I practice in the areas of employment law counseling and litigation, employee benefits, and executive compensation. I provide advice and counsel to employers on myriad employment-related matters, including wage and hour compliance; family and medical leave policies and practices; independent contractor relationships and issues; hiring and discharge of employees; and compliance with federal and state anti-discrimination and retaliation laws. I prepare staffing agreements, employment handbooks, employment contracts, separation agreements, confidentiality agreements, and restrictive covenants. I also review and advise executives with respect to employment contracts, compensation plans, and transition strategies.
I regularly represent employers in federal and state courts, as well as in disputes with governmental agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, and various state departments of labor.
I am a frequent speaker on employment and benefits topics, including wage and hour compliance and the Affordable Care Act, am a graduate of the 2013 class of Bergen LEADS, and was selected to the Super Lawyers’ Rising Star list in Employment & Labor Law from 2013 through 2016. (The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at http://www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process.html. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.)
My partner, Nancy L. Wasch, Esq., and I formed Wasch & Ritson to serve as counsel to clients who need sound analytical advice, the highest quality documents, and aggressive representation with respect to our niche areas of expertise. I enjoy educating and guiding clients through these complex issues so that they can keep their focus where it belongs: on growing their business. As fellow business owners, we understand. We are here to help.
Admitted to practice in NJ and NY.
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Rising List||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Owner||Wasch & Ritson LLC||2015 - Present|
|Partner||Archer & Greiner, PC||2007 - 2014|
|Associate||Tobia & Sorger, Esqs., LLC||2005 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Workforce Development Board||Member||2016 - Present|
|New Jersey Law Journal||New Incentive for Reasonableness in Settlement Negotiations||2009|
|Seton Hall School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|University of Richmond||BS - Bachelor of Science||2001|
|Affordable Care Act – Latest Update for All Employers||Affordable Care Act – Latest Update for All Employers||2014|
|Labor & Employment Legal Update||Labor & Employment Legal Update||2014|
|Labor & Employment Law Update||Misclassification of Workers||2013|
|The Affordable Care Act – Latest Update for All Employers||The Affordable Care Act – Latest Update for All Employers||2013|
|The Affordable Care Act – The Basics||The Affordable Care Act – The Basics||2013|
|Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce Healthcare Symposium||The Health Insurance Marketplace – What Employers Need to Know||2013|
|Employment Litigation - What Works and What Doesn’t||Employment Litigation - What Works and What Doesn’t||2013|
|Labor & Employment Legal Update||Labor & Employment Legal Update||2013|
|New Jersey Builders Association Convention||New Jersey Builders Association’s New Employee Benefits Program… Is it for you?||2012|
|The Fair Labor Standards Act||The Fair Labor Standards Act||2012|
|Employment Law Beyond the Basics||Employment Law Beyond the Basics||2012|
|Taking Control of Your Business’ Information||Taking Control of Your Business’ Information||2011|
|Taming the Electronic Wild West||Taming the Electronic Wild West||2011|
|Labor & Employment Law Update||Independent Contractor vs. Employee: Are You Misclassifying Your Workers?||2011|
|Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce Healtcare Symposium||Employer Sponsored Wellness Programs||2010|