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Attorneys Robert W. Smith and Christopher J. Eibeler

West Milford Employment Lawyers

West Milford

Our West Milford Township employment attorneys represent employees in all areas of employment law throughout the state of New Jersey. The West Milford Township sexual harassment lawyers of Smith Eibeler represent residents and individuals who work in West Milford and Passaic County in claims of sexual harassment, race discrimination, severance agreements, hostile work environment, equal pay violations, FMLA, disability discrimination, non-compete agreements and wage payment violations. Our law firm is located in Monmouth County at the Bell Works building in Holmdel, New Jersey.

Both federal and state law make it unlawful for employers to discriminate against employees at the workplace. Employers who fail to have in place effective anti-discrimination policies can be held liable for workplace discrimination, harassment and retaliation against their employees. Our West Milford sexual harassment lawyers represent employees who are forced to work in a hostile work environment throughout Passaic County and the state of New Jersey.

West Milford

The township was settled by Dutch from Newark area. It was originally named New Milford, after Milford Connecticut. When the founders applied for a post office in 1828, New Milford in Bergen county’s application was approved first and therefore Passaic County township was then named West Milford.

According to the 2010 census, there are 25,850 residents in West Milford. There are 9,625 households with a median income of $88,692.

West Milford Township is called the “Heart of the Highlands”. It has a total area of 80.32 square miles with 5.23 square miles of water. The township borders Bloomingdale and Ringwood in Passaic County; Butler and Kinnelon in Morris County; Vernon and Hardyston in Sussex County and Warwick in New York. Approximately 40 lakes can be found West Milford. About two thirds of the township is undeveloped, state protected forests.

Jungle Habitat was a wildlife theme park opened in 1972 by Warner Brothers. There were various problems throughout Jungle Habitat’s tenure in West Milford; including a lion attack and wild animal escapes. The park closed in 1976. Many of the remaining animals were relocated to the safari at Great Adventure, now called Six Flags Great Adventure, in Jackson Township, New Jersey.

West Milford is known to be recreational area. There are many lakes, rivers and parks. The Pequannock River watershed can be found in West Milford. This watershed is owned and operated by the City of Newark and provides water to Essex County. West Milford Museum is located at the M.E. church which was built in 1860 and is staffed wholly by volunteers.

West Milford is only 38 miles from New York City, yet maintains a small-town feel. Most of the businesses in this area are in the service sector. You will find many businesses like attorney offices, medical practices and realty agencies.

The New Continental Hotel and Restaurant is a family run 15-room inn servicing visitors and residents of West Milford. Pioneer Bar and Grill and Blini Restaurant Pizza and Bar are two restaurants found in West Milford.

The film The Station Agent was set and filmed in West Milford. Portions of television comedy Simpler Times was filmed in West Milford and neighboring Pompton Lakes.

The film Clinton Road is based on the supposedly “haunted” road in West Milford. The actual Clinton Road has had many ghost sightings and strange creature sightings. It is said that the escaped animals from Jungle Habitat survived, crossbred and live on Clinton Road. The Clinton Furnace, listed on National Register of Historic Places, is mistakenly believed to be a druid temple, also located on Clinton Road. in May 1983, a human body was found in the woods near Clinton Road. The man was identified as a mafia related criminal. Apparently, his body was frozen in order to confuse the time of death.

West Milford was once known as a summer resort town. Cecil B. DeMille had a summer home here. Larry Hand and Lennie Friedman, both former football players with the NFL grew up in West Milford. Carol-Lynn Parente is an executive producer for Sesame Street, also grew up in West Milford. Derek Jeter grew up in this area and still maintains a home in the Greenwood Lake area.

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
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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. Tom Wilson
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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
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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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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