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The firm provides employment negotiations for employees of New Jersey businesses. Individuals who have recently been separated from employment, or who are looking to terminate their relationship with their employer need a seasoned attorney to help frame important legal issues and use the facts of the individual situation to try to negotiate enhanced severance terms. The firm also helps negotiate limits on post-employment restrictions such as non-compete agreements. Many employers require employees to sign non-compete agreements, either at the beginning of their employment, somewhere along the way, or as part of a separation agreement. New Jersey courts usually enforce non-compete agreements if they are reasonable in scope. However, each situation is unique. The firm can help you understand your non-compete agreement or other post-employment restrictions, and may be able to negotiate more favorable terms. Attorneys are also available to litigate claims for temporary restraining orders, injunctions, and damages. Most employers would prefer to resolve disputes amicably rather than end up in litigation, and the attorneys at Mason, Griffin & Pierson, P.C. are here to help get the best results through advocacy and negotiation. If you have been terminated from employment due to a Reduction in Force (RIF), or for any other reason, the firm may be able to help you negotiate enhanced severance. The attorneys can assist you if you feel you were selected for termination for an impermissible reason (such as your age or disability), or if you have other questions or concerns about your separation from employment,. The attorneys help many employees every year by advocating on their behalf with the goal of obtaining increased severance, additional bonus, extended company-paid health benefits, extra outplacement services, and other valuable benefits.
Trishka Waterbury Cecil, Of Counsel with the Firm, has completed her annual Year-End Law Review for 2020 (a/k/a the “Big Book”) which is now available for members on the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys (NJILGA) website: https://www.njilga.org/. At a webinar presented on November 19, 2020 at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Virtual Conference, Trishka (NJILGA Past President) and Steve Goodell (Treasurer), highlighted and discussed selected local government cases from the past year and entertained questions and comments from attendees.
Sharon Dragan, a Director with the Firm, has recently been elected to serve as Secretary for the NJ Institute of Local Government Attorneys in 2021. For more information about the NJILGA, see
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