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Jonathan Ian Nirenberg

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Sexual Harassment, Mediation

About Me

Dedicated to Representing Employees in New Jersey and New York


I am a partner of Rabner Allcorn Baumgart & Ben-Asher in Montclair, New Jersey.  I have dedicated my career to representing employees in discrimination, harasment, retaliation and other employment law cases in New Jersey and New York since I graduated from Cornell Law School in 1998. I have extensive experience writing and arguing appeals, and have participated in numerous landmark decisions, including Zive v. Stanley Roberts, Inc.; Stengart v. Loving Care Agency, Inc.; Myers v. AT&T; Cole v. Jersey City Medical CenterPadilla v. Berkeley Educational Services of New Jersey, Inc.; Brennan v. Norton; and Muller v. Exxon Research and Engineering Co.


 


Experienced Employment Lawyer


Prior to joining Rabner Allcorn, I have been a partner of The Nirenberg Law Firm, LLC, Resnick & Nirenberg, P.C., and Deutsch Resnick, P.A.  I write articles about important employment law issues and developments for my firm's blog, the New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog, and our newsletter, the New York and New Jersey Employment Law Newsletter. I am also the author of the articles When Does the Employer Have the Burden of Proof? (New Jersey Law Journal, March 17, 2008), Are Some Employees Entitled to More than 12 Weeks of Pregnancy Leave Under State and Federal Law (New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly, Spring 2002) and When Is an Employer's Failure to Provide Notice of FMLA Rights or Designate FMLA Leave Actionable? (New Jersey Law Journal, March 29, 2004).


 


New Jersey Rising Star


I have been named a Rising Star in Employment Law by New Jersey Super Lawyer Magazine in 2011, 2012 and 2013.  I have an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which Martindale-Hubbell describes as "a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence."


 


I am a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), as well as the National Employment Lawyers Association of New Jersey (NELA-NJ).

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Employment & Labor: 50%
    18 years, 275 cases
  2. Discrimination: 20%
    18 years, 115 cases
  3. Wrongful Termination: 15%
    18 years, 200 cases
  4. Sexual Harassment: 10%
    18 years, 25 cases
  5. Mediation: 5%
    2 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($295-395/hour), Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

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    Jonathan is an excellent attorney and forceful advocate for his clients. He knows the law and gets favorable results. I strongly endorse him.

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    Erik Langeland
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Charles Marriott Kagay

    I had the pleasure of serving as local counsel for Mr. Nirenberg and his firm on a major business fraud case. I was impressed by his knowledge, skill, and professionalism, all of which resulted in a favorable outcome for the client.

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    Charles Kagay Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Rabner Allcorn Baumgart & Ben-Asher, P.C.

52 Upper Montclair Plaza
Upper Montclair, NJ, 07043

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 199903/13/2015
NJActive199805/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Martindale HubbleAV Rated2015
Rising StarNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubble2013
Rising StarNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubble2012
Super Lawyers Rising StarNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2011

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerRabner Allcorn Baumgart & Ben-Asher, P.C.2014 - Present
PartnerThe Nirenberg Law Firm, LLC2011 - 2013
PartnerResnick & Nirenberg, P.C.2007 - 2011
PartnerDeutsch Resnick, P.A.2006 - 2007
AssociateDeutsch Resnick, P.A.1998 - 2005

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
International Network of Boutique Law FirmsMember2007 - 2011
National Employment Lawyers Association (New Jersey chapter)Member2000 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember1999 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Zive v. Stanley Roberts, Inc.New Jersey Supreme Court Affirmed Jury Verdict
Padilla v. Berkeley Educational Services of New Jersey, Inc.Jury Verdict Affirmed on Appeal
Myers v. AT&TReversed and Remanded for Trial

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
New Jersey Employment Lawyer BlogNew York City Prohibits Discrimination Against Unemployed Job Candidates2013
The New Jersey Employment Lawyer BlogCourt Finds Employee's Violation of Company's Policy Protected by New Jersey Whistleblower Law2013
New Jersey Employment Lawyer BlogEmployers Cannot Require Doctor's Note for Each Use of Intermittent FMLA Leave2013
New Jersey Employment Lawyer BlogNew Jersey Court Reverses Dismissal of Sexual Orientation Discrimination Case2013
New Jersey Employment Lawyer BlogCourt Holds Supervisor Can Be Held Personally Liable for Aiding and Abetting Own Violation of New Jersey Law Against Discrimination2013
New Jersey Employment Lawyer BlogNew York City Passes Paid Sick Leave Law2013
New Jersey Employment Lawyer BlogCourt Clarifies How to Prove Sexual Harassment Under New York City Law2013
New Jersey Employment Lawyer BlogNew York City Human Rights Law Protects Poorly Performing Employees From Retaliation2013
New Jersey Employment Lawyer BlogJudge Reduces $3.5 Million Retaliation Verdict to $500,0002013
New Jersey Employment Lawyer BlogSupreme Court Limits Definition of "Supervisor" Under Federal Anti-Discrimination Law2013
New Jersey Employment Lawyer BlogSupreme Court Makes it Harder to Prove Retaliation Under Federal Law2013
New Jersey Employment Lawyer BlogArriving on Time is Not an Essential Function of Every Job2013
New Jersey Employment Lawyer BlogPublic Employees Can Pursue First Amendment Claim if Harmed by Employer's Discrimination Against Coworker2013
New Jersey Employment Lawyer BlogThird Circuit Reinstates Police Sergeant's Political Affiliation Discrimination Claim Against Jersey City2013
New Jersey Employment Lawyer BlogEmployers Cannot Require Doctor's Note for Each Use of Intermittent FMLA Leave2013
New Jersey Employment Lawyer BlogIllegal to Discriminate Because of Abortion2008
New Jersey Employment Lawyer BlogPresident Signs Law Expanding the Scope of Americans With Disabilities Act2008
New Jersey Employment Lawyer BlogEmployee Does Not Always Have to Request Accommodation to Trigger Interactive Process2008
New Jersey Employment Lawyer BlogWhy You Might Need an Employment Lawyer2008
New Jersey Employment Lawyer BlogNew Jersey Supreme Court Clarifies that Supervisors Are Liable for Discrimination if They Actively and Purposefully Participated in it2008
New Jersey Employment Lawyer BlogProposed Law to Protect Disabled Employees From Discrimination2008
New Jersey Employment Lawyer BlogUnited States Supreme Court Makes it Easier to Prove Age Discrimination2008
New Jersey Employment Lawyer BlogWhy You Might Need an Employment Lawyer2008
New Jersey Employment Lawyer BlogEmployee Rights Laws Part 1: Overview of Federal Anti-Discrimination Employment Laws2008
New Jersey Law JournalWhen Does the Employer Have the Burden of Proof?2008
New Jersey Employment Lawyer BlogIndependent Contractors Protected by New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act2008
New Jersey Employment Lawyer BlogGenetic Information Nondiscrimination Act2008
New Jersey Law JournalWhen Is an Employer's Failure to Provide Notice of FMLA Rights or Designate FMLA Leave Actionable?2004
New Jersey Labor and Employment Law QuarterlyAre Some Employees Entitled to More than 12 Weeks of Pregnancy Leave Under State and Federal Law2002

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cornell Law School LawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of RochesterPolitical ScienceB.A.1995

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Employment Law ConferenceLiving With Cancer at Work2013
The Anatomy of a ComplaintDrafting Complaints in Employment Law Cases2011