On September 8, 2014, Dylan Dindial, Esq., former law clerk to the Hon. Phillip Freedman (ret., t/a) Superior Court, Law Division, Essex County joined our firm as an associate.
Employment Attorneys Serving Northern and Central New Jersey
On July 15, 2014, Jon Green was a seminar speaker at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, N.J. as part of the “Labor & Employment Summer Institute” program sponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Institute of Continuing Legal Education. His specific topic was an overview on Employment Discrimination.
On June 26, 2014, Glen Savits spoke at the Annual Conference of the National Employment Lawyers’ Association in Boston. He participated in a panel discussion concerning the legal rights of employees with disabilities trying to remain at work when their employers resist accommodating them or attempting to return to work after being on leave. Mr. Savits was also honored after finishing 12 years of serving on the Executive Board of the Association.
On June 21, 2014, Jon Green and Glen Savits were elected as Fellows of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Both will be inducted into the College in Los Angeles on November 8, 2014. The College was established in 1995 through an initiative of the Council of The Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association. It supports the profession as one uniquely important to the world of labor and employment law, individual rights, collective bargaining and dispute resolution. The College operates as a free-standing organization recognizing those who, by long and outstanding service, have distinguished themselves as leaders in the field.
On June 13, 2014, Glen Savits gave a presentation to attorneys at the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s Annual Labor and Employment Hot Tips program concerning a review of important cases involving and changes to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination over the past year.
On June 13, 2014, Jon Green spoke to lawyers at the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s Labor And Employment Hot Tips program about Social Media Discovery.
On June 9, 2014, the New Jersey Appellate Division reinstated a June 2012 Morris County jury verdict in favor of former Parsippany-Troy Hills Board of Education Transportation Coordinator, Kathleen Warrick, on her tortious interference claim against Michael Strumolo. Mr. Strumolo was the school bus maintenance contractor for the Parsippany Board of Ed for almost 30 years. A Morris County jury found in favor of Ms. Warrick’s claim that Mr. Strumolo’s conduct led to her being fired by the Board of Ed. Ms. Warrick, as Transportation Coordinator, had repeatedly raised concerns about Mr. Strumolo’s maintenance of the Parsippany Board’s school buses in light of multiple buses on numerous occasions failing New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission inspections and that Mr. Strumolo retaliated by using his political connections to get Ms. Warrick fired. The Appellate Division ruled that the trial judge erroneously threw out the jury verdict against Mr. Strumolo and concluded there was sufficient evidence for the jury to find that Mr. Stumolo had unlawfully interfered with Ms. Warrick’s Board of Ed position and ordered that a trial setting damages should take place. The same jury had ruled against her whistleblower claim against the Board of Education and the Appellate Division rejected her claims of trial errors on that claim. It is anticipated that aspect of the Appellate Division’s decision will be appealed to the New Jersey Supreme Court. Jon Green represented Ms. Warrick both at trial and on appeal. The Appellate Division decision and Star Ledger article reporting the opinion can be accessed by clicking on the links.
In the May, 2014 edition of the AARP Bulletin, Glen Savits was quoted in an article entitled, Forced Out, Older Workers Are Fighting Back. The article highlighted Mr. Savits’ case Seibert v. Quest Diagnostics addressing the obstacles in proving age discrimination cases.
On March 26, 2014, Glen Savits gave a presentation to law students at Rutgers University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey concerning the misclassification of employees by employers in order to avoid paying overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
On March 26, 2014, Jon Green was a speaker at the 2014 Labor and Employment Law Forum held at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, N. J. The conference was sponsored by the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Mr. Green was a panel speaker that addressed legal ethical issues that arise when representing more than one employee in a single case. The program was entitled "Ethical Issues in Fee Agreements and Multi-Party Representation: Good Beginnings for Headache Free Endings".