Employment Law for Employers
Whether you operate in New Jersey or New York, your business needs an attorney who understands the complexities and nuances of employment law for employers. At the Law Offices of David S. Rich, LLC, we focus on the specific needs of employers, building legal strategies and solutions that meet both the immediate and long-term needs. Below, we explain our aggressive and thorough approach to employment law for employers.
Employment Law Compliance and Litigation
Both New Jersey and New York employers are bound by a myriad of federal, state, and municipal laws. Navigating these regulations and statutes can be daunting without guidance from an experienced employment law attorney.
We help our clients understand their legal obligations, build compliance systems, and resolve disputes when they arise. We have substantial experience litigating claims that involve the following:
- Breach of employment contract
- Employment discrimination
- Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
- Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Restrictive covenants
- Retaliatory discharge and wrongful termination
- Wage and hour disputes
- Workers’ compensation claims
Breach of Employment Contract and Restrictive Covenants
Today, complex contracts address nearly every term and condition of the employee-employer relationship. When disputes arise, it’s vital that your attorney understands not only employment law for employers, but also New York or New Jersey contract law as well as business litigation.
- Binding arbitration clauses
- Executive employment contracts and restrictive covenants
- Commission, bonus, and other compensation agreements
- Confidentiality agreements
- Non-compete agreements
- Non-solicitation agreements
- Severance agreements
If you have questions about the enforceability of a contract or its terms, contact the Law Office of David S. Rich, LLC for a confidential assessment.
Unlawful Employment Discrimination
In both New York and New Jersey, federal, state, and municipal laws prohibit most employers from making adverse employment actions based upon an employee or job applicant’s actual or perceived:
- Race or color
- Creed or religion
- National origin
- Gender and sex
- Marital or partnership status
- Sexual orientation
- Military status
Allegations of unlawful employment discrimination can become a costly public relations debacle without guidance from an attorney.
At the Law Office of David S. Rich, LLC, we understand employment law for employers and therefore know how to build comprehensive defenses against discrimination claims arising out of federal, New York, New Jersey, and municipal laws.
Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
ERISA covers a vast array of employee benefit plans, including pension, long and short-term disability, and other health and welfare plans. However, New York and New Jersey contract law might apply in some self-funded benefit disputes.
ERISA disputes involve a very specific procedure, including internal appeal reviews and federal litigation. At the Law Office of David S. Rich, LLC, we assist employers at every stage of the dispute and help them craft comprehensive compliance in addition to dispute resolution strategies.
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Qualifying employers must comply with federal family and medical leave laws. Eligible employees can take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave within a 12-month period for family and medical issues, such as the birth or adoption of a child, their personal medical conditions, or to care for an ill family member.
In practice, FMLA issues require a careful legal and factual analysis. Because we focus our practice on employment law for employers, the Law Offices of David S. Rich, LLC has both the experience and knowledge needed to litigate and quickly resolve family and medical leave matters.
Retaliatory Discharge and Wrongful Termination
Wrongful termination and retaliatory discharge claims focus on improper terminations due to an employee’s membership in a protected class or the assertion of legal rights. The Law Offices of David S. Rich, LLC crafts defense strategies that are based on a comprehensive review of the evidence as well as federal, New York, New Jersey, and municipal employment law for employers.
Whether you are facing a claim alleging wrongful termination, an adverse employment action, or whistleblowing violations, we can help you identify your defenses and implement a well-designed litigation strategy. Contact us for a consultation today.
Wage and Hour Litigation
While there are federal standards for employee compensation, New York and New Jersey also have their own minimum wage and compensation laws. The Law Offices of David S. Rich, LLC assist employers with disputes involving minimum wage and overtime, as well as other compensation issues.
Workers’ Compensation Claims and Defense
New York and New Jersey workers’ compensation laws cover employees with physical and mental workplace injuries, as well as offer them medical and cash benefits. When your workers’ compensation insurance carrier or self-insured claims manager denies an employee’s claim, it’s highly likely that litigation will ensue.
However, unlike most employment litigation, workers’ compensation defense involves the synthesis of medical evidence, administrative law, and vocational data. Unless your business retains an experienced attorney that handles this type of employment law for employers, you’re at a serious disadvantage. To schedule a consultation about workers’ compensation defense, contact the Law Offices of David S. Rich, LLC.
We Apply Employment Law for Employers and Build Customized Solutions
If your organization has questions about employment law for employers or needs assistance with a dispute, contact the Law Offices of David S. Rich, LLC. We assist businesses with their New York and New Jersey employment law compliance and litigation needs — moreover, we strive to resolve issues fairly and expeditiously for our clients. Depending on your business’ unique needs, this might involve alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration, or civil litigation. To schedule a confidential assessment, complete our contact form or call us today.