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Does Rutgers Have the Right not to Renew Someone’s Employment Contract?

The question about contract renewal is yet to be settled when that person is the former assistant coach of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights basketball team, Eric Murdock. The scandal involving head coach Mike Rice Jr., fired for harassment and intimidation of players, began when Murdock requested copies of practice videos. These videos showed Rice cursing Read More

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Why Hire an Employment Law Attorney?

If you are lucky, you will never need to hire an employment law attorney. However, there are a variety of work-related issues that many employees face on a daily basis. Some employees seek counsel from employment attorneys simply because they are unaware of their rights. Below are some of the reasons you may wish to Read More

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What is Employer Retaliation?

As an employee, you are probably aware that there are laws preventing employers from discriminating against you based on race, creed, national origin, age, handicap, gender, sexual orientation or marital status. However, you may not realize that there are also laws that prevent your employer from punishing you for filing a complaint for discrimination, harassment Read More

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Questions to Ask an Employment Lawyer

Settling an employment law dispute can be frustrating. However, an experienced attorney can protect your rights and help you navigate through the often confusing process. When you first meet with your lawyer, it is important that he or she gets know you. In addition, you should be prepared to fully explain your case in great Read More

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What to Do if You are Discriminated Against in the Workplace

No one should have to tolerate workplace discrimination. If you find yourself being the victim of work place discrimination, don’t hesitate in taking action — discrimination of protected classes is illegal and you deserve better. Below are the steps to take if you find yourself the victim of discrimination at work: Check your company’s HR Read More

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What are the Benefits of Mediation?

Are you experiencing an employment law dispute? If so, you may have concerns about how long your case will take to resolve as well as the cost of legal fees. What you may not know is that mediation can be an effective alternative to litigation. Considered a more hands-on approach, mediation involves the presence of Read More

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Common Myths about Employment Law

As an employee, it is in your best interests to have a general understanding of employment law. If you believe your rights are being violated in any way, you can then consult with an experienced lawyer and possibly take legal action against your employer. However, there are numerous myths floating around that you should be Read More

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Concerted Activity and Social Media

Did you post negative comments on a social media site like Facebook or Twitter about your employer recently? And were you fired as a result of those comments? If so, you may be protected under what is known as concerted activity. The National Labor Relations Board defines concerted activity as occurring, “when two or more Read More

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How to Find an Employment Lawyer

You’ve run into a legal issue at work. You think you need an attorney, but you’re not sure where to turn. What do you do? A quick search in the Yellow Pages or Google will yield numerous results for employment law firms. Choosing the one that’s best suited for your unique situation can greatly affect Read More

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Should You Sign a Non-Compete Agreement?

It is common for employers to ask employees to sign a non-compete agreement prior to accepting a position. Essentially, the purpose of a non-compete agreement is to prevent an employee from revealing a company’s ideas, sales leads and other confidential information to competitors over a certain period of time and/or within a certain geographical location. Read More

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Neil H. Deutsch

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 his…

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Bruce L. Atkins
Senior Partner

Bruce L. Atkins is the Senior Managing Partner at Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt P.C., a prominent plaintiff employment law firm in the tri-state area. Mr. Atkins believes employees’ rights should be aggressively pursued when they’ve been wrongfully dealt with by their employers. He brings this philosophy to his practice when considering each case and its…

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Adam J. Kleinfeldt

Adam J. Kleinfeldt joined Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C. in March of 2015.  He primarily represents individuals in employment litigation 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 his clients, including a $525,000 jury verdict in a sexual…

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Debra M. McGarvey

Debra M. McGarvey joined Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, 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…

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Carly Skarbnik Meredith

Carly Skarbnik Meredith, Esq. is a Partner at the firm. Carly has focused her career exclusively in the field of employment law. She has a plethora of experience representing both employees and employers with their employment issues, needs, and concerns. She believes representing both employees and employers has made her an extremely well-rounded client advocate.…


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