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The practice area of employment deals the issues facing the employer and employee and the employment agency. There is overlap within this area dealing with discrimination and harassment.

Dilts & Koester’s employment attorneys provide comprehensive services in this technical area of the law.  Our attorneys have appeared before federal and state agencies in New Jersey and represent a variety of businesses and industries.

Our mission is to understand our clients’ businesses and  to provide them with practical advice to solve their legal and business needs based on our knowledge and experience in the labor and employment field.

The sub-practice areas of employment transactions, litigation and dispute resolution include the following:

Employment Matters, Transactions, Contracts and Counseling

  • Employment Agreements, Contracts, Packages and Letters
  • Non-compete, Non-solicitation and Confidentiality Agreements
  • Trade secret, Copyright, Inventions, Intellectual property non- disclosure clauses
  • Employment handbooks, manuals and policies
  • Severance/termination agreements/packages/letters
  • Human resources issues: including wages, compensation, bonuses, overtime, hours, hiring, benefits, drug-testing, discipline employee relations policies and termination policies and practices
  • Consulting Agreements
  • Disciplinary and termination  decisions
  • Compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations
  • Discrimination and retaliation
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Fair Labor Standards Act – wage and hour laws
  • Family Medical Leave Act
  • Collective bargaining in public and private sectors
  • Unemployment compensation hearings
  • Grievance and arbitration presentations
  • Drugs and violence in the workplace issues

Claims, Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Pre-litigation, Informal Claims, Arbitration, Mediation, Hearings and Litigation – State and Federal
  • Employment discrimination, retaliation and hostile work environment, including age, disability, gender and race
  • Wrongful termination
  • Title VII, NJ Law against Discrimination, Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • Sexual harassment
  • Breach of contract
  • Non-competition, Non-Solicitation and Confidentiality
  • Trade secret/intellectual property claims
  • Unpaid wages
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Whistleblower (Conscientious Employee Protection Act) claims
  • Workplace violence issues