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How an Attorney Can Help You Negotiate a Severance Agreement

You’ve worked hard for your company. But in this economy, jobs come and go with great frequency. If you are being let go by your employer, he or she may offer you a severance agreement. This document should provide you with something substantial in exchange for your leaving. Further, the document should include very specific Read More

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New Legislation Requires Posting of Notice Regarding Rights to Equal Pay

Governor Christie recently signed new legislation into law requiring employers in New Jersey to post written notice of their employees’ right to gender equality in employment, including compensation, pay, benefits and other conditions and terms of employment.  This new legislation is applicable to all companies with 50 employees or more and becomes effective on Nov. Read More

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Protecting Your Rights and Maximizing the Compensation in Your Severance Package

Because the economy continues to grow at a tepid rate, many employers are engaging in extensive layoffs. Amid this wave of terminations, most downsized executives will be offered severance packages. These severance packages come with agreements that require you to waive certain rights and legal claims against your employer. Many severance packages are offered because Read More

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Remedies for Religious Discrimination

The laws prohibiting discrimination provide a victim of religious discrimination with a number of different and effective remedies. If you are the victim of religious discrimination in the workplace in New Jersey, you may be able to secure the position to which you were illegally denied. Back pay along with interest can be awarded. In Read More

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Understanding How Wage and Overtime Disputes Come into Court

Under laws such as the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA), employees have a right to certain wages and overtime payments depending on their classification as exempt or non-exempt employees. When individuals are not treated fairly and do not receive the legally mandated payments to which they are entitled, options exist to ensure employers comply with Read More

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Can an Employer Deny FMLA Leave to an Employee Who is Not Yet Eligible?

Do you, as an employer, have to give FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) Leave to an employee who is not yet eligible? The answer may seem simple enough—no. However, after a January 2012 ruling, the answer is not that obvious. Kathryn Pereda began working for a senior living facility in Florida in October 2008. Read More

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Actress Sues for Age Discrimination

An age discrimination case in the current news has caught the attention of pop culture. This is because an actress is suing the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) for revealing her age on its website. The woman had a subscription to IMDbPro in order to showcase her acting credits. The suit alleges that the site took Read More

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Sexual Harassment Policies

As we are in the first quarter of the year, it is a good time to review your sexual harassment policy with your employees. Ensure that all paperwork and handbooks are up to date, and that any contact information is as well. Employees should clearly know who to contact if they suspect they are being 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
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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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