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Employment law is an ever-evolving legal field. Both employers and employees need an experienced attorney to help them navigate workplace conflict, including alleged discrimination or retaliation.

The Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi have served Montclair and the greater New Jersey area for years. Anyone hoping to lodge a legal complaint, or any business in need of expert legal advice, should call us as soon as possible. We have handled all types of employment-related matters and stay abreast of recent changes in the law. One of our Montclair employment law attorneys can provide frank advice in a confidential setting about how to protect your legal rights.

Legal Services for Employees

Employees regularly contact our office with questions about whether their rights have been violated. Maybe they were laid off and wondered if illegal sex or race discrimination was a factor, or they had questions about equal pay. Workers are vulnerable because most people need their jobs. But they also want to ensure they are treated fairly and according to the law. The Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi can step in and review whether you have a viable legal claim.

Our legal services for Montclair employees include help with the following issues:

  • Whistleblower protection
  • Reasonable accommodations
  • Wrongful termination
  • Employment discrimination
  • Hostile workplace
  • Sexual harassment
  • Equal pay claims
  • Wage and hour disputes
  • Retaliation
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Medical and family leave
  • Disability benefits
  • Unemployment appeals
  • Severance agreement and negotiations

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have a legal issue involving your job. We can provide confidential advice, and there is no risk of reaching out to our firm. We will advise you on the next steps to take. For example, you might need to complain to your Human Resources department first and share evidence with them.

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Legal Services for Employers

Businesses need on-the-spot legal advice, but many small- and medium-sized businesses cannot afford in-house counsel. The choices you make when it comes to laying off an employee or even hiring someone can come back to haunt you. Get timely, accurate legal advice on any employment-related issue you are grappling with.

The Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi have represented the interests of employers for decades. We can help with the following legal issues:

  1. Employee manuals and guidebooks
  2. Employment contracts
  3. Severance negotiations and agreements
  4. Non-disclosure agreements
  5. Non-compete agreements
  6. Internal investigations
  7. Legal compliance
  8. Sexual harassment response and training

Time is often of the essence in employment-related matters. Do not hesitate to pick up the phone and call our offices. An experienced employment law attorney can explain what steps to take immediately to limit your legal exposure.

Mediation Services

Not every employment dispute ends up in court. Alternative dispute mediation techniques have grown in importance over the past 20 years. Our Montclair employment law attorneys encourage parties to consider mediation as an alternative way to resolve a disagreement.

Mediation has several advantages. It is confidential and voluntary. If successful, employer and employee might continue their work relationship to the benefit of both. Mediation is often less expensive than full-scale litigation, with lower discovery costs.

When searching for employment lawyers, find someone with ample experience in mediation and arbitration, along with other ADR techniques. The 21st-century workplace requires more flexible methods of resolving legal disagreements, and our Montclair employment law attorneys are proud to stay ahead of the curve.

Federal and New Jersey Employment Laws

There is no single employment law that applies to all cases. Instead, both federal and state laws provide a patchwork of legal rights and obligations. In addition, hundreds if not thousands of court opinions interpret every clause in these statutes.

Even the most sophisticated business person can begin to feel overwhelmed trying to figure out what to do. Let an experienced employment law attorney manage your case and review the applicable state of the law.

Some of the most relevant laws for employment matters include:

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • New Jersey Law Against Discrimination
  • New Jersey Wage Payment Law
  • New Jersey Family Leave Act
  • New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act
  • New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act

Ignorance of the law is not a defense for an employer, who must understand and comply with their legal obligations. Our Montclair employment law attorneys can explain more in a consultation.


Do You Need a Montclair Employment Law Attorney?

Some people think they can’t afford a lawyer, so they are searching online for information to use. This is a mistake. An experienced employment law attorney provides value in the following ways:

  • Analyzing whether your legal claim is valid.
  • Determining which law applies to your case and what remedies are available, such as damages or job reinstatement.
  • Identifying evidence that could prove helpful in your legal dispute.
  • Advising clients about which steps to take to protect themselves.
  • Filing a legal claim in the right forum, such as an administrative charge with the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
  • Keep an eye out for deadlines to preserve your legal rights.
  • Communicating with the other side and providing requested information.
  • Attending mediation, if necessary, to keep the discussion on track.
  • Reviewing settlement offers and negotiating for a fair settlement.

These are only some of the critical services we provide to our clients. Without the right legal team, it’s easy to make a misstep which could result in forfeiting a legal claim.

Contact an Employment Law Attorney Today

If you believe your rights as an employee were violated, please call our law firm today to schedule an appointment. We have stood at the forefront of employment law issues in New Jersey for the past decade, and we are ready to help in any way that we can.

Anyone who suspects retaliation, discrimination, or other unfair treatment should reach out to our firm today. The Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi can schedule a consultation to delve deeper into the details of your issue and provide tailored advice.


Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi LLC.

New Jersey Office:

66 NJ-17 #500,

Paramus, New Jersey 07652

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