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It's no secret that formal employee complaints and the administrative review process is complex, tricky and expensive, especially if it leads into litigation. In this comprehensive program, seasoned employment attorneys that represent both employers and employees will review everything from how to handle formal internal complaints to the procedures of litigation, while also divulging best practices for using the court system to your advantage. You'll also learn how to file claims, handle the regulatory agency review process, navigate investigations and much more. Order today!
MICHELLE J. DOUGLASS is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a civil trial attorney. Her practice is dedicated to helping those with legal employment and civil rights matters. As a certified civil trial attorney, Ms. Douglass shares the designation granted by the New Jersey Supreme Court to attorneys, who are able to demonstrate efficient levels of experience, education, knowledge, and skill in civil trial practice. Less than 2% of attorneys have the honor of this accreditation enabling them to advertise they have met the objective and rigorous standards approved by the U.S. Supreme Court and the American Bar Association. She has been named a Super Lawyer in the field of employment and labor law by New Jersey Monthly Magazine, April 2006 through 2015 editions. In 2013, Ms. Douglass appeared in the Super Lawyers Business Law edition for Super Lawyers. Ms. Douglass has received her Master of Studies in Law (MSL), concentration in employment and labor law from Widener University and continues to be actively interested in programs for the advancement of civil rights laws. She is also a member and public policy chair of the American Association of University Women-New Jersey, Atlantic County Branch; and serves as the AAUW-NJ director of Tech Trek, a STEM camp for girls in collaboration with Stockton University of New Jersey. Ms. Douglass has tried 125+ jury and non-jury trials and has advocated for clients in federal and state courts and before administrative law judges in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New York, and Washington. Ms. Douglass is on the Advisory Board of the Atlantic County Institute of Technology.
PETER L. FRATTARELLI is a partner with Archer & Greiner P.C., where he is the chair of the Labor and Employment Department. Mr. Frattarelli regularly represents management and employers in labor and employment litigation and proceedings. He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association (including an Executive Committee position with the Labor and Employment Law Section); Delaware State Bar Association; American Bar Association; Camden County (New Jersey) Bar Association; barrister, Sidney Reitman Labor and Employment Law Inns of Court; and Justinian Society (Italian-American attorneys organization). Mr. Frattarelli is admitted to practice in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey and before the U.S. Supreme Court, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Court (Delaware, Eastern District of Pennsylvania and District of New Jersey). He earned his B.S. degree from Drexel University and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Widener University School of Law.
M. TREVOR LYONS is a partner in the labor and employment law practice group of Walsh Pizzi O'Reilly Falanga LLP. He has presented as a featured speaker, both nationally and regionally, on numerous traditional and cutting-edge employment topics. Mr. Lyons has devoted his entire career to representing employers, including privately owned businesses, international corporations, non-profit organizations, and institutions of higher education. He has extensive experience in defending employers in litigation. Mr. Lyons also represents employers in traditional labor matters, such as NLRB proceedings, union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining, labor arbitrations, enjoining strike misconduct and unlawful picketing, and related matters. He earned his B.A. degree from Johns Hopkins University and his J.D. degree from Washington University School of Law. Mr. Lyons is a former member of John J. Gibbons American Inn of Court and former co-chair of the Program Committee of the Sidney Reitman American Inn of Court.
RALPH R. SMITH III is a shareholder and co-chair of the labor and employment group of Capehart & Scatchard, P.A. Mr. Smith focuses his practice in employment litigation and preventative employment practices, including counseling employers on the creation of employment policies, non-compete and trade secret agreements, and training employers to avoid employment-related litigation. He represents both companies and individuals in related complex commercial litigation before federal states courts and administrative agencies in labor and employment cases, including race, gender, age, national origin, disability and workplace harassment and discrimination matters; wage-and-hour disputes; restrictive covenants; grievances; arbitrations; drug testing; and employment-related contract issues. Mr. Smith earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Temple University and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Temple University School of Law.