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Employment Law

Mason, Griffin & Pierson, P.C. is dedicated to providing prompt and practical advice to employers and employees on a wide variety of legal issues. Extensive resources and knowledge in the field of employment law, coupled with its members’ personal experience in corporate work environments, enables the Employment Law Practice Group to advise clients on practical ways to reduce exposure to costly litigation.


Human Resources and Employee Relations

Legal consultation and guidance is provided in the following areas:

  • Employment Agreements and Severance Packages
  • Restrictive Covenants and Confidentiality Agreements
  • Employment Policies, Handbooks and Forms
  • Family and Medical Leave
  • Terminations, Reorganizations and Downsizing
  • Accommodation of Handicapped Employees
  • New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act
  • Sexual Harassment and Other Federal and State Discrimination Laws
  • Wage and Hour Compliance
  • Drug Testing Programs and Employee Assistance Plans
  • Pregnancy/New Child Leave for NJ Employers
  • How to Protect Your Business from Sexual Harassment Claims
  • Mandatory Retirement in Partnership and Professional Corporations

Training

Training is the most cost-effective way to avoid workplace litigation and liability for failure to comply with the law. In short, training saves money. The members of the Employment Law Practice Group present training programs on the following topics:

  • How to Screen, Interview and Hire Job Applicants
  • Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Effective Investigation and Resolution of Sexual Harassment Complaints
  • Compliance with Family Leave Requirements
  • Cecil Presenter at Local Government Attorneys Seminar

    Trishka Waterbury Cecil, Deputy General Counsel for the League of Municipalities and Past President of the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys, will be giving a presentation about social media at the Institute's mid-year seminar "Legal Updates for New Jersey Attorneys," presented in conjunction with the League. The seminar will be held on June 8 at the Conference Center at Mercer County Community College on Old Trenton Road in West Windsor. For more information go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/njilganjlm-mid-year-seminar-2019-tickets-61494725379.

  • Girls on the Run

    The firm is a sponsor for the June 2nd and 9th Girls on the Run 5K races in Fair Haven and downtown Somerville, respectively. Girls on the Run is a program for girls in grades 3 through 8 where teams of girls work with coaches and volunteers who assist in teaching life skills through engaging lessons and running. Associate Attorney, Nicole Sciotto is a member of the Advisory Board of Girls on the Run, Central New Jersey chapter. For more information go to https://www.gotrcnj.org/.

  • Strawberry Festival Fundraiser

    Mason, Griffin & Pierson is proud to support the annual fundraiser for Montgomery Boy Scout Troop 46. The festivities include school bands, the Blawenberg Band and strawberry shortcake. The event will be held on June 2 at the lower campus of Montgomery Middle School. For more information go to http://troop46.org/.

  • Celebrating Independence Day

    Montgomery Township will celebrate Independence Day with family events and fireworks on June 27. For more information go to http://www.twp.montgomery.nj.us. Mason, Griffin & Pierson is proud to support the celebration.