Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

Labor & Employment Department

New Jersey
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What the team is known for 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, internal investigations, compliance and management training, as well as on contract reviews and union issues.

Strengths"They are a cohesive team that is excellent at providing practical and creative solutions," clients say.

Another source confirms that the firm is "strong at understanding the client, creating a personal relationship and providing tailor-made advice."

"The attorneys are a highly valued extension of our internal team," states one client, who adds: "They understand the company deeply and provide sound advice and guidance."

Work highlights Defended the State of New Jersey Department of Corrections against reverse race discrimination allegations brought by two Caucasian employees. The firm successfully appealed the $8 million initial judgment against the client.

Notable practitioners

Catherine Wells
litigates on behalf of organizations in a myriad of proceedings, including breach of contract, discrimination and wage and hour disputes. One client says: "She is responsive and knows our business inside and out. I know I can count on her for legal expertise in the employment area that is top-quality and efficient."