Smith Eibeler, LLC is and will remain open for business during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. While our physical offices in Holmdel, Metuchen and Springfield are temporarily closed to the public, our New Jersey employment lawyers and staff members are working remotely and are available to answer any questions or concerns of our clients and others in need of employment law-related advice and counsel. We are conducting telephone and video conferencing consultations every day with new and existing clients. We are also closely monitoring all federal and state legislation relating to workplace rights of New Jersey employees and will continue to provide updates through our blog and website.FAQ
Here are answers to some frequently asked client questions and our answers:Q: Is Smith Eibeler currently open?
A: Yes, our office is open remotely during regular business hours, 9-5. However, our attorneys may contact you after 5pm via telephone or email.Q: How I can I contact Smith Eibeler?
A: You can call our main number at (732) 444-1300 during normal business hours or contact us through our websiteQ: Are you offering video consultations?
A: Yes, we are currently using Zoom, FaceTime and Google Hangouts to conduct video consultations with clients.Q: Are you accepting new clients?
A: Yes.Q: How can I get an update regarding the status of my legal matter or inquiry?
A: You can call the main number (732) 444-1300 or email the attorney or staff member assigned to your matter.Q: Will scheduled depositions, mediations or other court proceedings occur as planned?
A: While our office will continue to perform all functions and operations, court dates and other legal hearings may be postponed as a result of the business interruptions caused by COVID-19. Please call the office to speak directly with the attorney or staff member assigned to your case concerning any scheduling in your case.Helpful COVID-19 Related Information
The Smith Eibeler employment lawyers have published several blogs concerning proposed and enacted employment related COVID-19 legislation, including:
March 15, 2020: Can I Collect Benefits Due to Corona Virus-Related Layoff or Business Closing?
March 16, 2020: New Jersey Legislature Releases Proposed COVID-19 Employment Protections
March 21, 2020: New Jersey COVID-19 Legislative Update
March 23, 2020: Is it Unlawful to Terminate an Employee Because they have COVID-19?
March 24, 2020: Can an Employee be Terminated for Reporting Violations of New Jersey’s COVID-19 Executive Order 107?
Click here to Read Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 107
Click here to submit a COVID-19 related employment complaint to the Governor’s Office
Click here to read relevant information concerning the COVID-19 from the CDC
Click here to file a claim for New Jersey Unemployment Benefits
Click here to file a claim for New Jersey Temporary Disability
Click here to file a claim for Paid Family Leave Benefits