New Jersey Labor & Employment Law

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We draw on localized expertise and national insights to provide full-service representation of employers operating in the Garden State.

With the local compliance demands placed on in-house counsel and human resources becoming more challenging than ever, employers look to Seyfarth’s New Jersey Labor & Employment team to help them navigate the rapidly changing employment laws in the Garden State. Indeed, New Jersey law has multiple unique nuances: New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination offers protections well beyond federal law, its Conscientious Employee Protection Act is one of the strongest whistleblower protection statutes in the country, New Jersey was the national leader in passing paid sick leave laws, and it has one of the most expansive anti-harassment laws passed in response to the #MeToo movement. Recent New Jersey developments include legislative and executive action to create pay equity, the formation of a multi-agency Task Force on Employee Misclassification and a new attorney unit in the New Jersey Division on Human Rights called the “Affirmative Civil Rights & Labor Enforcement Section, establishment of the Future of Work Task Force aimed at addressing technological shifts in the New Jersey economy, and expansion of New Jersey’s anti-discrimination laws, wage theft protections, and leave entitlements.


Seyfarth’s substantial complement of over 20 New Jersey practitioners provide proactive counseling to help employers mitigate their risk, and if problems do arise, aggressively protect their interests through litigation. By fusing decades of localized expertise and experience with the insights obtained from working with clients ranging from small employers to global conglomerates, we offer solutions tailored to the particular needs of any client navigating New Jersey’s legal landscape.

Our attorneys routinely advise clients seeking practical and efficient solutions who are in the pharmaceutical, chemical, telecommunications, food processing, retail, and tourism industries, among others.


We provide strategic solutions to complex issues facing employers by partnering with clients to understand their business objectives. Attorneys in the group are thought leaders on New Jersey-specific labor and employment issues, with an extensive list of publications, including features in the New Jersey State Bar Labor and Employment Law Quarterly, the New Jersey Law Journal, and New Jersey Law 360, and regularly lecture on cutting edge developments under New Jersey law.