Labor & Employment
Labor & employment law issues are often both complex and emotionally driven. If you are a senior manager or a human resources professional or, conversely, an employee, former employee or a union, and you believe that there has been inappropriate behavior or improper management action, you want to find a mediator who has broad based experience with such claims both as an advocate and as a mediator. Phrased differently, you want someone with substantive expertise, practical problem solving know-how, and balance and experience as a neutral.
Disputes within a company, at times including shareholders, partners, members, employees or the like, or between two or more companies, are costly and often highly disruptive, especially once in litigation when the discovery process takes hold. Mediation offers parties to such disputes quick access to a dispute resolution process which is prompt and cost effective. The potential for success in informal dispute resolution procedure is heightened when the mediator is experienced, knowledgeable and balanced.
Businesses face a variety of challenges related to the environment. Misunderstanding or not adhering to the complex laws can result in steep fines and damage to your business. Over the last decade or so, the environmental landscape has drastically shifted and now, both the EPA and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection are willing to work with businesses to address pollution and come up with creative solutions that work for both sides. Still, businesses, must have an attorney that understands environmental laws and can ensure their best interest is represented in negotiations.
Intellectual property is often one of a businesses’ most valuable assets. It routinely is what provides a business with competitive advantage. Considerable money is spent both developing intellectual property and protecting it from misappropriation. Non-disclosure and no-competition employment agreements are a common means for a business to attempt to keep its intellectual property secure.