Lisa I. Fried-Grodin

Lisa I. Fried-Grodin

Meyers Fried-Grodin LLP
  • Employment Law
  • New Jersey, New York
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Biography

Employment law attorney Lisa Fried-Grodin is a co-founder and partner of Meyers Fried-Grodin LLP, a labor and employment law firm providing a wide range of services to employers and employees in New Jersey and New York. When problems occur at work, it can have a huge impact on both employees and businesses. Lisa has devoted her legal career to employment law and deals with these issues every day. It is her sole focus. Her representation of both employees and employers gives her insight into the needs, strategies and tactics used by both sides in problem-solving, negotiation and litigation. This gives her an advantage to use to her clients’ benefit.

Lisa provides practical, effective advice and representation. Highlights of her employment law practice include:

• Providing advice on new workplace safety issues, paid benefits, time off obligations, and other legal issues related to COVID-19;

• Litigating cases involving sexual harassment, leaves of absence, discrimination, whistleblower laws, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour laws, contract, tort and other statutory claims;

• Counseling clients on the best options to avoid and resolve litigation and mediating employment claims. Helping clients understand and comply with complex state and federal employment laws governing the workplace;

• Drafting and providing advice on policies, handbooks; Handling separation negotiations, drafting, reviewing and providing advice on separation agreements; and

• Conducting workplace investigations of harassment, discrimination and whistleblower complaints.

From 2013 to 2020, Lisa has been named to the New Jersey Super Lawyers ranking of attorneys. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service that recognizes lawyers who have attained a high-degree of professional achievement and peer recognition. In 2018, 2019 and 2020, Morris/Essex Health & Life magazine named Lisa to to its Morris County Top Lawyers list.

Practice Area
    Employment Law
    Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    We take cases on a contingency fee and hourly fee arrangement. I would need to know the specifics of a case before determining what fee arrangement would apply.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
New Jersey Courts
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
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Professional Experience
Partner
Meyers Fried-Grodin LLP
- Current
Associate
Fox Rothschild, LLP
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Associate
Grotta Glassman & Hoffman PC
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Education
St. John's University School of Law
J.D.
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University of Maryland - College Park
B.S. | Journalism
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Awards
Top Lawyer
Morris Essex Health and Life Magazine
Super Lawyer- NJ Employment Law
Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers NJ Employment Law
Super Lawyers
Top Lawyer
Morris Essex Health and Life Magazine
Super Lawyers NJ Employment Law
Super Lawyers
Top Lawyer
Morris Essex Health and Life Magazine
Super Lawyers NJ Employment Law
Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers NJ Employment Law
Super Lawyers NJ Employment Law
Super Lawyers NJ Employment Law
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
New Jersey State Bar  # 28402001
Member
Current
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Morris Chamber of Commerce
Current
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Morris Essex Small Firm Networking Group
Director
Current
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Speaking Engagements
COVID-19 Employment Law Issues, webinar
Morris Essex Small Firm Networking Group
HEALTH AND SAFETY WORKPLACE CHALLENGES FOR EMPLOYERS, webinar
New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Brookdale Community College
Wage and Hour Law Concerns During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Morris Chamber of Commerce Human Resources Committee, virtual
Morris Chamber of Commerce
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered
Q. Can I sue a client company for false accusations? I asked for my contract to be terminated in September 2020.
A: Under state and federal law, employers have an obligation to investigate sexual harassment and take steps to prevent it and to prevent retaliation against those who make complaints. You should contact an employment lawyer to review all the facts and legal issues associated with your situation to get the proper advice on how to protect yourself at work.
Q. Is my job supposed to not pay my bonus at all or should they be prorating it until my return?
A: Paying employees who are on a maternity leave less favorably or differently than employees who are not on such a leave can potentially support a claim for discrimination, retaliation and violation of wage and hour law. You should hire an employment lawyer for advice on your rights and the best course of action.
Q. Can an employer in NJ force an office worker back into the office one day a week under EO 107?
A: If an employee has a need to work from home for a medical reason (COVID-19 or otherwise) including pregnancy, to quarantine, to take care of a sick family member or to care for a child who has to participate in school at home, the employee could have rights to request a full work from home schedule under various state and federal laws. However unless one of those scenarios are present, an employer in New Jersey would be permitted to require employees to report into the office if they take measures to minimize potential exposure to COVID-19 for those working in the office.
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Contact & Map
Meyers Fried-Grodin LLP
1259 ROUTE 46
Building 4E, Suite 11
PARSIPPANY, NJ 07054
Telephone: (973) 975-4868