John Mattiace is a senior associate in the firm’s New York office and a member of its Labor & Employment practice group. He counsels clients on all aspects of local, state and federal employment laws. His litigation practice includes the defense of single plaintiff employment claims and the defense of class and collective action claims under state and federal wage and hour laws.
John conducts harassment training and advises clients on compliance of employee handbooks and policies with federal and state employment laws and regulations. He also drafts executive compensation agreements, transition agreements, and separation agreements. In addition, he advises clients on the application of the National Labor Relations Act and assists on cases before the National Labor Relations Board and in Union grievance arbitrations.
John served as a law clerk to Judge Patricia Del Bueno Cleary, Judge of Superior Court of the New Jersey Superior Court.
John received his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, where he earned a legal writing award for his scholarly work on the Islamic legal theory of abrogation. While in law school, he worked for the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps at Fort Bragg, NC. He also worked for Judge Dennis M. Cavanaugh, District Judge, and Judge Tonianne Bongiovanni, Magistrate Judge, of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
John is a regular contributor to Labor Days, Kelley Drye’s labor and employment law blog.