New Jersey Employment Lawyers
Big enough to handle your matter, but with a personal touch from your attorneys throughout
Your legal needs are important to you, and they are important to us. Our law firm doesn’t run on generating a high volume of cases and turning them over quickly. Instead, we make sure to invest the time necessary to build a strong case and pursue it vigorously so that when the time comes to settle or go to court, we know we have the facts, the law, and the determination on our side to achieve a successful result that meets your needs. While our firm is big enough to handle any matter regardless of its size or complexity, we are also small enough to handle every case with a personal touch so you can be assured we understand you and are meeting your needs. At Poulos LoPiccolo, you’ll meet and talk directly to the lawyer who will handle your case, and you’ll have access to your lawyer throughout the course of your representation. That’s the way we think legal services should be handled, and we think you’ll agree.
Protecting employees from discrimination, harassment, wage/hour violations & workplace retaliation
Losing a job can be devastating both financially and psychologically. If you were wrongfully discharged, you are entitled under the law to recover all the damages, monetary and emotional, that you suffered because of that illegal decision. Our New Jersey employment lawyers take on the burden of recovering that compensation for you and even getting your job back if you desire. We also help workers exercise their rights to be free from discrimination and harassment in the workplace. No person should be mistreated because of their beliefs or the way they look; our law firm is committed to helping employees find a home in a fair and lawful workplace.
Our comprehensive New Jersey employment law practice includes state and federal wage and hour claims as well, including unpaid wages and overtime and other forms of wage theft, or violation of state and federal leave laws like the FMLA and New Jersey Family Leave Act. If you were denied money you earned that belonged to you, we’ll take your employer to court to get it back, with interest.
- Freehold Employment Law
- Middlesex Employment Law
- Montclair Employment Law
- Monmouth County Employment Law
- Morristown Employment Law
- New Brunswick Employment Law
- Ocean Employment Law
- Princeton Employment Law
- Trenton Employment Law
If you’ve been mistreated at work based on your age, race, religion, gender, disability or any other protected characteristic, or if you’ve been retaliated against for complaining about discrimination, harassment, or wage and hour violations, we’ll work to hold your employer accountable to you and restore you to at least the position you were in before the mistreatment occurred, if not better.
Common New Jersey Employment Law Cases
New Jersey employment law is a complex area of legislation that governs the relationship between employers and employees. The state has enacted several laws and regulations that aim to protect the rights and interests of both parties in the workplace, including the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), and the New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJFLA). These laws provide extensive protections for employees against various forms of discrimination, retaliation, and harassment, as well as ensuring job-protected leave for qualifying family and medical reasons. Additionally, New Jersey enforces the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which establishes standards for minimum wage and overtime pay, among other provisions.
Common cases in New Jersey employment law often involve discrimination based on race, sex, age, disability, national origin, or other protected categories. These cases may arise in various contexts, such as hiring, firing, promotions, or harassment in the workplace. Retaliation claims are also prevalent, wherein an employee experiences adverse action for engaging in protected activities such as reporting discrimination, harassment, or wage and hour violations. Wage and hour disputes, including unpaid overtime and minimum wage violations, are another area where employees frequently seek legal recourse. In recent years, the gig economy has given rise to a growing number of worker misclassification cases, where employers classify workers as independent contractors to avoid providing benefits and protections afforded to employees under the law.
Potential settlements in New Jersey employment law cases depend on the specific facts and circumstances of each case. Remedies for successful claims may include back pay, front pay, compensatory damages, and punitive damages. Back pay refers to lost wages and benefits that an employee would have earned had the employer not engaged in unlawful conduct, while front pay compensates the employee for future lost wages and benefits. Compensatory damages cover the emotional distress, pain, and suffering resulting from the employer’s actions. In cases involving particularly egregious conduct, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the employer and deter similar behavior in the future. Additionally, non-monetary remedies such as reinstatement, promotions, or policy changes may be ordered by the court or negotiated as part of a settlement agreement.
Helping victims of motor vehicle accidents & personal injury
Poulos LoPiccolo helps individuals in a wide variety of personal injury matters. We represent clients who have suffered catastrophic or serious injuries, or who have lost a loved one as a result of automobile accidents, premises accidents, medical malpractice, product liability or other forms of negligence.
After a serious personal injury, your entire life can be turned upside down as you attempt to recover from a painful and debilitating injury, make up for missed work or future disability, and care for and provide for your family as you did before someone else’s negligent behavior put you out of commission. Our experienced Monmouth County personal injury lawyer will take the time to build a strong case proving the other party’s liability to you for the full range of the damages caused, including your medical bills, loss of income, pain and suffering, and more. When the time is right, we’ll negotiate a favorable settlement on your behalf from a position of strength, or we’ll take your matter to court and argue your case to a jury if necessary to get you the monetary compensation you need and deserve after being hurt because of someone else’s fault.
Experienced New Jersey Employment Attorneys
Our seasoned attorneys will represent you passionately and vigorously to protect your rights, advance your interests, and achieve a result that meets your needs and goals. No case is too big or complex for our experienced team to handle. Count on Poulos LoPiccolo to manage your legal matters effectively and efficiently across a broad spectrum of legal practice areas, including:
- Employment Law
- Personal Injury
- Class Actions
- Real Estate
- Civil Litigation
With offices in Ocean, NJ, and New York, Poulos LoPiccolo is perfectly situated to serve clients throughout New Jersey & New York. We offer a free initial consultation and a variety of affordable fee structures, including reasonable hourly rates, flat fees, and contingency fees in personal injury cases and other appropriate areas. After-hours appointments are available as well to meet your schedule. Our Monmouth County employment, personal injury and real estate lawyers understand what you need, and we are here to help. For high-quality legal assistance with New Jersey employment law, personal injury, and other legal needs, call the litigation law firm Poulos LoPiccolo today.