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July 2013
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Which Family Members Are Eligible to Take Family Leave?

Securing time off for family leave is an important part of life. Both the New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJFMLA) and the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provide that covered employers must grant eligible employees time off from work in connection with birth or adoption of a child or the serious illness of Read More

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Employment Matters that Can be Brought to Mediation

While employment cases that go to trial get a lot of press coverage, many cases that involve employment disputes are settled privately through mediation without the need for costly litigation. If you find yourself locked in a disagreement with your employer over an issue that arises in the workplace, do not hesitate to look into Read More

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Employment Matters Where a Lawyer Can Help a High-Ranking Executive

The relationship between employers and employees has many facets. This relationship may deteriorate over time — and a high-ranking executive may have the need for legal intervention to enforce the terms and conditions of employment, or to provide protection in the pursuit of a new position. Some of the areas where a high-ranking executive may Read More

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Employment Mediation is an Alternative to Going to Court for Employment Issues

No matter the business, disputes are bound to arise at some point. Disputes can disrupt the daily activity of the workplace and can escalate into situations that can cost employers and employees time and money to resolve. Mediation of an employment matter is a viable and often preferable alternative to resolving many business disputes and Read More

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Understanding Whistleblower and Qui Tam Cases

Whistleblowers are courageous. They often act as society’s canaries in a coal mine, pointing out dangerous situations whose continuance can only lead to abuse and illegal activity that harms society. Unfortunately, instead of being rewarded for their courage in pointing out misdeeds, whistleblowers may be subjected to punishment, harassment, or outright termination of employment. Depending Read More

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Some Aspects of the Family and Medical Leave Act

Most workers know that legal protections exist for those who must take a leave from their job because of major life events such as having a child or needing to care for an extremely ill family member. However, the details of how the law may apply to your particular situation can be difficult to understand. Read More

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Laws That Prevent Your Employer from Retaliating If You File a Claim

Employees often keep quiet when they are being harassed or when they observe illegal activity in the workplace because they have a strong fear of being fired or harassed in retaliation for their actions. However, it is important for employees to note that protections do exist for those who expose illegal activities such as harassment Read More

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Enforcing Your Rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act

Your employer’s actions with regard to issues such as paying you the minimum wage, overtime, and keeping records that indicate hours worked or sales commissions earned are governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act. Aggrieved employees have the right to bring an action to enforce the provisions of this law. Individual lawsuits or collective actions Read More

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Discrimination Statistics: You Are Not Alone

Have you been discriminated against at work? If so, you are not alone. Unfortunately, despite the various laws and regulations in place to deal with the issue, discrimination remains a problem in workplaces across the country. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission conducted a study and found the following to be true about discrimination in Read More

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Bringing a Wage Dispute Claim

In difficult economic times, many workers are grateful for employment. However, sometimes your job can turn into a nightmarish situation in which you find yourself subjected to illegal practices by your employer. You do not have to put up with improper treatment — such as not being paid the proper amount for the hours you Read More

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Neil H. Deutsch
Senior Partner

About Neil H. Deutsch has been practicing law for over 35 years and is known as a skilled negotiator in employment and discrimination law. He believes in a bottom-line approach of risk analysis and cost effectiveness for his clients. "Case evaluation is something we take seriously," says Mr. Deutsch who seeks top net dollar for…

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Bruce L. Atkins
Senior Partner

About Bruce L. Atkins is regarded as one of New Jersey’s premier practitioners of employment and civil litigation. He has been selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers prestigious list every year since 2005.  This honor, bestowed upon a recipient by the votes of his peers, is a powerful nod to the skill Mr. Atkins…

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Adam J. Kleinfeldt
Partner

About Adam J. Kleinfeldt joined Deutsch Atkins, P.C. in March of 2015.  He primarily represents individuals in employment litigations such as discrimination, retaliation, and whistle blowing matters.  He has extensive experience in all phases of the litigation process. Adam has obtained significant results for some of his clients, including a $525,000 jury verdict in a…

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Diane Englander Peyser
Attorney

About Diane Englander Peyser joined Deutsch Atkins, PC in September 2018 where she represents employees in wrongful termination, retaliation, harassment, and discrimination matters. Prior to joining Deutsch Atkins, PC, Diane represented clients in all aspects of employment law on behalf of employees involving unemployment appeals, claims of sexual harassment, LGBT discrimination, disability discrimination, FMLA, New…

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Debra M. McGarvey
Attorney

About Debra M. McGarvey joined Deutsch Atkins, P.C. in December 2019. She has extensive experience defending employees and employers in state and federal court in employment litigation matters. She has represented clients on various issues arising out of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), the Americans…

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