Marc H. Zitomer Partner
Recognized in 2011 and 2012 by New Jersey Monthly magazine as a “Super Lawyer” * in the area of Schools & Education, Marc H. Zitomer, who co-chairs the Firm’s School Law Practice Group, counsels public and private school districts throughout New Jersey in all facets of school and labor law. School trustees and administrators routinely seek his advice in these complex and ever-evolving areas of law. As an experienced school and labor law attorney, he represents school districts of varying sizes and complexity, from small K-8 districts and regional high school districts, to large suburban and urban districts with populations of 10,000 or more pupils and budgets in excess of $200 million. He is currently a trustee of the New Jersey Association of School Attorneys Association.
In addition, Mr. Zitomer has a comprehensive employment law background and he counsels large and small companies and their officers on a variety of matters. In this capacity, he also assists management in conducting investigations into employee misconduct. Further, Mr. Zitomer helps draft legal documents and policies which govern the employer-employee relationship.
Mr. Zitomer is frequently called upon to lecture at both the State and national levels on important legal matters affecting education, both public and private school districts, because of his vast depth of knowledge and experience in this field. He conducts training sessions on numerous employment law topics including sexual harrassment in the workplace, The American with Disabilities Act, The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, The Family & Medical Leave Act, New Jersey’s Whistleblower Law, and conducting effective internal investigations.
Areas of Concentration
School law and administration, employee performance and discipline issues; employment discrimination; tenure and seniority; school bidding and construction; employment contracts; separation agreements; sexual harassment and bullying in the school environment; student and staff First Amendment Rights; religion in the schools; student discipline; school residency law; random drug testing; and board policy.
Employment couseling to businesses, corporations, and corporate officers on issues including hiring, promotions, compensation, layoffs, discipline and discharge, harassment, substance abuse, wage and hour compliance, family leave, employee accommodations, severance agreements, employment agreements, non-compete agreements, administering collective bargaining agreements, and developing effective employee manuals and company policies.
- Regularly appears before the Public Employment Relations Commission, the Office of Administrative Law, the Commissioner of Education, Division of Civil Rights, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
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