WHIPPANY, N.J., July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso has developed a Human Resource Compliance Practice to focus on the burgeoning employment-law needs of businesses.
The emphasis on private clients is an extension of the firm's thriving Labor and Employment Law Group. The new section will include employment practice and training, policy and document preparation, wage and hour compliance, workplace investigations, supervisor training, and general employment counseling.
Stefani C Schwartz To Lead Practice
Stefani C Schwartz, a leading management-side attorney in New Jersey and chair of the Whippany, NJ's Labor and Employment Group, will head the section. Nicholas D. Bliablias, counsel to the firm, who helps businesses comply with labor and employment law, will assist Schwartz.
The Human Resource Compliance section will begin operation effective immediately.
The section's development is a by-product of the significant increase in the number of Schwartz Simon's private-sector clients. This growth has taken place among clients across a range of industries, most recently in small to mid-size companies without a human resources infrastructure in place.
Stefani Schwartz Calls Expanded Practice 'Preventive Medicine'
"I saw the need to add attorneys to this area of practice since more and more clients wish to be proactive when handling employee relations. My group ensures they are complying with the laws on a daily basis before a problem or a lawsuit arises. I call it preventive medicine," Schwartz said.
Peter Kraft, CEO and founder of Evolution Labs, Inc., an educational technology company in Morristown, NJ, said, "We are so impressed with Stefani's experience, and count on her to handle all our employment-related responsibilities and concerns. She provides excellent legal guidance, from a business perspective, which makes all the difference in a legal partner," he added.
Ricky Pennisi, owner of Atelier Salon and Spa of Basking Ridge and Denville, N.J., said, "We turned to Stefani because she has a deep understanding of our business operations and our legal needs – not just now but down the road as well. Employment issues are highly complex, and we rely heavily on Stefani's expertise to direct us."
Schwartz Simon Hiring Attorney for Growing Caseload
To assist in handling its increased private-practice workload, Schwartz Simon will bring on an additional attorney, with the possibility of hiring others down the road. Here is the link to its job listing http://lawjobs.com/index.php?page=view_job&post_id=166487
Development of the Human Resource Compliance Practice follows Schwartz's numerous recent victories for private employers, including several resorts, in harassment, retaliation and age-bias lawsuits. These include Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso Wins for Crystal Springs Resort and Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso Racks Up Win for Mountain Creek Resort
About Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso
The Whippany, N.J., firm provides full-service representation, from litigating matters for Fortune 500 companies to negotiating complex employment agreements to assisting startups. Its areas of concentration include labor and employment, business entities and transactions, litigation, real estate and construction.
About Stefani C Schwartz, Esq.
Stefani C Schwartz has extensive experience representing private companies in all aspects of employment law, including compliance, discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful-termination matters. As a result, in-house counsel, human resource professionals and risk managers turn to her when making critical decisions. She has represented hundreds of clients in state and federal court, during arbitration proceedings and before administrative agencies.
About Nicholas D. Bliablias, Esq.
Nicholas D. Bliablias advises clients on civil rights claims, whistleblower claims, workforce reductions, restrictive covenants and personnel policies. He also provides employers with training in areas such as anti-harassment and anti-discrimination matters, reasonable accommodations, hiring and firing, and social media.
For more information about Stefani C Schwartz and her employment law practice, please visit http://www.sseclaw.com/attorneys/stefani-c-schwartz-esq/. If you have questions about this topic or would like to discuss your employment law needs, she may be reached at [email protected] and 973-301-0001, ext. 215.
Tammy A. Eyerman
Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso
100 South Jefferson Road
Whippany, NJ 07981
973-301-0001, ext. 246
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