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.

An employment attorney protects your state, federal and civil rights. If someone has wronged you or tries to unfairly terminate you or punish you, an employment lawyer is going to do their very best to stop the termination unless it’s something that you want to separate from the company. Our employment lawyers will advocate on your behalf to make sure you’re paid properly, to make sure the workplace conditions are in compliance with the law and applicable state standards and protect your rights, your financial interests, and your legal interests.

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.

The Equal Pay Act protects people of different genders and races who perform the same work and requires that they be paid the same. should be paid the same. Under no circumstance should, for example, a person’s color, gender, or sexual orientation result in them being paid more or less than someone else. The law also increases protections for employees extending the statute of limitations to upwards of six years. It also increases protections for employees based on retaliation and it increases the damages if employers are in fact convicted.
Absolutely. For various reasons people are less likely to take individuals without law licenses seriously, and you need to get an attorney to advocate on your behalf. We do a great job advocating on our clients’ behalf, beginning with getting to know our clients and their families. Every case is our only case and we work extremely hard to deliver our clients the best possible outcome and protect their interests by going above and beyond expectations. This is simply the DNA of Schiller McMahon.

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.

There’s no actual cause of action for a hostile work environment. A hostile work environment is an environment where you’re being either retaliated against for whistle-blowing and disclosing information, or you’re being retaliated and/or discriminated against, because of the color of your skin, your sexual orientation, age, gender identity or the fact that you’re a man or a woman, amongst other protected categories or classes.

 

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.

Khaseem Greene
Would go to them again. Josh was very straight forward he knows what he is doing and completely confident I would recommend this firm to everyone . Thank you Josh for helping and doing a great job

5.0
2019-09-03T13:58:30-04:00
Would go to them again. Josh was very straight forward he knows what he is doing and completely confident I would recommend this firm to everyone . Thank you Josh for helping and doing a great job
Brian helped twice in the last five years. He did such a great job. Everything was handled with care each time. The cases were personal injury and estate. I highly recommend this firm.

5.0
2019-09-03T14:11:47-04:00
Brian helped twice in the last five years. He did such a great job. Everything was handled with care each time. The cases were personal injury and estate. I highly recommend this firm.
Josh is the Man. Had him as a professor. You may not like how straightforward he is but don’t confuse it with arrogance but know its out of humility

5.0
2019-09-03T14:12:45-04:00
Josh is the Man. Had him as a professor. You may not like how straightforward he is but don’t confuse it with arrogance but know its out of humility
I have worked with both Josh McMahon & Brian Schiller and they are both amazing. As a client I am not looking for someone to sugarcoat anything but I want a Pitbull that will get results.

5.0
2019-09-09T13:05:13-04:00
I have worked with both Josh McMahon & Brian Schiller and they are both amazing. As a client I am not looking for someone to sugarcoat anything but I want a Pitbull that will get results.
Brian and Josh have done a great job representing me on two cases. They are prompt with their responses and honest. They look out for the best interest of their clients but upfront with them at the same time. I would never hesitate to recommend Schiller McMahon to any of my friends.

5.0
2019-09-13T13:15:02-04:00
Brian and Josh have done a great job representing me on two cases. They are prompt with their responses and honest. They look out for the best interest of their clients but upfront with them at the same time. I would never hesitate to recommend Schiller McMahon to any of my friends.
Brian Schiller represented me on a misdemeanor assault case. I found myself in a position which I never thought I'd be in. I was scared that my whole life would be derailed by an incident which happened so fast. Brian remained calm and professional through the process, which helped me to relax and feel assured. After a number of appearances in court, Brian's persistence paid off and my case was thrown out.

5.0
2019-09-15T08:41:01-04:00
Brian Schiller represented me on a misdemeanor assault case. I found myself in a position which I never thought I'd be in. I was scared that my whole life would be derailed by an incident which happened so fast. Brian remained calm and professional through the process, which helped me to relax and feel assured. After a number of appearances in court, Brian's persistence paid off and my case was thrown out.
I have personally had the pleasure of being represented by Brian and he was the best. He was there for me every time I needed him and any question I had he was able to get an answer for me. Any time I need legal representation in the future I will be sure to contact him first.

5.0
2019-09-16T16:10:00-04:00
I have personally had the pleasure of being represented by Brian and he was the best. He was there for me every time I needed him and any question I had he was able to get an answer for me. Any time I need legal representation in the future I will be sure to contact him first.
Great Firm and had a great experience! Would highly recommend.

5.0
2019-09-18T18:47:51-04:00
Great Firm and had a great experience! Would highly recommend.
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