Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

Labor & Employment Department

New Jersey
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What the team is known for A respected employment practice acting for a range of business clients in contentious workplace issues, including harassment, discrimination and wage and hour claims. Handles traditional labor matters including collective bargaining and NLRB proceedings. Also counsels clients on audits, compliance and management training, as well as on contract reviews and union issues.

Strengths Clients report: "They're well prepared, know the facts of a case and are good litigators."

Another impressed client says: "\They are a responsive team that thinks in 360 degree terms on behalf of the client and isn't afraid to brainstorm and present options," adding: "They are very accessible - our partner is always involved ensuring quality and accuracy."

Work highlights Represented Jagro Custom Brokers in a filing made by a former employee with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), alleging racial discrimination and retaliation. After the firm submitted a position statement, the EEOC found that there was no probable cause that a violation occurred.

Notable practitioners

Catherine Wells is described by sources as an "excellent" employment litigator. Her recent work includes race and disability discrimination cases and claims of alleged violation of the Conscientious Employee Protection Act. According to one client, she is "thorough, proactive, a strong communicator and extremely well-versed in the nuances of employment law."