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Employment

Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. offers exceptional career opportunities to lawyers, aspiring graduates and business support professionals in an environment that is challenging and rewarding. Our continued success depends on our most important asset – our people – which is why we take care in recruiting and retaining the best. We look for candidates with academic excellence, proven commitment and self-motivation.

As a forward-thinking and client-oriented law firm, Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla is continually seeking out new talent to join our team. We look for team players possessing the ability to work individually and as a part of our departmental teams.

If interested, we encourage you to submit a cover letter and resume directly to James D'Arcy, via email to info@ghclaw.com or via fax to (732) 224-6599.

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    Jay S. Becker
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    Jay, chair of the Labor and Employment Practice Area, devotes his practice to labor relations and employment law and litigation on behalf of management. His experience includes conducting trials, hearings, arbitration and mediation sessions; responding to state and federal administrative agency charges; collective bargaining; drafting employment-related corporate documents such as restrictive covenants, employee handbooks, employment agreements, various stock and compensation plans, and separation/severance agreements. He counsels employers on all employee relations issues including, but not limited to discrimination, hiring, terminations, reductions in force, whistle-blowing, diversity, wage and hour claims, breach of contract, tortious interference claims and employee benefits issues. Jay is also the co-author of the New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Blog, which is dedicated to providing news and updates regarding all labor and employment matters throughout New Jersey.

    Practice Areas
    Practice Focus
    • Corporate Labor Relations
    • Employment Law and Litigation
    Professional Activities
    • Member of the New Jersey State Bar Association
    • Member of the Society for Human Resource Management
    • Board Member, Central New Jersey Syracuse University Alumni Club
    Other Professional and Personal Information

    Jay has appeared as a guest speaker/lecturer at numerous labor and employment law related seminars in various states, and has authored a number of labor and employment law related articles, many of which appeared in nationally circulated publications. He is often quoted/cited in the Asbury Park Press

    Admissions
    • New Jersey
    • New York
    • Massachusetts
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
    Education
    • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D. (1989)
    • Syracuse University, B.A. (1986)
    Honors/Awards
    • Voted a Monmouth County Top Lawyer, Monmouth Health & Life, 2018
    • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for Labor & Employment, Health Care, and Corporate Law
    • Ranked in Chambers USA under Labor & Employment Law
    News
    Articles/Publications
    Press Mentions
    Seminars/Presentations
    • "Hot Topics In Employment Law" sponsored by the New Jersey Association For Corporate Growth, October 23, 2013
    • "Avoiding the Wage and Hour Trap," sponsored by the New Jersey Business and Industry Association, February 24, 2012
    • "When Cancer Affects an Employee," sponsored by the American Cancer Society, March 8, 2007
    • "Current Events," JSAHR Legal Seminar, sponsored by the Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources, November 20, 2003
    • "Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace," JSAHR Employment Law Seminar, sponsored by the Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources, November 7, 2002
    • "Human Resources and the Law," October 27, 2002
    • "Personnel Law Update," sponsored by the Council on Education in Management, October 1-2, 1998