In its October 2016 edition, the New Jersey Labor & Employment Quarterly published Claudia Reis’ article entitled The Legislature Meant What it Said and Said What it Meant: All Employees are Entitled to CEPA Protection – 100 Percent, which addresses the Supreme Court’s decision in Lippman v. Ethicon, Inc. making clear that there is no job duties exception to New Jersey’s whistleblower law.
Lenzo & Reis News
In August 2016, Chris Lenzo and Claudia Reis were selected by their peers in the labor and employment law bar for inclusion in the list of The Best Lawyers In America© for 2017 in the field of representing Individuals in Employment Law.* This is the twelfth year in a row that Chris has been listed and the first year that Claudia was selected for inclusion.
On June 3, 2016, Chris Lenzo and Claudia Reis spoke at the Hot Tips in Labor and Employment Law Seminar presented by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Chris discussed surreptitious recording by employees in the workplace. Claudia spoke about employers forcing employees to arbitrate cases instead of bringing cases to court.
On May 29, 2016, the New York Post reported on a class action lawsuit filed by Chris Lenzo on behalf of the Port Authority Police Benevolent Association against the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey accusing the Port Authority of subjecting its police officers to unlawful medical examinations. The article can be found here:
On March 9, 2016, Chris Lenzo spoke about ethics and discovery issues in employment law cases at the Labor and Employment Law Forum presented by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.
In March 2016, Chris Lenzo and Claudia Reis were selected for inclusion in the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers in the fields of Employment & Labor Law and Employment Litigation for Plaintiffs through a poll of New Jersey lawyers conducted by New Jersey Monthly Magazine and the legal publisher Thomson Reuters.* For the third year in a row, Chris Lenzo was on the list of the Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyers receiving the most votes from their peers. Claudia Reis was on the list of the Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyers and the Top 50 Women New Jersey Super Lawyers.
On February 16, 2016, Claudia Reis was appointed to the Judicial Nominations Committee of NELA (National Employment Lawyers Association) for the Third Circuit.
On December 15, 2015, Chris Lenzo spoke about how to avoid forced arbitration of employment disputes at the Employment Law Roundtable presented by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.
On December 10, 2015, Chris Lenzo spoke at a daylong Labor and Employment Law Workshop sponsored by the management-side employment law firm Ford Harrison. Mr. Lenzo discussed employment law claims made by in-house attorneys.
On December 10, 2015, Chris Lenzo spoke at a seminar entitled “For Whom the Whistle Blows: A Look at Recent Developments in CEPA” presented by the Essex County Bar Association.