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New Jersey Employment Litigation Attorneys

Proactive and Resourceful Counsel in Workplace Disputes

Attorney Ross counsels businesses in a wide range of employment law matters. Ms. Ross' extensive familiarity with business litigation provides clients with a strategic advantage. She helps clients with the assessment and implementation of risk-averse business plans, as well as a winning litigation strategy.

Attorney Ross serve as legal counsel to small and medium-sized business owners. Ms. Ross has extensive experience drafting executive employment agreements and non-compete agreements. She is also experienced in litigating the enforcement of these agreements.

On behalf of employers, our employment litigation lawyers provide comprehensive client service on the employment relationship. We can help you with everything from recruiting and hiring decisions to layoffs or termination.

Our legal advice is based on:

  • A thorough understanding of state and federal employment law
  • A broad familiarity with the wide variety of solutions that could address particular problems under given circumstances
  • Highly developed courtroom skills focused on the clear presentation of evidence

 Attorney, Michele Ross, standing in front of her desk in her office. Our Employment Litigation Defense Services

Our Bergen County lawyers also emphasize a pragmatic and realistic approach to employment litigation matters. We are careful to ensure our defense strategy meets the demands of the employee's claim and protects continuing business interests.

We represent employers in employment disputes related to:

  • Discrimination complaints related to recruiting, hiring, promotion or compensation practices
  • Claims of wrongful termination or employer retaliation
  • Sexual harassment claims
  • Problems related to vacation, sick leave or family leave
  • Employee classification and overtime exemption issues
  • Breach of contract claims related to professional or executive employment
  • Enforcement of restrictive covenants related to trade secrets, non-compete agreements or other commitments
  • Enforcement of severance terms

Much of our work in employer defense takes place in the context of an established attorney-client relationship. However, our law firm also represents clients who need advice about defending an employee's claim as a freestanding engagement.

Representation in Employment Contract Disputes

Most employment relationships are considered "at-will" and are not defined by written contracts. In these types of business relationships, either party may terminate the employment arrangement for practically any reason. Exceptions include reasons prohibited by state or federal law, such as discrimination.

In some situations, however, an employer might need to negotiate a written employment agreement. These situations can include:

  • Meeting the requirements of a key executive or professional
  • Defining performance expectations and incentives
  • Specifying the details of compensation and equity options
  • Outlining the reasons that could support termination for cause and severance terms

Ms. Ross works with employers to prevent the misuse of confidential and proprietary business information. Attorney Ross also works with business owners to prevent lawsuits of discrimination, harassment, and workplace retaliation. She helps business owners develop employee policies that are carefully memorialized and later reviewed by employees in handbooks and manuals.

Finally, Ms. Ross has successfully defended several of her clients against unwarranted allegations of employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, and harassment. Attorney Ross can serve as your advocate in employment related litigation if you need to fight these charges in court.

Protecting Employees in Litigation Matters

Employees can also benefit from our experience with employment litigation. Our firm is prepared to advocate for employee interests on any matters listed above, absent conflict with a client relationship. Our attorneys also advise clients about separation, termination, waiver, severance agreements and other aspects of dissolving the employment relationship.

For more information about our ability to help lead your business toward a favorable outcome in employment litigation, contact M. Ross & Associates, LLC in Englewood Cliffs.

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