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Michael J. Riccobono is an Associate in the firm’s Employment Law Department. Mr. Riccobono’s practice focuses on employment litigation and counseling. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Riccobono served as a law clerk to the Honorable Patricia K. Costello, Assignment Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Essex County, where his responsibilities included analyzing and summarizing motions and orders to show cause in complex commercial, zoning, and election matters.
As a former legal intern to the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Mr. Riccobono has experience with employment discrimination cases involving Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
Bar and Court Admissions
Introduction In a case of particular interest to New Jersey employers, the New Jersey Supreme Court has been asked to review an appellate ruling that an employee who reported violations of law to her superiors was not a “whistle-blower” because her reporting was required as part of...
Recent Case Law Focuses Heavily on "Outside Salesman" and "Administrative" Exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act
Introduction The issue of whether pharmaceutical company sales representatives who promote their employer’s products to doctors and hospitals are exempt from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) has spurred litigation across the country. Courts have...
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (“DOL”) recently issued a new notice regarding the maintenance and reporting of employment records. All New Jersey employers must immediately begin providing a copy of the notice upon hire to any employee hired after...
Joining a growing number of jurisdictions, including the Third and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, covering the states of New York, Connecticut and Vermont, has held that under certain circumstances, an employer may be required to assist disabled...
Employers should be aware of two recent announcements from the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) and the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) regarding the misclassification of workers as independent contractors or non-employees. First, the DOL on September 19, 2011 signed a...