Employment and Labor Law

We assist management and individuals in making informed decisions that are in compliance with current employment & labor law.

The increasing demands of doing business makes compliance with the ever-changing myriad of state and federal employment laws and regulations a challenge without end. Employers and employees need to understand and manage issues including wrongful termination, age discrimination, sexual harassment and discrimination, as well as hostile working conditions and retaliation.

The firm advises clients in all facets of employment and labor law, including matters relating to discharge and discipline; grievance handling and resolution; PERC; wage and hour; and compliance with NJLAD, ADA, Title VII, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, as well as the remaining alphabet soup of employment and labor law.

Our attorneys are experienced and accomplished in working with state and federal labor laws, as well as working with labor unions in organizing drives, contract negotiations and grievance proceedings. Laddey Clark & Ryan attorneys are successful in alternate dispute forums, but are prepared to litigate unresolved issues in state, federal and administrative courts.

Public sector employment and labor laws present a unique set of issues in managing employer-employee relations in the public sector. Laddey Clark & Ryan is uniquely qualified and experienced in all aspects of public employment including managing relations in a civil service community and engaging in collective bargaining with public sector labor unions including police, public works and office workers.

Laddey Clark & Ryan attorneys have represented municipal and county employers, as well as individuals, at the OAL; Department of Labor; PERC; Department of Personnel; before the Merit Review Board and in the State and Federal Courts. Our attorneys can counsel public employers through the requirements of public employment discipline, accountability and termination so as to preserve resources while effectively maintaining a productive working environment.


  • Personnel Policy Manuals
  • Non-Compete, Non-Solicitation, Severance Agreements
  • Municipal Employment
  • Labor Relations and Contract Negotiations
  • Internal Investigations
  • Employment & Labor Litigation
  • Counseling and Training


Thomas N. Ryan, Practice Leader
Ursula H. Leo, Practice Leader


October 17, 2018
Are You Ready for the Paid Sick Leave Act?
The New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act will go into effect on October 29, 2018. …
May 8, 2018
All New Jersey Employers Now Required to Provide Sick Leave
The newly signed law requires employers of all sizes to provide sick leave to all employees – including part-time employees. …
December 6, 2017
Court Rules That A Volunteer Firefighter Is Not Protected By CEPA
In Sauter v. Colts Neck Volunteer Fire Company No. 2, the New Jersey Appellate Division ruled that true "volunteers" are …