HALL BOOTH SMITH, P.C
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.
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,
In a very pro-employee ruling, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) into law. The
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