Labor & Employment
New Jersey Employment Attorneys
If you find yourself experiencing any type of harassment, workplace discrimination, intimidation or are the target of an internal investigation by your employer or you happen to come upon things that are contrary to public policy or law and you say something or you’re not sure if you should say something, those are all situations where you would need an attorney.
If you’re being unfairly terminated, suspended, discriminated against, or improperly paid, perhaps because of your race, gender, sexual orientation or another improper reason; or you feel like your employer is intimidating or threatening you; or you’re the subject of an investigation, whether, by your employer or law enforcement, these are examples of reasons to immediately contact an employment attorney at Schiller McMahon, and put experienced, talented trial lawyers between you and your problem.
Oftentimes, the wrong-doer or the employer will look to settle with the aggrieved party for pennies on the dollar, often sadly taking advantage of uncounseled clients, which is why it’s important to have a lawyer involved. We have seen repeated examples of employees who have almost taken settlements worth nothing because their employer made them believe that the amount they were offering was fair, when, in fact, past experience would indicate their case was worth substantially more.
Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”)
Labor and employment law includes a vast area of the law. It will often include acts of discrimination, which are often addressed by the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, commonly known as LAD, which prohibits discrimination against people on the basis of their race, their gender, their sexual orientation, their age and a host of other protective categories.
Conscientious Employee Protection Act (“CEPA”)/Whistleblower Protection
Another common area of the law implicated in employment and labor matters is the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (“CEPA”), otherwise known as the whistleblower statute or CEPA. If someone complains about a policy or a law, or somebody doing something improper or illegal, your employer is not supposed to retaliate against you. That retaliation is something that we bring whistleblower actions for all the time.
Wage and Hour/Prevailing Wage/Overtime
There are also Wage and Hour laws in place to protect employees. If you are not paid properly, there are laws that require pay pursuant to statute, such as the Prevailing Wage Act, which require minimum payments for public works-related jobs.
For example, our attorneys have taken steps to force an employer to cease and desist their discriminatory behavior, and our lawyers have also successfully negotiated a fair and appropriate severance package short of filling a lawsuit. There are times a lawsuit will be filed, and other times an out of court settlement will be reached. What remains unchanged is this: we are going to look to do what’s best for the client in each and every case.
Why Choose Schiller McMahon
You need a skilled lawyer on your side because without one you’ll be taken advantage of. At Schiller McMahon, we have the financial resources and intellectual firepower needed to combat powerful entities and employers. Many of our clients, whether they’re working for the government or they’re working for a corporation, have to confront powerful people with sometimes even more powerful connections, lots of money and the ability to beat people down through attrition, retaliation, and abuse.
When a client hires Schiller McMahon, we come in and immediately fill that power gap, leveling the playing field and sending a message to the other side that you’re not going to be bullied or run over. Contact Schiller McMahon today for a free and confidential consultation.