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Anthony M. Rainone, Member
Co-Chair, Labor and Employment
Anthony Rainone has built a successful practice handling all manner of labor and employment issues as well as a wide range of commercial and construction disputes. No client’s legal challenges are the same as the next. Therefore, at the outset of each matter, Anthony’s first priority is to understand his client’s needs and then tailor an individualized, strategic approach. This high degree of personal service combined with his command of the law consistently yields favorable outcomes for his clients. He is as comfortable resolving a matter through negotiation as he is litigating a matter all the way through trial and appeal.
Anthony’s labor and employment practice encompasses most industries and includes:
- Acting as outside general counsel for all labor and employment issues
- Counseling businesses about their labor and employment issues including personnel discipline and termination decisions, employment handbook preparation, and leave issues
- Drafting employment contracts, non-solicitation, non-compete, and non-disclosure agreements
- Assisting with or conducting internal investigations
- Advising employers on federal and state wage and hour law issues, including representation in connection with Department of Labor inquiries, investigations, and charges
- Responding to state and federal equal employment opportunity administrative proceedings arising out of discrimination or retaliation claims
- Representing businesses, directors, officers, and employees in state and federal court against employee claims of unlawful discrimination, harassment, whistleblower, retaliation and wrongful discharge, collective and class actions for wage and hour violations, and breach of employment contracts
- Union issues and collective bargaining agreements
- In particular cases, representing high-level officers, directors, executives, and employees in connection with separation from their company
Anthony’s commercial and construction practice covers businesses of all sizes from small retail operations to global manufacturers and includes:
- Review and drafting of contracts for businesses, project owners, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers
- Oppressed shareholder and limited liability company member disputes
- Breach of contract and fraud claims arising out of services contracts or the sale of goods contracts under Article Two of the Uniform Commercial Code
- Construction Lien Law claims, mechanics, and municipal mechanics lien claims, payment and performance bond claims, and trust fund claims
Throughout his career, Anthony has received several professional distinctions. In 2017, he was named to New Jersey Family magazine’s Best Lawyers for Families for Employment and Labor. He has also been consistently peer-review-rated AV Preeminent in Employment, Construction, and Litigation by Martindale-Hubbell. He was named to New Jersey Super Lawyers from 2017 through 2020 and, in 2020, was named a Top 100 Super Lawyer, an honor reserved for those New Jersey lawyers with the most peer nominations. Anthony was also a New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Star in Employment Litigation from 2009 through 2016. In 2013, Anthony was included in Fortune magazine’s Top Rated Lawyers in Labor & Employment Law and, in 2012, he was named to the New Jersey Law Journal‘s New Leaders of the Bar. Additionally, Anthony is the founder and editor of Brach Eichler’s monthly Employment Law Updates.
- MZM Constr. Co., Inc. v. New Jersey Bldg. Laborers Statewide Benefit Funds, 2019 WL 3812889 (D.N.J. Aug. 14, 2019) – Counsel to a New Jersey construction company (also a MBE/WBE) that the union benefit funds sought to compel to arbitrate hundreds of thousands of dollars i
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Labor & Employment Seminar, Brach Eichler corporate office
New Jersey Law Journal (quoted in)
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