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.
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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".
On December 7 & 8, 2013, Jon Green was a judge at the Yale University Mock Trial Invitational Competition in New Haven, Connecticut.
On November 18, 2013, Jon Green was named Executive Committee Coordinator of the Civil & Personal Rights Subcommittee of the New Jersey Labor & Employment Section Executive Committee.
On November 14, 2013, Glen Savits spoke at a seminar presented by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education entitled "Labor and Employment Issues for the Corporate and In-House Attorney." Mr. Savits discussed reasonable accommodations of employees with disabilities.
On November 1, 2013, US News & World Report listed Green, Savits & Lenzo as one of the Best Law Firms in the country for the fourth year in a row. The firm was ranked in Tier 1 in the New Jersey Metropolitan Area for labor and employment law litigation and Tier 2 in the New Jersey Metropolitan Area for representation of individuals in employment law matters.*
On September 20, 2013, Glen Savits participated in the Annual Employment Law Conference sponsored by NELA-NJ and NJ ICLE entitled "Weathering the Storm: Managing Urgent Issues in Employment Law". Mr. Savits was both the Master of Ceremonies for the seminar and moderator for a panel discussing important employment law cases within the last twelve months.
On March 28, 2013, the Plaintiff in Seibert v. Quest Diagnostics, represented by Glen Savits, defeated a summary judgment motion allowing her to proceed to trial on her ERISA severance claim and her New Jersey age discrimination claim. In the Opinion of Judge Kathryn Hayden of the Federal District Court of New Jersey, it was found that the plaintiff had provided sufficient evidence to proceed where she was claiming that her employer developed a company-wide plan to terminate older sales people to develop a younger sales force and then manipulated its performance standards so that it could fire these long-time employees without giving them severance. See, Seibert Summary Judgment Order and Opinion.