New Jersey Employment Lawyers: Fighting for Workplace Fairness

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New Jersey employment law protects employees from unfair treatment by providing measures to prohibit discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination. The Garden State also has many unique measures, including whistleblower protections and family leave laws.

When employees receive unfair and unlawful treatment at work, they may be entitled to seek justice and compensation for their losses. Our highly skilled and tenacious New Jersey employment lawyers fight for clients who have experienced workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, and labor violations.

At Joseph & Norinsberg LLC, our mission is to protect the rights of workers victimized by workplace injustice. With more than 75 years of collective experience, our dedicated team of employment lawyers in New Jersey is committed to providing relentless and compassionate representation. Our employment attorneys will listen to your concerns, investigate your claims, and fight tirelessly to secure the justice you deserve.

Understanding New Jersey Employment Laws

New Jersey’s employment laws are comprehensive and continually evolving. They offer strong protections for workers that promote fair treatment and safe working conditions.

Key New Jersey Statutes and Regulations

Several critical laws govern employment practices in New Jersey. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, or NJLAD, is a cornerstone of the state’s employment laws. It mandates equal treatment and prohibits harassment and discrimination in the workplace. The law specifically prohibits discrimination based on race, gender, disability, and other protected characteristics.

Meanwhile, New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act, or CEPA, adds additional safeguards for whistleblowers, protecting employees who report illegal activities or unethical practices.

Additionally, the New Jersey Family Leave Act allows eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of continuous leave over two years for family-related reasons, including the birth or adoption of a child or the serious health condition of a family member. These laws can create a supportive and equitable environment for New Jersey workers.

Recent Legislation Impacting Employment Law in New Jersey

Recent legislation and court rulings continue to shape New Jersey employment law. In 2018, the governor signed the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act, strengthening equal pay protections. The law prohibits employers from discriminating against protected class members by paying them less than other employees for substantially similar work. The law goes further than federal equal pay laws, which only protect employees based on gender. The protected characteristics under the New Jersey law also include race, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and disability.

The Temporary Workers’ Bill of Rights, or TWBOR, went into full effect in 2023. This law greatly expanded protections for New Jersey’s temporary service workers. The new law allows the temporary worker to file a claim against the staffing agency and the third-party client.

New Jersey’s statewide minimum wage became $15.13 per hour for most workers in 2024. Each year, the NJDOL sets the minimum wage and takes the higher of the Consumer Price Index or a calculation specified by law. Failure to comply with minimum wage laws can subject employers to significant liabilities.

Areas Our New Jersey Employment Lawyers Excel In

Benefits of Working With an Employment Lawyer

Our employment attorneys in N.J. practice in many areas of employment law, including the following:

  • Wrongful termination occurs when an employee is unlawfully fired, including terminations based on discrimination, retaliation, or breach of contract.
  • Workplace discrimination involves unfair treatment based on race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or other protected characteristics. New Jersey and federal law prevent employers from discriminating against employees in hiring, promotion, or other employment aspects.
  • Wage and hour violations include unpaid overtime, failure to pay minimum wage, and employee misclassification.
  • Severance negotiations can protect your rights and guarantee a mutually beneficial agreement for all parties. A New Jersey employment lawyer will review, negotiate, and enforce severance agreements to protect your rights.
  • Sexual harassment encompasses unwelcome advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.
  • Pregnancy discrimination involves treating a woman unfavorably because of pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.
  • Sexual orientation or LGBTQ discrimination includes unfair treatment based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, which is prohibited under New Jersey Law.
  • Age discrimination involves treating an applicant or employee less favorably because of their age, particularly if they are 40 or older.

If you believe your employer has violated any New Jersey employment laws, a confidential and free consultation with our team can provide answers.

We provide outstanding guidance through complex legal processes while handling your case with the utmost care and attention. Our lawyers are dedicated advocates, committed to protecting your rights and striving for the best possible outcome. We combine legal experience with a relentless pursuit of justice.

Why Choose Joseph & Norinsberg As Your New Jersey Employment Lawyers

We are dedicated to fiercely protecting the fundamental rights of New Jersey workers. This includes ensuring fair pay, equal treatment, and a safe, welcoming work environment free from discrimination.

Proven Track Record of Success

Our legal team, led by Bennitta Joseph and Jon L. Norinsberg, has a proven track record of achieving significant outcomes for our clients. We are proud of our 90 percent success rate. When other law firms are at the end of their rope…we tie a knot and keep fighting to get you justice.

We have extensive knowledge of New Jersey’s continually evolving employment laws and a deep understanding of how these laws impact employees and job applicants. We’ll tackle even the most challenging cases. For example, we filed a $15 million lawsuit on behalf of six former employees of the Mohawk House Restaurant in Sparta, New Jersey, alleging harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and sexual abuse.

Experienced and Compassionate New Jersey Employment Law Firm

Our staff of experienced attorneys and paralegals is ready to support you throughout your case. Our senior trial attorney, Crystal Dozier, has been declared a Certified Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, highlighting our team’s dedication and commitment to excellence.

Stellar Reputation

Our law firm has received significant media coverage throughout New Jersey. News outlets regularly recognize our team for fighting for the rights of regular workers across our state to secure the justice and compensation our clients rightfully deserve.

Five-Star Google Rating

We are proud of our five-star Google rating, not because of the number but because of the satisfied clients it represents. We treat all our clients like family; they regularly stay in touch with us long after their cases are resolved. We regularly receive unsolicited client testimonials such as the following:

Our Employment Law Case Results

We have a proven track record of securing favorable outcomes for our clients. The following are a few highlights:


Class Action Settlement for Office Cleaners

We negotiated a $2.7 million settlement for over 3,000 New York office cleaners. The lawsuit involved allegations of unpaid wages for time spent traveling between job locations. Despite the company’s vehement denial of wrongdoing, we fought diligently and secured this outstanding result for these hardworking individuals.


Settlement for Mechanics in Wage and Hour Claim

In a wage-and-hour claim, we secured a $397,250 settlement for a group of mechanics over late payments or wages and unpaid overtime. These workers, classified as “manual workers,” were entitled to weekly pay. We alleged that the defendant failed to comply with this requirement and underpaid them for several hours weekly. Our firm’s persistent efforts resulted in a successful outcome for the seven clients.


Settlement for Bakery Employees

We successfully obtained a $320,000 settlement against a New Jersey bakery on behalf of eight former employees. We resolved this case within just four months of initiating the plaintiffs’ claims.

Secure Your Rights With Joseph & Norinsberg

If you suspect your rights have been violated at work, don’t wait another day to seek help. At Joseph & Norinsberg LLC, we understand the urgency of addressing employment-related issues and are committed to fighting for justice on your behalf. Our team of employment lawyers in New Jersey is ready to listen, investigate, and take action to protect your rights.

Take the first step towards securing justice by contacting us for a free consultation. Discuss your legal options with our experienced attorneys and get your questions answered.

Don’t suffer in silence. Call us today at 212-227-5700 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.

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Our Workplace Harassment Case Results

Sexual harassment case against a luxury brand in the fashion industry (confidential).


Secured compensation for several years of lost wages, and emotional distress, and compensation for the physical assault.


Sexual harassment case settled against a large bio-tech company.

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