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New York Attorney General Initiates Campaign Against Non-Compete Agreements; Why is New Jersey’s Attorney General So Silent (Again)?

November 2nd, 2016 » Uncategorized

This blog has discussed non-compete agreements a few times before, touching on how they can make it unduly difficult for workers seeking out new employment after leaving a job. Non-competes were initially intended to prevent sensitive company and client information from falling into the hands of a competitor when an employee changes companies. However, many...

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Schall & Barasch : “Best Law Firm” – Employment Law – Individuals

November 2nd, 2016 » News, Recent Firm News

Once again our firm Schall & Barasch LLC has been selected by U.S. News & World Report as “Best Law Firm” -2017 – Employment Law...

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October 17th, 2016 » News

On March 15, 2016, I had the pleasure of appearing before the New Jersey Supreme Court on behalf of the National Employment Lawyers Association of New Jersey in the case of Cuevas v. Wentworth Group.   The case involved two brothers, Ramon and Jeffrey Cuevas, who alleged that they had been subjected to a hostile work...

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September 27th, 2016 » Uncategorized

Richard Schall has once again been selected by his peers for the inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice area of Employment Law –...

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Ninth Circuit Court Overtime Pay Decision: Flores v. City of San Gabriel

September 16th, 2016 » Employment Law Articles

A decision on the Flores v. The city of San Gabriel case was eagerly awaited. The case had pit police officers against their City employer whom they had sued for three years of overtime that had not been paid and liquidated damages. The charges were made under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The ruling...

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Transgender Discrimination in the Work Place

September 9th, 2016 » Employment Law Articles

In the middle of the 2016 LGBT week, the National LGBTQ Task Force and the District of Columbia Office of Human Rights released a guide to help those facing discrimination in their workplace because of their sexual identity or orientation. The resource guide is for those facing these issues at work and those who can’t...

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New Overtime Laws Explained

August 26th, 2016 » Uncategorized

Change is in the air thanks to new Labor Department rules introduced by the Obama Administration. The new rules have significantly expanded the categories of workers who should be paid for working overtime. The threshold for salaried workers who are entitled to time-and-a-half overtime pay if they put in over 40 hours a week has...

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What Is Age Discrimination And How Is It Proven?

June 17th, 2016 » Employment Law Articles

Age discrimination is a real and growing problem that affects employees across all industries, both here in New Jersey and around the country. One of the reasons that age discrimination is particularly pernicious is that, when an employee is in his or her 50’s or 60’s, it often proves very difficult to find comparable replacement...

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White House Report: Non-Compete Agreements

May 23rd, 2016 » Uncategorized

May 2016 White House Report: 30 Million American Workers Now Covered By Non-Compete Agreements By Richard M. Schall May 21, 2016 Here at Schall & Barasch, we have far too often seen the harsh, and sometimes devastating, effects non-compete agreements can have on New Jersey employees. A report by issued by the White House, on...

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Credit Checks in the Workplace: Unhelpful, Unpleasant, and Unlawful

May 6th, 2016 » Employment Law Articles

At first, it seems harmless. After all, your new employer has already run a background check on you. Isn’t a credit check merely the next step in proving you’re an upstanding member of society? False. In most cases, credit checks have no bearing whatsoever on the ability of an employee to do his or her...

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* In every year since 2014, the law firm of Schall & Barasch has been included in the Tier 1 list of best law firms in New Jersey practicing in the field of employment law on behalf of individuals. This list is compiled by U.S. News & World Report. A description of the selection methodology can be found at

** The methodology for the Avvo ratings of Richard Schall and Patricia Barasch can be found at

*** In every year since 2009, Richard Schall has been chosen to be included on the list of Best Lawyers in New Jersey practicing in the field of labor and employment law. The Best Lawyers list is issued by Best Lawyers International. A description of the selection methodology can be found at

**** In every year since 2005, both Patricia Barasch and Richard Schall have been chosen to be included on the list of Super Lawyers in New Jersey practicing in the field of employment law on behalf of plaintiffs. The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at

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