The New Jersey Chapter of the Labor Employment Relations Association
Erica Tener, Arbitrator/Mediator
John Vreeland, Esq., Genova Burns LLC
Paul Montalbano, Esq., Cohen Leder Montalbano & Connaughton, LLC
Patrick Westerkamp, Esq., Arbitrator
Lucille Alfano, Arbitrator
Lisa Charles, Arbitrator/Mediator
Jonathan Cohen, Esq., Apruzzese, McDermott, Mastro & Murphy
James Cooney, Arbitrator
Franceline Ehret, CWA
Zella Felzenberg, Director of UniServ, NJEA
Vincent Giordano, Retired NJEA Representative
James Kinney, FMCS
Joe Mancini, IBEW Lo 102 Representative
Susan Pfeiff, American Arbitration Assn.
National LERA Liaison
William Dwyer, PSEG
The New Jersey Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) is a unique organization of professionals from New Jersey and continguous states who are interested in labor & employment relations and human resource management. The chapter includes members from the management, labor, neutral (including arbitrators and mediators), government, and academic fields.
The New Jersey Chapter holds six dinner meetings a year where members listen to distinguished speakers and share their knowledge and experience. The New Jersey Chapter is affiliated with the Labor and Employment Relations Association (formerly the Industrial Relations Research Association), which sponsors national meetings for practitioners and academics and publishes books, conference proceedings, and periodicals that are designed for a wide audience.
THIS IS THE TOPIC RESCHEDULED FROM FEB 2, 2015
Do you know the difference between the various paid and unpaid leave statutes? Which ones provide job protection? Which ones provide pay? To what extent are the various statutes complementary or mutually exclusive? Do you know if employees’ use of paid sick leave prior to the birth of their child is guaranteed? Do you know if employees are eligible to use Federal and/or New Jersey Family Leave during the disability period after having given birth or for the care of the newborn? Both? Are men entitled to paid paternity leave? What is the timeframe to file a workers’ compensation claim? Can an employer lay-off an employee who is out on leave due to a disability?
- Michael Barrett, Esq., Bergman & Barrett, will focus on workers' compensation, the connection to return to work issues, and relationship to ADA, accommodations and FMLA
- Neha Patel, Esq., Apruzzese, McDermott, Mastro will review the interplay between the NJ FLA, the FMLA and the ADA.
In addition to entertaining colleagues, a great meal, and a superb program PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL has sent three special gifts to be raffled off among the attendees. Phil also has given permission to disclose the name of his current “she-chuck.”
Date March 2, 2015
Schedule 6:00pm – Informal Reception
6:30pm – Dinner
7:00pm – Presentation (Adjourn 8:30pm)
Site Sheraton Hotel, 125 Raritan Ctr. Pkwy, Edison, NJ
Cost (For payments in advance)
$45.00* – Chapter Members
$50.00* – Non-Members
$32.50* – Student
*Walk-ins $5.00 extra
click this link and follow instructions:
Mail a check with your name and organization to:
LERA, NJ Chapter
c/o Paul A. Montalbano, Esq.
Cohen, Leder, Montalbano & Connaughton, LLC
1700 Galloping Hill Road
Kenilworth, NJ 07033
ANNUAL 2014-2015 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP ($45.00)
On-Line Link → Annual Membership Registration Form (2014-15)
Payments can be made by mailing a check or using your credit card (via Pay Pal) Instructions are on the registration form.
UPCOMING MEETINGS OF THE NJ CHAPTER OF LERA
Meetings will be held at the Sheraton Edison Hotel in the Raritan Center. Most meetings begin at 6:00PM with a cocktail reception followed by dinner and a presentation.
Click here for the handouts from the September 8, 2014 meeting. The topic was the sunsetting of Chapter 78 in New Jersey.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES - LINKS
On December 10th, we had a discussion about Contract Negotiations Post Penn Plaza.
The discussion was moderated by John Vreeland, Esq. (Genova Burns Giantomasi & Webster). The speakers were Pat McGovern, Esq. (Genova Burns Giantomasi & Webster) and Arnold Cohen, Esq. (Oxfeld Cohen P.C.). They graciously provided copies of their remarks wihch are attached:…Continue
Posted by Erica Tener on January 11, 2013 at 12:00pm
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