New Jersey Employment Attorneys
Other Offices: Philadelphia, PA
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Law Firm OverviewThe Law Firm of Jacobson & Rooks, LLC focuses on the rights of employees in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We represent employees from entry-level workers to executives.
We also assist employees with issues regarding the terms and conditions of employment, which include OSHA retaliation claims related to reporting health and safety complaints; employment contracts and severance agreements, and wage/hour claims where individuals who have been misclassified as "exempt" and have been denied overtime compensation. Whatever the issue, the attorneys at the Law Firm of Jacobson & Rooks, LLC focus on the client's specific goals by customizing a strategy that is appropriate to meet those goals.
Our legal team welcomes each client to participate in their case as much or as little as they would like. Client engagement helps us to develop, strategize, and prepare the best possible case. With skilled focus and persistence, the entire Jacobson & Rooks team works to hold employers accountable so that you can be made whole.
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Additional Areas of Law: Shareholder, Partnership & Operating Agreements; Employment Contracts & Severance Agreements; Wage & Overtime Violations; General Counsel Services; Healthcare Providers; Physician Employment Contracts; Medicare/Medicaid Fraud; Defense Contractor Fraud, Federal Grant Fraud, Affordable Housing Fraud; False Claims; Dodd-Frank Whistleblowers; False Claims Act Whistleblowers; Medical Industry Whistleblowers; Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblowers.
Areas of Law Description
The Law Firm of Jacobson & Rooks, LLC focuses on the rights of employees in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. We represent employees from entry-level workers to executives. We help employees with a wide ranges of issues, which include, but are not limited to, the following:
Discrimination claims related to race, sexual harassment, nationality, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender and many other protected factors;
Sexual harassment at the hands of co-workers, customers or employers;
OSHA retaliation for reporting health and safety complaints;
Wage and overtime violations, when your employer denies you the pay you deserve;
Wrongful termination due to retaliation or discrimination;
Negotiating an effective contract that protects your interests;
Protecting your rights to unemployment or workers' compensation benefits.
Focus. Persistence. Success. The Law Firm of Jacobson & Rooks, LLC.
Mr. Franklin J. Rooks
Business and Industry, Business Law, Contracts, Discrimination, Employees Rights
- New Jersey Bar Association
- Philadelphia Bar Association
- American Physical Therapy Association
- National Employment Lawyers Association
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Business owners have frequently asked whether they should have an employee handbook. Simply put, an employee handbook is absolutely essential for employers of all sizes to have on file. At the time of hire, the new employee should receive the handbook and acknowledge its receipt. An Employee Handbook is an important part of an employer's risk management strategy.Read Article
Confidentiality Agreements, Non-Competes and Non-Solicitation Agreements are often referred to as "Restrictive Covenants." When should they be used? Why are they used?Read Article
Can companies be held liable for retaliating against an individual who has a close relationship with a fellow employee who has engaged in obvious protected activity, but may not have engaged in protected activity herself? The short answer is, it depends on under what law the retaliation took place and how the phrase "close relationship" is defined.Read Article
A current and hot topic in corporate America these days is that of Workplace Bullying. Workplace bullying has become a very serious problem, affecting a large number of employees across the country. In fact, it not only affects the employees themselves that are on the receiving end of the bullying, but it also naturally affects morale within a company as well as the efficiency of an office.Read Article
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