Can an At-Will Employee With No Contract of Employment and No Promise Or Term of Employment File For Judgement?

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold, NJ Employment and Contract Law Attorney The “you work for me at my will” commonly referred to as the “at-will doctrine” remains the rule of New Jersey employment law today.  Absent a writing specifying the term, or duration, of the employment relationship, under […]

Do I Have to Confirm That a Former Employee Did Work for Me?

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold, NJ Business Corporate Employment Attorney Recently, one of our corporate clients got a question about one of their former employees and whether this person worked there.  This employee had several disagreements with his immediate supervisor, and was thereby terminated.  The client didn’t want […]

IS RAIDING A COMPETITOR’S EMPLOYEE(S) ACTIONABLE IN NJ

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a NJ Employment Law Attorney Can you recruit that co-worker or a key employee of a competitor in New Jersey?  The answer is tricky and very fact and business specific.  Employers need be cautious and take a good look at how they have treated their employee because a court may […]

HOW AN EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK CAN PROTECT AN EMPLOYER FROM LIABILITY

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a New Jersey Employment Law Attorney Employers and employees often look upon the Employee Handbook as an employment agreement.  Given New Jersey’s presumption of at-will employment, many employers are reluctant to risk granting more rights to an employee than mandated by law.  However, such a limited view may expose an […]

NEW JERSEY BUSINESS DISPUTE – THE QUESTION OF BREACH OF FIDUCIARY DUTY AND UNFAIR COMPETITION IN BUSINESS

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. New Jersey Business Lawyer What actions can be brought against a management employee and officer of a corporation who secretly forms a competing business while employed by the corporation? ANSWER New Jersey courts have found that if a management employee secretly forms a competing corporation, then the management employee may […]