- Bergen County Bar Association (Past Chair, Labor Law Committee)
- New Jersey State Bar Association
- American Bar Association (Litigation and Labor Law Sections)
- Master, Sidney Reitman Employment Law Inn of Court
- Adjunct Professor, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Steven Adler is a Partner and was a long-time member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. Steve also serves as Co-Chair of the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group, Co-Chair of the Firm’s Labor and Employment Law Practice Group and Co-Chair of its Healthcare Litigation Practice Group.
During his 40 years of practice, Steve has handled cases with national significance. He regularly appears in state and federal courts throughout New Jersey and New York. He is known for his pragmatic approach to litigation while handling the most complex commercial, employment and healthcare disputes including class and collective actions. Some representative clients include such well-respected companies as Aon, Volkswagen, Woodmont Properties, Audi, Valley National Bank, Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motorcars, Asta Funding, Goya Foods and Flight Safety International (a Berkshire Hathaway company).
Steve has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in all types of employment-related matters, including age, race, sex and disability discrimination and harassment lawsuits, whistleblower litigation, equal pay claims, wage and hour class actions, trade secrets and ERISA withdrawal liability cases. He often appears in the Chancery Division throughout New Jersey in restrictive covenant litigation. During the past thirty years, Steve primarily has represented and provided guidance to management on all types of personnel issues.
Steve also spends a significant portion of his time handling healthcare litigation, including minority oppression cases, non-competes involving doctors, disputes involving ambulatory surgical centers and imaging centers, and fraudulent billing allegations.
Steve has served as a mediator in many cases, including for the Civil Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County. He also frequently lectures and writes extensively on employment law topics. He also has taught various law courses as an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University. From 1999 to 2001, Steve served as Acting General Counsel for Rolls-Royce & Bentley Motor Cars Inc. while remaining a partner at another prestigious law firm.
Steve is a frequent contributor to Mandelbaum Barrett PC’s Employment Law Blog. Click Here to View.
For more than 20 years, Steve has been selected for inclusion on the New Jersey Super Lawyers in Employment Litigation list and repeatedly has been named to the Best Lawyer in America® list*. He has also been awarded the highest AV rating for his professionalism and the quality of his legal work from Martindale-Hubbell, the directory of legal professionals.
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Steve has substantial federal and state court jury trial and chancery litigation experience and has handled numerous employment related class actions and other complex employment and commercial litigation. He also regularly handles arbitrations at the AAA, JAMS and the AHLA. He was selected to be one of the initial Barristers in the Robert L. Clifford American Inn of Court, teaching younger attorneys litigation techniques. He currently is a Master in the Sidney Reitman Employment Law American Inn of Court, the first Inn of Court in this country devoted exclusively to employment and labor law, where for years he served as the head of the Bergen County pupillage team.
Steve also has a broad commercial and business litigation background which benefits his employment and healthcare clients as many employment and healthcare disputes also involve complex business issues.
Steve served as Acting General Counsel for Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motorcars Inc. for three years and he continues to serve as a trusted advisor to the Volkswagen Group of Companies on employment matters.
What’s in Store for Employment Lawyers in 2023 for the New Jersey Law Journal
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Steve has numerous reported decisions including cases of national importance relating to certifying a federal age discrimination collective action, requiring the speaking of English-only in the workplace and alter ego liability for ERISA withdrawal liability.
Reported decisions include:
- Anderson v. Union City Mirror and Table Co., 16-cv-6012 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 25, 2018).
- Asta Funding, Inc. v. Shawn Neal, Civ. No. 2:14-2495 (D.N.J. Nov. 13, 2018); Civ. No. 2:14-2495 (D.N.J. Feb. 8, 2019.
- Berman v. Valley Hospital, 103 N.J. 100 (1986).
- LoCurto v. AT&T Mobility, LLC, No. 13-cv-4303 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 20, 2018); No. 13-cv-4303 (S.D.N.Y. June 13, 2019).
- Lusardi v. Xerox, 99 F.R.D. 89 (D.N.J. 1983); 747 F.2d 174 (3d Cir. 1984); 118 F.R.D. 351 (D.N.J. 1987); 975 F.2d 964 (3d. Cir. 1992).
- Pomerantz Paper Corp. v. New Community Corp., 207 N.J. 344 (2011).
- Rosario v. Cacace, 337 N.J. Super. 578 (App. Div. 2001).
- Trooper Ink Co. v. Roico, Inc., 279 N.J. Super. 257 (App. Div. 1995).
Representative cases include:
- Obtaining dismissal of a race discrimination lawsuit against Volkswagen in the S.D.N.Y.;
- Obtaining a defense jury verdict on behalf of Goya Foods in a race and gender discrimination lawsuit;
- Obtaining a defense jury verdict on behalf of Flight Safety International in a breach of employee manual lawsuit in New Jersey state court;
- Obtaining a defense verdict on behalf of a radiology group in a sexual harassment lawsuit;
- Obtaining a defense verdict in a multi-million dollar ERISA withdrawal liability suit in the S.D.N.Y.;
- Obtaining a jury verdict in a FMLA lawsuit;
- Recovering $10 million in lawsuit against a mutual life insurance company’s board of directors for breaches of fiduciary duty;
- Recovering $4.5 million in wage and hour misclassification litigation;
- Recovering $3.7 million in a federal court lawsuit and Texas arbitration brought by senior executives for bonuses;
- Recovering $4.3 million on behalf of a financial services company for lost profits;
- Obtaining an arbitration award of over $4 million on behalf of Asta Funding (OTC: ASI) against former IT Director for computer fraud and abuse;
- Recovering $3.4 million for overtime wages on behalf of an FLSA and state law class action in federal court in the S.D.N.Y.;
- Successfully defending a Berkshire Hathaway company in a disability discrimination lawsuit;
- Recovering over $3 million for a Wall Street executive in a wrongful termination arbitration; and
- Recovering approximately $75 million in severance for executives.
- Obtaining restraining order for healthcare providers being removed from Medicare Advantage insurance plan
Tenafly Litigator Steven Adler Obtains Nearly $6 Million in Settlements for Victims of Workplace Sexual Assault
April 29, 2021Steven 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.
Mandelbaum Barrett PC Secures $340,000 Arbitration Award for Wholesale Bakery Client
April 23, 2021Steven Adler and Lauren Topelsohn secured a $340,000 AAA arbitration award for wholesale bakery client.
Mandelbaum Barrett PC Achieves $1.9 Million Settlement in National Overtime Class Action Against Major Telecommunications Company
October 26, 2020Mandelbaum 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.
Mandelbaum Barrett PC Files a Federal Court Lawsuit Against UnitedHealthcare on Behalf of Medical Groups and Doctors in New Jersey
October 16, 2019Steven I. Adler and Mohamed H. Nabulsi filed an emergent application in federal court in Newark, NJ, on behalf of The Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) and various inner-city medical groups against UnitedHealthcare (UHC) to enjoin and restrain UHC from terminating healthcare providers from its NJ Medicare Advantage Community Health Insurance Plan and to stop UHC from misrepresenting that these providers are no longer accepting new patients. Click here to read more.
Recent Labor and Employment Law Wins
March 5, 2018The 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, 2016Members 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
Restrictive Covenants and Forfeiture-for-Competition Clauses
February 28, 2024The Delaware Supreme Court recently sided with employers in a significant ruling, enabling companies to enforce clauses that withhold benefits from former employees who compete against them. This decision, favoring the enforcement of "forfeiture-for-competition" clauses, marks a pro-employer shift in legal approaches to restrictive covenants in Delaware.
Credibility Is Key to Every Successful Trial
February 23, 2024Prior to the civil fraud trial, Trump's credibility suffered from sexual assault lawsuits. Despite his denial, juries awarded significant damages. In the New York Attorney General's case, Judge Engoron labeled Trump a pathological fraudster. Independent monitors were appointed due to Trump's lack of remorse. Michael Cohen's testimony, despite his past, was deemed credible.
Should Restrictive Covenants for Doctors be Outlawed in New Jersey?
January 2, 2024Lawyers working in New Jersey cannot be bound to non-competition agreements. Has the time finally come to treat doctors the same way? In this writer’s opinion the answer is no but the legislature should consider imposing certain restrictions on these agreements to make them less onerous. Restrictive covenant agreements, also known as “non-competes,” typically preclude […]
Success in Litigation: Key Traits and Strategies
November 22, 2023If you're contemplating a career in litigation or seeking to enhance your skills as a legal practitioner, this video titled "What Makes a Good Litigator?" by Steve Adler, Co-Chair of the Healthcare Litigation, Litigation, and Employment Practice Groups at Mandelbaum Barrett PC, is a must-watch. In a fast-paced legal landscape, it's imperative to possess specific traits and strategies to excel in the field.
How Not to Handle Human Resource Issues
March 15, 2023One could teach a course on how not to run a company or, more precisely, how not to handle a company’s Human Resources issues, by studying Elon Musk.
Exercising Free Speech Rights Does Not Support a Pierce Claim
June 17, 2022On May 20, 2022, the New Jersey Appellate Division held in a published opinion that an employer is free to terminate an at-will employee based on the employee’s racially insensitive remarks made on the employee’s private social media. An employee cannot bring a Pierce claim premised on the employee’s right to free speech under the Free Speech […]
Restrictive Covenants for Doctors and the Need to Remain Vigilant
March 21, 2022It has long been the law in New Jersey that doctors can be bound to reasonable restrictive covenants. This includes those arising out of a sale of a medical practice as well as non-competition clauses contained in employment agreements. Karlin v. Weinberg, 77 N.J. 408 (1978); Cnty. Hosp. Group, Inc. v. More, 183 N.J. 36 (2005). However, medical groups should not just stick them in a file and forget about them after they are signed because circumstances change. A victory we had last week in the New Jersey Appellate Division highlights the need for medical practices to remain vigilant with regard to their restrictive covenants.
The Fearless Forecaster Once Again Predicts Key Employment Law Issues For The New Year
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EEOC Updates its Interpretation of the Law Relating to Religious Accommodations and COVID-19 Vaccinations
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Litigation Continues Challenging Vaccine Mandates
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Analyzing Recent Employment Law Headlines
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President Biden Enlists Employers in the Fight Against COVID-19
September 10, 2021On Thursday, September 9, President Biden signed executive orders requiring all federal executive branch employees and most federal workers to be vaccinated or face discipline. The President also announced a plan to mandate vaccines at all businesses with 100 or more workers or face mandatory weekly testing. His efforts to bring employers into the fight […]
The Lesson to Be Learned from Governor Andrew Cuomo's Resignation
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New Jersey Adopts Potent New Weapon Against Worker Misclassification
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Returning to Work? EEOC Updates Guidance for Employers During the Pandemic
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Does the FDA's EUA of the COVID-19 Vaccine Impact Whether Employers Can Require Employees to Take the Vaccine as a Condition of Returning to Work?
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Employers Can Require Workers To Get Vaccinated For Covid-19 But There Are Exceptions
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Hope On The Horizon As We Approach Year End
November 23, 2020On Saturday, Governor Phil Murphy, signed Executive Order 200, extending the public health emergency. Likewise, Governor Andrew Cuomo imposed new restrictions, including limitations on indoor and outside dining. Those moves are a stark reminder that as we approach year end, many people would like to forget 2020. But progress on the vaccine front gives us […]
David Slays Goliath In The Battle Between Healthcare Providers And UnitedHealthcare
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Workplace Morals Clauses Take Hold Beyond Show Biz in #MeToo Era
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Steven I. Adler Gives New Jersey Law Journal Predictions for Labor and Employment Law 2024
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22 Attorneys Named to 2024 Best Lawyers List
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21 Mandelbaum Barrett PC Attorneys Named to 2023 New Jersey Super Lawyers Lists
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UnitedHealthcare Sued Over Thousands of Denied Covid-19 Claims
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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?”
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Mandelbaum Barrett PC is proud to announce 17 of our attorneys have been named to the Best Lawyers in America 2023 list.
August 18, 202215 years of recognition: Barry R. Mandelbaum, Steven Adler, Jeffrey M Rosenthal and Michael Saffer 10 years of recognition: Jeffrey Cappola, Gordon C. Duus, Arthur D. Grossman, Owen T. Hughes and Barry Schwartz William Barrett, David Carton, Damian Conforti, Rebecca Frino, Raj Gadhok, Martin D. Hauptman, Esq., Steven Holt and Lynne Strober *No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey or the American […]
Mandelbaum Barrett PC is pleased to announce that fourteen of our attorneys have been selected by their peers to the New Jersey Super Lawyers List* for 2022.
March 17, 2022Steven Adler, Michael Bevacqua, Andrew Bronsnick (**10th year as Super Lawyer and on the Top 100 list), Arla D. Cahill, David Carton, Damian Conforti, Doug Eilender, Raj Gadhok, Arthur Grossman, Barry Mandelbaum, Richard Miller, Michael Saffer, Robert C. Scrivo, Lynne Strober. In addition, the Firm is excited to announce that four of our attorneys were named to the Rising Stars list for 2022, which recognizes the top up-and-coming […]
14 Mandelbaum Barrett PC attorneys named to the 2022 Super Lawyers List as well as 4 named to Rising Stars list
March 17, 2022Mandelbaum Barrett PC is pleased to announce that fourteen of our attorneys have been selected by their peers as New Jersey Super Lawyers* for 2022. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state of New Jersey are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. In addition, the Firm is excited to announce that four of our attorneys were named to the Rising Stars list for 2022, which recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys age 40 or under or who are in practice for 10 years or less. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
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, 2022Mandelbaum 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.
15 Mandelbaum Barrett PC Attorneys Selected for the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
August 20, 202015 Mandelbaum Barrett PC Attorneys Selected for the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America The latest edition of The Best Lawyers in America includes fifteen Mandelbaum Barrett PC attorneys, representing a wide cross-section of the firm’s full-service capabilities, including commercial litigation, employment law, family law, white collar criminal defense, real estate, tax, bankruptcy […]
Nabulsi and Adler Spoke at MSNJ's Policy and Strategy Panel on Restrictive Covenants
July 22, 2020The Medical Society of New Jersey ("MSNJ") requested that Mandelbaum Barrett PC partners Mohamed Nabulsi and Steven Adler
Mandelbaum Barrett PC to Host Complimentary Webinars on COVID-19's Impact on Businesses and Healthcare Providers
March 19, 2020Please join us for two complimentary webinars on employment and operational issues raised by the spread of COVID-19, led by Steven I. Adler, Mohamed H. Nabulsi and Dennis J. Alessi. For more information and to register, click here.
Steven Adler Authors Op-Ed Piece for NJBIZ
January 20, 2020Steven 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, 2019Steven 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, 2019Steven 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, 2019Steven 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, 2019Steven 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, 2019Steven 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.
Thirteen Mandelbaum Barrett PC Attorneys Recognized By Their Peers In Best Lawyers in America© 2020
August 15, 2019We are proud to announce that thirteen of our attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 edition. In addition, Barry Mandelbaum has been recognized as Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Law. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers© has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Many of the below attorneys have been listed in this publication for over ten years. *No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey or the American Bar Association. To learn more about Best Lawyers, visit www.bestlawyers.com/methodology
Steve Adler Authors Article for NJBIZ on Age Discrimination Laws
July 18, 2019Steve 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
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, 2019Co-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.
Steven Adler Authored Article For ROI-NJ Entitled "Secretly recording work chats: Not cut-and-dried"
September 4, 2018Thinking 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.
Steven Adler Authored Article for New Jersey Law Journal Entitled "The Times They Are a-Changin' for NJ Employers"
August 8, 2018Steven 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, 2018Steven 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, 2018Steven 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, 2018Labor 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, 2018Steven 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, 2018Steven 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.
Steven Adler Authors Star Ledger Piece on Nondisclosure Agreements in Light of Latest Stormy Daniels News
March 21, 2018Mandelbaum 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
Steven Adler Interviewed by WBGO on "How to Protect Against Sexual Harassment in the Workplace"
December 18, 2017Steven 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."
Steven Adler Authors Article for ROI-NJ on "Sexual Harassment and How Employers Can Protect Themselves
December 6, 2017Steven 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, 2017Steven 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
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Steven Adler Speaks on Law Firm Harassment on Rocket Matter's Two-Part Podcast
November 6, 2017Steven 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, 2017Steven 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.
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, 2017An 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 Featured in NJ Biz
May 12, 2016Member Steven Adler, Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Department, was interviewed as part of the NJ Biz Triple Play series. Steven spoke about tips for employers concerning internships which you can read HERE