Wednesday, March 29, 2017 “You Can’t Take It With You:” Another Lesson in the World of Non-Compete Agreements We have cautioned before in our blogs and on our website that one of the worst mistakes an employee can make when leaving a job is to email information of any sort from a work computer...
We have written before about the many perils of “forced arbitration agreements” that are imposed by corporations on their employees in order to deprive them of their Constitutional right to trial by jury and to require instead that all disputes be taken to private, secret proceedings before individual arbitrators. Everything that is wrong with forced...
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...
Once again our firm Schall & Barasch LLC has been selected by U.S. News & World Report as “Best Law Firm” -2017 – Employment Law...
October 17th, 2016
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...
September 27th, 2016
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 –...
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...
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...
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...
* 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 www.bestlawfirms.usnews.com/methodology.aspx.
** The methodology for the Avvo ratings of Richard Schall and Patricia Barasch can be found at www.avvo.com/support/avvo_rating.
*** 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 www.bestlawyers.com/about/MethodologyBasic.aspx.
**** 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 www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process.html.
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