Essex County, New Jersey, Employment Law Attorneys
The law office of Lum, Drasco & Positan has deep legal roots serving the business community in New Jersey. Since 1870, our law firm has offered high-caliber legal services to business professionals and employers in employment law.
We remain committed to serving the dynamic needs of the business community with cutting-edge legal services. Our firm's employment law attorneys represent a broad spectrum of businesses, including closely-held businesses, Fortune 500 companies, public-sector clients and executives. Let our more than 140 years of experience work for you. Contact our law firm today to schedule a consultation at our office in Roseland, New Jersey.
Offering Employment Litigation and Labor Union Negotiation Services
Our labor and employment group has extensive experience in employment counseling, litigation, trials, alternative dispute resolution procedures and appellate practice. This includes many cases in the defense of companies concerning violations of discrimination, Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), whistleblower violations, retaliation, and wrongful termination defense. We have been involved in many high-profile cases in this area of law, including:
- LePore v. National Tool
- Baliko v. Stecker
- Department of Labor v. Pepsi-Cola Co.
- Local 68 v. Delaware River and Bay Authority
- Franks v. Ivy Club
- Chai v. Fairleigh Dickinson University
- Hermann v. Fairleigh Dickinson University
We have represented various public entities and public officials in a variety of litigated matters including New Jersey's attorney general in civil rights litigation, the New Jersey State Police, the New Jersey Department of Corrections, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and the Delaware River and Bay Authority. Our legal team has also represented the counties of Essex, Passaic, Morris, Somerset, Bergen, Union, and a variety of other municipalities. We are approved insurance defense counsel for Chartis (formerly AIG) and other carriers.
Handling Non-Competition Litigation
We have advised and represented many clients concerning non-competition, confidentiality, and trade secret agreements. Our law firm has extensive experience in New Jersey Superior Court Chancery Division litigation in the various counties. For example, we were involved in litigation in the Chancery Division for Morris County involving non-compete claims between Intuit and ADP.
Traditional Private Sector Labor Law
We have extensive National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) experience, including:
- Representation of companies in union-related matters
- NLRB elections
- Collective bargaining
- Project labor agreements
- Contract interpretation
- Labor mediation and arbitration
We have extensive experience in administrative law matters in the state and federal departments of labor and other administrative entities. This has included wage and hour matters, prevailing wage matters, OSHA, EEOC, NJDCR, and other state and city human rights agencies. Part of our background includes successfully negotiating the Project Labor Agreement at the Meadowlands Landfill for Mactec Construction.
Public Sector Labor Law
We represent municipalities, counties, and agencies in public sector labor law related to the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission, including collective negotiations, interest arbitration, unfair practice matters, and in contract interpretation. This has included negotiations and interest arbitration in the area of police and fire units. We also have considerable involvement in the area of K-9 units, and have handled a variety of litigation connected with them for various governmental entities.
Human Resources Consultation and Training
We provide full services concerning review, drafting, implementation, and consultation concerning labor and employment policies, anti-discrimination policies, employee handbooks, employee hiring practices, employee discipline and termination, and training of employees on both supervisory and staff levels. We have also handled matters involving reduction in force (RIF), executive retirement plan (ERP) matters, the negotiation and review of severance agreements. The depth of our practice includes representing high-profile clients, including:
- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
- Pepsi-Cola Bottling Group, Inc.
- Northeast Auto-Marine Terminal
- Marotta Controls, Inc.
- Welco-CGI Gas Industries
- Dry Ice Corporation
- American Compressed Gases Inc.
- Van Brunt Warehouses, Inc.
- Isolatek, Inc.
- Counties of Essex, Passaic, Morris, and Somerset
- Cities of Linden, Orange, Camden, Verona, and West Caldwell
We have been retained by private companies as outside counsel and as independent investigators to conduct prompt and effective workplace investigations and render recommendations and findings to implement responsive, remedial measures.
Put Our Experience to Work for You
Contact our Roseland law firm today to speak with an attorney about your employment and labor union negotiation concerns.