Practice Areas
Bar and Court Admissions
  • Delaware
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • Rutgers Law School, J.D., with honors
  • Dickinson College, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Matthew M. Collins, Member

973.403.3151 · 973.618.5551 Fax ·

Co-Chair, Labor and Employment

Matthew Collins has extensive experience representing clients in all aspects of labor and employment law. He provides strategic counsel to clients on a wide range of labor and employment issues such as discrimination; harassment; whistleblowing; discipline and discharge; layoffs; collective bargaining agreements; reasonable accommodations for disabled employees; and compliance with state and federal family and medical leave acts and applicable wage and hour laws. He also conducts training in these areas for executives, directors, managers, supervisors, and employees and conducts internal investigations of employee complaints. Matthew drafts and provides advice on employment contracts, employment manuals, personnel policies and procedures, restrictive covenants, and severance agreements, among others.

An integral part of Matthew’s practice involves the representation of clients in state and federal court, in arbitrations, and before various administrative agencies including the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, the United States Department of Labor, and the New Jersey Department of Labor. In addition to litigating all types of employment-related claims, he represents clients in lawsuits arising from business torts, shareholder disputes, contract disputes, and restrictive covenant violations.

Matthew was been named a New Jersey Super Lawyers from 2017-2021.

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Professional Activities
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section


icon News, April 20, 2022
Brach Eichler’s Matthew Collins was featured on the CBS 2 News segment, “Weed & Work”

📸 via Matthew Collins is a cannabis labor and relations lawyer. He said a challenge for employers will be testing for impairment. "Unlike alcohol, which there is a very easy and scientific method for testing that will determine impairment, marijuana usage is a lot different, mostly because marijuana will still be present in your system for weeks at a time," Collins said.

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17 Brach Eichler Members Included in 2021 New Jersey Super Lawyers

Twelve Attorneys also Named to New Jersey Rising Stars List This Year

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Collins in Law360: Cases to Watch in 2018

Law 360

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Labor & Employment Seminar, Brach Eichler corporate office

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Becker's Hospital Review

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Law 360 (quoted in)

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September 2017 Employment Law Update

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July 2017 Employment Law Update

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Home Care & Hospice Association of NJ Annual Conference & Exhibition

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March 2017 Employment Law Update

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February 2017 Employment Law Update

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January 2017 Employment Law Update

Labor and Employment Blog  September 3, 2020
Employers: Handling Your Employees’ Back-to-School Plans
Labor and Employment Blog  June 8, 2020
PPP Relief Through the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020
Labor and Employment Blog  May 29, 2020
PPP Update: Loan Review Procedures
Labor and Employment Blog  May 28, 2020
PPP Update: The Regulation Relating to Loan Forgiveness
Labor and Employment Blog  May 1, 2020
SBA Issues Two More PPP Regulations
Labor and Employment Blog  April 29, 2020
Latest PPP Guidance and Regulations
Labor and Employment Blog  April 28, 2020
PPP Forgiveness Preparation and Workforce Return Plan
Labor and Employment Blog  April 16, 2020
Retroactive Expansion of the New Jersey Family Leave Act
Labor and Employment Blog  April 6, 2020
CARES Act and Retirement Plan Changes
Labor and Employment Blog  April 4, 2020
FFCRA DOL Regulations and IRS FAQ Guidance Summary
Labor and Employment Blog  March 17, 2020
COVID-19: Getting Employers Through These Uncertain Times
Labor and Employment Blog  June 25, 2018
Regulatory Updates
Labor and Employment Blog  March 28, 2018
HR Tip of the Month: Autism Awareness Month
Labor and Employment Blog  November 17, 2017
2018 Qualified Plan Limits
Labor and Employment Blog  June 5, 2017
New York City Passes Ban On Salary History Inquiries
Labor and Employment Blog  February 9, 2017
Use of New Form 1-9 Required
Labor and Employment Blog  January 31, 2017
HR Tip of the Month: Handbooks Are Only Useful When Used
Labor and Employment Blog  January 26, 2017
Brach Eichler Benefits Review
Labor and Employment Blog  January 10, 2017
Morristown Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Goes Into Effect