Stevens & Lee Attorneys Present at the Associated Builders and Contractors New Jersey Chapter South Jersey Council Meeting

PRINCETON, NJ, May 14, 2015 – Stevens & Lee Shareholders Harry A. Horwitz and Joseph P. Hofmann and Associate Brad M. Kushner presented at the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. New Jersey Chapter’s South Jersey Council Meeting held May 13, 2015 in Brooklawn, NJ.

They spoke to the builders and contractors in attendance on what to do if the Department of Labor, OSHA or representatives of a union visit a job site or office and about strategies for dealing with the new NLRB “quickie” election rule. The speakers provided insight on how to best prepare for and respond to any of those scenarios.

Mr. Horwitz focuses his practice on litigation matters and has tried cases concerning joint venture and partnership disputes, employment, construction and commercial issues. He represents clients in various industries, including financial services, construction, health care, food service, distribution, manufacturing and professional and non-professional services. He is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court Board on Attorney Certification.

Mr. Horwitz has a broad range of employment litigation experience, including non-compete and trade secret information, wrongful discharge and discrimination cases, representation cases, unfair labor cases, mass picketing injunctions, prevailing wage disputes and contractor registration issues. He counsels employers in compliance issues for matters involving discrimination, wage and hour, leave and other laws. He also has tried, arbitrated and mediated cases for construction industry clients, including construction defect, contractual liability and construction and mechanics lien claims. Mr. Horwitz has a J.D. from Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University and a B.A. from Colgate University.

Mr. Hofmann concentrates his practice on labor and employment law matters including employment litigation and labor relations, and provides advice to management on effective human resource management practices, legal compliance and risk management in labor and employment matters. He has worked with employers in a variety of industries in responding to union organizing and decertification attempts, strategizing on union avoidance techniques from both a legal and practical standpoint and negotiating collective bargaining agreements.

Mr. Hofmann works closely with employers to prepare for and implement work force restructuring plans as a result of acquisitions, divestitures and cost reduction initiatives. He also counsels employers concerning employee handbooks and employment policies. He has a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School and a B.S., magna cum laude, from LeMoyne College.

Mr. Kushner concentrates his practice in labor and employment matters. He defends employers against wage and hour claims and claims brought under Title VII, Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and state antidiscrimination laws. He has represented clients in class actions and collective actions in courts across the country.

Mr. Kushner also represents public employers in matters before the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board and advises clients on various labor issues, including responding to union organizing attempts and administering collective bargaining agreements. In addition, he counsels employers on Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) matters. He holds a J.D., with high honors, from Rutgers University School of Law – Camden and a B.A., with highest honors, from Rutgers University.

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