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Verona Employment Lawyers


Our Verona employment lawyers represent employees in all areas of employment law throughout the state of New Jersey. The Verona Discrimination lawyers of Smith Eibeler represent residents and individuals who work in Verona and Essex County in claims of sexual harassment, disability discrimination, reasonable accommodations, FMLA, age discrimination, wrongful termination, hostile work environment, breach of contract, race discrimination, equal pay violations, severance agreements, unemployment appeals, and wage payment violations. Our office is located in Monmouth County at the Bell Works building in Holmdel, New Jersey.

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination affords employees the right to workplace free of discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Employers who turn a blind eye to sexual harassment or fail to have effective anti-discrimination policies in place can be held legally liable for the harm their negligence causes to their employees. Our Vernona sexual harassment lawyers represent employees in claims of hostile work environment, quid pro quo sexual harassment and retaliation in Essex County and throughout New Jersey.


Verona is a borough located in Essex County, New Jersey. In 2008 New Jersey Monthly ranked Verona as #3 Top Places to live in New Jersey. It is 2.78 square miles. Bordered by West Orange, Cedar Grove, Montclair, Essex Fells and North Caldwell. Lies between the First and Second Watchung Mountains. According to the 2010 census, there were 13,332 residents and 5,315 households with median income of $93,839.

Verona and the surrounding area was originally known as the Horseneck Tract. This land was purchased by a group of settlers from Newark from the Lenni Lenape Native Americans in 1702. This area was later named Caldwell Township in honor of a local Revolutionary war hero, James Caldwell. In 1892, Verona seceded from Caldwell Township.

Eagle Rock Reservation was used by George Washington and his troops during the Revolutionary War as an observation post.

There are many parks in Verona, some of them include West Essex Trail; Kip’s Castle Park; Lenape Trail and Verona Park. Verona Park was designed by the Olmstead brothers whose father designed New York City’s Central Park. Verona Park is 54 acres and includes a boathouse and 13-acre lake used for boating and fishing.

Annin & Co. was located in Verona from 1916 to 2013. It was the largest flag manufacturer in the world. In fact, Annin & Co. was the official flag manufacturer to the United Nations. The flags at Iwo Jima, North and South Poles, and the rubble of the World Trade Center were produced in Verona, New Jersey. The Verona plant also produced the flags for Apollo 11 lunar landing that were later given out as mementos. The patches on the astronauts’ uniforms were also produced in Verona.

According to the 2017-2018 school year, there were 2,225 students enrolled in the Verona Public School District. There is also a catholic grammar school in town; Our Lady of the Lake. This school has been given national recognition awards multiple times. The Children’s Institute is another private school. This school services children with learning, language and social challenges.

The Essex Mountain Sanatorium opened in 1902. Originally an orphanage and called The Newark City Home was established in 1873.The school became vacant due to a decrease in enrollment. During a Tuberculosis outbreak in Newark, the school was turned into a sanatorium. The disease was essentially cured in the 1950’s. By the 1970’s, most of the buildings were no longer in use and used as overflow for Overbrook psychiatric hospital. The hospital closed its doors in 1982. The site is now part of the Essex County Park System as the Hilltop Reservation.

The Verona Fire Department was organized in 1909. It is the largest volunteer department in Essex County. A few local restaurants in the area are Ariane Kitchen and bar, Bloom, the Verona Inn Tavern.

A few people who have lived in Verona are actor Jay Mohr, football player Anthony Fasano and former Rutgers baseball coach, Fred Hill. Henry Orenstein, a holocaust survivor, toy creator and professional poker player also lived in Verona. He assisted in the development of Transformers for Hasbro.

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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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