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New Jersey Employment Law: Are Compulsory Psychological Exams Justified?

March 1st, 2016 » Uncategorized

Update on New Jersey Employment Law: Anonymous Letter Calling Fellow Employee “Time Bomb Ready to Explode” Does Not Justify Compulsory Psychological Exam With all the terrible news about workplace shootings of late, important and interesting employment law questions arise: At what point can a New Jersey employer require an employee to undergo a psychological or...

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How New Jersey’s “Ban the Box” Law Can Affect Job Applicants

February 29th, 2016 » Uncategorized

Work with skilled New Jersey Employment Discrimination Lawyers. For anyone trying to get a job in today’s competitive job market, there is nothing more frustrating than having application after application rejected. If the applicant in question served time in prison for any reason, this scenario might be a lifelong nightmare. It is no wonder that...

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Can My Employer Take Action Against Me if I Make a Complaint?

February 22nd, 2016 » Uncategorized

This is a scenario that’s happened all too often to employees in any industry: You reported an instance of what you suspect to be illegal activity at work to management, or to the appropriate authorities, and the following week, you find that you work environment has suddenly become hostile; you’ve been disciplined for something trivial;...

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Can my boss fire me because of a Facebook Post?

November 1st, 2015 » Articles, Employment Law Articles

Written By: Richard M. Schall Schall & Barasch, LLC, New Jersey Labor and Employment Lawyers. If a Friend Calls Your Boss a “Jerk” (or Worse) on Facebook, and You “Like” Her Post, Can The Boss Fire You Both and Get Away With It? Well, these are really two separate questions. Your boss may well fire...

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National Labor Relations “Joint Employer” Finding

September 8th, 2015 » Articles, Employment Law Articles

Written by:  Richard Schall, Esq. How Your Recycled Garbage Just Changed 30 Years of Labor Law: National Labor Relations Board Finds Browning-Ferris Industries a “Joint Employer” With Its Subcontractor. As a New Jersey employment lawyer – primarily representing individual employees in non-unionized workplaces — I am generally much more focused on employment law decisions coming...

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August 18th, 2015 » News, Recent Firm News

Richard Schall has once again been selected by his peers for the inclusion in the 22nd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice area of Employment Law –...

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NJ Mom Fired for Pumping Breastmilk

August 14th, 2015 » Articles, Employment Law Articles, News

The Philly Voice recently reported that a New Jersey mother, from a Pemberton Township claims that she was fired from her job because she needed to pump breast milk for her newborn daughter. Ariana Gossard, a 21-year-old single mother explained that she has worked at the Hampton Inn located in Bordentown for the past two...

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Ding, Dong, The Witch is Dead! (Or At Least One Evil Doctrine in New Jersey Employment Law)

Written by:  Richard M. Schall Schall & Barasch LLC I had written many months ago about a case pending before the New Jersey Supreme Court, Lippman v. Ethicon, Inc., and had promised an update once the case was decided. Well, last week, the Court came down with its decision, and it’s a good one, putting...

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June 19th, 2015 » Uncategorized

Written By: Richard M. Schall, Esq. SCHALL & BARASCH, LLC EMPLOYMENT-AT-WILL TAKES A HIT AS NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD STEPS UP ENFORCEMENT OF EMPLOYEES’ RIGHTS TO SPEAK OUT IN THE WORKPLACE. As an employment lawyer in New Jersey, I don’t enjoy the times I have to advise potential clients of the meaning of the doctrine...

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Uber Drivers: Independent Contractors or Employees?

Written By:  Richard Schall, Esq. My First Uber Ride: Who Was Driving That Car? An Independent Contractor or an Employee? A few weeks back, my wife and I were in Brooklyn and needed to get to a small folkie music club nowhere near any subway station. I had recently decided to download the Uber App...

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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

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*** 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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