Attorneys Robert W. Smith and Christopher J. Eibeler

Employee Resources

Federal and New Jersey laws provide legal rights and protections to New Jersey employees through anti-discrimination laws, protected medical leave rights, whistleblower retaliation protection and other employment laws. The Smith Eibeler Employee Resources was created to inform New Jersey employees of their legal rights and to provide access to the many legal resources that can be found on the internet. After reviewing our website, if you have a question about whether a potential workplace situation is in violation of federal or state law, please contact us to discuss the specific facts of your potential matter with one of our New Jersey employment lawyers.

GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES

United States Department of Labor
Department of the federal government for occupational safety, wage and hour standards, unemployment insurance benefits, re-employment services, and some economic statistics.

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

National Labor Relations Board
The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1935 to administer the National Labor Relations Act, the primary law governing relations between unions and employers in the private sector.

United States Social Security Administration
The independent agency of the United States federal government that administers Social Security, a social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivors' benefits.

United States Department of Health and Human Services
The United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The main federal agency charged with the enforcement of safety and health legislation.

New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Responsible for promoting economic growth, job creation and providing crucial services to the workers and employers of the state.

New Jersey Division of Unemployment Insurance
Providing temporary partial wage replacement to support workers who lose their jobs through no fault of their own, enabling employers to maintain attachment to a trained workforce, and stabilizing the economy during cyclical downturns.

New Jersey Appeal Tribunal
The Appeal Tribunal is the first appellate level within the Department of Labor and Workforce Development for deciding unemployment and disability (state plan and DDU) insurance benefit disputes.

New Jersey Division of Wage and Hour Compliance
The Division of Wage and Hour Compliance enforces labor laws that address conditions of employment and the method and manner of payment of wages.

New Jersey Division of Workers Compensation Law
The Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) is responsible for the administration of the NJ Workers' Compensation Law, N.J.S.A. 34:15-1 et seq., and the disposition of disputes raised under it.

New Jersey Division of Temporary Disability Insurance
The Division of Temporary Disability Insurance is responsible for administering temporary disability benefits to New Jersey workers should they become disabled due to non-work related illness or injury.

New Jersey Public Safety and Occupational Safety and Health
Administers and enforces a wide variety of laws providing employees with safe and equitable working conditions; and protecting the public from various hazardous business operations.

JOB SEARCH RESOURCES

USAJOBS
Federal Government's official one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information.

Monster.com
Careerbuilder.com
Ladders.com
Hotsjobs.com
Indeed.com
Simplyhired.com

COURTS

United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals, 3rd District
United States District Court, District of New Jersey
The Federal Judiciary website
New Jersey Supreme Court
New Jersey Appellate Division
New Jersey Courts Online

BENEFITS

New Jersey Family Care
Link to application for low cost or no cost health insurance program for New Jersey kids and eligible low-income parents

VOLUNTEER

Volunteer New Jersey
Volunteer New Jersey is a partnership between the Association of New Jersey Volunteer Centers and the State of New Jersey Governor's Office of Volunteerism whose goals is provide New Jersey residents with immediate access to information about community needs where they work and live and to provide New Jersey not-for-profit organizations with a place to register their volunteer needs.

Corporation for National and Community Service
Provides grants and training and technical assistance to developing and expanding volunteer organizations

Serve.gov
Online resource for finding volunteer opportunities in your community and creating your own volunteer project.

LEGAL ASSOCIATIONS

American Bar Association
Monmouth Bar Association
National Employment Lawyers Association
National Employment Lawyers of New Jersey

NEWS RESOURCES

BBC News
USA Today
New York Times
Wall Street Journal
The Star Ledger
Asbury Park Press
The Home News and Tribune
RedBankGreen

DIRECTIONS TO COURT

New Jersey Federal Courts
New Jersey Superior Courts
New Jersey Municipal Courts

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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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