Melissa is a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment Group. Melissa represents employers and businesses in a broad range of matters pertaining to employment and labor law. With experience that includes drafting employment policies, employment and severance agreements, and communications to employees on behalf of clients, Melissa counsels employers on their rights and responsibilities under laws governing family and medical leave, wage and hour, unions, anti-discrimination, and whistleblowers. She also conducts employee training sessions and investigates employee complaints and harassment claims. In addition, Melissa represents employers in collective negotiations and in matters of union contract administration — including grievance arbitrations and disciplinary proceedings. Melissa also, in support of her clients, appears before the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission, the United States Department of Education’s Division on Civil Rights, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.