Employment and Labor Lawyers
Serving Clients throughout New Jersey
If you are an employee in need of legal assistance with legal issues relative to your employment or if you are an employer who needs an experienced advocate, Bell, Shivas & Fasalo, P.C., offers a wealth of experience and insights into all aspects of Federal and New Jersey Employment Law. Whether you are an employee bringing a claim against an employer or an employer defending against a potential claim or pending lawsuit, having an attorney who has the proven experience in representing both plaintiff and defendants provides a tremendous advantage over traditional one dimensional law firms. Throughout the years, Bell, Shivas & Fasalo, P.C. has represented individual plaintiffs, municipal and state governmental entities, along with businesses, corporations and labor unions. Bell, Shivas & Fasolo has successfully represented our clients in State Superior Court, the Appellate Division, the New Jersey Supreme Court, Federal District Court and before administrative agencies, such as the National Labor Relations Board, the Social Security Administration, Unemployment, the Civil Service Commission and more.
The employment or labor field concerns any number of issues like employment contracts, minimum wage, health and safety issues in the workplace, employee benefits, harassment and/or
discrimination based on Race or color, Ethnicity or national origin, Sex or gender, Pregnancy, Religion or creed, Political affiliation, Language abilities, Citizenship, Disability or medical condition, Age, Sexual orientation, Gender identity. Moreover, employment and labor law implicates a litany of complex and often overlapping state and federal law. Whatever your situation our New Jersey employment lawyers have the knowledge and abilities to help you seek an effective solution. The firm has been successful in assisting countless clients throughout the area.
We bring more than just experience and education to the table. Our firm is unrivaled in our insight because we have represented employees, employers, and state and local government. Regardless of whether you are an employee or employer, our attorneys are able to assess the case from a two dimensional perspective. This perspective allows our employment lawyers to simultaneoulsy assess the strengths and weakensses of a claim as well as to anticipate the other side's move before they make it.
All too often other firms over look the benefits of a practical approach. These attorneys attempt to impress clients by writing rude and condescending correspondence to opposing counsel or the court. Our employment lawyers realize that actions speak louder than words and that this type of conduct often has a chilling effect on the entire case. Our actions do speak louder than words. We have been named Super Lawyers by a peer review process on four (4) occasions and were awarded Best Legal Services 2010 by the Daily Record.
Employment law deals with both federal and state laws that are often competing and contradictory. Our attorneys know that each forum has its advantages and disadvantages. For example, federal courts often have accelerated dispositions, but depending upon the particular claim federal courts may have a higher threshold for proving or awarding damages. Whereas, New Jersey State Courts are traditionally more plaintiff friendly, depending upon a number of factors including, the type of claim and the county where the action is brought. Choosing the right employment lawyer requires that the attorney have the skill and expertise to factors these decisions into the filing of a potential claim.
Employer Consulting and Defense
New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJFLA) and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
The stakes in New Jersey Employment Law cases are high. Adverse employment actions can cost you your livelihood and effect your families future. In order to protect your rights it is important that you call Bell, Shivas & Fasalo, P.C. today at 973-442-7900 to schedule a consultation or Tell Us About Your Case.