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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.

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    Ari G. Burd

    Ari, Co-Chair of the Labor & Employment practice area, devotes his time to assisting and defending employers with regard to traditional employment issues. He frequently counsels employers for compliance with New Jersey laws and has extensive transactional and litigation experience.

    Ari is known as an experienced employment counselor and advocate who can devise creative, yet practical solutions to complex employment matters. He has a well established reputation with clients, colleagues and adversaries as having a calm, calculated demeanor with extensive knowledge of employment laws as well as excellent strategic problem solving skills.

    Ari has litigated employment matters throughout the state, having made appearances in almost every Superior Court in New Jersey, as well as before the Federal District Courts in New Jersey and the Federal and State Courts in New York. These actions have involved a diverse range of claims such as wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, enforcement of non-compete/restrictive covenant provisions and wage and hour disputes. Ari also assists businesses during all stages of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Division of Civil Rights (DCR), Wage and Hour and Department of Labor (DOL) investigations. In addition to his litigation experience, Ari regularly assists clients with the preparation and review of employment related documents, such as employment agreements, policies and handbooks

    Ari has spoken on numerous occasions to New Jersey businesses regarding employment related issues and is the co-author and regular contributor to the New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Blog, which provides news and updates for employers regarding all labor and employment matters throughout New Jersey.

    In addition to his labor and employment law practice, Ari also assists the firm's health care clients, providing counsel to hospitals, physicians, and physician groups in matters, generally involving employment, contract and HIPAA issues.

    Practice Areas
    Practice Focus
    • Employment Law
    • Health Care Law
    Professional Activities
    • Member of the New Jersey State Bar Association
    • Former Vice President, Parker Family Health Center Board of Trustees
    Other Professional and Personal Information
    Prior to joining the firm, Ari worked at a Monmouth County firm which specializes in educational and labor and employment law related issues. He participated in labor negotiations and often appeared before the Office of Administrative Law.
    • New Jersey
    • New York
    • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
    • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D. (2002)
    • University of Florida, B.S. (1999)
    Award Methodology Description

    • "New Labor Laws and Obligations," Atlantic Builders Convention, October 12, 2021
    • "Essential Employment Law Issues and 2019 Updates," 2019 Community Association Law Summit, November 14, 2019
    • "What Would you Do? Legal Issues Facing Employers: Independent Contractor or Employee?" NJBIA Seminar, May 13, 2016
    • "Documentation, Discipline & Discharge: Investigating & Documenting Misconduct," NJBIA Seminar, March 11, 2016
    • "The Implications of the ACA on Small Businesses," GH&C Seminar, March 2015
    • "The Implications of the ACA on Small Businesses," CPE Seminar, December 2014
    • "HIPAA - Compliance and Release of Medical Records," Medical Practice Management Seminar, Cooper University Health Care, November 1, 2013