to understand cybersecurity risks and take appropriate measures. Staying aware of the latest threats and trends is crucial for adequate protection. Learn about some of the ways […]

Professional Liability Insurance for Dentist Owners: Types of Coverage Recommended

March 23, 2023

As a dentist owner of a practice, your top priority is to provide quality dental care to your patients. However, despite your best efforts, malpractice lawsuits can still occur. Therefore, it is crucial to have professional liability insurance to protect yourself, your practice, and your employees from the financial burden of a lawsuit. In this […]

Filial Responsibility: Requiring Adult Children to Pay for Aging Parents’ Care

July 6, 2022

Did you know that in many states you could be responsible for your parents’ unpaid medical bills? In fact, more than half of all states currently have laws making adult children financially responsible for their parents, including their parents’ long-term care costs. However, these laws are rarely enforced. Notably, New Jersey does not have filial […]

Top 5 Tips for Commercial Real Estate Brokers for Achieving Better Exclusive Listing Agreements

July 5, 2022

Any Exclusive Listing Agreement should cover both a sale and a lease. Deals change and you want to be protected for either scenario. The Exclusive Listing Agreement must have a definitive end date and cannot contain automatic renewals. As to payment of the commission on a sale, include language that the commission will be paid […]

The Tax Consequences of Selling a House After the Death of a Spouse

July 5, 2022

If your spouse dies, you may have to decide whether or when to sell your house. There are some tax considerations that go into that decision.  The biggest concern when selling property is capital gains taxes.  A capital gain is the difference between the “basis” in property and its selling price. The basis is usually […]

WHAT IS THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MATRIMONIAL LAWYERS AND WHY SHOULD YOU HIRE ONE OF THEIR FELLOWS?

July 5, 2022

AAML is a national organization with chapters in most states.  There are approximately 1,650 Fellows in the United States and 52 Fellows in New Jersey.  Our Family Law Co-Chair Lynne Strober is proud to be one of those Fellows. The AAML is dedicated to providing and promoting the highest degree of professionalism and excellence in […]

Spring 2022 Vet Law Newsletter

March 24, 2022

Momentum: Our Year in Review

March 24, 2022

These stories are successful case results from our attorneys. Please note that results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

Effective HR Management Documentation for Dental Practices

January 23, 2024

Course Description: In this informative presentation, Dennis Alessi and Brent Pohlman, Partners at Mandelbaum Barrett PC, will provide valuable insights into creating and implementing effective policies and procedures. Discover how a well-crafted policy manual serves as a shield, providing a strong defense against potential legal issues. Explore strategies to proactively address claims related to discrimination, […]

Mandelbaum Barrett PC named to 2024 Best Law Firms

November 9, 2023

Mandelbaum Barrett PC is thrilled to announce that once again we have been recognized by Best Lawyers on their “2024 Best Law Firms®” list! This recognition highlights the ongoing excellence of our dedicated team of attorneys, underscoring our unwavering commitment to providing top-notch legal services and ensuring client satisfaction. We take pride in the fact that 16 of our practice […]

Tenafly Litigator Steven Adler Obtains Nearly $6 Million in Settlements for Victims of Workplace Sexual Assault

April 29, 2021

Steven Adler has obtained nearly $6 million dollars in settlements for victims of workplace sexual assault over the past year. The settlements were achieved after new laws were passed in New York and New Jersey, extending the statute of limitations for filing a sexual assault claim against employers.

Recent Labor and Employment Law Wins

March 5, 2018

The Firm's Labor and Employment Law Department has been active in 2018 with two major wins in the first quarter of the New Year.

Members Steven I. Adler and Lauren X. Topelsohn Victorious in Five Related Lawsuits Confirming a $4 million Arbitration Award

June 30, 2016

Members Steven I. Adler and Lauren X. Topelsohn victorious in five related lawsuits confirming a $4 million Arbitration Award on behalf of client Asta Funding, Inc. On June 30, 2016, the District Court in Newark in a forty-page decision affirmed a $4 million arbitration award