Find Practical Solutions For Employment And Labor Law Matters
Labor and employment law practitioners often take considerable pride in their experience – the number of times they’ve been to court, for example. At DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP, we view things a little differently – we take considerable pride in the number of times we have not been in court.
Labor and employment law is a preventive, anticipatory specialty. Our job is to think ahead – to help our clients identify and remedy potential problems before they arise, and to prevent small matters from becoming big ones. We strive to help our clients stay out of court.
Advocating For Public And Private Employers
DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP, practices a broad spectrum of labor counseling and employment law for both public and private sector clients. Our public sector clientele includes school boards, municipalities and counties throughout New Jersey. Private sector representation includes a wide range of corporations and businesses in multiple industries.
Our work covers virtually every area of labor and employment law, including:
- Negotiating a wide range of collective bargaining agreements
- Defending clients in unfair labor practice proceedings, grievance arbitration and interest arbitration
- Investigating, settling, and defending both public and private sector employers
- Providing general labor and employment law counseling
We regularly appear before the Public Employees Relations Commission, the New Jersey Department of Personnel, the Office of Administrative Law, the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, the Commissioner of Education, and numerous other state and Federal labor boards. Our attorneys also have extensive experience in both state and federal courts at all levels throughout the country.
We Work Proactively To Prevent Conflicts
Many of our lawyers have dual experience as clients; we know firsthand the importance of minimizing the impact of labor and employment issues, such as:
- Employment discrimination
- Wrongful termination
- “Whistleblower” actions
- Restrictive covenant enforcement
- Unfair competition proceedings
- Wage and hour matters
- Safety and health matters
- Employee benefits litigation
These matters are a distraction – demanding time, energy and money that could be far better spent elsewhere. We also understand that labor and employment issues are sometimes tried in the court of public opinion, and if improperly handled, they can generate unwelcome publicity and press coverage.
Our extensive compliance counseling practice is intended to help manage these issues in advance. We specifically help clients address emerging and evolving workplace discrimination and employee benefit issues. We also develop and present workplace seminars on labor and employment issues for our clients.
Our attorneys are also well-versed in internal investigations of employment matters, as well as drafting and revision of personnel and/or policy manuals relating to all personnel activities. Further, our attorneys are actively involved in the Labor and Employment Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and many other professional employment law organizations that keep us abreast of developing legal issues in our field.
Review Your Employment Policies And Issues
Whatever the situation, the labor and employment attorneys at DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP, can meet every client need in this ever-changing area of the law. Call 201-928-1100 to discuss your organization and its employment needs. You may also email our firm to schedule a thorough consultation.
Practicing Labor And Employment Attorneys
Michael A. Baselice
Joseph M. DeCotiis
Joseph M. DeCotiis III
Michael DiFazio, II
R. Scott Fahrney
George G. Frino
Vincent M. Giblin
Paul J. Miller
Arlene Q. Perez
Deena B. Rosendahl
Kimberlin L. Ruiz
Vipin P. Varghese
Susan E. Volkert