On May 2, 2018, partner Jon Green as lead trial counsel together with Laura LoGiudice of our office, co-counsel Lisa Manshel and the firm of Breuninger and Fellman obtained a $2.1 million verdict Newark, NJ federal district court on the behalf of nine police sergeants. The suit was Montone v. City of Jersey City et al. Our client, Valerie Montone alleged that she was retaliated against for supporting the losing mayoral candidate in a 2004 election and for objecting to sex harassment in the workplace which also included her filing a prior sex harassment lawsuit in 1993. Our client's award was for $276,000 for lost wages and pension loss while the other eight male police sergeants, represented by the Breuninger Fellman firm, received approximately $1,824,000 in lost wages and pension losses.
Employment Attorneys Serving Northern and Central New Jersey
On October 12, 2017, the New Jersey Supreme Court granted Jon Green's and Laura LoGiudice's motion for amicus curiae status on behalf of the New Jersey chapter of the National Employee Lawyer's Association in Noren v. Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. The case involves how attorney's fees are to be awarded where an employer wins at trial a breach of employment contract claim and a New Jersey state whistleblower claim. The issues are technical and somewhat convoluted but are important in enforcing New Jersey's whistleblower statute which allows for attorney's fees to the employee's attorney who has successfully brought a whistleblower claim. A decision is expected in 2018.
On August 15, 2017, Jon Green was recognized as a Best Lawyer in America in the practice areas of Employment Law-Individuals and Litigation-Labor and Employment. This means that Mr. Green is ranked among the top 5% of private practice attorneys nationwide in these practice areas as determined solely by his peers. Please see https://www.bestlawyers.com/methodology for the selection process. If you believe that you are in need of advice or legal representation regarding your current or former employer, contact Mr. Green at (973) 695-7777 or email him through the website.
We are thrilled to announce that Laura M. LoGiudice has joined our firm as Of Counsel. Laura has extensive litgation experience in a wide variety of matters with an emphasis on employment law. That experience also includes litigating commericial disputes, health care regulatory compliance, federal anti-kickback statutes and health care privacy including but not limited to HIPAA.
Unfortunately, our associate Dylan Dindial has left the firm and has switched sides by joining the national firm Littler Mendelson in their Newark, N.J. office. She will be sorely missed but we wish her well.
In March 2017, Partners Jon Green and Glen Savits were again selected by their peers through a poll conducted by New Jersey Monthly as New Jersey Super Lawyers for 2016. Jon Green has been selected as a New Jersey Super Lawyer for Plaintiff's Employment Litigation every year since 2006 while Glen Savits has likewise been selected every year since 2009 for Labor and Employment Law.
On April 7, 2017, Dylan Dindial was a speaker at the National Employment Lawyers' Association- New Jersey's 2017 Annual Conferece in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Ms. Dindial presented a summary of the significant employment law cases decided in 2016 and moderated a heated debate between attorneys for employees and employers about trends seen in these decisions and what they mean for the field of employment law.
On December 14, 2016, Jon Green was a speaker at the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education's 2016 Employment Law Roundtable at the New Jersey Bar Center in New Brunswick, N.J. His topic dealt with the the ethical constraints of representing multiple plaintiffs in one suit, contacting witnesses who are both current and former employees of the employer being sued and the privilege under the common interest doctrine.
On October 29, 2016, Glen Savits taught a course to Middlesex County College students regarding legal issues in employment law. This was the second time Mr. Savits taught this course, which is provided to students in the College’s Human Resources Certificate program.