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  • Ramon Rivera focuses his practice on the representation of public employers and private corporations in traditional labor and employment matters. He is primarily responsible for the representation of numerous public entities and municipalities with regard to various labor and employment issues. Additionally, he specifically focuses on labor negotiations, interest arbitrations, grievance arbitrations and disciplinary hearings for public employers. Mr. Rivera also reviews and revises employee manuals and aids in conducting anti-harassment training for employees. Further, he has appeared before the federal, state and administrative courts on various labor and employment matters, including but not limited to, trials, settlement negotiations and motions.

    Biography

    Ramon Rivera focuses his practice on the representation of public employers and private corporations in traditional labor and employment matters. He is primarily responsible for the representation of numerous public entities and municipalities with regard to various labor and employment issues. Additionally, he specifically focuses on labor negotiations, interest arbitrations, grievance arbitrations and disciplinary hearings for public employers. Mr. Rivera also reviews and revises employee manuals and aids in conducting anti-harassment training for employees. Further, he has appeared before the federal, state and administrative courts on various labor and employment matters, including but not limited to, trials, settlement negotiations and motions. Mr. Rivera also has significant experience dealing with issues under federal and state statutes including, inter alia, Title VII, NJLAD, ADA, ADEA, FMLA and NJFLA. Mr. Rivera is a member of the Executive Committee of the Section on Labor & Employment of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Mr. Rivera also practices in the areas of land use law. Mr. Rivera’s land use practice involves working with private corporations and developers with regard to development and redevelopment projects, including providing assistance with land use applications and related litigation. Mr. Rivera is currently working with several private entities in Essex County on land use matters. Mr. Rivera is very active in the community. He volunteers on the resource development committee of La Casa De Don Pedro, a nonprofit entity that provides housing assistance, day care, credit union and senior citizen services to residents of Newark. He is a trustee of the Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey and serves on CPNJ’s Human Rights and Development Committees. He was just recently named Chair of CPNJ’s Governance Committee. Mr. Rivera is a member of the Steering Committee of the Newark Re-entry Legal Services Network, an initiative sponsored by Newark Mayor Cory Booker whose purpose is to provide free legal services to ex-offenders as they seek to re-enter society. Mr. Rivera received his BA from Wesleyan University and his JD from Rutgers University School of Law, where he served as Articles Editor for the Rutgers Race & Law Review. Prior to joining private practice, he was a Law Clerk to the Honorable Edward W. Beglin Jr., Assignment Judge, Union County, New Jersey Supreme Court. Mr. Rivera is a Certified Court Mediator. Mr. Rivera was chosen for inclusion in the “New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2007″ list. The Rising Stars list includes the “top up-and-coming lawyers in the state” and is compiled by conducting a poll followed up by a detailed and independent research process that evaluates each candidate based on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. The New Jersey Law Journal named Mr. Rivera to their “40 Under 40” list for 2007, an annual list that featured lawyers “worthy of attention due to what they have accomplished in their careers so far.” The Law Journal editors chose lawyers who have developed practice niches, demonstrated leadership potential by work in practice groups or committees and amassed a book of business and a solid record of trial, appellate or transactional work. They also looked for pro bono work and charitable, community and other volunteer activities.

    Education

    • Rutgers University Law School (JD, 2000)
    • Wesleyan University (BA, 1995)

    Bar Admissions

    New Jersey

    Blogs

    Getting More Sleep Can Make Your Monmouth County Business More Successful

    Posted on Monday May 09, 2016

    Getting More Sleep Can Make Your Monmouth County Business More Successful When facing a busy work day, that extra cup of coffee can only do so much. A new study confirms that getting more sleep can help Monmouth County business executives be better leaders. Benjamin Franklin, Margaret Thatcher, and Winston Churchill all claimed to have functioned on as little as four hours of sleep. However, most of us need at least seven hours of quality sleep to function effectively. Conversely, a lack of sleep affects how we feel and how we perform. Over time, chronic tiredness can also make us […]

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    NYC Human Rights Commission Proposes Rules to Implement Fair Chance Act

    Posted on Monday April 11, 2016

    NYC Human Rights Commission Proposes Rules to Implement Fair Chance Act The New York City Human Rights Commission recently proposed rules to implement the Fair Chance Act (FCA), which took effect last fall. As New York City employers should be aware, the law amends the New York City Human Rights Law by prohibiting covered employers from inquiring about an applicant’s criminal history on an initial employment application and at any time prior to extending a conditional offer of employment. The Proposed Rules As described by the NYC Commission on Human Rights, the proposed rules are intended to “establish certain definitions […]

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    New NJ Equal Pay Laws Will Impact Monmouth Employers

    Posted on Monday March 14, 2016

    Amendments to NJ Equal Pay Law Will Impact Monmouth County Employers Proposed changes to New Jersey’s Equal Pay Law are currently moving through the Legislature. If they become law, Monmouth County employers will face additional liability under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD). New Jersey’s Equal Pay Law currently bans discrimination in the rate or method of payment of wages to an employee because of his or her sex. Senate Bill 992 aims to increase the protections against pay discrimination and close the wage gap between men and women. Below are several key provisions of the proposed amendment, which […]

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    Addressing Potential Muslim Discrimination in the Workplace

    Posted on Wednesday February 24, 2016

    Addressing Potential Muslim Discrimination in the Workplace In the wake of the Paris and San Bernardino attacks, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently addressed how employers should tackle potential discrimination toward Muslims. The EEOC acknowledges that the fear and uncertainty associated with terrorism can lead to tensions in the workplace. In addition to workers that might make inflammatory remarks, the EEOC also notes that other workers may be fearful of harassment. In either case, the agency makes it clear that employers are responsible for complying with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII Prohibits Discrimination As […]

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    Education

    • Rutgers University Law School (JD, 2000)
    • Wesleyan University (BA, 1995)

    Bar Admissions

    New Jersey

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