New Jersey Labor Lawyers versus New Jersey Employment Lawyer

By Thomas McKinney

People tend to think that New Jersey labor lawyers are the same as a New Jersey employment lawyer.

These two different areas of law (labor and employment) are generally grouped together as being one in the same.  However, the two different practice areas couldn’t be more different and you typically won’t find a labor attorney who handles employment law and vice versa. It is important to make sure you hire the appropriate lawyer type to handle your case.

New Jersey labor lawyers typically handles matters involving public and private unions.  They usually only represent one sided (either management of union).  A labor lawyer will handle disputes, contract negotiations, arbitrations and any other issues arising between the employment and the union.

New Jersey employment lawyers typically handles matter involving employees and employers not involving a union.  Employment lawyers will handle issues involving the New Jersey and Federal discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, whistleblower and other employment law issues.  These types of disputes are typically handled in a litigation (absent an arbitration agreement).


To get additional help or to determine if you need either a New Jersey labor lawyer or a New Jersey employment lawyer, contact us at Castronovo & McKinney at 973-920-7888. Or fill out our confidential free case evaluation form.

About the Author
Tom McKinney is an experienced NJ Employment Lawyer in all major areas of labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, overtime violations, wage and hour claims, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, LAD, FLSA, and all other employment law claims. Tom is admitted to practice in the States of New Jersey and New York, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Southern District of New York, District of New Jersey, and United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior to forming the firm, Tom practiced at Gibbons P.C. in Newark, NJ. If you have any questions regarding this article, contact Tom here today.