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Employment Attorneys Serving Northern and Central New Jersey

On April 20, 2016, Jon Green was a speaker panelist for the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education's progam, "Ethics and Employment Litigation:  Stepping Through the Minefield" that took place in West Orange, New Jersey.  In particular, he spoke on "Professional Responsibility in Multi-Plaintiff Settlements" and "A Lawyer's Ethical Duties Regarding Trial Publicity in Civil Cases."

On April 2, 2016, Jon Green moderated a program entitled "Ethical Issues in High Profile Cases" at the National EEO Conference in Austin, Texas.  The conference was presented by the American Bar Association's Labor and Employment Section.

In March 2016, partners Jon Green and Glen Savits, were again selected as New Jersey Super Lawyers in the fields of Employment & Labor Law and Employment Litigation for Plaintiffs through a poll of New Jersey lawyers conducted by New Jersey Monthly magazine and the publisher Law & Politics. Mr. Green has been so chosen since 2006 and Mr. Savits has been so selected since 2009

On December 15, 2015, Jon Green was a speaker at the 2015 Employment Roundtable sponsored by the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education held at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, N.J.  He was a panelist presenting the plaintiff's employee attorney point of view on "Ethical Issues Relating to Employment Litigation".

On October 23, 2015, the New Jersey Labor and Employment Quarterly published an article by Dylan Dindial entitled "Going to Bat Against the Patient Safety Act's Privilege of Self-Critical Analysis." In the article, Ms. Dindial analyzed the protections from disclosure afforded to health care facilities under the Patient Safety Act and how plaintiff-side employment law practitioners can break through these protections to discover information relevant to the wrongful conduct against their clients.

On September 30, 2015, Jon Green was a speaker at National Employment Lawyers' Association New Jersey chapter dinner seminar that discussed the criminal and ethical ramifications where a current or former employee takes certain documents from their employer and gives them to their employment attorney.  The program was entitled " Discovery Post-Saveedra: How to Avoid Legal and Ethical Land Mines".

On August 7, 2015, Dylan Dindial was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Employment Lawyers Association- New Jersey chapter.

On July 21, 2015.  Partner Jon Green was the sole speaker for the segment “Employment Discrimination” at the New Jersey Continuing Institute of Legal Education’s 2015 Labor and Employment Law Summer Institute held at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, N.J.

On June 25, 2015.  Partners Glen Savits and Jon Green moderated two separate programs in Atlanta, Georgia  at the 2015 National Employment Lawyers Association convention.   Glen moderated an ethics panel entitled ‘Dealing With Difficult People’ and Jon moderated a program on the common interest privilege entitled ‘Common Interest Doctrines: A Double Edged Sword’.”

Glen Savits was interviewed in connection with an article published on June 24, 2015 by the New Jersey Law Journal entitled "Whistleblower Ruling Draws Fire From Employment Bar." This article discusses the New Jersey Supreme Court's decision in State v. Saavedra, where the justices ruled 6-1 to uphold an Appellate Division decision that defendant Ivonne Saavedra could be prosecuted for theft and official misconduct for taking documents from her former employer, against which she had filed a lawsuit alleging that she was the victim of gender, sexual and ethnic discrimination.The high court said its 2010 decision in Quinlan v. Curtiss-Wright—which held that, under certain circumstances, employers could not fire employees for taking confidential documents—had no bearing on whether criminal charges could be brought for such conduct. Mr. Savits called it "a terrible decision" when interviewed by the Law Journal. "Clearly this will create a chilling effect on potential whistleblowers if they feel that, 'Gee, if I copy certain documents, I'm going to be prosecuted criminally.' . . . It's something I think management attorneys are going to love because [employers] can tell people, 'If you take anything you can be prosecuted.'"

On June 5, 2015, Jon Green was a speaker for two different programs at the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education's annual 2015 Hot Tips in Labor and Employment Law seminar held at the New Jersey Bar Center in New Brunswick, N.J.  The first program addressed the damages that can be awarded under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.  The second program addressed ethical issues that can arise in employment litigation.

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