HALL BOOTH SMITH, P.C

Jeffrey M. Daitz

15 East Midland Avenue,
Suite 3A,
Paramus, NJ 07652

jdaitz@hallboothsmith.com

Partner

201.221.7013



Jeffrey M. Daitz is a Partner/Shareholder in our Paramus, New Jersey office, Co-Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Group, as well as Co-Director of the Employment Practices Liability Insurance Defense Department.

He has more than two decades of experience in employment law, labor management relations, and alternative dispute resolution. Jeffrey’s nationwide practice is focused on defending employers in Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) matters and Directors & Officers (D&O) claims and also serves as monitoring counsel on behalf of carriers. He is often brought in to coordinate local and co-counsel in multi-party and multi-jurisdiction litigation.

Jeffrey specializes in litigation, mediation, arbitration, and investigation in all types of employment discrimination claims including sexual harassment, hostile work environment, whistleblower protection, retaliation, wrongful discharge, defamation, wage and hour collective/class action, misappropriation and enforcement of restrictive covenants and trade secrets, and a variety of other employment related cases in federal and state courts, including appeals. He also defends clients in administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and other federal, state, and local employment practice agencies, as well as the federal and state Departments of Labor (WHD), Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), Office of Inspector General (OIG), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), US Department of Justice (DOJ) and US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS). Jeffrey also represents employers in labor-management disputes, including collective bargaining negotiations, handling administrative agency investigations and union organization campaigns.

Clients routinely engage Jeffrey for day-to-day management counseling on issues such as employee handbook and personnel policies, drafting offer letters and employment agreements, employee discipline and discharge protocols, preparing severance policies and separation agreements, interviewing and hiring, pay equity, social media compliance and performance management, leaves of absence, accommodations, internal investigations and workplace complaints, benefits, corporate reorganizations, executive compensation, as well as diversity and inclusion. Jeffrey is a frequent lecturer and guest speaker throughout the country on ever-changing employment laws and best practices. He also provides advice on risk management and loss control, such as comprehensive employment practices audits and sexual harassment and other internal investigations. In addition, Jeffrey provides training and prevention counseling on topics such as EEO compliance for CEOs, Executive Directors, CFOs, Human Resources, Senior/Executive Management personnel and In-House counsel.

Jeffrey also works in tandem with the firm’s business and corporate transactional practice advising on such topics as compliance with Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) and related plant closings/mass layoffs, executive employment agreement and complex commercial litigation, including breach of contract/fiduciary liability and fraud-related claims.

Jeffrey’s clients include employers in for-profit and not-for-profit industries including healthcare institutions, construction, financial institutions, hedge funds, private equity funds, property management, insurance, technology, transportation, building services, hotel and hospitality, retail, manufacturing, power and energy and pharmaceutical.

Jeffrey earned a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University where he majored in Accounting, Finance and Economics.

Jeffrey has been selected for inclusion in the list of New Jersey’s Super Lawyers, honoring the top 2% of lawyers in New Jersey.



ADMITTED

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • State of New Jersey
  • State of Pennsylvania
  • State of New York



EDUCATION

  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law
  • B.A., Temple University



PUBLICATIONS

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society (“PLUS”)
  • American Bar Association (Labor & Employment)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association (Labor & Employment)
  • New York State Bar Association (Labor & Employment)
  • Pennsylvania State Bar Association (Labor & Employment)

PRESENTATIONS

  • The Turnover Tsunami- Top Tips to Effectively Recruit and Retain Staff in a Disruptive Environment, LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware Annual Expo, June 1, 2022.
  • The Post-COVID Workplace- “Business as Usual” Looks a Little Different in 2022, Tri-State HRMA Symposium, May 5, 2022.
  • NO JAB, NO JOB!!  Employer Mandated COVID-19 Vaccinations, LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware Joint Virtual Conference, June 16, 2021.
  • Looking Back, Going Forward:  Employment Law Issues That Need To Be On Every Employer’s Radar in 2021, Tri-State HRMA’s The New Normal Virtual Conference, May 7, 2021.
  • Family and Medical Leave under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Virtual HR Roundtable for LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware, January 20, 2021.
  • Top 10 Tips for Employers To Avoid Employee Claims in the Age of COVID-19, LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware Annual Meeting, October 20, 2020.
  • NY Federal Judge Strikes Down COVID-19 Paid Leave Regulation – What Now?, Virtual HR Roundtable with LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware, August 19, 2020.
  • Getting Out of The Weeds: An Employer’s Guide to Navigating Marijuana Laws and the Workplace, New Jersey Leading Age Conference, June 12, 2019

Recognitions

  • New Jersey Super Lawyers ®, 2013-2021


 

In a Construction Dive article following a recent trend of including anti-harassment language in subcontracts to codify a unified approach against hate on job sites,


As healthcare organizations face mounting turnover and transition in leadership positions, upper-level management should be prepared to help staff adapt to the change. In an


In a Modern Healthcare article, New Jersey-based Partner and Co-Chair of Hall Booth Smith’s Labor and Employment Practice Jeffrey M. Daitz explains the factors impacting


In the 2021 edition of the New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine, the law firm of Hall Booth Smith (HBS) has once again been recognized for


Written by: Jacqueline Voronov, Esq. and Jeffrey M. Daitz, Esq.

In a very pro-employee ruling, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York


Written by: Jacqueline Voronov, Esq. and Jeffrey M. Daitz, Esq. 

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) into law.  The





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Jeffrey Daitz | Labor and Employment Attorney in NJ

Jeffrey M. Daitz

Jeffrey M. Daitz
15 East Midland Avenue,
Suite 3A,
Paramus, NJ 07652

Jeffrey M. Daitz is a Partner/Shareholder in our Paramus, New Jersey office, Co-Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Group, as well as Co-Director of the Employment Practices Liability Insurance Defense Department.

He has more than two decades of experience in employment law, labor management relations, and alternative dispute resolution. Jeffrey’s nationwide practice is focused on defending employers in Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) matters and Directors & Officers (D&O) claims and also serves as monitoring counsel on behalf of carriers. He is often brought in to coordinate local and co-counsel in multi-party and multi-jurisdiction litigation.

Jeffrey specializes in litigation, mediation, arbitration, and investigation in all types of employment discrimination claims including sexual harassment, hostile work environment, whistleblower protection, retaliation, wrongful discharge, defamation, wage and hour collective/class action, misappropriation and enforcement of restrictive covenants and trade secrets, and a variety of other employment related cases in federal and state courts, including appeals. He also defends clients in administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and other federal, state, and local employment practice agencies, as well as the federal and state Departments of Labor (WHD), Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), Office of Inspector General (OIG), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), US Department of Justice (DOJ) and US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS). Jeffrey also represents employers in labor-management disputes, including collective bargaining negotiations, handling administrative agency investigations and union organization campaigns.

Clients routinely engage Jeffrey for day-to-day management counseling on issues such as employee handbook and personnel policies, drafting offer letters and employment agreements, employee discipline and discharge protocols, preparing severance policies and separation agreements, interviewing and hiring, pay equity, social media compliance and performance management, leaves of absence, accommodations, internal investigations and workplace complaints, benefits, corporate reorganizations, executive compensation, as well as diversity and inclusion. Jeffrey is a frequent lecturer and guest speaker throughout the country on ever-changing employment laws and best practices. He also provides advice on risk management and loss control, such as comprehensive employment practices audits and sexual harassment and other internal investigations. In addition, Jeffrey provides training and prevention counseling on topics such as EEO compliance for CEOs, Executive Directors, CFOs, Human Resources, Senior/Executive Management personnel and In-House counsel.

Jeffrey also works in tandem with the firm’s business and corporate transactional practice advising on such topics as compliance with Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) and related plant closings/mass layoffs, executive employment agreement and complex commercial litigation, including breach of contract/fiduciary liability and fraud-related claims.

Jeffrey’s clients include employers in for-profit and not-for-profit industries including healthcare institutions, construction, financial institutions, hedge funds, private equity funds, property management, insurance, technology, transportation, building services, hotel and hospitality, retail, manufacturing, power and energy and pharmaceutical.

Jeffrey earned a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University where he majored in Accounting, Finance and Economics.

Jeffrey has been selected for inclusion in the list of New Jersey’s Super Lawyers, honoring the top 2% of lawyers in New Jersey.

ADMITTED

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • State of New Jersey
  • State of Pennsylvania
  • State of New York

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law
  • B.A., Temple University

PUBLICATIONS

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society (“PLUS”)
  • American Bar Association (Labor & Employment)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association (Labor & Employment)
  • New York State Bar Association (Labor & Employment)
  • Pennsylvania State Bar Association (Labor & Employment)

PRESENTATIONS

  • The Turnover Tsunami- Top Tips to Effectively Recruit and Retain Staff in a Disruptive Environment, LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware Annual Expo, June 1, 2022.
  • The Post-COVID Workplace- “Business as Usual” Looks a Little Different in 2022, Tri-State HRMA Symposium, May 5, 2022.
  • NO JAB, NO JOB!!  Employer Mandated COVID-19 Vaccinations, LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware Joint Virtual Conference, June 16, 2021.
  • Looking Back, Going Forward:  Employment Law Issues That Need To Be On Every Employer’s Radar in 2021, Tri-State HRMA’s The New Normal Virtual Conference, May 7, 2021.
  • Family and Medical Leave under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Virtual HR Roundtable for LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware, January 20, 2021.
  • Top 10 Tips for Employers To Avoid Employee Claims in the Age of COVID-19, LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware Annual Meeting, October 20, 2020.
  • NY Federal Judge Strikes Down COVID-19 Paid Leave Regulation – What Now?, Virtual HR Roundtable with LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware, August 19, 2020.
  • Getting Out of The Weeds: An Employer’s Guide to Navigating Marijuana Laws and the Workplace, New Jersey Leading Age Conference, June 12, 2019

Recognitions

  • New Jersey Super Lawyers ®, 2013-2021
  In a Construction Dive article following a recent trend of including anti-harassment language in subcontracts to codify a unified approach against hate on job sites,
As healthcare organizations face mounting turnover and transition in leadership positions, upper-level management should be prepared to help staff adapt to the change. In an
In a Modern Healthcare article, New Jersey-based Partner and Co-Chair of Hall Booth Smith’s Labor and Employment Practice Jeffrey M. Daitz explains the factors impacting
In the 2021 edition of the New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine, the law firm of Hall Booth Smith (HBS) has once again been recognized for
Written by: Jacqueline Voronov, Esq. and Jeffrey M. Daitz, Esq. In a very pro-employee ruling, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Written by: Jacqueline Voronov, Esq. and Jeffrey M. Daitz, Esq.  On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) into law.  The
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Jeffrey M. Daitz is a Partner/Shareholder in our Paramus, New Jersey office, Co-Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Group, as well as Co-Director of the Employment Practices Liability Insurance Defense Department.

He has more than two decades of experience in employment law, labor management relations, and alternative dispute resolution. Jeffrey’s nationwide practice is focused on defending employers in Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) matters and Directors & Officers (D&O) claims and also serves as monitoring counsel on behalf of carriers. He is often brought in to coordinate local and co-counsel in multi-party and multi-jurisdiction litigation.

Jeffrey specializes in litigation, mediation, arbitration, and investigation in all types of employment discrimination claims including sexual harassment, hostile work environment, whistleblower protection, retaliation, wrongful discharge, defamation, wage and hour collective/class action, misappropriation and enforcement of restrictive covenants and trade secrets, and a variety of other employment related cases in federal and state courts, including appeals. He also defends clients in administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and other federal, state, and local employment practice agencies, as well as the federal and state Departments of Labor (WHD), Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), Office of Inspector General (OIG), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), US Department of Justice (DOJ) and US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS). Jeffrey also represents employers in labor-management disputes, including collective bargaining negotiations, handling administrative agency investigations and union organization campaigns.

Clients routinely engage Jeffrey for day-to-day management counseling on issues such as employee handbook and personnel policies, drafting offer letters and employment agreements, employee discipline and discharge protocols, preparing severance policies and separation agreements, interviewing and hiring, pay equity, social media compliance and performance management, leaves of absence, accommodations, internal investigations and workplace complaints, benefits, corporate reorganizations, executive compensation, as well as diversity and inclusion. Jeffrey is a frequent lecturer and guest speaker throughout the country on ever-changing employment laws and best practices. He also provides advice on risk management and loss control, such as comprehensive employment practices audits and sexual harassment and other internal investigations. In addition, Jeffrey provides training and prevention counseling on topics such as EEO compliance for CEOs, Executive Directors, CFOs, Human Resources, Senior/Executive Management personnel and In-House counsel.

Jeffrey also works in tandem with the firm’s business and corporate transactional practice advising on such topics as compliance with Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) and related plant closings/mass layoffs, executive employment agreement and complex commercial litigation, including breach of contract/fiduciary liability and fraud-related claims.

Jeffrey’s clients include employers in for-profit and not-for-profit industries including healthcare institutions, construction, financial institutions, hedge funds, private equity funds, property management, insurance, technology, transportation, building services, hotel and hospitality, retail, manufacturing, power and energy and pharmaceutical.

Jeffrey earned a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University where he majored in Accounting, Finance and Economics.

Jeffrey has been selected for inclusion in the list of New Jersey’s Super Lawyers, honoring the top 2% of lawyers in New Jersey.

ADMITTED

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • State of New Jersey
  • State of Pennsylvania
  • State of New York

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law
  • B.A., Temple University

PUBLICATIONS

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society (“PLUS”)
  • American Bar Association (Labor & Employment)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association (Labor & Employment)
  • New York State Bar Association (Labor & Employment)
  • Pennsylvania State Bar Association (Labor & Employment)

PRESENTATIONS

  • The Turnover Tsunami- Top Tips to Effectively Recruit and Retain Staff in a Disruptive Environment, LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware Annual Expo, June 1, 2022.
  • The Post-COVID Workplace- “Business as Usual” Looks a Little Different in 2022, Tri-State HRMA Symposium, May 5, 2022.
  • NO JAB, NO JOB!!  Employer Mandated COVID-19 Vaccinations, LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware Joint Virtual Conference, June 16, 2021.
  • Looking Back, Going Forward:  Employment Law Issues That Need To Be On Every Employer’s Radar in 2021, Tri-State HRMA’s The New Normal Virtual Conference, May 7, 2021.
  • Family and Medical Leave under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Virtual HR Roundtable for LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware, January 20, 2021.
  • Top 10 Tips for Employers To Avoid Employee Claims in the Age of COVID-19, LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware Annual Meeting, October 20, 2020.
  • NY Federal Judge Strikes Down COVID-19 Paid Leave Regulation – What Now?, Virtual HR Roundtable with LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware, August 19, 2020.
  • Getting Out of The Weeds: An Employer’s Guide to Navigating Marijuana Laws and the Workplace, New Jersey Leading Age Conference, June 12, 2019

Recognitions

  • New Jersey Super Lawyers ®, 2013-2021
  In a Construction Dive article following a recent trend of including anti-harassment language in subcontracts to codify a unified approach against hate on job sites,
As healthcare organizations face mounting turnover and transition in leadership positions, upper-level management should be prepared to help staff adapt to the change. In an
In a Modern Healthcare article, New Jersey-based Partner and Co-Chair of Hall Booth Smith’s Labor and Employment Practice Jeffrey M. Daitz explains the factors impacting
In the 2021 edition of the New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine, the law firm of Hall Booth Smith (HBS) has once again been recognized for
Written by: Jacqueline Voronov, Esq. and Jeffrey M. Daitz, Esq. In a very pro-employee ruling, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Written by: Jacqueline Voronov, Esq. and Jeffrey M. Daitz, Esq.  On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) into law.  The
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