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COVID-19 Update

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.


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 website

Q: 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

Click here to learn more about maternity leave coverage

DISCLAIMER: The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.
Client Reviews
We had a wrongful termination issue combined with a denial of unemployment insurance. Chris Eibeler was our primary attorney. His partner Bob Smith also consulted and gave us good advice. They were both so kind, caring, and professional. They guided us though a very tough time and a positive outcome versus a prior employer. They were also able to reverse our denial of unemployment insurance. I cannot recommend Smith and Eibeler highly enough. The entire staff is very professional, personable, and caring. Tom Wilson
I went to Smith Eibeler LLC for a last minute unemployment matter. Chris, Diane and his staff were very professional and easy to talk to. They provided knowledgeable insight and also kept me in the loop with the what was happening. I would not hesitate to go to him again. John Jung
Chris Eibeler (and the whole team) is very knowledgeable in all aspects of employment/unemployment here in NJ. They break down the most difficult aspects of the law, which allows you to conceptualize and better understand the complexities of the NJ Labor & Employment system. Smith Eibeler should be your first call regarding any Employment, workforce, or Labor questions here in New Jersey. I highly recommend them. Brian Allen
I approached Chris Eibeler regarding an unemployment case in early 2016. Him and his staff are some of the most professional people I have ever dealt with. The process took a while, but his approach to hard questioning helped me win my case. He knows how to get the job done and I am glad I went to him. I would recommend him to anyone in the future who asks for a lawyer. Thank you Chris! Tim F.
I highly recommend the office of Smith Eibeler for employment related issues, particularly anything related to restrictive covenants or post-employment contracts. I found Smith Eibeler via the web and cannot believe how fortunate I am to have found them. My case was handled by Bob Smith who represented me in a potential lawsuit by my former employer for violation of a post-employment contract (not a restrictive covenant per se). Bob was professional, friendly, understanding, and above all extremely helpful. Bob helped me avoid a lawsuit and was extremely knowledgeable in this field. I was thoroughly impressed with his prowess. Hopefully I will never have a legal issue related to employment again, but if I do, I will not hesitate to retain Smith Eibeler again! Gavin Tully

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