Employment & Labor Law Cases

Souder, Shabazz & Woolridge LLP’s Labor and Employment Practice Group provides a wide variety of workplace strategies, legal counsel, practical advice, consulting and litigation services.

Our firm understands the practical impact of labor and employment issues upon employers, particularly in the public sector, where a myriad of issues must be considered. We have the breadth of experience needed to assist employers in analyzing options, in making decisions and in taking appropriate courses of action best suited to their needs and circumstances.

We provide representation and advise to employers on almost a daily basis regarding compliance with federal, state and local employment laws, including:

  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • New Jersey State prevailing wage and hour laws
  • Federal Family and Medical Leave Act
  • New Jersey Family Leave Act
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • New Jersey Law Against Discrimination
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act
  • Public Employees Occupational Safety and Health Act
  • New Jersey Civil Service Act
  • New Jersey Public Employment Relations Act

Our firm also counsels employers in other areas of labor and employment law, including:

  • Compliance issues related to hiring and termination
  • Employee manuals and handbooks
  • Policies, employment agreements, non-competitive agreements and severance agreements
  • Guidance and training for employers and supervisors on various issues, including training on workplace drug testing and sexual and other forms of harassment in the workplace
  • Mediation, arbitration, grievance and collective bargaining issues
  • Preparation and negotiation of collective bargaining agreements

Souder, Shabazz & Woolridge appears in proceeding before the New Jersey Civil Services Commission, as well as the Public Employment Relations Commission in connection with its public labor and employment practice. This includes challenges to the imposition of major discipline, arbitration, unfair labor practice proceedings and interest arbitration.

In addition to appearing and litigating before State agencies, Souder, Shabazz & Woolridge LLP also litigates matters before both state and federal courts on behalf of various employers, as well as before mediation and arbitration tribunals, including the New Jersey Office of Dispute Resolution and the American Arbitration Association. This gives our Firm a unique perspective on strategies for public and private employers faced with litigation issues, including civil rights defense, discrimination, harassment, breach of contract and wrongful termination. While litigation is a result any employer wishes to avoid, when it is or becomes necessary, our Firm strives to provide thorough, yet cost-effective representation to achieve favorable results. Our firm prides itself on integrating practical advice, consulting and litigation services in a manner best suited to meet the needs of employers.

About the Firm

Committed to Our Clients

SSW Law Group represents many of the premier companies, municipalities and business interests in the region. The firm’s commitment is to provide its clients with the highest standards of excellence and service. We achieve this by offering access to SSW principals/partners who are seasoned professionals with deep expertise in our practice areas.  Unlike today’s “mega” firms, SSW Law Group is large enough to provide a full range of expertise, yet agile enough to service business clients in a personal, relationship-focused manner. The firm’s culture is based on providing excellent communication and service to its clients, and we understand that we’re truly defined by the quality of our client relationships.

Deep Community Roots & Experience

SSW Law Group is the result of a long-term vision of the founders to create a law firm that would not only provide excellent legal service to the business community, but which would also be a vital part of the political and business community structure - at the State and local levels. This reach differentiates our firm’s capabilities and culture. Our attorneys are deeply engaged in the business, community and nonprofit arenas. They are civically-minded and business savvy. This is true throughout New Jersey, New York and the Northeast. This experience makes SSW Law Group the right choice for any company or municipality in need of a law firm with strong connections, feet on the street and relevant experience.