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Labor & Employment | USA

New Jersey

In Chambers USA, Labor - as distinct from employment – refers to the representation of corporates in their dealings with labor unions, including collective bargaining negotiations, strike avoidance and NLRB (National Labor Relations Board) proceedings. The section also covers wage and hour class and collective actions, as well as OSHA (Occupational health and safety act) and other workplace safety issues, which are also recognised in the Nationwide Occupational Safety and Health section. Employment covers litigation related to sex, race, age and national origin discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination and employment-related restrictive covenants. This section also covers non-contentious matters relating to day-to-day business issues as well as workforce restructuring, and employment issues related to mergers and takeovers. Lawyers also advise on the writing of policy handbooks for major corporates and HR training.

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Band 1
  1. Epstein Becker & Green PC
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    Epstein Becker & Green PC
    Labor & Employment
    2023 | Band 1 | 17 Years Ranked
    Epstein Becker & Green PC has a highly regarded labor and employment practice with significant experience across a range of industries including hospitality, technology, healthcare and financial services. Its clients include Fortune 500 companies and closely held businesses. The firm demonstrates strength in all manner of employment litigation and OSHA compliance. It has substantial expertise in traditional labor law.
  2. Gibbons P.C.
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    Gibbons P.C.
    Labor & Employment
    2023 | Band 1 | 17 Years Ranked
    Gibbons P.C. is renowned for the depth of its experience in employment litigation and compliance counseling, with significant expertise in labor relations and restrictive covenant matters. The firm regularly assists clients with issues relating to workplace discrimination and harassment, including in-house training and internal investigations. It is active across a number of industries, often acting for financial services, pharmaceutical and insurance companies, as well as government entities and higher education institutions. The firm possesses additional strength in whistle-blower and wage and hour claims. It is capable of advising on matters throughout the USA as well as those with a cross-border element.
  3. Jackson Lewis P.C.
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    Jackson Lewis P.C.
    Labor & Employment
    2023 | Band 1 | 17 Years Ranked
    Jackson Lewis P.C. is a well-regarded national labor and employment firm with experienced practitioners who demonstrate strength across the full range of contentious workplace issues. The firm is active on single-plaintiff as well as collective and class action disputes, including matters relating to wage and hour, discrimination, wrongful termination issues, whistle-blower and retaliation claims. It also regularly advises on noncontentious matters and is capable of assisting clients with traditional labor issues. The group is particularly adept at acting for healthcare entities within the state.
  4. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
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    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
    Labor & Employment
    2023 | Band 1 | 17 Years Ranked
    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP has a deep bench of talented practitioners across an extensive national network, representing clients in the retail, pharmaceutical, life sciences and financial services industries. The firm stands out for its work on contentious employment matters such as noncompete, misappropriation of trade secrets and wage and hour claims. It is noted for its strength defending a comprehensive range of discrimination and whistle-blower cases. The group regularly advises on the defense of class actions suits.
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Band 2
  1. Day Pitney LLP
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    Day Pitney LLP
    Labor & Employment
    2023 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    Day Pitney LLP has an impressive full-service practice, highly sought after for its expertise across the gamut of labor relations and employment litigation, such as OSHA matters, union organizing, retaliation and unfair labor practice claims. The firm is equally adept at advising on class action mandates as on single-plaintiff disputes. It fields a deep bench of experienced trial attorneys providing top-quality representation to major employers in both state and federal courts. The group acts for high-profile clients across the automotive, healthcare and telecommunications sectors.
  2. Fisher Phillips
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    Fisher Phillips
    Labor & Employment
    2023 | Band 2 | 14 Years Ranked
    Fisher Phillips is recognized for its proficiency in employment law and labor relations counseling. The firm displays skill in arbitrations and union contract negotiations and also regularly handles sensitive discrimination, harassment and wage and hour disputes for clients in the banking and manufacturing industries. It also advises clients in the healthcare, food distribution and retail sectors. The group has further experience in compliance advice with regard to equal pay legislation.
  3. Fox Rothschild
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    Fox Rothschild
    Labor & Employment
    2023 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    Fox Rothschild LLP fields a strong team of seasoned practitioners who are well regarded for their considerable expertise in collective and class action litigation relating to pension and benefit funds and wage and hour issues. It has an active presence in traditional labor law and compliance counseling, often advising clients on internal policies and training programs. The firm regularly works with Fortune 500 companies as well as smaller organizations.
  4. Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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    Greenberg Traurig, LLP
    Labor & Employment
    2023 | Band 2 | 12 Years Ranked
    Greenberg Traurig, PA is a well-known player in the labor and employment market, noted for its capabilities in collective and class action litigation and its success in jury trials. It also assists clients with training programs and advises on business immigration. The firm provides counsel to a diverse client base including healthcare groups, retailers and financial services companies.
  5. Littler Mendelson, PC
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    Littler Mendelson, PC
    Labor & Employment
    2023 | Band 2 | 13 Years Ranked
    Littler Mendelson, PC has strong national capabilities in counseling clients on traditional labor law matters such as collective bargaining agreements and arbitrations. It offers prowess in employment litigation relating to trade secrets, restrictive covenants, discrimination and harassment claims. The firm assists clients with defending against collective actions, as well as offering workplace training.
  6. Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC
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    Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC
    Labor & Employment
    2023 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC has a distinguished labor and employment practice with a national reputation for providing comprehensive counseling and litigation services to a range of management clients. The firm represents companies from the pharmaceutical, manufacturing and financial services sectors, among others. It has particular strength in traditional labor relations matters, such as union campaigns and collective bargaining agreements. The group also handles all manner of employment litigation, including whistle-blowing and retaliation cases.
  7. Nukk-Freeman & Cerra
    Labor & Employment
    2023 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Ballard Spahr LLP
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    Ballard Spahr LLP
    Labor & Employment
    2023 | Band 3 | 17 Years Ranked
    Ballard Spahr LLP is sought after for its expertise in all manner of contentious employment matters relating to wage and hour, discrimination and retaliation claims. The firm has notable experience in independent contractor classification disputes. It is additionally capable in the traditional labor law arena, with experience acting for nonunionized and unionized clients across the healthcare, energy and manufacturing industries. The group is also experienced in NLRB negotiations and advises clients facing OSHA investigations.
  2. Faegre Drinker
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    Faegre Drinker
    Labor & Employment
    2023 | Band 3 | 17 Years Ranked
    Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP has an impressive full-service practice, highly sought after for its expertise across the gamut of labor relations and employment litigation cases, such as OSHA matters, retaliation and unfair labor practice claims. The firm also regularly advises on wage and hour disputes and restrictive covenant lawsuits. It fields a bench of experienced trial attorneys providing top-quality advice to major employers in both state and federal courts. Offers advice to employers in relation to pay equity issues and fair pay audits.
  3. Genova Burns LLC
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    Genova Burns LLC
    Labor & Employment
    2023 | Band 3 | 17 Years Ranked
    Genova Burns LLC has an excellent track record acting for employers and management across the full spectrum of traditional labor law and employment litigation. It has noteworthy strengths in issues related to employee benefits and executive compensation, wage and hour disputes and OSHA compliance and is also well known for its expertise in public sector labor matters.
  4. K&L Gates
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    K&L Gates
    Labor & Employment
    2023 | Band 3 | 17 Years Ranked
    K&L Gates acts for a broad range of management clients in the healthcare, technology and transportation industries across several jurisdictions. It is particularly strong in both single-plaintiff and class action litigation, as well as in relation to traditional labor law issues and compliance counseling. The firm is also known for its expertise in workplace safety and collective bargaining.
  5. McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP
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    McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP
    Labor & Employment
    2023 | Band 3 | 17 Years Ranked
    McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP fields an accomplished group of practitioners in the labor and employment market, possessing a breadth of expertise in employment litigation. The team acts across the full range of disputes, from whistle-blower cases to noncompete, discrimination and wrongful termination claims, while also maintaining an active labor negotiations practice. Other areas of work include advising employers on workplace investigations and training programs.
  6. Carmagnola & Ritardi LLC
    Labor & Employment
    2023 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC
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    Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC
    Labor & Employment
    2023 | Band 4 | 12 Years Ranked
    Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC has a respected employment practice acting for a range of business clients in contentious workplace issues, including harassment, discrimination and wage and hour claims. The firm also counsels clients on audits, internal investigations, labor relations and management training.
  2. Cole Schotz P.C.
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    Cole Schotz P.C.
    Labor & Employment
    2023 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Cole Schotz P.C. has a notable Hackensack-based group offering deep expertise in employment litigation, with experience spanning wage and hour, discrimination, trade secrets and wrongful discharge disputes. The firm is additionally able to advise clients on a wide array of non-contentious matters.
  3. McCarter & English, LLP
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    McCarter & English, LLP
    Labor & Employment
    2023 | Band 4 | 7 Years Ranked
    McCarter & English, LLP has a well-regarded group which demonstrates strength handling both contentious and noncontentious employment matters. It is particularly adept at representing clients in litigation concerning discrimination claims and whistle-blowing scenarios. The firm handles both single-plaintiff cases and large class actions. It frequently acts for organizations with large and complex workforces, such as healthcare providers.
  4. Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.
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    Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.
    Labor & Employment
    2023 | Band 4 | 16 Years Ranked
    Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. has a comprehensive practice with considerable skill across employment litigation and labor relations issues. It is particularly renowned for its work on restrictive covenant cases and also involved in retaliation and discrimination claims, as well as independent contractor classification disputes.
  5. FordHarrison LLP
    Labor & Employment
    2023 | Band 4