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Sexually Harassed At Work: What To Do

April 5th, 2016 » Uncategorized

If You’ve Been Sexually Harassed At Work, What To Do (And What Not To Do!) written by Patricia Barasch It’s hard to listen to the news these days without hearing about sexual harassment in the workplace. Unfortunately, it seems to be a fact of workplace life reaching all types of job sectors and industries and...

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NJ Supreme Court: Emotional Distress Damages

March 24th, 2016 » Uncategorized

EMOTIONAL DISTRESS DAMAGES: HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH? NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT HEARS ARGUMENT IN EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION CASE. written by Richard Schall 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....

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Are Non-Compete Agreements Fair?

March 21st, 2016 » Uncategorized

Are Non-Compete Agreements Fair? New Jersey Employment Lawyers Share Their Views: Simply put, we don’t think so. But unfortunately, under the current state of New Jersey employment law, the courts will still enforce these agreements if, in the eyes of the judge asked to review them, they protect some “legitimate business interest” and are reasonable...

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When It’s Legal to Pay Less Than Minimum Wage in New Jersey

March 7th, 2016 » Uncategorized

Most employees in New Jersey receive a minimum wage of $8.38 per hour. For those who are tipped, however, the laws are different. According to the State of New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, employees who are regularly tipped as part of the job are entitled to just $2.13 an hour by their...

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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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* 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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