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Employee Rights Attorneys in New Jersey

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Richard Schall and Patricia Barasch have dedicated the entirety of their careers to advancing the cause of employee rights both in New Jersey and throughout the United States. From June, 2010 to June, 2013, Ms. Barasch served as President of the National Employment Lawyers Association. This preeminent organization of plaintiffs’ employment lawyers in the United States has over 3,000 attorney members. Mr. Schall is a past-president of the National Employment Lawyers Association/New Jersey.

Every year since 2005, they have been selected by their peers to the list of “Super Lawyers” in New Jersey in the field of employment litigation-plaintiff. Most recently, they were chosen to serve as the editors of the New Jersey Law Journal’s new book, The Library of New Jersey Employment Law Firms.


Litigation History

New jersey labor lawWith over 50 years of combined experience, Mr. Schall and Ms. Barasch litigate employment discrimination cases on behalf individual employees in the federal and state courts in New Jersey, on both the trial and appellate level.


  • They negotiate enhanced severance packages for employees at all levels of the workforce – from customer service rep to CEO.
  • They serve as guides and counselors to employees in protecting their rights in the workplace in the following areas:
    • rights involving age, race, and sex discrimination
    • sexual harassment
    • disability discrimination and reasonable accommodation
    • non-compete agreements
    • breach of contract
    • employee benefits
    • retaliation and whistle-blowing
    • overtime pay
    • wrongful termination
    • the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)


Schall & Barasch Guiding Principles

From its inception, the firm of Schall & Barasch has been guided by the following set of principles:

  • We believe that in order to provide the highest quality representation in this ever-changing, complex area of the law, we must concentrate on one and only one area of practice – employment litigation.
  • We believe that if employees are to successfully take the largest corporations and law firms in the State of New Jersey, they must have lawyers who are highly trained, highly experienced, and completely focused on the protection of employee rights.
  • We believe that the relationship between lawyer and client is a special one requiring trust, commitment and sensitivity. We are dedicated to fostering such a relationship with all our clients.

What Our Clients Say

Much gratitude to Schall & Barasch for outstanding representation in my Equal Pay Act case - for their willingness and courage to pursue justice against the State and its limitless resources. Their legal skills are unmatched. Besides an expert knowledge of employment law, they have the fortitude and determination required for years of intense litigation. Richard and Patricia remain unwavering and always professional in the face of highly contentious litigation.

Theresa Hubal

News & Resources


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