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Labor and Employment Attorneys

Jonathan Meyers, Esq.

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Mr. Meyers can be reached at:
jmeyers@mfglegal.com
Phone (646) 596-1292 (in New York)
Phone (973) 453-4847 (in New Jersey)
Fax (973) 975-4922
www.mfglegal.com
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Jonathan Meyers, Esq. has been practicing law since 2000. After working in the labor & employment department of one of the nation’s largest law firms, he became a principal of employment law boutique, Meyers Fried-Grodin LLP. 

Mr. Meyers represents employees from many backgrounds including financial professionals, truck drivers, educators, business executives, and even other attorneys.

Some highlights of Mr. Meyers’ legal practice history include:

  • Successfully representing a landmark New York cosmetics & fashion giant before the United States Supreme Court, in an employment discrimination lawsuit. (Riddle v. Liz Claiborne, Inc., 129 S.Ct. 405, 172 L.Ed.2d 296 (2008));
  • Convincing the New York State Court of Appeals to grant leave to hear an important whistle-blower case.  (Charite et al v. Duane Reade, Inc. et al., 2015 NY Slip Op 77726 (N.Y. 2015))
  • Obtaining victory for a client in a non-compete lawsuit, following a 2-day hearing involving testimony more than half a dozen witnesses.  (B.O. Technology, L.L.C. v. Dray, 2013 WL 3770689 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Nassau Cty. June 27, 2013)) 
  • Obtaining, for a Wall Street information technology company, an appellate victory that has become a landmark decision in New York, to which courts and attorneys now look for guidance in interpreting fundamental employment law and class action issues. (Shah v. Wilco Sys., Inc., 27 AD 3d 169 (1st Dept; 2005));
  • Gaining uniquely valuable experience by defending a multitude of employment-based claims, in New York and New Jersey, for the largest private retail employer in the world;
  • Obtaining victories for clients at a variety of trials, hearings, and arbitrations; and
  • Negotiating severance and pre-litigation settlements relating to high-income employees.

In addition to being a skilled negotiator, Mr. Meyers has years of experience handling lawsuits, before courts and arbitrators, and with matters with government agencies such as the EEOC, OSHA, New York Division on Human Rights, New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, the NLRB, the United States Department of Labor, and various state departments of Labor.

Beyond Meyers Fried-Grodin LLP

Mr. Meyers is an Adjunct Professor of Employment Law at Kean University (and has also taught at Seton Hall University’s Graduate School of Communications).  He also frequently presents CLE courses through Lawline.com

Articles

  • Author, "Contours of Punitive Damages Are Ambiguosly Defined," New Jersey Law Journal (2008)
  • Author, "Family Leave Bill Ripe for Abuse," Daily Record (2008)
  • Author, "Bar to Tort Recovery solidified," New Jersey Law Journal (2007)

Speaking Engagements/Presentations

  • 8th Annual Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Institute at NYCLA (Gender Discrimination), New York, NY (November, 20, 2015)
  • Society for Human Resource Management Legal Update, Mt. Olive, NJ (January, 17, 2013)
  • NJ Law Against Discrimination, Online Continuing Legal Education, Lawline.com (July 21, 2012)
  • Restrictive Covenants, Right Management, Parsippany, NJ (October 22, 2012)
  • Age Discrimination, Right Management, New York, NY (July 26, 2012)
  • Transactional and Litigation Ethics, Online Continuing Legal Education, Lawline.com (December, 2011)
  • Society for Human Resource Management Legal Update, Mt. Olive, NJ (January, 20, 2011)

Media

Mr. Meyers has been a panelist and commentator on employment law issues on My 9 News and some of the cases on which he has worked have attracted media attention including the following:

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/beauty_queen_of_mean_Zjm7ERjlC6xcd3Px...

http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/07/02/59015.htm

Education

J.D. Wake Forest University School of Law

B.A. Bucknell University

Bar Admissions

New York

New Jersey

Court Admissions

United States Supreme Court

2nd Circuit Court of Appeals

3rd Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. District Courts, Southern, Eastern, Western and Northern Districts of New York

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Pro Bono

Mr. Meyers has performed pro bono legal work including with Seton Hall Univertisy Law School's Volunteer Income Tax Assitance program, and most recently with the Volunteer Lawyers for Justice, in which he sucessfully helped a U.S. military veteran secure a positive change to his discharge status (the original, incorrect discharge code had been impeding his ability to get good employment).

 

 

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